Plymouth College of Art
Fashion Media & Marketing
An Iraqi Plymouth-based graphic designer, illustrating and designing art that's inspired by many things on her mind that she thinks of. Also the owner of Iraqi brand 'lioandess', illustrating designs to be printed on apparel. Zainab's latest designs were inspired by Iraqi culture and its civilised history- Mesopotamia. Some designs inspired by the jewellery (leaf necklace) worn by the ancient Queen Puabi of Ur. Another design named as “southern chin tattoo” inspired by old Iraqi grandmothers who had their chin tattooed mainly located in the south of Iraq (near the marshes). Zainab loves and aims to revive the culture of Iraq through designs- for them to be able to be printed and worn with confidence by Iraqi youth all over the world. On the 6th of October 2019, during the Iraqi October revolution, she had uploaded the most iconic and important slogan design from 'lioandess', in order to protest against the corrupted Iraqi government. The design is named “We are (not poor) powerful”, which is inspired and at the same time demonstrates Iraqi citizens’ persistence on living life, regardless of opposing situations caused by government. This design was inspired as a response to corrupted politics in Iraq. I enjoy designing for many things, especially my country where I’m able to raise awareness, educate and protest about events that are happening!
Styling for Urs Recher Broncolor Lighting Master Class - 9th November 2018 In a pair working with a professional photographer, we had styled three models using a PCA Fashion Graduate’s collection. Helping with the live event demonstration through styling and photography. Class Representative (Year 2) at Plymouth College of Art – 4th October 2018 - May 2019 I am the Fashion Media & Marketing class representative this year, which comes with both the responsibility and opportunity to attend meetings with diverse groups, from students to the Senior Leadership Team. I’m responsible for making sure that I feedback my cohort’s views, concerns, ideas and suggestions to the leaders of the course and the study board- representing the voice of each student on the FMM programme.