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. In recent years she has added teaching to her list of services offering focused workshops for the creative professional at her studio in Chattanooga and various other locations around the US.