For over 20 years, Shireen has worked as both a Design Professional in the Fashion Industry and an Educator at two of the most prestigious design schools in the country: Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. She brings her professional and personal expertise and experience to the classroom, to workshops and to speaking engagements throughout the community.
Shireen holds a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design and an M.S. Ed. in Leadership in Education in the Arts, from Bank Street College of Education.
As such, her approach to fashion and art education synthesizes both practice and theory. Focusing on process, reflection and effective communication strategies, Shireen engages students to make meaningful connections across various design processes and work flows, evolving their own aesthetic and narrative based on thoughtful reflection and insight.
Shireen’s own professional design background ranges from apparel, beading/embroidery, surface design, menswear, accessories, to digital artist and consultant for such clients as Nautica, Victoria's Secret, Liz Claiborne and Coach, among many others.
In addition to offering Digital Consultancy and Training to individuals and corporations, Shireen is also a Diversity Educator, Community Advocate and Public Speaker on themes of Fashion, Identity, Culture and Representation.
Visual Communication Studio 1
Visual Communication Studio 2 (Spring 2020)