Ali grew up in West Bend, Wisconsin.   She founded her decorative painting company Positive Space  shortly after finishing high school in 2002 at the age of 19.   She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2006.    She  married her husband Jason in  2007 and in 2010 she relocated the art company  to Houston TX.   While in Houston, Ali  worked with numerous  interior designers  on  a variety of decorative painting projects.  Six of her murals have received design awards from the Texas Golf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.   After moving to Tennessee she opened  the new Positive Space studio at Chattanooga Workspace in the spring of 2013.  She   continues to grow her already extensive portfolio serving residential and commercial clients throughout the country.