My areas of focus for my research practice center around the Muslim-American experience through the lens of Fashion.

My work explores our identity and stories, as informed by culture and heritage and as expressed through Dress and Style.

I have been recognized by the World Learning Organization for my multidisciplinary, interactive workshops aimed at amplifying marginalized voices. Read my published article and reach out for more information or for collaboration proposals.


As a professor, teaching artist and community educator with over 20+ years of experience, my areas of expertise lie at the intersection of community, inclusion, representation, with a focus on identity and narrative. I've taught at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute and have served as course coordinator and curriculum committee advisor. I have presented and spoken on Panels and Forums with a focus on pedagogy and best practices for educators and students. Read more at Meet Shireen and reach out for more information or for collaboration proposals.

DESIGN ED with Shireen

My mission is to democratize education and create accessible and transformative experiences for all!

With my 20+ years of teaching technical and creative art+fashion+design skills for pre-college, higher education and adult learners, I have re-launched my digital and drawing education platform Design Ed/ucation with Shireen: @designedwithshireen.

I offer coaching, tutorials and private/small group and corporate training(in person and virtual).

Online courses coming soon!

Please contact me here for a free consultation session.

Workshops, LECTURES, Presentations

I create educational and professional workshops for educators, students, organizations and corporate teams. Workshops range from Fashion based (Muslim Fashion, Social Justice and Fashion, Fashion and Memoir, Identity and Narrative) to Culture based (Muslim Culture, Muslims in Media, Arab Heritage and Identity), to Art based (Expressive Art and Figure Drawing). Reach out for a free consultation to explore the best workshop experience for your group.

Educational SUPPORTS and services

I offer COACHING, ADVISING, CONSULTATIONS and TRAINING on the following topics:

--Fashion Design (Concept and 2D development)

--Visual Communication (Digital, Drawing and Presentation)

--Figure/Fashion Drawing and Illustration (Digital/Traditional)

--Social Justice and Fashion/Beauty

--Image, Media and Representation of Arabs/Muslims

--Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Design

--Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Fashion and Media

--Curriculum and Programming for Muslim-Americans

--Curriculum and Programming for marginalized/BIPOC communities

--Muslim/Muslim-American Fashion and Culture

--Muslim/Muslim-American/Arab-American Culture+Identity

and more...

Please contact me for a free consultation on how I may support you as a student/educator or organization!

Student work gallery

Each semester, each class, each moment holds opportunity. We come together in creativity, learning, support and growth.

To browse examples of my student work gallery, click here.

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