Elnaz is a researcher, creative and conceptual designer with an interest in societal transformation and textile design. She is passionate about cultural shifts and intersections between design, politics, and popular culture. As a female citizen growing up in Iran, she has dealt with high levels of censorship and suppression implemented by the authorities. She has a critical eye on the world around herself and is interested in constructive social changes within societies. Her aim is to invent and create invisible communication tools for people with little or no voice.

She holds a BA in Art & crafts and recently graduated with a BA in Transformation Design from Willem De Kooning Academie in Rotterdam.



 Willem De Kooning Academy, Transformation Design, BA , Rotterdam, 2016 – 2020 Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Textile &     Fashion Design, BA, The Hague, 2014 – 2015 Payam- noor University, Handicrafts and fine arts, BA, Isfahan, 2006 – 2011
 Soore Art academy, Diploma in Graphic Design, Isfahan, 2002 – 2005

Mediamatic, Designing with organisms, Amsterdam, April – September 2019

Enter Dragon, Video Installation and fashion design, Takesh Gallery, Isfahan, 2012 

KABK fashion show, Electricity factory, The Hague, 2015

OCULAR, Showroom MAMA, Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam, 2020

WALK BY Billboard Exhibition City of Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands 2020 Koppelteken, Exhibition on Cultural Crossroads, Space101, Rotterdam, 2020

TransformAction, Gallery 3 by you at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 2021

Graduation Show WdKA 2020 & 2021, Willem De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, October 2021 

Museumnacht010 Rotterdam, Exhibiting Carpet Codes project at MAMA, Rotterdam, June 2022

WdKA/PZI Graduation Catalogue 2020, Catalog WDKA, Rotterdam WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY Rotterdam, Netherlands, July 2020

TransformAction, Collective exhibition of transformation Designers of WDKA, Gallery 3 by you at Het Nieuwe Instituut, August – September 2021

Awards and Grants:
Nomination for Drempelprijs Municipality of Rotterdam (Gemeente Rotterdam) Rotterdam, Netherlands Nominated for the Drempelprijs 2020 within Social Practices by Transformation Design department, 2020

Van Beek – Donner Foundation Rotterdam, Netherlands Financial contribution for Graduation project, 2020