Mahya Soltani

graphic designer/
motion designer/
art director/


mfa design, sva, 2018
ba multimedia design, aus, 2012

co-founder and designer of,
︎ before we were banned.

︎ on Vimeo.
︎ first things first.
︎ first come, first served.
︎ anarchy and kindness.
︎ it comes and it goes.

︎ design observer
︎ print magazine
︎ i-D magazine
︎ pbs News Hour

Editorial Design

EX-GIRLFRIEND SWEATER is a study of sartorial artifacts borrowed and stolen from the ruins of bygone love. Co-created and co-edited by Olivia Aylmer & Elizabeth Neibergall, the publication unearths stories of queer love, exes turned unexpected best friends and co-conspirators, and other unruly dynamics that emerge when a significant (or flash-in-the-pan) relationship morphs from one phase to another.
Co-edited & conceptualized by
Olivia Aylmer & Elizabeth Neibergall
Photography by Marie K. Stotz
Styling & art direction by Julia Rose
Zine design by Mahya Soltani
Printed by Newspaper Club

All proceeds from this first print run of 150 copies will be donated to the Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.