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Hussain Almossawi

Hussain Almossawi

Concept designer | Adidas | Class of 2010

You didn't have to have a varsity letter to enjoy what Hussain Almossawi ('10) remembers being a "phenomenal" UI sports culture.

Take it from a graphic design major who'd go on to work for Nike, EA Sports and, since 2016, Adidas.

"One of the places I had the best times at when at the U of I had to be CRCE and the Arc," says Almossawi, a concept designer at Adidas' Brooklyn (N.Y.) "Creator Farm."

"We used to go two to three times a week and play basketball and soccer — it was really competitive at all times.

"I also participated in tournaments and leagues with my friends, and that’s actually how I made most of my friends on campus."