Zahra Shahabadi

Interior Designer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

A certified junior interior designer with two years of experience in residential, hospitality & public projects, with colourful dreams, adventure, & spontaneity running through my veins. With a broad range of experience in disciplines such as kitchen design, joinery schemes, furniture design, project scheduling & budgeting, I offer expertise in all facets of interior design & have a great passion for providing approved, timeless & functional interiors to individuals of diverse cultural & socioeconomic background. Being of middle eastern origin I am very in touch with my heritage & have always been very exposed to rich art & culture the middle east provides. In every design role I have held, I have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, a strong work ethic, & a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of design quality, clientele & supplier services & complying with building regulations.

Skills

  • 2+ Languages
  • Microsoft Office
  • Design
  • Pianist
  • Autocad
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Drawing Sketching
  • Sketchup
  • Music
  • Space Planning
  • Sketch
  • Photography
  • Microsoft Suite
  • Research
  • Sourcing
  • Organisation
  • Time Management
  • Teamworking
  • Japanese

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F

    Freelance

    • Ralph & Russo

      Ralph & Russo

      • Fashion and Textiles
    • H

      Helen Green Design

      • I

        Intervari Design

        Work history

        Currently

        Interior Design

        Freelance

        Jul 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Working on public projects with London Borough of Ealing Council & currently in the first phase of designing a kitchen for a private residential project.

        2019

        Fabrics & Haberdashery Internship

        Ralph & Russo

        Jun 2019 - Jun 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Supporting the team in preparation for their Summer/Autumn show in Paris. Tasks were varied & included categorising of fabrics in order of colour, texture & use, filing, & working alongside the admissions team, making sure files were up to date with the present fabrics collection.

        2019

        Interior Designer

        Intervari Design

        Feb 2019 - Jun 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • This role required day to day administrative work, as well as producing technical drawings & visuals using software such as ArtiCAD & AutoCAD. Attended site visits with the company director, placed orders for materials & made sure clients & potential clients received a warm greeting & a positive experience when visiting the showroom.

        2017

        Design Trainee

        Lannis Peta Design

        Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Producing sketches & hand drawn technical drawings for a residential project. Creating mood boards using samples from the sample library. Sourcing furniture, placing orders online & liaising with clients & suppliers to ensure the full satisfaction of the clients’ needs are met.

        2018

        Project Manager Trainee/ Junior Interior Designer

        ASR Construction UK Ltd

        Oct 2017 - Oct 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Instrumental in producing designs, plans & drawings for both residential & public projects such as schools, using AutoCAD & SketchUp. Attending client meetings & site visits, working closely with architects, structural engineers & builders to determine how interior spaces will function, look & be furnished. Responsible in specifying materials & furnishings such as lighting, furniture, wall finishes & flooring, alongside creating mood boards & sample boards. Negotiating with suppliers for materials, while ensuring strictest adherence to schedule, specifications and budget. Mentoring & supervising a young adult during the summer of 2018, transferring my interpersonal skills & design skills including AutoCAD & SketchUp & the basic outlines of a project, interpretation of client. I thoroughly enjoyed the responsibilities & independence this gave me, as it not only taught me a lot of about myself, enhancing my own interpersonal skills but I took great joy in seeing the benefits this had on the next generation of upcoming designers.

        2017

        Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Assisting in innovative design ideas for a project in Europe, attending to client queries at client meetings & producing mood boards in order to give a clearer outline of the scheme that was put into place.

        2017

        Interior Designer

        Helen Green Design

        Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Responsible for the delivery of interior fit-out projects from conception to completion. Negotiating with suppliers for materials, placing orders online, over the phone & via face to face contact at the specified showrooms. Attending many supplier meetings with the team, learning about different styles & how different fabrics can be used in many different ways. Working on many drawings & sample boards for high end residential projects using AutoCAD & specifications & budgeting using EstiPC. Provided cover as a showroom assistant for a day, this role required greeting clients, tracking orders & deliveries.

        2017

        Interior Design Assistant

        Tenet Design

        Nov 2016 - May 2017
        • East Molesey, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • This role involved working on both a high end residential & landscape design project, creating sample boards, attending client & site meetings with the company director, & working alongside the architect to produce up to date plans, drawings & visuals using AutoCAD & SketchUp. Maintaining efficient relations with clients, attending to client queries on all matters, thus ensured high client service standards.

        2016

        Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • A one week internship programme that took place during my studies at KLC. This placement involved an introduction to Vectorworks, by using it to produce many drawings for a hospitality project & also sourcing furniture for their new office layout which was due to start summer 2016. Towards the end, I spent most of my time managing the sample library, restocking old & new books alongside fabrics & products.

        Education

        2019

        Certificate in SMSTS

        CITB

        Jan 2019 - Feb 2019
        • London, United Kingdom

        2018

        Foundation in Project Management (PRINCE2)

        University of Westminster

        Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
        • London, United Kingdom

        2016

        Diploma in Interior Design

        KLC School of Design

        Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
        • London, United Kingdom

        2014

        Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling

        Regents School of Psychotherapy & Psychology

        May 2014 - Jul 2014
        • London, United Kingdom

        2013

        MSc in Cognitive Rehabilitation

        University of Westminster

        Oct 2012 - May 2013
        • London, United Kingdom

        2011

        BSc in Psychology with Biological Anthropology

        University of Roehampton

        Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
        • United Kingdom

        2008

        GCSE and A Levels

        More House School

        Sep 2001 - Jun 2008
        • London, United Kingdom