Ali works traditionally using gouache on watercolor paper. Her illustrations have been featured in advertising, books, magazines, and newspapers, as well as on greeting cards and apparel. Her work has been recognized by American Illustration, Step Inside Design, and the L.A. Society of Illustrators. She has also served as Vice President of the San Francisco Society of Illustrators.
A brief client list includes:
American Girl, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TJ Maxx, Georgia-Pacific, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Scholastic, Bantam Dell, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, Chronicle Books, Westfield Mall