With a Passion for creative challenges, Architectural design, photography and all things ART, Zahra started attending Art and Painting classes at the University of Tehran in Iran at the age of 6 [it helped that her father was the Dean of the Art & Architecture department].
When she was 16, she graduated from High School, and dabbled in the art of creative writing at the University of Utah. Later she finished her Bachelor of Architecture, quickly followed by a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology-- all, while pursuing her love for painting, photography and the art[s].
Zahra published her [art]works in 2009 as part of her thesis. The publication consisted of all personal thoughts, poetry, paintings, compositions, buildings and sculptures, composed as monological art; defying art before witnesses -- the orientation of an artist, personal work in progress [self], from the point of view of the idolizing witness.
She's held several exhibitions of her studio projects, and her other artworks such as paintings, charcoal drawings and figure drawings throughout the years.
Zahra is currently working as a Project Manager/Design Director at a Printing & Design Company, and photographing [people] on the weekends. She is actively seeking opportunities to collaborate with architects and artists in designing larger scale projects in a professional setting.
iKreative Visual Communications, New Jersey, Creative Director
Interactive and print media design
Print projects from concept through production
Graphics for sales materials
Advertising and communications pieces for trade events, media, direct mail, etc
Client branding and visual identity through photography and vectorized artwork
Creative preparation, art direction, and organization of projects (brochures, banners, posters, online)
Liaise with Design and Operations teams to ensure quality designs and products
Zahraism, Nationwide, Photographer // Graphic Designer // Owner
Self employed contractor developing web/print based solutions for SMBs
Lifestyle Photography for individuals and families
Responsible for project scope, design, development and delivery on time and to budget
Trimbach, New York, Architecture // Design Intern
Cornell University, Project Leadership
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, Masters, Civil Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture