Hi, I’m Shanaz (pronounced shaa-naz), I go by the pronouns she/her. The main online platforms I use are Behance, LinkedIn, and my website.
I’m a Kurdish-Iraqi-Canadian graphic designer and film photographer completing my B.Des. in communication design at AU Arts. In my previous life I accomplished a B.F.A. specializing in traditional darkroom photography, and worked as a corporate event photographer for several years.
I'm interested in creative thinking, story telling, and travel!
When I'm not spending time in the great Canadian outdoors, I'm either baking, reading, making travel plans, or enjoying a meal with friends and family.
Currently I’m in the 3rd year of my program and working on an identity commission for a local construction company. I stepped away as managing partner (marketing) at Turning Leaf Tree Service to study graphic design, retaining my investment as a shareholder.
Throughout 2020/2021 I’ll be focused on building my design portfolio, researching internships, residencies, and exchange programs. I’ve got a couple of ongoing personal projects including a film photography zine series exploring space in industrial society, and a feminist novel I’m almost halfway completing.
If you’re a designer, recruiter, or just curious, feel free to contact me here.