Alia Rashed AlShamsi
+971 2 447 4440 | +971 50 532 8000
P.O. Box 2885, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Major: Art & Design
Concentration: Interior Design
2011 – Present
Expected completion date: 2016
Sheikh Zayed Private Academy
High School Diploma in Arts and Sciences
2008 – 2011
Academic Bridge level, Zayed University (Fall 2011)
Organized posters and a booth to collect donations for the Somalia Famine
Sheikh Zayed Private Academy, Abu Dhabi (Spring 2009-2010)
Arranged the interior plan for the “Marhaba Event” at school
Organized themed posters and bulletin boards
Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Manarat Al Saadiyat (November 2014)
Assistant Art Teacher at the Art Zone Workshops
Taught children painting, sculpting and mixed media (3-15 years)
Family Developed Foundation, Abu Dhabi (June 2011)
Computer Substitute Teacher at the Adult Education department
Taught grade 7 and 8 students how to use Microsoft PowerPoint
Assisted computer instructors with designing the Family Developed Foundation Catalog
Art Galleries and Exhibitions
Lest We Forget in Qasr AlHosn Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2015.
ISEA 2014, The 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art,
Zayed University, UAE, 2014.
Lessedra World Art Annual Exhibition, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014.
“We wish you were here” Exhibition, New York, Postcard, 2014.
Exhibition Catalogue, 2014 Lessedra World Art Annual Exhibition, Special feature of UAE Printmakers, Paknama Press, 2014.
Certificates and Awards
Retrieved from Zayed University
Honorable Certificate for being on the Dean’s List with GPA: 3.60 (2015)
Honorable Certificate for being on the Dean’s List with GPA: 3.60 (2012)
Received from Sheikh Zayed Private Academy (2009-2010)
Honorable Mention for completing 40 Community Service Hours
Certificate of Recognition in “Responsibility & Respect”
Excellent Attendance and Punctuality Certificate
Certificate for Excellent Achievement in Graphic Design
Works with people with diverse personalities and nationalities
Basic woodshop machines
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Bilingual – Arabic and English