Nooshin Farashaei

M.F.A. – 1st Year

Motion Design & Animation | Storrs

Hometown: Mashhad, Iran
UConn location: 132 Bishop Center




M.F.A. – 1st Year

Assistantship: DMD Teaching Assistant for Laurel Pehmoeller (DMD 1101 Design Lab 1)

Education: M.A. in Visual Communication,University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
B.A. in Visual Communication, Ferdows Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran

Language(s) Spoken: English, Persian فارسی

Area of Research / Artistic Focus: Motion Design, 2D Animation, Interactive Design

Nooshin started to experience the world of art around when she was a kid and began to paint professionally at the age of 14, completely self-taught and instinctively. She grew up with a passion for art and received her master’s degree in Visual Communication from The University of Tehran, Faculty of Fine Arts in 2014 (ranked the top university in Iran). Eager to be a lecturer, she started to teach in 2014 for the next six years in different higher educational institutions.

Nooshin joined the Digital Media and Design MFA program at the University of Connecticut as a graduate student in 2022 and currently, she is a graduate assistant at UConn. She is a visual artist specialized in motion design, graphic design and offset printing. Design has become her profession and passion. She also has many experiences in different arts such as illustration and handicrafts. Nooshin wishes to connect to other people through her art. A principle that helps her in creating artwork, is trusting her inner instinct toward beauty. Every time that she creates a new artwork, a new window to the world opens.

Recent Achievements:

  •  “5th Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts” Tehran, Iran (juried exhibition)
  •  “7th Festival of Visual Arts” Mashhad, Iran (juried exhibition)
  • Second Place In National Poster Contest, Tehran, Iran
  • “5th Fadjr International Festival of Visual Arts” Group Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran  (juried exhibition)
  • “Silver Cypress” 3rd Biennial, Group Exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran (juried exhibition)
  • “Khabe Bi Vaav” Group Exhibition, Mashhad Artists Forum, Mashhad, Iran (juried exhibition)
  • Published “Everest Wave” Children’s story book, Vancouver, Canada (illustrator)
  • “Silver Cypress” 3rd Biennial, Tehran, Iran (juried exhibition)
  • Published “Signs” book, Negarestanen e Honar Publication, Iran 

Industry Experience:
Graphic designer at Tavakoli Printing House from 2007 to 2022

Graphic design instructor at several higher educational institutions

Consultant Supervisor in two Final Projects at Ferdows Institute of Higher Education

Fun Fact: I can do a headstand and see you upside down.

Contact Information
Office Location132 Bishop Center