Shumaiya Khan

Shumaiya Khan

Creative Director, Designer, Visual Artist, PoetLondon, United Kingdom
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Shumaiya Khan

Shumaiya Khan

Creative Director, Designer, Visual Artist, PoetLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a Creative Director, Visual Artist, & Designer, with over 8 years of experience. My expertise lies in beauty, luxury goods, sustainability, and wellness & lifestyle industries. My interests include abstract art, plants, great food, and classic design. I’m a confident, enthusiastic, driven, risk-taking, and optimistic person who really is dedicated to the cause. I strive to perfect my craft. I’ve worked on a breadth of projects including; creative strategy, art direction/photography, designing websites (UI), digital & printed marketing content, packaging, develop & integrate branding, exhibition spaces and illustrated books. I’ve recently re-platformed and rebranded my folio site so I can sell abstract art I’ve been producing. I take pride in mentoring junior members of a team on good design thinking & practise. Recently I’ve been producing and selling contemporary abstract expressionist paintings. I am currently open to permanent roles, contracted and ADHOC freelance opportunities.
  • Skip Mints, Party
    Skip Mints, PartyPhotographing the UK's premier CBD mint brand. 701 has been commissioned on an ongoing project to develop and build Skip Mints. From art direction to illustration. Our initial shoot situated the brand to be energetic, life bought to technicolour and for all.
  • LLIO - sleep and hands
    LLIO - sleep and handsLLIO produces crystal-infused bath & body oils, hand sanitisers and sleep sprays. In our most recent shoot with LLIO, we introduced their latest products. Created in memory and celebration of the Nia Thomas' mother Llio. LLIO has been featured in various Vogue publications, Tatler and Red.
  • F Series - Mono
    F Series - MonoCalculated in the moment, Parts 1-3. Motives / Silence / Cruel Play. Monotone series. Original abstract piece. Acrylic on 170gsm acid-free paper. All pieces are available to purchase. To view the full gallery visit Commissions open. 400mm - 420mm x 594mm
  • 701 Branding
    701 BrandingA marriage between brand & paint. A brand for ourselves, by ourselves. On going project. March 2021.
  • Aries - Series
    Aries - SeriesSpeaks of sisterhood, motherhood, friendship and unmentioned bonds. We may associate Aries with the masculine and therefore war. The courage it takes to be soft, caring, encouraging and loving - traditional gender roles would call it ‘feminine’ traits, is another side of ‘war’ we downplay all too often. The women who push us, give us their fire, attention, deep-rooted love, nurturing and understanding are our real heroes. - A3 giclee prints, original acrylic on paper pieces and canvases under
  • Labour of Love
    Labour of LoveThe series of Labour of Love is an ongoing series, drawing attention to obsessive thought, detail and action towards life’s desires. Tempering the sense of urgency, fragmenting thought for succession and the willingness to complete. But more importantly to triumph, rise and achievement in causes close to the heart. Paired prose with pieces discuss frequency of energy, periods of rest and pushing through blocks, the artist’s inspirations, obsession to making 2 ends meet and grow, and the letting
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Projects credited in
  • Prime Video - Tom Clancy's Without Remorse
    Prime Video - Tom Clancy's Without RemorseNobody’s Café had the pleasure of working with Prime Video for the launch of the explosive “Tom Clancy's Without Remorse” starring Michael B Jordan. Before the launch on April 30th, we gave a selection of press and influencers across Europe a taste of the action via a video gift box, that allowed them to watch the trailer whilst they indulged without remorse in some delicious Michael B Jordan biscuits - custom made by Biscuiteers We want to say thanks to our amazing team that helped us pull t
  • Photography, retouch and print design for The Conran Shop Christmas Catalogue.
    Photography, retouch and print design for The Conran Shop Christmas Catalogue.
Work history
    701 Studio logo
    701 Studio logo
    Founder, Creative Director & Visual Artist701 Studio
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    701 is a creative brand & paint studio. Our focuses are contemporary abstract expressionism art and brand placement - creative direction - look, tone & feel, product development, art direction, strategy and maintenance. We believe in ethical, sustainable, inclusive product & branding. As a small, diverse studio; we strive to support artisans and producers, manufacturing curated, high end goods and experiences. Our work spans across wellbeing, fashion (apparel & accessories), luxury goods (inc. classic and contemporary design) travel and beauty sectors. 701 is run by Creative, Designer & Artist, Shumaiya Khan (Aquis, LLIO, The Conran Shop, Made With) and Lily Niu (Culture Trip). Together they have over 15+yrs experience working across tech, eCommerce, print, marketing, art production, social media and editorial fields.
    Vivobarefoot logo
    Vivobarefoot logo
    Senior CreativeVivobarefoot
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Develop creative strategy for brand message & visual narrative on all brand touchpoints across product ranges and subsidiaries. Plan & execute art direction for seasonal, limited edition and education film & photography. Brief agencies on both larger and smaller projects. Develop innovative packaging for product & shipping. Supply mentoring to junior members and uphold good design practice.
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  • Digital Design
  • Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Web Design
  • UI Design
  • Art Direction
  • Packaging Design
  • Beauty Brands
  • Luxury Branding
  • Fashion Beauty
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    DesignGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Diploma in Art and DesignLeeds College of Art
     - Leeds, United Kingdom