Des. Zain-Ul-Abidin Chaughtai
Head of Department, Art and design
Area of Interest: Photography, Visual Anthropology, Design for Communities, Design Education, Publication Design, Data Visualization, Research
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  

Professional experience

Sept. 2012 -To Date                                     COMSATS University                                                    Lahore

Assist. Professor of Design


Department of Art and Design

COMSATS University, Lahore Campus, Pakistan

I am teaching Design Studio in Bachelor of Design Program. Currently facilitating foundation studio and Design Thesis Bachelor of Design Program of My Studio and classes include Graphic Design Studio, Photography Studio, New Media Design and typography. Along with this part of my responsibilities include taking care of administrative tasks assigned by the University in capacity of senior design faculty. Pedagogic development and curriculum building come mandatory as a faculty member.


Participation and Achievements as an Educator

  • Punjab Council of the Arts, Inter Universities and Colleges Poster Competition 2015 on Anti-Terrorism,

Winner of the first prize and Runner Up

  • AD MAD Completion, Punjab Youth Festival 2014, Winner of Runner up Award, Stop Motion Animation,
  • RTI Punjab, Comic Strip, Logo and Poster Competition 2013, Runner up Award and honorary mention,


Academic Growth and Capacity Building

Constant reading, making, academic participation, conferences, workshops, lectures, seminar, student juries within university and in other universities are a continual source of knowledge and growth for me. I persistently look to participate in any knowledge and learning based opportunity.

As senior design faculty, I am taking student to design conferences and workshops actively in past recent years as it started happening at national level. I participate, present and attend workshops and these activities are always so fulfilling as an educator and designer.


Conferences /Seminars


ND2C 19, National Digital Design Conference, Islamabad

ND2C 18, National Digital Design Conference, Islamabad

ND2C 17, National Digital Design Conference, Islamabad

Pedagogic Seminar on Curriculum Development 2015/2016, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus


Workshops Attended

Work Shop by Gemma O’BREIN, ND2C 19, Art of Lettering

Work Shop by Uzair Zaheer Sheikh, ND2C 18, Anatomy of Story Telling

Work Shop by Stephan Sagmeister, ND2C 17, Q& A Session

Workshop by Hassan ud Din Khan 2016, History and Philosophy of Conservation and Preservation


Sept. 2003 -To Date                                     PHOTOGRAPHICS                                                            Lahore

Creative Director/Photographer                  Personal Professional Practice

Aug. 2002-May 2003                                   SPHINX MULTIMEDIA                                                       Lahore

Multimedia Designer

Jan 2002 – June2002                                   Powersoft19 Pvt. Ltd.                                                      Lahore

Multimedia Designer

June 2000 – Jan 2002                                  IT24 Pvt. Ltd.                                                                   Lahore

Multimedia Designer

June 2000 – Jan 2002                               TEKRIDGE Pvt. Ltd.                                                             Lahore

Multimedia Designer


Extracurricular activities

  • NCA Photographer 1995-1999
  • Participant/ performer NCA Theater
  • NCA Annual Cultural Festival Photographer from 1995-1999
  • Event Planner and light designer for MIME and Musical Evenings at NCA Cultural Festival



  • NCA, Award for Photography
  • NCA, Award for Event Design
  • NCA, Award for Light Design
  • NCA, Award for SKITS


Masters in Art Education
Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Pakistan
Jun 2020 to Oct 2022
Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design)
National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
Feb 1995 to Feb 1999


Assistant Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad | Lahore
Dec 2012 to Date
Creative Director/ Owner
Oct 2007 to Date
Creative Director/ Team Lead
Z.K Packages
May 2003 to Oct 2007
Multimedia Designer
Sphinx Multimedia Pvt. Ltd
Aug 2002 to May 2003
Multimedia Designer
Powersoft 19
Jan 2002 to Jun 2002
Multimedia Designer
IT24 (Pvt.) Ltd. (A Descon Engineering Concern)
Jun 2000 to Jan 2002
Multimedia Designer
Jun 1999 to Jun 2000

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