Shaghaiegh Fakharzadeh a graphic designer who works and lives in Tehran is in our Poster Monday spot of the day with a poster “The woman carries her wishes”. Shagha was born in 1990 in Iran, studied graphic design at the Art University of Tehran and participated in many international exhibitions. She was selected as one of the 10 pioneer designers since 1966 in Warsaw Poster Biennale and Won 2nd Prize of Lublin Student Poster Festival in Pięknych Academy in 2016. Shagha has started her work with poster design and since 2016, she has been focusing on branding and visual identity design. On her 30 birthday, she runs her studio “Ci Design Lab”. “Ci” in her mother language, Persian, means 30 and also refers to her passion for” Corporate Identity” design.
The poster was designed for a “Gender Equality” poster competition. “The woman carries her wishes” is my personal experience of living in a patriarchal society. In some countries like my country, Iran, and especially in the Middle East, it is so difficult to live as a woman. You always feel a kind of discrimination everywhere in society. As a woman, I have worked hard to achieve my dreams and goals. Twice as much effort as a man! To be independent, to catch my dreams, to travel alone, to be free, to have my own chooses, or to make a normal living such as other girls all around the world! But there are many women who, due to their society, family, and cultural conditions, are forced to live against their wishes and desires. There are many women who are forced to get married, having children, there are many women who are not allowed to work, to present themselves in society, to have freedom as much as men have! For them, All their desires are like a baby that is always carried but never born…” tell us Shagha.