The Shorthand, founded in 2015 by D'Ara Nazaryan, was created as a creative outlet to provide readers with inspiration through a curated lens by which to explore the thematics of form, aesthetic, and representation. Orignally, focused on fashion, it has since grown to include coverage on lifestyle, and travel.
D'Ara, a Los Angeles native, started her career off as a Motion Graphics Designer, where she learned to take on commercial challenges and find design solutions for large production houses. Her carefully honed aesthetic sensibility are her signature and have helped to inform her many practices, from illustrating, helping brands shoot campaigns to marbling paper goods.
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