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About me

My name is Nacim Ruintan-Tehrani and I am a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

With over two decades of professional experience that spans across many different areas of art and design, I created Sofal to showcase my work and offer a wide range of creative services and original artworks.

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Art & design services

I offer a wide range of creative services – graphic design, web design and more...

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My artworks are available for purchase exclusively on nacim.ca. I add new artworks regularly, so check back often.

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Meet the designer

My name is Nacim Ruintan-Tehrani and I am a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have called a few other places home for a time, each with their own spectrum of experiences that impacted my professional life significantly. I have over two decades of experience working in several professional design areas. I wear many hats – these are just a few:

Areas of Expertise

Graphic Design Print and Online Publishing
Brand Collateral Graphic Design
Web Design Online Marketing
Concept Development Sculpture, Ceramics, Character Design
Product Design, Scale Modeling Video Editing and Compositing


I have also exhibited my artworks in galleries, local art centers, and private shows.

Having a diverse background has enabled me to single-handedly play different roles in a project from start to finish. Whether it be sketching and doodling ideas, organizing, planning and creating manuals, drawing, researching and sharpening my skills to fulfill a certain task, spending hours working with various design applications, or pulling off an all-nighter working on an artwork in the studio.

I created Sofal creative studio to showcase my work and offer my art and design services to those who are seeking expert-quality solutions for their creative needs.

Education

Post-Baccalaureate, Fine Arts, summa cum laude

Master of Arts – MA, Industrial Design

Bachelor of Arts – BA, Industrial Design

Things I make with my hands

  • Mixed media sculptures
  • Acrylic paintings
  • Ceramics – wheel-thrown and hand-built
  • Characters and puppets
  • Drawings and illustrations
  • Scale models and displays

Things I make on a computer

  • Marketing material
  • Websites
  • Graphics for print or online publishing
  • Logo and brand identity
  • Video – editing and compositing
  • Flyers, ads, posters and more…

Design Applications

Office Applications

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I am ...

  • Creative
  • Very organized
  • Perfectionist
  • Detail-oriented
  • Dependable
  • Passionate for all things art & design
  • Always learning & acquiring new skills
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I have ...

  • Computer skills – common design applications
  • Freehand skills – drawing & painting
  • Strong imagination
  • Craftsmanship skills & a great eye for detail
  • Broad knowledge of mediums & techniques
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Persistence & patience
Me and my dog, Leo, by the lake. This picture was taken when we were hiking near a lake in Kananaskis Country, Alberta

I love ...

  • Making things with my hands
  • Creating characters and figures
  • Designing almost anything
  • Neat and organized workspaces
  • Hiking with my dog, Leo
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Cooking and trying out new recipes