Maziar Raein is an Associate Professor at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO). He holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and an MA in Independent Film from St.Martin’s School of Art (later known as CSM). His film work include; Underwater Productions which specialized in arts documentaries and short dramas with commissions from Channel 4 and F.4 Films which made I Used To Be In Pictures.
He later founded Codex Design were he was responsible for the branding and identity of many businesses, amongst them Lastminute.com. His company specialised in developing identities and distilling them into brands. Before moving to Oslo, he taught on the BA Graphics course at CSM, were he was Head of the Context programme. He has published and worked on projects that focus on the positive aspects of visual and spatial ability, reflective practice and methodology. Moreover, he was a regular contributor to Graphics magazine, as well as having works published in; Typographics, Eye magazine etc. On moving to Oslo he established the MA Design course at KHiO, setting up a number of research forums that focused on the development of teaching and learning in design.
He is involved in a number of research projects including MONO.DIO.POLI.META.LOUGES Tools which is a developmental tool for artistic research.