A tiny bit about me...
Hi, I’m Zakkiyya.
I am currently in my final year completing my Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design. Studying at Ara has taught me that there is far more to design than what meets the eye. The fun part is the challenging journey reaching beautiful design solutions. If I am not lost in an adobe programme, you can find me enjoying nature's company or having a cup of chai.
Work Experience (External + Freelance)
– Graphic Design Intern for SCAPE Public Art (Chch expert in the installation of public art)
– Our Daily Waste Graphic Design Intern (Sustainable Organisation)
– Nawawi Center Contract/Freelance work (Youth Organisation)
– Graphic Designer for Koha Fitness (Gym)
Our Daily Waste (Internship)
Zakkiyya Shah was recommended to me by my graphic designer Denise Mill as a good replacement for her and I liked the idea of working with a student because a lot of work is building on what is already in place, and Zakkiyya has the option of going to the person who created it for assistance as well.
From the start Zakkiyya has proved to be punctual (both for meetings and dealines) and is very easy to work with. As with much design work there is often a lot of back and forth as client mistakes are picked up and need to be remedied and Zakkiyya has proved to be effective in this regard, tackling changes quickly and efficiently. She also came and did a shift picking up rubbish at an event, which is the core of Our Daily Waste's business, so that she could get to know our work from the inside and meet the rest of our crew.
This kind of work will help her understand more of what our branding signifies. So far the work she has done has been quite standardised, but there are some briefs coming up that will require a more creative approach and I'm looking forward to seeing her ideas meet mine.
Sharon ODW founder
Ecovannah NZ (Freelance)
You will be able to call yourself lucky if you find yourself working with Zakkiyya. With just a simple dream to set up a business to help the environment, I had to start off by making a logo. I had no design experience and didn't know where to begin. It was whilst I was looking at New Zealand illustrators online that I found Zakkiyya. Her minimalist, chic designs and eye for detail and her passion for the environment made me really want to work with her.
Throughout the whole process, she listened to my ideas and made me feel like my input was important. She understood my vision and was able to translate that into a logo design. She was always quick to respond to e-mails and very professional.
Her designs are a perfect combination of both her skill and the vision of the people she works with. I'm thankful to have met her and have her be part of the development of my brand. She is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again on future projects "
Sophia Lee, Business Owner
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