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Jennifer Nowzaradan



I explore an engagement of different concepts, techniques and subjects in my artwork. Subject that fascinate have been introduced to me through my Persian culture, nature and essentially the framework and science behind each. Persian designs share the same framework in nature as we can recognize by the name of the Fibonacci sequence. Incorporating a variety of these motifs, microscopic organisms and natural environments has led me to so many different outcomes in my work. I enjoy high contrast in my compositions and a saturated pallet. I embrace different styles from realism, visionary, abstract and optical illusion. My most recent portfolio in the making is fusion of it all.         


Educator Focus

I strive to engage student authenticity through creativity, collaboration and innovation. My classroom provides the highest level of Art Education with differentiation for each individual high school student in order to expand Visual Literacy and prepare students with college and career readiness. My passion for Art Education inspires students and teachers. My classroom is a lab of experimentation and self-discovery.




TEA Texas Art Educator Certified current                                                                                               2016 - 2023

Advanced Placement Certified                                                                                                                 2012, 2014

English Language Proficiency Standards (ESL Supplemental) Certified                                                           2012

St. Edwards University

Bachelor of Arts in Art                                                                                                                                        2005

Focus on Drawing and Painting

The Omega Institute of Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, NY

Alex Grey Visionary Art Intensive                                                                                                            2004 - 2007



Lake Travis ISD, Lake Travis High School Austin, Tx

     Art 1 Instructor                                                                                                                                      2018-2020

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan Houston, TX


    Website design, product design                                                                                                          2019 - 2020

Published Illustration and Graphic Design                                                                                                         2019

The Hive - Beecaves Art Foundation

Summer Art Instructor                                                                                                                                        2019

Canyon Lake High School Fischer, TX

Visual Arts Educator, Dance Assistant   Courses: Art I, Drawing II                                                           2017-2018

Austin Independent School District, Crockett High School, Austin, TX

Visual Arts Educator                                                                                                                                2009 - 2017

Courses: Art1, Drawing 1, AP Studio Drawing and 2D Design, Art & Media Communications

Travis High School, Austin, Texas 78704

Permanent Substitute                                                                                                                             2006 – 2009

The University of Texas, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX                                                                         

Intern, Gallery Assistant                                                                                                                          2004 - 2005

Nick Johnson Fine Art, Austin, TX                                                                                                                            

Logo Design Intern                                                                                                                                 2004 – 2005


Professional Development

CLI Creative Initiative, Arts Integration and Arts Rich Education (                             2015 - 2016

Austin ISD Curriculum Writers Cadre: Writer for district wide Visual Arts Curriculum                                        2015

Project Based Learning training, Campus Based Professional Development Trainee

The Blanton Museum, Philip Yenawine Visual Literacy Training (                                        2014

University of Texas at Austin, Advance Placement Summer Institute                                                      2012, 2014

The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria Museum Teacher Workshop                                                            2012

The Blanton Museum, Mind Mapping and Contemporary Art Teaching Strategies                                           2012

Summer Teacher Institute, MexicArte Museum, Blanton and Art House Teacher Training                               2012

AVID, Campus Based Teacher Training: Preparation for college readiness                                                      2012

Standards Based Grading and Curriculum, Campus Based Professional Development Trainee                      2011

REAL Learning Summer Institute, Reaching and Engaging All Learners                                                          2011

Texas Cultural Trust Art & Media Communication, Trainee, Grant Recipient                                 2010, 2012, 2016

Austin Museum of Art, The Contemporary (formerly Art House): Teacher Training                                2010 - 2013

SEL Social Emotional Learning, CHS National Model for SEL                                                               2010 - 2011

Helping student develop self-management skills, self-awareness skills, social awareness skills,

interpersonal skills and decision-making skills

Scaffolding and Behavior Management: Positive classroom management skills                                               2010

Texas Art Education Agency Fall Conference, Presenter: Geometry in Nature                                                 2010



Austin Independent School District 

Textbook Selection Committee                                                                                                                 2015, 2016

Staff Art Show Committee                                                                                                                        2015, 2016

Billboard Committee                                                                                                                                 2009, 2010

Texas Art Education Agency

Junior VASE Committee, Student Art Qualifications                                                                                2014, 2015

Youth Art Month Committee                                                                                                                    2009 - 2016

VASE Juror Region 20E, 13N                                                                                                                             2018

Junior VASE Juror Region 13S                                                                                                           2012-13, 2016

Crockett High School

Fashion Club, Teacher Sponsor                                                                                                                         2011

Awards and Student Accomplishments

AISD Board Recognition for Award Winning Instruction                                                                  2013,2014,2016

Crockett High School Student Art Show                                                                                                             2016

VASE Student Art Show AISD PAC                                                                                                                    2016

AP Student College Board Credit                                                                                                            2013 - 2016

Westcave Preserve, Student art selected for Westcave 2013 Calendar                                                            2013

State Visual Art Scholastic Event, Winner                                                                                      2011, 2014, 2016

The Contemporary Austin Young Artists Program                                                                                              2011

Youth Art Month Student Art Show                                                                                                          2009 - 2016

Visual Art Scholastic Event                                                                                                                     2009 – 2016

150+ district medals, 10 state winners and 1 gold seal

Grants Awarded: 

Texas Cultural Trust Visual Literacy Initiative $2500 Technology grant (                     2016

Adopt a Classroom $1000 art supply grant (                                                          2015

Creative Learning Initiative Grant Arts Enriched Professional Development and mentoring                             2014


Professional Artist

First Thursday by Vespaio, Austin Texas (                                                                  

Event Coordinator                                                                                                                                   2002 - 2017

Coordinate a monthly year-round even that showcase local talent and small businesses.

Local Artist Promotion Director                                                                                                                2002 -2017

Promote local artisans and local creative businesses through networking and social media

Perform documentary photography for events and publish photographs to social media platforms

Monthly Street Gallery Vendor                                                                                                                 2001 -2017


Zaradan Fine Art   


Owner, operator                                                                                                                                  2001 - Present

Envision, design, and create innovative art in a variety of formats and styles to transform ordinary materials into paintings that provoke thoughts and feelings from the viewer

Employ traditional artistic methods to perfect personal techniques and to better communicate those techniques to the younger generation

Experiment with unorthodox artistic platforms and embrace accident to develop new artistic methods and to create artwork with unique aesthetic features

Capture the essence of everyday subject matter through use of photographic methods, by harnessing natural light/shadows, and employing points of view to pique viewers’ interests

Art Shows & Gallery Displays

The Hive Lake Travis Faculty Show                                                                                                                   2019

Art on 12th Guest Art Show, Wimberley, TX, Artist                                                                                            2016

Canvas Art Collaborative Austin, TX                                                                                                                  2014

La Familia Restaurant, Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                                           2011

Austin ISD Staff Art Show, Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                   2010, 2015,2016

Canvas Gallery Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                                                       2012

Art Outside Gallery, Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                                     2009 - 2012

La Zona Rosa, Republic Live, Mercury Room Austin TX, Live Painter and Art Display                         2009 - 2010

Plush on Redriver Austin, Tx                                                                                                                              2006

Tambaleo, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                                  2005

Sarovar Indian Restaurant Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                                      2005

St. Edward’s University Senior Show, Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                     2005

The Awarehouse Studios, Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                           2004 - 2006

Austin City Hall Councilmember office Jennifer Kim                                                                                          2004

Hairy Situations Salon, Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                                           2002

Idewild Café, Wimberley TX, Artist                                                                                                                     2001

 Wet Salon, Austin, TX, Artist                                                                                                                             2001        



Student advising and mentoring

Student portfolio design and advising for college preparation and college admissions

Student mural project design and management

Student online portfolios and professional resume

Website design for classroom and student portfolios

Provide student entrepreneurial skills and community employment opportunities in the arts

Teach a variety of media techniques in Drawing, Painting, Digital Art and Design, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography Basics  

Integrate core class learning into art-based projects

Fine Arts curriculum writing

Collaborate with educators to advance student learning 

Conscience Classroom Management Skills

Excellent parent and student communication

Lifelong learner that continuously strives for contemporary techniques to advance student engagement and interest 

References Education

Craig Shapiro Associate Superintendent Austin ISD (formerly Crockett High School Principal) 512-414-4471

    Chad Seitz Supervisor at Canyon Lake High School 830-885-1969                                                                                                                

Nell Anderson Canyon Lake Visual Art 830-885-1717

Chris Cooper Visual Art Scholastic Event Director  512-393-6842

Sissy Camacho Crockett High School Former Principal 512-414-7803

Jennifer Nowzaradan

Texas Cultural Trust Grant Recipient

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