Skip navigation

Alumni

Muhammad Uzair

Career Path: Founder & Lead, Blimp & Co-Founder (Peshawar 2.0), Basecamp
Location: Peshawar, Pakistan

After graduating from Northumbria I joined a digital marketing agency in Leeds. Soon after I moved back to Peshawar, Pakistan to take care of my mother where I then founded a digital marketing agency called Blimp to provide innovative marketing solutions to businesses in the country. In addition to Blimp, I also founded a social enterprise called Peshawar 2.0 and a co-working space called Basecamp.

What are you doing now?Muhammad Uzair

I currently lead Blimp, a digital marketing agency based in Peshawar. We have a team of seven and we provide services in digital marketing, web development, content & PR services and graphic design services to small and medium organisations in Pakistan. We are currently the region's fastest growing digital marketing agency.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

The cross-disciplinary programmes, successful and notable alumni (I'm a big fan of Sir Jony Ive) and the city of Newcastle.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

I had a great time at Northumbria - the professors, supervisors and faculty were a great help and I really loved the fact that I could borrow things from the Media Department's store to carry out experimentation with our filming and photography.

How connected was your course with industry?

While we didn't get any placements, the media practical project was one that I loved the most. I was able to work on a real project to showcase as my final year project. I also loved the lecturers who were from the industry.

What was the best thing about your course?

The course's cross-disciplinary nature - it was a joint programme between the Arts Department and the Business School.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

Northumbria not only gave me a platform to stand on but also helped me build confidence which benefited me during my time at the agency in Leeds when working with big clients such as Samsung and Air France.

Which skills/ knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

Communication and public relations skills.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The city life of Newcastle.

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Make as many friends as you can. Take full advantage of the University resources such as the library, the media stores and so on.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Fun, exciting and educating.

For more information about me visit:

Latest News and Features

More news

Back to top