- MFA Design & Technology, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY - 2013
- BFA Print Media, Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran - 2009
IDEO Software Design Lead, January 2019 - Current, New York, NY
Working with multidisciplinary team of designers on various internal and client-facing projects, advising and leading technology for prototyping, building and testing concepts.
Pioneer Works Technology Resident, July 2018 - October 2018, New York, NY
Developing a speculative near-future VR interactive narrative about surveillance & privacy using Unity and Oculus Rift / Go.
Architizer Technical Lead - Software Engineering, July 2017 - July 2018, New York, NY
Developed an online marketplace for the construction industry. Oversaw and coordinated gradual migration from a legacy codebase to a modern server-side rendered React stack.
Yieldmo Frontend Engineer, 2015 - 2017, New York NY
Built data driven web applications for internal and external clients with focus on good usability. Worked in close collaboration with product designers, back-end engineers and product managers.
New Centre for Research & Practice Lecturer, 2015, New York, NY
VeeSee.co Co-Founder & Fullstack Developer, 2014 - 2015, New York, NY
Designed and developed of a Node.js app to streamline deal tracking and valuation for venture capitalists.
The Daily Beast Frontend Engineer, 2013 - 2015, New York, NY
Personal Studio Practice Artist & technologist, 2010 - Current
Ideating and building interactive installations and New Media art pieces. Designing and running workshops on creative computation. Exhibiting in solo and group settings in Iran, U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany and Indonesia.
ScriptEd Volunteer Teacher, 2014 - 2015
Parsons The New School for Design Part-time Faculty, 2014, New York, NY
Parsons The New School for Design Research Assistant, 2012 - 2013, New York, NY
Prototyped interactive infographics for a Stem Cell educational curriculum.
Parsons The New School for Design Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2012, New York, NY
Co-designed and taught a web design and development class of 12 incoming graduate students.
Proficient in HTML and various templating engines, CSS & preprocessors, UI frameworks
Design UX/UI Design, Wireframing, User Testing, Adobe Design Suite
Other Proficient in Git. Experience with SQL & NoSQL Databases. Some experience with React Native, Flow, PHP, Python (Django), Unity, C#, Rust, OpenFrameworks (C++), Processing (Java), Physical Computing (Arduino, Tessel, Raspberry PI), Interactive prototyping with Kinect, LEAP Motion, Shell scripting, CI/CD, NGINX
- Co-founder of Disco Tehran, a monthly live music series that features a local and international line-up of bands and DJ's from the NYC area.
- Singer, songwriter and guitarist for Tan Haw band, a Brooklyn-based Iranian folk rock project.
English (Fluent), Farsi (Native), French (Intermediate), Arabic (Basic)