Shahid attended St Martins School of Art and Parsons School of design in New York, studying Fashion, Photography and Illustration.
After 12 years of affecting change within organisations to create cultures where people can bring "the whole of themselves to work" , he realised he had neglected to do this for himself.
Shahid then consciously re-positioned himself to create work which reflects his authentic self combining his experiences across the creative and corporate worlds. The notion of the authentic self and exploring stories of the world within us and what drives behaviour pervades his work.
In the summer of 2015 his first photographic exhibitions began at the Law Society followed by Mansion house, Linklaters LLP, KPMG UK, Thomson Reuters and Deloitte. He exhibits within the receptions and congregational areas of large organisations always creating a strong interactive element to his photographic installations, they are engagement pieces that facilitate self reflection, reveal fresh perspectives and start new conversations.
Shahid, is currently authoring his first management book, whilst completing an MSc in business psychology which informs his consulting and arts practice. He incorporates an existential phenomenological approach to develop projects, exploring themes such as “Inclusive Leadership”, “Unconscious Bias” and is creating an installation titled, "The Psychology of perception and making snap decisions, as seen through the window of portraiture", (working title).