Zahra Jabini

Zahra Jabini

New York, NY, US



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).

At 16, she graduated from High School, and dabbled in the art of creative writing at the University of Utah. Later she finished her Bachelors of Architecture, quickly followed by a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering-- all, while pursuing her love for painting and photography.

Zahra published her [art]work 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. T thesis was based on the orientation of the artist, all 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.

In 2012 Zahra fell in love with Ruby and decided to pursue a career in Web Development. And in 2013 it all became a reality.

Zahra is currently working as a Director of Product Engineering in the New York City media, and photographing and painting on the weekends. She is actively seeking opportunities to collaborate with architects and artist.



Bustle Digital Group, New York, Sr. Director of Product Engineering

Jul 2019 - current

Bustle Digital Group, New York, Director of Product Engineering

Jul 2018 - Jul 2019

Bustle Digital Group, New York, Software Engineer

May 2015 - Jul 2018

Mozilla, New York, NY, US, Web Developer

Jan 2014 - Apr 2015

Levo League, New York, NY, US, Front End Developer

Feb 2013 - Dec 2013

General Assembly, New York, NY, US, Front End Developer TA

Nov 2012 - Oct 2013

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
Utilise a variety of technologies (Flash, JavaScript, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

Jan 2008 - Nov 2012

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

Jan 2009 - Sep 2012

Trimbach Interior Design, Inc., New York, Architecture // Design Intern

Jan 2008 - Jan 2009


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Architecture/Enginnering

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, Masters, Civil Engineering

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2004 - May 2009

Areas of Specialization