Maryam Foroozanfar


Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

• Previously, I held a position as a Graphics/Web Designer for the ZKM, Center For Art And New Media. I was responsible for creating multiple affiliate web sites and maintaining transitional graphics on the ZKM site. I have also spent two years producing several e-commerce sites as the Chief Graphics/Web Designer for Best Diamond Value, in New York. The position involved design and production of the corporate web site (including spin off sites), creating & distributing mass email newsletters. My range of skills include the following: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, MS Word/Excel, as well as HTML. • In addition to my skills as a web designer, I have an extensive background in painting. I have participated in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 2004, 2007 – 2010, 2017 and continue to practice art on a daily basis.

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  • Oil Painting
  • Digital Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Design
  • Artworking Retouching
  • Admin Skills
  • Office Administration
  • Artworker
  • Web Content
  • Print Design

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • National Portrait Gallery

    National Portrait Gallery

    • Arts and Culture
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        Work history


        Freelance Portrait Painter & Tattooist


        Aug 2008
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Illustration projects and Tattooing ° Strong focus on contemporary portraiture, see portfolio here: ° Illustrated characters for an Arcademic video game soon to be released, utilising both traditional and digital mediums (watercolour to Wacom tablet/Photoshop) to draw, paint and develop characters to spec. • Licensed Junior Tattooist (been inking professionally for just over a year from my own studio).


        SEN Learning Support Assistant

        Sacred Heart Primary School

        Aug 2004 - Mar 2005
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • • Contributed to the education of a child with special educational needs in both positive and practical ways •created visual methods using cards and other learning tools with which a 5 year old, autistic child could adapt to changes in daily learning lessons comfortably. • Also supported and encouraged low-key interactive social games as to not overwhelm the child easily, but would enable him to socialize with a couple of children at a time. • (Encouraged social engagement/growth).


        Independent Web Designer/ Content Manager, Editor


        Aug 2001 - Jul 2003
        • Karlsruhe, Germany
        • Full Time
        • • Collaborated with the art director and content editors. • Designed layouts, logos, website graphics, produced websites for affiliates and exhibition-related events, as well as transitional banners for the ZKM website ° Edited English copy of the IMKP (Internationaler Medien Kunst Preis/ International Media Art Award 2002) publication.


        Web Designer/ Content Manager

        Best Diamond Value

        Jun 1999 - Jul 2001
        • New York, United States
        • Full Time
        • • Identity & logo design ° Designed and distributed mass HTML marketing emails ° Content management ° Re-designed and maintained B-to-B, e-commerce jewellery website ° Designed and maintained transitional graphics for four E-Commerce sites and printed marketing materials such as postcards & flyers: (original designs have changed since.


        Administrative Assistant


        Jan 1995 - May 1999
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • • Data entry, workflow management, light bookkeeping (Excel spreadsheets), answered phones, ordered supplies, inventory, intranet.


        Print Production Technician/Collating Assistant


        Jan 1993 - Dec 1995
        • United States
        • Full Time
        • • Printed customer insurance manuals, pamphlets, etc. • using mainly Xerox 5090 Laser Printer machines and hand-press printing methods on occasion.



        C&G 7304 Certification


        Jun 2008 - Jun 2009
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector


        Certification in Web Technology

        Cittone Institute of Technology

        Jun 1999 - Jun 2000
        • United States
        • Certification in Web Technology: Web Design and relative programming languages.


        Bachelor of Arts (BA)

        Fashion Institute of Technology

        Jun 1994 - Jun 1998
        • New York, United States
        • Bachelors of Fine Arts: Illustration • Advanced Illustration course consisting of oil and acrylic painting, drawing, life drawing, traditional and digital Illustration classes. • Developed a keen sense of colour and a sharp eye for composition, colour theory, perspective, detail, photography and typography. • Design Skills. Painting, Layouts, typography, drawing, sketching. • Digital Design Software. Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.



        BP Portrait Award 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017

        National Portrait Gallery

        • BP Portrait Award Exhibitions: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017


        The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award winner 2013

        The Arts Club


        Windsor & Newton Young Artist Award 2009, Finalist

        Windsor and Newton


        Windsor & Newton Young Artist Award 2008, 2nd prize winner

        Windsor and Newton

        • Presented at the ROI annual exhibition PV.


        Artist of the Year 2008 Competition

        Artist & Illustrators

        • Artist & Illustrators 'Artist of the Year 2008 Competition', 1st place medal 'Portrait & Figurative' category