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ORGANIZATION:
Tehran university of Art, Azad university of Tehran

EDUCATION:
2018 - 2022, PhD in Art studies, University of Tehran
Kish island, Iran

2008 - 2009, MA International Design & Communication Management, University of Warwick
Coventry, United Kingdom

2007 - 2010, MA Industrial Design, Azad University, Central Tehran Branch
Tehran, Iran

2003 - 2007, BA Industrial Design, Azad University, Central Tehran Branch
Tehran, Iran

EXPERIENCE:
Teaching

Feb 2021– Present, Teaching fellow (Online)
University of Art, Tehran, Iran
‘Fundamentals of visual arts 1’ Module

Sep 2020- Present,Teaching fellow (Online)
Azad University, Central Tehran Branch
‘Fundamentals of Industrial Design 1 & 2

Feb 2013 - Sep 2018, Teaching fellow
Azad University, Central Tehran Branch
‘Fundamentals of visual arts 1 & 2’, ‘Fundamentals of Industrial Design 1 & 2’, ‘Project 1: Industrial design process’ Modules

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016, Teaching fellow
University of Art, Tehran, Iran
‘Fundamentals of visual arts 2’ Module

Jan 2013 - Dec 2015, Teaching fellow
Amirkabir college of management & technology (ACMT)
‘Fundamentals of visual arts 1’, ‘Fundamentals of visual arts 2’, ‘Form & Space’ & ‘Training’ Modules

Oct 2011 to Jan 2013, TA
Azad University, Central Tehran Branch
‘Principles of visual arts’, ‘Basic Design Studio 2’, ‘Economics & Management of Industrial Production’, ‘Project 1:Design Process’ Modules.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Aug 2019– Mar 2020, Design consultant
Haft o Hasht innovation studio
Developing the acceleration process, participating in Haft o Hasht brand creation

Jun 2014 - Present, Founder and designer
Mim Té Design
Designing and producing contemporary clutch bags for ladies

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013, Project Manager
Mana Payam public relations
Responsible for developing the brand through the whole branding process until the launch phase such as basic research, Naming, InfrastructureDevelopmentandBrand Strategy

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012, Account Handler
Idea Branding
Responsible for completion of various phases in branding process

2009 - 2011, Product Designe
Brass Workshop, Tehran, Iran
Design, structure and price analysis of different products

2009, Market Researcher
Smallfry, Coventry, United Kingdom
Undertaking a research project on several global companies and their New Product Development activities

2007-Present, Freelance Designer
Designing Iran’s national squash team uniform, Designing an exhibition space for a tile manufacturing company, Designing and making bed sets

2006-2008, Product Designer
Brass Workshop, Tehran, Iran
Training in cutting metallic pieces, forming pieces, also working with soldering, finishing and polishing the piece of work

2004-2005, Design Assistant (Internship)
Polyform Iran
Taking off the measurements of the spaces and execute the information into the computer software, AutoCAD
Furnishing the office spaces

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
Participating in a group exhibition, Tehran Beautification Organization, Tehran, Nov 2016
Participating in ’Zigmator’ group exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, May 2016
Participating in ’Versus’ group exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Jan 2016
Participating in a group exhibition, Mahe-Mehr Gallery, Tehran, Oct 2014
Participating in a group exhibition, Mahe-Mehr Gallery, Tehran, Nov 2012
Participating in the 9th National Festival Exhibition of inventions and innovative ideas and registering an idea as “A device for transporting drinking water”

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
“Design as a Communication Process” Dastavard Magazine, Feb 2019
“Mobile water services and its obstacles” Mehr-e-Ab magazine , Oct 2011

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Persian (Native or Bilingual)
English (Full Professional)
French (Limited Working)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
MS Office l Photoshop l AutoCAD l 3D Max l Rhinoceros

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
Lean startup principles for social impact, Acumen, Apr 2020
Business models for social impact, Acumen, Dec 2019
Social innovation challenge on plastics, Acumen, Mar 2019
Author workshop for early researchers - An introduction to scientific publishing, Elsevier, Dec 2018
Design kit: Prototyping, Acumen in partnership with IDEO, Jun 2017
Foundations of Learning Experience Design, NovoEd, May 2017
Design kit: The course for Human-Centered Design, Acumen in partnership with IDEO, Apr 2017
Mobile Human Computer Interaction, University of Tehran with collaboration of LG Electronics Inc., Tehran Office, Jan 2011
Certificate in Facial Make-up, Cavendish College, June 2005

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
Associate member of ACIDO (Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario) since Oct 2020

REGISTRATION DATE:
2020-03-17 15:23:52

COUNTRY:
Iran

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Academic

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