I’m a design-driven, award winning, technology-lover with an eye for innovation and a passion for creative direction and design. With degrees in Motion Media Design, Graphic Design and Communication, my career has been driven by creating profound connections between clients and the people who matter most to them… Read More
I’m a design-driven, award winning, technology-lover with an eye for innovation and a passion for creative direction and design. With degrees in Motion Media Design, Graphic Design and Communication, my career has been driven by creating profound connections between clients and the people who matter most to them—connections that happen when an over-arching story, supported by a flexible, adaptive system, is integrated into every experience.
Whether it's branding and system design, creating websites, apps, Ad campaigns books or products for the likes of Visa, Coca Cola, FIFA, FILA, Olympic game, or leading the team that developed and designed the first Mobile ATM machines in Tehran. I am happiest when I am at the forefront of innovation, creativity and design, spearheading culturally relevant projects that require multidisciplinary teams. Read Less
Expertise Art and Creative Direction | Design Thinking | Graphic Design | Branding and System Design UI & UX Design | Motion Graphics | Iconography | Data Visualization Education Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), … Read More
Expertise Art and Creative Direction | Design Thinking | Graphic Design | Branding and System Design UI & UX Design | Motion Graphics | Iconography | Data Visualization Education Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), MFA, Motion Media Design, 2010 - 2015 University of Tehran, BFA, Graphic Design, 2001 - 2006 17 Shahrivar Technical college, Associated degree, Communication Design, 1999 - 2001 Velayat Art & Design High school Diploma, Graphic Design, 1996 - 1999 Experience Iconologic – Art Director and Senior Designer / Apr. 2012 - Present - Developed creative concepts and brand for leading companies and institution such as Coca-Cola Co., Visa Inc., International Olympic Committee, FIFA, FILA, Avalon Development, City of Sandy Springs - Led the design and development of projects with budget ranging from $300’000 to $900’000 - Managed the complete design development stages, from concept development to branding and system design, design detailing, and design guideline development - Collaborated in different projects with web developers, production managers, strategists, and creative writers - Assumed the role of in-house motion designer - Created the link between our clients need and their customers through development of over-arching stories that are supported by flexible and adaptive systems - Projects: R U SQ5 Polaris Save Olympic Wrestling Avalon … Motion Graphics Designer at Primal Screen – Motion Graphic Design Intern / Jan. 2012 – Apr. 2012 - Designed and animated a large scale motion graphics for Chick-fil-A Museum, Atlanta - Created storyboard for several projects Narin Tech., Iran – Lead Designer / May 2006 - August 2009 - Supervised a multi-disciplinary team of industrial, UI and UX designers - Directed hands-on creative process for banking systems, ATM services and products - Focused on design concepts that are streamlined, functional, and dynamic - Led the design development for Narin Tech. and facilitated their growth to become the main service provider for %80 of the private and national banks in Iran Khesht Architecture, Iran – Art Director / Designer / March 2004 - March 2006 - Directed the branding and graphic design of the historic revitalization of a center in Tehran’s downtown - Collaborated with the industrial design team in various activities such as way-finding signage design, environmental design, urban furniture design Kanoon, Iran – Designer / 1996 – 2003 (Institute for the Intellectual Development of Young Adults) - Collaborated in stage design, and stage fabrication - Designed and led the construction of a 10,000 ft2 city set for story telling Honors and Awards - Gold SCADY Award / Savannah College of Art & Design / 2013 - 1st place in the Artist’s Book Design Competition / ACA Book Collection / 2012 - SCADY Award, Typography / Savannah College of Art & Design / 2012 - Gold prize winner, Poster contest / Georgia Marathon Organization / 2011 - Special jury prize in book design competition / “No Translation Required” / ACA Book Collection / 2010 - Awarded The Frances Larkin McCommon Fellowship / MFA in motion Media program at SCAD / 2009 - Honored as the top student in commencement ceremony / Tehran University / 2006 - Second rank, Stage Design Competition / Tehran Theater Festival / 2001 - First place, Poster design / Academies Design Festival / Mashhad Iran / 1999 - Gold award, Drawing / The Ministry of Education of Iran / Student annual drawing Competition (1994, 1995, 1996) - Second rank, painting / Iran national broadcasting network / 199 Community and Volunteer Services
- Committee member at AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Atlanta - Board Member at GISO (Georgia Iranian Students Organization) / consulting student community for career services, networking events, mentorship, and social activities - Committee Member at Kanoon (Persian Cultural Center of Atlanta) / engaged in fund raising, mentorship, and event planning - Skill based volunteer at City of Refuge, Atlanta / assisted in serving homeless women and children to receive education and skills necessary for life stability and employment
Skills Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effect, Premier), 3D modeling and Motion Graphics (Cinema4D) Techniques: Traditional and digital illustration, Storyboarding, Print making (silk-screen, etching, letterpress, woodcut), photography Languages: English (Professional Proficiency), Persian (Native Proficiency), Arabic (Basic reading and writing proficiency)