in the shadow of a visualizer...


i design limited edition social awareness buttons 


marrakech farm, va

dump trump 2016 event, va



hi ! i’m shireen thomas (nee jacob) i was christened as maria & therefore it's my official first name

. just for the record : i am an indian american , syrian christian (how’s that for confused genetics?)

. and realizing that the way to a woman’s art is thru a fat salary , i joined advertising

. i did my post graduation in commercial art (now known as graphic design) 

  from j . j . school of art , bombay (mumbai) , sophia polytechnic , bombay (mumbai) & madras college of arts & crafts , madras (chennai)

. i picked up the paintbrush when i was 7, and had an art attack

. 6 months in hta - hindustan thompson associates (now jwt - j . walter thompson) as an artist 

  i was a stick up woman !

. 4 years as visualizer in jaison advertising , madras 

. 4 years as art director in ogilvy & mather (now ogilvy) , madras 

. 6 years as creative supervisor in jwt , madras

. was there life after jwt ?

. yes

. i quit india to come to virginia (for lovers!)

. here i was , amidst 1000 artists from around washington dc , participated in an art exhibition , art-o-matic 2008
  – my first exhibition of paintings - a disaster where i lost more than i sold any

. exhibited & sold some of my paintings and beaded & painted jewelry at the kennedy center for maximum india,   march 2011

. ever since i became a citizen to vote in america in 2008, i became part of history for my first vote was a winner! i designed a button for myself which became a rage with my friends & colleagues