Shahnaz Ahmed's Work
 

Hello, I'm Shahnaz

And here's a little bit about myself and my work

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Iā€™m an award-winning creative leader and maker with 10+ years in the creative industry.

 

Leading on impactful projects including ā€“

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A nationwide programme of workshops helping young people find a positive sense of belonging online

Internet Citizens for Google / YouTube

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Recruiting the world's brightest minds with a cryptic series of online challenges

Rethinkers for Dyson

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Highlighting the impact of everyday sexism on girls

#ForTheGirl for Girlguiding

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Designing the first collectible set of Red Noses with feet

Red Nose Day 2013 for Comic Relief

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Helping consumers choose where to eat through food hygiene

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for Food Standards Agency

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Redefining what club culture looks like

All artwork for Ministry of Sound Club 2010/2011

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Oh, also...

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I'm a mum

to the sweetest little girl

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And on my maternity leave I founded and still direct...

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Knit Aid ā€“ A global social movement empowering refugees through knitting

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And well... 2017 was a rather exciting year

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I was chosen as one of 15 high-potential senior creative women from around world as a ā€“

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Cannes Lions
See It Be It
2017 winner

(OMG we met Sheryl Sandberg...!)

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I speak at industry events

Including Eurobest, Cannes Lions (London, Bulgaria), Glug, General Assembly, SheSays, to name a few... 

 

About topics that are close to my heart ā¤ļøļø:

Diversity and inclusion,
being a female creative,
being a minority ethnic creative,
being a creative and a mother,
running a social initiative on the side
and everything in between.
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And work to attain and retain minority talent within the creative industry

Through talks, panels and mentoring

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Some of the work above contributed towards Livity, where I'm currently working, winning the ā€“

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Grand Prix at the BIMA Awards 2017

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Amongst other awards this year

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And to top it off...

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I was shortlisted as Creative Woman of the Year 2017

At The Drum Creative Awards in partnership with Creative Equals and Facebook

Alongside some incredible women in the creative industry.

 
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And 2018 is set to be a whopper šŸ’„

 

I'm going to...

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Judge the White Pencil category for D&AD's New Blood Awards 2018

Awarded to outstanding work that uses the power of creativity to do good in the world

 
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Speak at Cannes Lions See It Be It  in Pakistan

Sharing my story about being a female, ethnic-minority creative, mum and side hustler

 
 
 

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So that's a little summary of what I've been up to.

 

Feel free to drop me a message if you'd like to chat!

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Read about my previous experience and see some talks I've done.

 
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