Taufeeq is an industrial designer, an electronic engineer, an internationally published researcher, freedom of information activist, a certified microprocessor programmer, author of many technical tutorials and articles, former computer security activist, amateur photographer and fine artist.
Taufeeq is passionate about innovation, thinking about new ideas, building them and putting them to test. With background in engineering and strong interest in fine arts, he has put both into action by being an industrial designer.
He’s the youngest individual from Pakistan to have designed, engineered, produced and marketed two successful commercial products, owning their intellectual rights (patents). He has executed scores of engineering and industrial projects for clients.
Taufeeq Elahi Diju is Pisces, born in Srinagar, India. His family moved to Iran, where the early years of his life were spent. His formal education started in Iran as a kinder garden kid. Later the family moved to Pakistan. He has worked in Pakistan and in South East Asia.
From his early childhood years he would break open his toys to see how they work and how they are engineered. Along with it, came his interest in art. He was trained by the famous Pakistani fine artists Naheed Salim (late) and Mansoor Rahi in sketch, shades and pastel.
He is multi lingual, and is good with English, Urdu, Kashmiri and Persian.
He bought his first solder iron in 3rd grade and his first multi meter in 4th grade. The era of computers for him started in 1997, that brought with it the whole new world of programming. Taufeeq has designed and managed scores of website, web servers, designed and maintained dozens of commercial softwares for the industry.
He is an amateur photographer with interest in fine art, fashion and experimental photography. He is inspired by ancient mythologies, Egyptian in particular. He likes to study alternate history and alternate sciences.
He loves Scifi, everything from Stargate franchise to Star Trek and from Battlestar Galactica to X-Files.