Art Direction Rahman, Mahfuza
Eng Lit./Creative Writing
Location: New York, NY, United States
School: CUNY Hunter College
Major: Eng Lit./Creative Writing

Art Direction Rahman, Mahfuza

Mahfuza Rahman

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Art Studio Coordinator, Oliloli Arts and Crafts Studio Dec’ 16- Present
· Working with customers to help envision their artistic ideas and apply them to pottery
· Maintaining and running the studio
· Assisting with private and open studio parties
· Tracking projects and pickups
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Street Team Leader, Rooftop Films Inc. (summers)May’ 13-Present
· Managed volunteers - training, task delegation, teambuilding activities to generate motivation
· Facilitated partnerships with local businesses: Whole Foods, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Radio, etc.
· Led niche local advertising: reaching upwards of 4000 – 5000 potential attendees per event

Professional Photographer, Shammy Photography May’16-Present
· Full event coverage - wedding, engagement, birthday, etc.
· Photo sessions – portfolio/headshots, portrait, family
· Candid photography - proposal, street photography, photojournalism
· Landscape, nature and travel photography

Personal Assistant to Mirabai founder, Mirabai Films Inc. Sept’14-July’ 15
· Production Coordinator duties: managed independent contractors and international clients both on- and off-set, documented costs, created and managed directories, organized and maintained production offices, purchased equipment
· Helped create mood book and edit script for Monsoon Wedding musical production
· Ran management tasks for feature film director, Mira Nair

Sales Advisor, Uniqlo Sept’ 14-July’ 15
· Set up displays, color schemes and implemented layout changes meticulously reinforcing company’s optical guidelines
· Held leadership role in Kaizen Project (Uniqlo's core cultural doctrine: striving towards perfection)
· Trained new employees – recognized areas of improvement, created and executed plans of action, delegated efficiently amongst co-workers
· Directed opening and closing of 34th street store with precision to company visual standards
Volunteer Work
Coalition for the Homeless Oct’ 15-Present
· Handing out food from a van at multiple locations (mobile soup kitchen)

Council of People’s Organizations Sept’ 07-June’ 08
· Supervised children from the Youth Club
· Helped plan and carry out daily activities
· Basic office work: filing, data entry, setting up appointments, organizing and paperwork

Skills/Affiliations:
Real Estate License: State of New York: 2015
Member of REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York)

Education:
CUNY Hunter College (BA in English Literature/ Creative Writing) January 2014
University of Brighton, UK – Study Abroad August 2011

art direction, writing, digitial media