NIMA BEHNOUD

Born 1976

Tehran, Iran

Nima Behnoud is an Iranian-American artist and Creative Director.

He is the first fashion designer who implemented Persian calligraphy in a form of clothing and later on the creation of the brand NIMANY in New York.

In 1994, Nima Behnoud left Iran to San Francisco to study art and design. Soon after his arrival, he began working with several designs firms. In the summer of 1996 he started working at Colortone, the design house that produced the Apple Computer campaign, "Think Different". Soon after he was hired by "Jamison Cawdery Advertising" where he experienced the fashion industry firsthand by art directing photo shoots and campaigns for shopping malls in northern California.

In 1999, Nima Behnoud moved to New York City to attend Fashion Institute of Technology. Nima started his career in New York by working as an Art Director for L'Oreal Paris, later Nima joined Nautica's activewear designer and Tourneau's creative team creating advertising campaigns and providing design direction.

During the years that NIMANY was forming in New York, Nima Behnoud created studio art pieces on canvas and paper, using acrylic paints, silk screens and other media. In 2014 he decided to open the studio doors to selected curators including a curator from Paris who hand picked a selection and put together a solo exhibition at Galerie Nicolas Flamel in Paris. Four other solo shows followed in Dubai and New York. His works has been sold at Bonham's Contemporary Middle Eastern Art auction. Many of his accessory collections are inspired from his original art works. He uses his collection of art works as a reference library for the creation of his future designs.

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