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Ahad Sheikh

Ahad Sheikh is a Designer working at the prestigious Heatherwick Studio design agency which creates buildings, spaces and master-plans, focusing on large scale projects in cities all over the world. Their portfolio ranges from the design of the new London Routemaster bus to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Hampshire.

Already at the age of just 23, Ahad has designed and built three projects in Wales, England and Indonesia.

A former Stratford School student, Ahad used his graphic design skills to good use while at Havering Sixth Form, working part-time for the College’s Marketing team to produce posters, brochures, logos and newsletters, while also studying on the Art & Design Foundation Diploma course.

While at College from 2011 to 2014, Ahad achieved 3 A*s, one A and one B grade in Graphics, Interior & 3D Design, Extended Project, Fine Art and English Language & Literature A Levels. He then secured a Merit in the Foundation Diploma and went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Cardiff University.

He always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and as a teenager he founded his own design company, BluRoc, where he worked with over 150 clients on various projects all the way from corporate branding to interior design.

Alongside his marketing and design skills, Ahad has also successfully mentored and supported a number of students on courses such as Teaching English as a Second Language and mobile app development.