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Ramna Shahid

An imaginative and curious designer brimming with ideas and questions. I have a strong interest in understanding and shaping the world around me and bringing joy with any work that I produce. From carrying out design projects as part of my degree to making sculptures for galleries and exhibitions around the world during my internship at Studio Nacho Carbonell, I have gained a footing in both the worlds of art and design.
With my mind in both disciplines I sometimes question what I value most, but I have realised that I am driven by people and their stories. I believe artists and designers are just trying to connect people and create a world that works for everyone, and that’s what I’m here for.
I enjoy working on design projects as if they are my baby, hands on researching and learning new things, always. Maybe we will work together soon.

 

                                             ramnashahid@hotmail.co.uk | LinkedIn


Tactile Concrete

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Tactile Concrete is a material exploration project focusing on concrete as a decorative material. The playful collection of pieces, including a small coffee table, tealight holders and texture sample dolls, demonstrates concrete’s ability to take on a multitude of forms and textures; inspiring curiosity, playfulness and touch.
The main attraction is the chameleon-like coffee table which shows concrete mimicking a marble like finish for its top and, in contrast, four wild and animated, heavily textured legs. A unique and special piece of furniture that will start conversations and maintain an emotional connection with the user as durable and long-lasting as the material itself.


Ikigai

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This project aims to incorporate mental wellbeing (awareness and action) into the everyday. It was inspired by the designer’s own experiences as well as stories, talks and interviews of many fascinating individuals.

Ikigai is a Japanese concept, roughly translating to “reason for being”. It describes a lifestyle that balances the spiritual with the practical.

In this project the humble notice board is redesigned with a focus on mental wellbeing. Using the paired mood tracking app, the user can see visuals of their mental wellbeing over time and change their habits accordingly to improve; with the notice board as a tool to help them. The user is warned if their mood is consistently low on average by the changed position of the hand that will point to the upper right, where the user is encouraged to place something positive on the board related to their wellbeing goals.