Refreshing. Creative. Intelligent.
Looking to work with someone a little bit different? You've just found her!
One of the UK’s leading Crafts & Colour Experts, a TV Presenter and a Journalist with over 15 years experience: there is no one quite like Momtaz Begum-Hossain.
Here's the 10 Essentials you need to know about her:
Momtaz is the author of three published books, two available in print and one digital for Kindle. Find them on Amazon.
Momtaz records her adventures in colour, crafts and travel on her blog www.craftandtravel.com.
Previously she wrote a craft and lifestyle blog (2006-2016), originally commissioned by the Creative & Cultural Skills Council. See the archive here.
3. CRAFTS EXPERT:
Momtaz has designed craft projects for major brands and publications and has been running public craft workshops for adults and children for over a decade. In 2012 she launched London Craft Night The Make Escape and previously edited a cult craftzine called Fete. She has appeared five times at Kirstie Allsop's Handmade Fair as a Crafts Expert, demonstrating crafts live on stage, is on the BBC Expert Voices panel and was a participant in BBC crafts tv show Mastercrafts. Watch highlights here.
4. COLOUR SPECIALIST:
Vibrant hues are Momtaz's trademark and her passion for colour has turned into expertise. She's written about colour for titles including mindfulness magazine Project Calm and was recently invited to be a Colour Specialist at the prestigious Tate Modern for their January 2019 Tate Late event.
5. CONTENT CREATOR:
Momtaz regularly creates editorial content for major brands including household names like Barclays Bank, Akzo Nobel (Dulux Paints) and Estée Lauder (Beauty). She also provides social media services for SME companies. She also spent a year as a Crafts Ambassador for Sunbites snacks.
In 2018 Momtaz was invited to co-curate The Festival of Lates Friday Late, sponsored by Morgan Stanley at The Wallace Collection, where she programmed the arts and crafts side, including curating an exhibition by South Asian Artists. The sold-out event was recommended in The Guardian.
A professional journalist of over 15 years, Momtaz's publishing highlights include being Launch Editor of Ethnic Restaurant Magazine, Editorial Director of Asiana Wedding Magazine and Fashion Columnist at Trinity Mirror Southern and has been published in national press including The Guardian, The i Paper and The Independent. View online portfolio.
8. PRESENTER - TV, RADIO & LIVE EVENTS HOST:
In 2015 Momtaz's talents were recognised when she was short-listed as a Finalist at The Asian Media Awards, sponsored by ITV as TV Presenter of The Year. She is an Arts and Entertainment Reporter at Asian Culture Vulture, was a Video Blogger for The Arts Council of England during London 2012, has presenting a Fashion and Beauty series and been a Reporter for The Greenwich Show; a magazine programme broadcast on The Community Channel.
Her radio credits including hosting three arts radio shows (One Harmony, Cable Radio and URF) and appearances on BBC Asian Network, BBC Birmingham, BBC London, BBC Wales, Awaz FM and Radio 5 Live.
As a Live Events Host she has hosted fashion shows, Q&A and stage interviews with celebrities at venues and events including The London Indian Film Festival, at the BFI Southbank, The Southbank Centre Charity Shop Fashion Show inside The Royal Festival Hall, book and album launches at prestigious venues such as Wilton's Music Hall, The Troxy, The Rich Mix and National Motorcycle Museum.
Launched in 2018, you'll find Momtaz's original and inspiring podcast on iTunes. In The Desi Woman Podcast Momtaz chats to game-changing South Asian women about their inspiring careers.
10. SOFT DRINKS AMBASSADOR
As a teetotaler, Momtaz has a keen interest in good quality soft drinks and runs an Instagram account that focusses on non-alcoholic drinks and mocktail recipes called The Mocktail Garden.
Whichever of the above takes your interest you should also know that Momtaz oozes an infectious optimism and working with her is guaranteed to put you in a good mood so get in touch now!
Available now for writing, presenting, hosting, craft consultancy, special projects, colour work and collaborations.