How do I have so much experience?

In proactively pursuing academic and professional goals, I continually strive to engage in unique entrepreneurial activities. I’m constantly looking for ways to be apart of great, innovative projects to keep moving forward in my professional aspirations.

Sep 2012 - May 2014, N.Y
Parsons The New School for Design
MFA Design and Technology
Sep 2007 - June 2010, Iran
University College of Nabi Akram
BFA Graphic Design
Sep 2004 - June 2010, Iran
University of Applied Science and Technology
ASS Communication Design
Oct 2014 - Present, N.Y
Cambridge University Press
Senior Designer
Lead a small marketing team in brainstorming, concept development, and design of integrated global marketing campaigns. Responsible for creating strategic, multi-faceted campaigns in coordination with Global Product Managers and local marketing teams as part of the ELT marketing communications team.
May 2014 - Present, N.Y
Founder and CEO
Founded an exclusive online platform for design students that bridges the gap between graduation and employment. Started as an MFA thesis project with over $10,000 of seed funding and evolved to one of the most influential educational startups in New York City.
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014, N.Y
Parsons The New School
Visual Designer and Web Developer
Designed promotional materials including videos, catalogs and email campaigns for the marketing department. I also designed and developed seven websites under the New School umbrella for several department.
Jan 2014 – May 2014, N.Y
UI/UX Designer
Wire-framed and re-designed Viacom’s internal platform to promote available opportunities to Viacom employees in a more intuitive way. I also was a part of a brainstorming team for ideation and strategy of web banners and commercials for The Daily Show.
Jun 2013 - Sep 2014, N.Y
UI/UX and Visual Designer Consultant
Consulted ten educational startups during the Kaplan University/Techstars accelerator program to develop startup products. I conceptualized, wire-framed, user-tested, and designed most of the products from scratch, and prepared them for final pitch and demonstration. As a result four startups received seed funding from investors for further developmen.
Apr 2011 - Sep 2013, N.Y
Cydonia Jewelry
Creative Director and Web Designer
Directed and designed advertising campaigns for new products. My designs were praised by industry professionals and published in multiple industry-related magazines including JCK magazine.
Jan 2009 - Apr 2010, Tehran
Motiph Advertising Agency
Founder and CEO
Founded a small design firm to provide marketing and advertising services to construction companies, and developed long-term relationships with industry influencers to receive many design projects. I later sold this company and pursued my Master’s Degree.
Jan 2006 - Feb 2008, Tehran
Medad and Pakkon Publications
Co-Founder and Art Director
Co-launched a publication startup to publish a series of visual activity books to improve learning for young children in school. I printed over 300,000 units and employed 16 staff. In doing so, I had the opportunity to develop my own company, the materials that were sold and distributed, and the brand materials.
May 2005 - July 2006, Dubai
Amusement White Water
Visual Designer
Designed display pieces for the walls and ceilings of the Ibn Batutta mall in Dubai. I also created banners, brochures, and other promotional materials to attract business.
May 2005 - July 2006, Tehran
Sorosh Advertising Agency
Graphic Designer
Designed reports and promotional campaigns for banks and financial institutions. Utilized CorelDRAW for laying out interior pages and photoshop for designing covers.
Dec 2013 - May, 2014
Parsons The New School
Part Time Faculty, Web Design Instructor - HTML, CSS
Feb 2013 - May, 2013
Parsons The New School
Wordpress Bootcamp Instructor
Dec 2013 - May, 2014
Parsons The New School
Entrepreneurship Workshop Instructor
Apr 2010 - Aug, 2011
University of Nabi Akram
Adobe Photoshop and Indesign Instructor
Jan 2010 - Apr, 2010
University of Nabi Akram
Graphic Design and Branding Mentor
Sep 2014 - New York,
NYC Media Lab Winner
Nominated as one of the best educational startups to present a demo of my startup Designedin to 1200 NYC Media Lab attendees.
(Jul 2014 _ New York)
Kickstarter Achievement
Raised $10,000 from the Kickstarter community to develop Designedin, to solve the problem of unemployment and student debt in design industry, particularly in the U.S.
Mar 2014 - New York,
The New Challenge Competition
Won $5,000 to conduct research for developing Designedin to decrease the number of unemployment in design industry particularly in the U.S.
(Jul 2014 _ New York)
The Advertising Club
Featured as a promising young entrepreneur under 30 years old.
Aug 2013 - New York,
Samsung/99U Scholar
Received funding to build a mobile app called Nonoisy, an app that visualizes and reports the level of noise in coffee shops in real time.
(Jul 2013 _ New York)
Siggraph Candidate
Selected to present my research paper on the impact of crowdsourcing in the design industry to Siggraph attendees.
(Since Apr 2011 _ New York)
AIGA Member
Participated and talked in professional designer gatherings.
(Mar 2013 _ New York)
The New Challenge Semi-finalist
Won $3,000 to build a game application to teach american children about financial literacy.
(Mar 2012 _ New York)
Graphic Design Magazine
Nominated to the advisory board for the website.
(Aug 2012 _ New York)
Dean Scholarship
Awarded the Dean’s Scholarship from Parsons the New School for my Master’s Degree.
(Jul 2011 _ Iran Tehran)
Top 10 Designer
Featured as a top 10 designer in a Graphic Design National Magazine.
(Nov 2011 _ Iran Tehran)
National Competition
Obtained the first place in provincial stage of the 7th National Graphic Design Competition and the fourth place in national stage.
Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Axure, Balsamiq, Wire-framing and User testing.
HMTL5, CSS, Javascript, Jqery, WordPress, Joomla, Concrete5, Jooml.
Business plan writing, Marketing strategy, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Print Production, Product Shooting, Mac, PC.
Fluent in Farsi and English.