Alia Rashed AlShamsi

+971 2 447 4440 | +971 50 532 8000

P.O. Box 2885, Abu Dhabi



Zayed University

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


Volunteer Experiences 

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, UAE2014.

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          


Proficient Skills



Mixed Media


Print Making




Convincing speaker

Works with people with diverse personalities and nationalities

Problem solving




Basic woodshop machines

Laser Cutter

3D Printer


Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign



Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel



Bilingual – Arabic and English