golnaz Abadian

golnaz Abadian

New York, NY, US



I have always been passionate and curious about lighting since I have been raised in a family who are in the lighting industry. I have worked for our family owned company. Consequently, I followed my passion and pursued my bachelor in Interior Design back in Dubai, UAE. After moving to NewYork, I continued my education in Lighting Design at New York School of Interior Design and worked as a full-time Junior Designer at OVI and a part-timer at BPI while pursing my post graduate Business certificate at Columbia University. 

I would describe myself as a designer with great deal of flexibility, originality and enthusiasm. Also, I am eager to learn and expose myself to new experiences. Not only that, but more importantly, due to past working experiences,  I am very good at working with design teams, project concept development, Luminaire selection, Photomteric calculation and presentations. 



Brandston Partnership Inc. (New York, NY), New York, NY, US, Part Time Lighting Designer

May 2017 - Jul 2017

Office of Visual Interaction, New York, NY, US, Lighting Designer

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Advanced Business Certificate

Sep 2016 - Dec 2017

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Masters, Lighting Design

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015

Ajman University of Science Technology & Network, Dubai, AE, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2009 - May 2013

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