Behnaz Babazadeh is Afghan-American artist and designer whose work spanning photography, sculpture and film, challenges the western preconceptions of women in burqas with a series of works made from materials found in the candy aisle. With her background in branding, interaction and user experience design, Behnaz creates experiential exhibits that evoke new ways of looking at a traditional garment. Behnaz received her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Parsons: The New School for Design in 2013. Currently she is the Creative Director at AddThis, a marketing technology company in the Washington, D.C. area.
September 2015, Speaking at TedX Mid-Atlantic
May 2015, Speaking on a product management panel at General Assembly DC
May 2014, Teaching a workshop @ MoDevUX
Turn Ideas to Artifacts with Paper Prototyping
Fall/Winter 2013, Collab & Featured in Worn Magazine