Applications: Sketch, InVision, Omnigraffle, Abstract
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, After Effects
Master of Fine Arts in Web Design and New Media, 2013
Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Master of Arts in Art Research, 2001
Honar University, Tehran, Iran
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design , 1998
Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
UI/UX designer – Irvine, CA, 2015-2019
Created UI/UX for Cirrus Insight, a productivity and CRM app and integration of Salesforce with different inboxes. Responsible for the ongoing design evolution of Cirrus Insight, expansions and new features, on desktop, android and iOS devices.
Developed user experience for the application including competitor research, site maps, information architecture, flow charts, wireframes, and interactions.
Created clickable prototypes and conducted usability test with in-house sales representatives.
Conceived scalable layouts with beautiful visuals for the multi-platform app.
Collaborated closely with product management and development teams in an iterative agile system.
UI/UX designer – Irvine, CA, 2013-2015
Designed responsive websites, landing pages, web pages and email blasts for clients and internal use.
Communicated regularly with clients to understand their needs, style, and gather feedback on designs.
Produced site maps, flow charts, wireframes to better communicate the websites with clients and developers.
Created engaging interfaces, imagery and icons for websites and marketing use.
Collaborated with the development team to implement the designs using Bootstrap,
Wordpress and HTML.
Created social networking ads and ensured their effectiveness via analytics.
Worked on the UX and UI design of Envertex Realty mobile application, offering solutions to bridge the gap between mortgage brokers and realtors.
Designer and director – Laguna Niguel, Oakland, CA, 2011 to 2015
Worked with clients and business owners on a variety of products, creating concepts and designs based on client’s needs and vision. Some key clients include:
- Envertex Marketing (2013 to present): Worked on the visual design and user experience of the existing and the new products’ Web site. Created marketing landing pages and email blasts.
- Hootan & Associates (2013): Designed a responsive portfolio Web site for the small architectural firm. Implemented the design in WordPress with a back end developer. Communicated directly with the client to strategize the design process and the information architecture.
- Oakley (2011 to 2013): Edited and enhanced images of the seasonal fashion photo shoot for the Web site.
- Beyond Words (2011): Created designs and typography based on words of wisdom and prepared them for variable print methods on T-shirts, totes and binders.
Digital Spectrum Solutions
UI and Graphic Designer, Marketing Assistant – Irvine, CA, 2009 to 2011
Created user interface design for company products such as digital picture frames and digital signages.
Collaborated with the production team on user experience and information architecture design of the products.
Designed Web site and landing pages, maintained existing Web site.
Branded new products while keeping the consistency within the existing main brand.
Created and revised packaging, ads and collateral.
(Award-winning architecture and design firm)
Graphic Designer– Newport Beach, CA, 2006 to 2008
Creatively designed a wide range of presentation books, large format boards and animations, to professionally present the architectural and interior designs to the clients.
Created marketing and advertising collateral.
(Award-winning company; one of 500 fastest growing in 2006)
Graphic Designer – Irvine, CA, 2005 to 2006
Designed music CD covers, T-shirts, posters and advertising materials.
Oversaw and ensured quality control of all incoming artworks for print.
Communicated with clients to address and resolve artwork issues before printing.
Honar Naghshineh Advertising Co.
Senior Graphic Designer – Tehran, Iran, 2002 to 2005
Responsible for meeting with clients, coordinating with the design team and ensuring quality of the deliverables.
Oversaw print and production of the deliverables.
Branded and designed numerous products including logos, stationeries, theme designs, packaging, catalogs and brochures for a variety of businesses.