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SPECIALIZATIONS

ART & LIGHT INSTALLATIONS
THEATRE DECORATIONS
WALL-ART
CUSTOM DECORATIVE LIGHTING PRODUCTS
CUSTOM ARTWORKS & PAINTINGS
INTERIOR DESIGN & CONSULTATIONS
PERFORMANCES
ILLUSTRATIONS
CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR ANY PROJECT

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Nargiza Usmanova

I am a Creative Designer & Visual Artist based in Toronto, ON, Canada.
Making our planet better by creating a beauty is my life goal.
During my career, I have worked in different fields of visual art:
Painting & Decorations, Interior & Exhibit Design, Installations & Product Design,
Graphic Design and Illustration. This work experience has given me a great base
for my current works and passion, art & light installations.
I am keen on Architecture & Modern Interiors and Urban objects, spaces.
Design of unusual public areas, interior design, lounge and entertaining zones,
theater decorations, art installations & performances are my current interests.

The original works are in private collections in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan,
Finland, Turkey & Canada. I am looking forward to new work opportunities,
creating new projects, meeting new people and making new friends.

Darc Awards directory: 
http://darcawards.com/darcdirectory/nargiza-canada/

Judge 2017 at Darc Awards, London UK 
http://darcawards.com/architectural/nargiza-usmanova/

Member of the Belarussian Union of Designers since 2002 
https://www.unid.by/members/1200-u.html

Social media:

LinkedIN - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nargiza-usmanova-65631885?trk=hp-identity-name
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nargizaus/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/NargizaUS
Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/nargiza_u/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nargiza.usmanova.35
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Nargiza.Design/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NumzGraphics/
Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/104418582882487638953/posts


INTERVIEW

2017 - IT"S LIQUID GROUP / Venice, Italy
http://www.itsliquid.com/interview-nargiza-usmanova.html

2017 - NASHA NINA / Minsk, Belarus
https://nina.nn.by/?c=lr&i=198126&lang=be

EDUCATION

1996-2001 – Belarusian Academy of Arts (Bachelor degree in Industrial and Graphic Design).
Courses: Drawing, Painting, Composition Principles, Sculpture, Design,
Practical Classes of Work with Different Materials, Detailing, Material Science and Technology,
Architectonics, Ergonomics, Plastic Art, Chromatics, Fonts, Perspective, Surface Anatomy,
Contemporary Design Styles, Engineering Drafting, Patent Science.
(Taught by V.V. Golubev, N.K. Mokhnach, O.V. Chernyshev, A.P. Azonchik, L.I. Talbuzin.

1990-1995 – Architecture and Arts School / Brest, Belarus.

EXPERIENCE

2000/12/21 - present time - NARGIZA Design / Toronto GTA, Canada - Minsk, Belarus
Founder / Independent Creative Designer & Visual Artist

2014/04/28 - present time - NUMZ Graphics / Toronto GTA, Canada - Minsk, Belarus
Co-founder / Art-director / www.numzgraphics.com

2013/03/01 - 2016/06/20 - GVA Lighting, Inc. / Mississauga, ON, Canada
Chief Designer, Manager of Design Department at Architectural Lighting industry
Duty: Stand design, lighting design & installations, design of promotional materials & catalog,
identity and branding, photo & web-design.

2010/12/01 - 2013/03/01 - GVA Lighting, JLLC / Minsk, Belarus / Industrial and graphic Designer
Duty: Stand design, design of promotional materials, identity.

2005/08/01 – 2010/01/01 – Full-Service Advertising agency JUKOLApress, JLLC / ART Director
Duty: PR, identity, advertising campaign, exhibitions, printing art,
outdoor advertisements, package design.

2002/10/01 – 2005/08/01 – Advertising agency JUKOLApress, LLC / ART Director

2002/01/25 – 2002/10/01 – AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE "KORVET" / Major Designer
Duty: graphic design, photography, illustration, magazine layout.

2000-2001 – "KUZNIA" design-studio / Major Designer
Duty: interior design, accessories, painting, décor.

1998-1999 – "ALLADIN" salon of italian furniture / Interior Designer
Duty: interior design, painting, décor.

1998 – "OSMIUM" / Designer
Duty: graphic design, ART industry.

PRESS

2018 - ILLUSTRATIONS FOR CHILDREN BOOK / Warsaw, POLAND 
Andrei Sannikov book "New Adventures of Pikki & friends"
Album with illustrations:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Nargiza.Design/photos/?tab=album&album_id=315690115579781

2017 - ANIMA MUNDI - Catalog of art Festival / Venice, ITALY / Canada 150 art installation
http://www.itsliquid.com/call-anima-mundi-venice-2017.html

2017 - ILLUSTRATIONS FOR CHILDREN BOOK / Warsaw, POLAND 
Andrei Sannikov book "The Adventures of Pikki and Tipo in the underground city"
Album with illustrations:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Nargiza.Design/photos/?tab=album&album_id=315690115579781

2017 - "MONDO*Arc" #99 August-September UK / 160 p. / Darc Awards - Atr-Low /
WALKING LIGHT, NORTH YORK, ON, Canada / Lighting Рerformance / Lighting design
https://issuu.com/mondiale/docs/mondoarc99 

2017 - "MONDO*Arc" #97 April-May UK / 132-133 p. / LIGHT IS ART IS LIGHT
REFRACTION team art & light exhibition, USA / Lighting design  
https://issuu.com/mondiale/docs/ma97_issuu

2017 - "DARC Magazine" #20 March-April UK / 98-99 p. / Limehouse Conservation Area
Lighting installation "12", LIMEHOUSE, ON, Canada / Lighting design 
https://issuu.com/mondiale/docs/da20_digital_issuu

2016 - "MONDO*Arc" #91 June-July UK / 140 p. / Close Encounter /
OAKVILLE, ON, Canada / Lighting Рerformance / Lighting design 
http://www.mondoarc.com/outsiders-canada/

2016 - "ILUMINET ON LINE" Mexico / El bosque de Ontario entre esferas de luz /
Lighting installation "12", LIMEHOUSE, ON, Canada / Lighting design
http://www.iluminet.com/ontario-esferas-luz/

2016 "Who is who, Designers in Belarus" (ТУТЭЙШЫ Дызайн - Belarusian Designers Union) / Minsk, Belarus 
Lighting design

2015 - "MONDO*Arc" #88 December-January UK / 102 p. / Light & Sound Festival /
Russia, Moscow / Lighting Installation 
http://www.mondoarc.com/to-see-the-sound-russia/


2009 - "ZNAK logotyp". Belarusian Designers Union / Minsk, Belarus / graphic design 

2008 - "Who is who, Interior and Exterior Design" (Belarussian Designers Union) / Minsk, Belarus 
interior design, painting, photography 

2007 - #2 "PHOTOMAGIA" magazine / Minsk, Belarus / graphic design, photography 

2003 - #3 "KORVET" the corporate magazine holding "JUKOLA" / Minsk, Belarus / person 

2002 - #4 "PRO Design" magazine (Belarussian Designers Union) / Minsk, Belarus / graphic design 

2002 - #1-2 "Club NEXT" magazine / Minsk, Belarus / industrial design 

1999 - "Formal Composition" / Minsk, Belarus / graphic design 
Chernishov O.V. first issue

COMPETITIONS / EXHIBITIONS

2018 - ALCHEMIC BODY - FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH
Jorge Jurado Gallery, BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
March 07-30, 2018

2017 - LIXTART - lighting and architecture Biennale / Minsk, Belarus / November - December 2017
Venue: Gallery BUD & Palace of ART in Minsk
https://www.facebook.com/events/1012045372267476/

2017 - ALCHEMIC BODY / BOGOTA, COLOMBIA / November 1 - 30th 2017
CANADA 150 - video-art-project
http://numzgraphics.com/portfolio/canada-150-art-installation/
FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH,
International photography, painting, installation, video-art and performance art festival.
Venue: Jorge Jurado Gallery; Curator: Luca Curci, www.itsliquid.com
http://www.itsliquid.com/opening-alchemic-body-bogota-2017.html

2017 - Darc Awards Architectural-2017 / London, UK / September 2017
One Shortlisted Lighting Project - Walking Light at category:
ART (Best Light Art Installation) - Low Budget  
http://darcawards.com/architectural/walking-light-canada/

2017 - ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVALCONSCIOUSNESS & VISIONS 
July 13th - November 26th 2017
Video - Art projecting of project Canada 150 
http://numzgraphics.com/portfolio/canada-150-art-installation/
http://www.itsliquid.com/opening-anima-mundi-festival-visions-venice-2017.html
http://www.itsliquid.com/feedback-release-consciousness-anima-mundi-festival-venice-2017.html 

2017 - PARADE of Nations - Canada 150 Birthday (Canada Day) - July 1st,
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Nargiza.Design/photos/?tab=album&album_id=304201996728593

2017 - CANADA 150 ART Pendant Installation / May - September 2017
Selected artist for the art installation (competition) to celebrate - 150 Canada Birthday
at Erin Mills Town Center / Mississauga, ON, Canada
http://numzgraphics.com/portfolio/canada-150-art-installation/

2017 - Darc Awards Decorative-2017 / London, UK / May 2017
2 Shortlisted Lighting Product Series: Category: CEILING  - NARGIZA #2 Knitted series
http://darcawards.com/decorative/nargiza-2-knitted-series-nargiza-design-2/

Category: BESPOKE (Best Light Decorative Product) - NARGIZA #2 Knitted tubes-flex
http://darcawards.com/decorative/nargiza-2-knitted-tubes-flex-nargiza-design/ 

2017 - IT"S LIQUID INTERNATIONAL CONTEST / Venice, Italy / May 14th 2017
http://www.itsliquid.com/contest/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/itsliquidgroup/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1495513807185792

2017 - REFRACTION / New York, USA January 12th - November 3rd
http://numzgraphics.com/portfolio/painting-on-textile/
Is a mixed-media exhibition eaturing artists who work in, or are inspired by light.
Painting on textile, Videos of painting and lighting installations.
Edison Prise Lighting Gallery / www.epl.com
http://www.epl.com/gallery/ 
http://www.epl.com/brochures/EPL-gallery-REFRACTION-guide.pdf

2016-2017 - CONTEMPORARY VENICE / Venice, Italy December 15th - January 15th
PATTERNS of LIFE http://numzgraphics.com/portfolio/patterns-of-life/
It's Liquid International Art Show
Venue: Palazzo Flangini; Curator Luca Curci, www.itsliquid.com
http://www.itsliquid.com/call-contemporary-venice-2016.html

2016 - OXYGEN FRAGMENTED CITIES+IDENTITIES
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA November, 19th - December 19th 
PATTERNS of LIFE - video-art http://numzgraphics.com/portfolio/patterns-of-life/
It's Liquid International Arhitecture, Video ART, Painting, Photography
Installation and Performaning ART Festival.
Venue: Jorge Jurado Gallery; Curator: Luca Curci, www.itsliquid.com
http://www.itsliquid.com/call-oxygen-festival-bogota-2016.html 

2016 - Darc Awards at Architectural 2016 / London, UK / September 2016
2 Shortlisted Lighting Installations: "12" and OUTSIDERS: ENERGY IS INSIDE
Category: ART (Best Light Art Installation) - Low Budget

Installation "12"
http://darcawards.com/architectural/12-canada/
http://numzgraphics.com/portfolio/lighting-project-12/

Outsiders
http://darcawards.com/architectural/outsiders-energy-is-inside-canada/
http://numzgraphics.com/portfolio/outsiders-energy-is-inside/
(Lighting installations & performance)

2015 - TO SEE THE SOUND International biennale of Contemporary Art 2015 / Moscow, Russia
http://www.mondoarc.com/to-see-the-sound-russia/
Moscow City Galleries Network: Beliaevo & Kashirka
(Lighting installations)

2012 - SILVER at Third Innovation Award for booth design and creativity,
101-400 square foot category.
http://nargiza.net/interior/stand_gva_lighting_/_canada/
(Stand design)

2010 - 2nd prize at competition "The best water colour card" / Minsk, BELARUS
The organizer of competition RUE "Cryptotech" of Goznak
(Art-drawing, water color)

2006 - Advertising Festival "Direct Marketing Days in Ukraine 2006" / Kiev, UKRAINA
2 Shortlisted projects:
- People are thinking about people! (Competition Direct Hit Direct mail В2C)
(Graphic design)
http://nargiza.net/advertising/belswissbank/

- Your Smile is Your Sunshine! (Competition Direct Hit Direct mail В2B)
(Graphic design)
http://nargiza.net/advertising/belswissbank/page/2/

2006 - III All-Russian Competition named after P.M. Tretyakov
"To 150th anniversary of the Tretiakov State Gallery" / Moscow, RUSSIA
(Art-drawing, oil pastel)

2005 - "25th Hose Nasredin Illustration Competition" / Istambul, TURKEY
(Caricature, pencil drawing)

2004 - II Belarusian Public Relations Professional Competition "Premiya-2004".
"KORVET" magazine was nominated as "The Best Corporate Publication" / Minsk, BELARUS
(Graphic design, layout)

2004 - "LOVE WHY? DESIGN21" / UNESCO, FELISSIMO / Paris, FRANCE
(Industrial design)

2001 - All-Belarusian Competition-Festival Of T-SHIRT Design "Ya-Maika" / Minsk, BELARUS
(Graphic design)

1995 - Grand Prize at competition "The History of Belarus in Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture" / Brest, BELARUS
(Graphic art-work, pencil drawing)

1992 - 1st prize at regional competition "Spring Flowers" / Brest, BELARUS
(Painting, gouache)

1990 - 2nd prize at regional competition "To 500th F. Skorina's anniversary" / Brest, BELARUS
(Painting, gouache)

1989 - 1st prize at city competition "The World in Children's Eyes" / Brest, BELARUS
(Asphalt drawing)

MY FRIENDLY LINKS

http://numz.graphics/ (Our new Project)

http://maximzinchuk.com/ (Photography Maxim Zinchuk)

www.zimani.net (Designer Portfolio Maxim Zinchuk)

CLIENTS

    • TELS / Transeuropean Logistic Services Ltd. (UK, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany)

    • TRANSAM Carriers (Toronto, Canada)

    • VINYL City (Toronto, Canada)

    • Erin Mils Town Center (Mississauga, Canada)

    • STAR SCHOOL ACADEMY (Vaughan, Canada)

    • GLLS (Las Vegas, USA)

    • GVA Lighting, Inc. (Mississauga, Canada; Minsk, Belarus)

    • DWH / German-Belarusian House (Germany, Belarus)

    • KARAVAN / Tea and Coffe Trading Company (Minsk, Belarus)

    • BelSwissBank (Minsk, Belarus)

    • DELOITTE (Russia, Belarus)

    • ORACLE (Minsk, Belarus)

    • LUKOIL (Minsk, Belarus)

    • JFK (India)

    • GT BANK (Belarus)

    • GORODEYA SUGAR REFINERY (Gorodeya, Belarus)

    • BELTELECOM (Minsk, Belarus)

    • BELORUSNEFT (Belarus)

    • BELTRANSGAZ (Belarus)

    • PEUGEOT (Belarus)

    • LIBERTI MOTORS / Atlant-М, brand FORD (Belarus)

    • JUKOLA NEFT (Russia)

    • Holding company JUKOLA (Belarus):
    JUKOLApress
    JUKOLA MOTORS (brands: GM, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Hammer, Suzuki)
    JUKOLA SERVISE (brands: Nissan, FORD)
    JUKOLA AUTO (brands: Citroen, Chrusler, Jeep)
    JUKOLA INFO
    JUKOLA MOTO (brands: Yamaha, Kawasaki, Harley Davidson)
    JUKOLA TRADING

    • DEGUSTO (Russia)

    • MAGISTRAL (Russia)

    • FELIX (Russia, Belarus)

    • LANKOR (Belarus)

    • VNESHINTOURIST (Belarus)

    • U ZHENI / travel company (Belarus)

    • TOP-TOUR (Russia, Belarus)

    • MANOMAH / Tea trading company (Ukraina)
    • ART-KUZNICA / POLAGRIS (Belarus)

    • AM-AM MALISHAM (Belarus)

    • BELKEMA (Belarus)

    • KORONA / hypermarket (Belarus)

    • PROSTOR / hypermarket (Belarus)

    • DEKORUM / building hypermarket (Belarus)

    • ATLANTELECOM (Belarus)

    • AUTO-KONTINENT / Brands: Opell, Suzuki (Belarus)

    • KIA MOTORS (Belarus)

    • GROHE (Belarus)

    • LEOR PLASTIK (Belarus)

    • RABBIT (Belarus)

    • MTS / New network (Belarus)

    • IGRISTIE VINA (Belarus)
    • BOGEMA (Belarus)

    • MINSKGOROFORMLENIE (Belarus)
    • ALVENA (Belarus)

    • NOSTRO (Belarus)

    • МGTS (Belarus)

    • Building materials market "URUCHIE" (Belarus)

    • YELISEISKIE POLIA - Boutique (Belarus)

    • BY PRINT (Belarus)

    • SELVIN (Belarus)

    • BUSLIK / supermarket (Belarus)

    • BEL KP PRESS / Komsomolka, Va-Bank (Belarus)
    • SHTM (Belarus)

    • SANMARKET (Belarus)

    • RODEYA / phytodesign (Belarus)

    • CHAMPION / automobile holding company (Russia)

    • GUTTEN MORGEN (Belarus)

    • VINOTTI / furniture store (Belarus)

    • KVINT (Belarus)

    • TEXNOBANK (Belarus)

    • AURA (Russia)

    • VIMBILDAN (Belarus)

    • GORENIJE (Belarus)

    • KUTTENKULLER (Belarus)

    • NEMIROFF (Belarus)