Nadia Payan


Nadia Payan is the founder and creative director of Good Axe Designs, a boutique design studio that elevates creative small businesses that are out to do good. Her team innovates, collaborates and creates with folks to inspire a wave of positive, socially-conscious change. Together, they forge brands, websites, photography and videos. Good Axe designs good, for the greater good.

Prior to forming her design studio, Nadia worked as an art director at a global ad agency while designing projects on the side. Although the experience was great and she learned a lot about delivering creative work for iconic brands, she couldn’t get behind most of the products that she was advertising. Now, she's 100% devoted to designing things for people and brands that she wholeheartedly respects.

She teaches Pop Culture Engineering and Personal Branding at the Miami Ad School, where she sows the field of future creative professionals.

Life before design included a two year stint running paid search engine advertising strategy in NYC, studies and work in Paris and Sydney and a sticky, sunny childhood in Miami. To give her eyes a break from the screen, Nadia enjoys being outside (preferably on a beach and in water).

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