• Interactive prototype

  • Visual UI design 

  • Storyboards & Wireframing

  • Low/High fidelity mockups

  • Task flow & Journey maps

  • Problem solving

  • Critical thinking

  • Information Architecture

  • Trend research

  • Defining user profile

  • Auditing

  • Designing user testing

  • Running user Interview

  • Usability testing

  • Contextual Inquiry

  • Designing survey

  • Interpreting research 

  • Affinity Mapping

  • A/B Testing

  • Ethnography

  • Google Analytics

  • Data Visualization

  • Sketch App

  • Invision

  • Adobe XD

  • Figma 

  • Marvel App

  • Basic HTML, CSS

  • InDesign

  • Python

  • Illustrator

  • Photoshop

  • Solidworks

  • Keyshot


MID/ Master of industrial design

Iowa State University

Ames, IA, USA, December 2019

BA Industrial Design

Art University of Isfahan

Isfahan, Iran, May 2015

The University of Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany,

August 2014- October 2014


second place at 2019 USABILATHON @ Workiva

April 2019- Ames/Iowa

Redesigned Couchsurfing Mobile App to eliminate existing design flaws, optimizing User Experience.


Graduate Teaching Assistant

Iowa State University

Ames, IA, August 2017- Present 

  • The class revolved around quantitative methods of design research. My role is to assist the class in data collection, analysis, synthesis and visualization of the data for projects running during the class.


UX/UI Designer Intern

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT)

Greenbelt, MD, June 2018- August 2018

  • Worked closely with the Publications Team which develops all graphics for the company.

  • Created interactive prototypes and conducted user testing.

  • Worked collaboratively with PM’s, engineers, designers, and stakeholders to utilize a human-centric design approach.

Product Designer

Vermeer Co.

Ames, IA, Jan 2018- May 2018


  • Developed the Visual Brand Language for Vermeer’s industrial product line.

  • Researched analogous and competitor products.

  • Conducted on-site interviews with machinery operators.

  • Applied Visual Brand Language to Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) products.

  • Researched operator interface products.

  • Prototyped interior cab controls.

  • Collaborated with Vermeer’s internal departments.

  • Conducted user testing and built full scale model of HDD.

UX Designer

Iran Gas Valve

Tehran, Iran, Jul 2015- Jun 2017

  • Worked closely with various engineering teams to redesign and develop the product line. 

  • Collaborated with design teams to brainstorm new ideas.     

  • Ideated, modeled, refined, and prepared new product concepts for manufacturing.

  • Analyzed and presented insights and recommendations to key stakeholders.


UX designer | Shadi Application

Ames, IA, Apr 2019 – May 2019

  • Designed Shadi Mobile App for music with a social aspect that allows its users to discover every detail relate to music.

  • Conduct user interviews and surveys to empathize the user needs clearly.

  • Created user flows, personas and wireframes for visually communicating decisions.

UX/UI designer | Hommy Application

Ames, IA, Sep 2018 – Nov 2018

  • Designed Hommy Mobile App to shorten landlords’ response time to their tenants’ maintenance requests.

  • Researched common pain points in submitting maintenance requests, identified how to solve these pain points, provided a minimum viable product for testing.


Mobile Application Designer | Whoosh Application

Ames, IA, Feb 2018 – May 2018

  • Redesigned Whoosh Mobile App to eliminate existing design flaws, optimizing

  • User Experience

  • Tested prototype mobile App with 100 Iowa State University students, resulting in a 65% increase in the probability of use.


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