March 2016

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART ALUMNI STORIES INTERVIEW

Thrilled to be published in the alumni stories of the latest RCA magazine, next to some incredibly talented and successful RCA alumni, hoping to follow in their footsteps!

 

 

March 2016

PRESS COVERAGE OF 86TH GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

A look at the exciting new concepts and production vehicles from Geneva

 

 

November 2015

AMBASSADOR FOR THE STEM PEOPLE

Delighted to be an ambassador for The Stem People and speaking today to students at Richmond Park Academy. Proud to represent females in STEM careers and hoping my journey across medicine into the automotive world can help to inspire young minds!

 

 

October 2015

AUTOSTYLE DESIGN COMPETITION

Very proud to have been the only female of the twelve young designers making up this years finalists in Mantova, Italy.

 
 

 

October 2015

SAFATOGRAPHY

A new home for all my automotive photography!

 
 

 

September 2015

PRESS COVERAGE OF FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW 2015

First look at some exciting new concepts at the 66th IAA Frankfurt motor show.


 

September 2015

PRESS COVERAGE OF GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2015

Attempting some 1940's glamour to match the incredible classic cars at this years Goodwood Revival!


 

September 2015

PRESS COVERAGE OF SALON PRIVE SUPERCAR SHOW 2015 

 

With its new home at Blenheim Palace for the 10th year anniversary, this show never disappoints! First glimpse of the stunning new Aston Martin DB10 Bond car was the highlight! 


 

July 2015

PRESS COVERAGE OF PROJECT KINESIS

 

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June 2015

WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CARMEN- TRANSPORT DESIGN AWARD

 

Huge thanks to the Worshipful Company of Carmen of London for a transport design award to recognise my contribution during my time at the RCA.

 

 

June 2015

CURRENTLY EXHIBITING AT SHOW RCA- KENSINGTON

 

From workshop to gallery, project Kinesis is now on display from June 25th- July 5th at the Royal College of Art, London. 

 

 

June 2015

SPECIAL THANKS TO ASTON MARTIN 

 

Delighted for the support from Aston Martin with the model build. Just weeks to go until the show!

 
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May 2015

COLLABORATION WITH ZAHA HADID AND UNITED NUDE

 

Special thanks to Zaha Hadid and United Nude for allowing the use of the limited edition Nova shoe in Kinesis the film. An incredibly designed product to portray this vision of the future!

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May 2015

KINESIS: THE FILM

 

Excited to reveal my first venture into film making, this sci-fi short aims to create an imaginative portrayal of how Kinesis could be developed in the future, with existing electrically active liquid metals advancing the process and changing design as we know it today. Watch this space..!!

 
A teaser from Kinesis: the film

A teaser from Kinesis: the film

 

 

April 2015

FINAL MASTERS PROJECT

 

Titled 'Kinesis', this project aims to explore the results of using more experimental and intuitive 3D methods right from the start to influence how we shape a car, and how future material technology could change the way we design.

 
 
 

 

March 2015

WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF COACHMAKERS COMMENDATION

 

Thanking the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers for supporting young designers, and for a lovely evening at the automotive industry livery dinner at Haberdashers' Hall, London.

 
 

 

February 2015

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART: WORK IN PROGRESS SHOW

 

Watch this space for Project Kinesis..!

 
 

 

September 2014

Internship at Pininfarina

 

Delighted to have spent the last light of summer interning at Pininfarina, living in Turin and finally getting to watch Juventus play!

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September 2014

A date with the McLaren MSO 650S

 

It's not every day that a quarter of a million pounds worth of beauty greets you at your own front door... Interviewed by GT Spirit on the finer points of this creation that was kindly chauffeured to meet me!

 

[Read article here] 

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September 2014

First prize winner of 'Concours of the Future' design competition- Salon Prive, London 2014

 

Thrilled to have won first prize at the Concours of the Future competition with my creation the Buick Revolution. Looking forward to the trip to Milan to visit the Touring design studios!

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July 2014

Press coverage of the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow

 

Access all areas led to a very lucky date with the Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jet- once in a lifetime opportunity!

 

 

June 2014

Interview with The Times 

 

Humbled to be featured in The Times newspaper on 2nd June 2014 as part of an article on doctors leaving medicine to pursue their passions. The right path is not always the easy option but rewards are always sweeter when you strive for them!

 

[Read article here]

 
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June 2014

Press coverage of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

 

Access all areas resulted in a most entertaining video- Does Farhana Fit?

[Watch video here]

 

 

April 2014

Publication in the British Journal of Ophthalmology

 

Very pleased to have my research published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology on cataract surgery in small adult eyes.

 

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April 2014

Internship at Jaguar advanced design

 

My first automotive design internship, an incredible experience that solidified my decision to change careers.

 

 

April 2014

Finalist for Salon Prive car design contest

 

My car design journey began in 2013 with a visit to the Salon Prive Concours D'elegance motor show in Syon Park, London as a spectator. Just seven months later my entry has been selected for the final round of the car design competition for 2014. The brief is to choose an interesting classic car, understand the spirit and soul of the car and redesign it for today retaining its essence with a modern twist.

 

Below is my render of the original 1948 Buick Streamliner and a teaser of what's to come. Watch this space!  

 

 

March 2014

Press coverage of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

 

Access all areas at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show! Check the Automotive Photography section for more pictures. 

 

 

June 2013

Acceptance into the Royal College of Art- MA Vehicle Design

 

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I am delighted to announce my acceptance into the Royal College of Art for the Vehicle Design masters. Watch this space for more updates and designs!

 

 

 

August 2012

12:grn:hrs- design a green car in a day 

 

What happens if you take professional car designers, put them in a room with members of the public and give them 12 hours to come up with a green car interior...? 

Teaming up with Paul Ray, lead designer at Nissan Design Europe, our team just missed out on the first prize spot and our creation the Eyecan 'Go' came in as the runner up. 

 

Given four keywords to incorporate into our design philosophy (Connected, Crossover, Concept and Hydro), we created 'Go', a single seat vehicle for city dwellers and local visitors tackling the problems of inner city congestion and pollution. It features an 'inside/out' concept where the interior is a part of the exterior and surface control facilitates a more physical real time steering allowing connection between driver and vehicle. Environmental considerations were key with hydrogen power and maglev technology incorporated into a composite leaf outer shell exterior.      

 

 

July 2012

Lamborghini Uncovered photo competition

 

Combining my passion for photography and cars my submission went on to take the first prize! As well as some generous merchandise the highlight was a trip to Lamborghini London and a spin the the stunning Aventador. Click below for the winning image and my date with the hottest car on the road.