2019__2022 Ph.D. Candidate in Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University — Ohio, US
2014__2017 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Graphic Design, Ohio University — Ohio, US
2011__2013 B.A. in Illustration, Azad University — Tehran, Iran
2009__2011 Associate Degree in Animation, Applied Scientific Faculty of Media — Tehran, Iran


Ohio University Academic Excellence Scholarship: 2014–2017;  2019 – Current    
Licensed Graphic Arts teacher from University of the State of New York: 2017


User Experience and Interface Design from General Assembly, New York

Work Experience

4/2022 – Current Long Dash, Washington DC
Visual Designer — Long Dash is a creative consultancy that approaches everything with a journalistic mindset. Originally founded by The Atlantic.
Currently providing art direction and creating visual assets for COOLSCULPTING®’s brands that includes social media campaigns, motion graphics, digital product design, branding. Daily work involves close collaboration with other creative directors, copy writers, junior designers, and project managers.

2/2020 – 3/2021 Benjamin Finance, Washington DC 
Brand and UI Designer –– Created a branding system and visual identity for a startup
Financial technology company, focusing on digital banking and personalized credit Cards.

Designed the application interface of the Benjamin mobile app (digital wallet)

6/2018 – 11/2018 Landor, New York NY
Design Intern — Member of the motion graphics design team for a large branding
Company. Worked alongside senior designers and creative directors on
 International accounts such as Citroën, BP, BMW

3/2018 – 5/2018 Sullivan NYC, New York NY
Full time Junior Designer — Design team member focused on motion graphics
Components of branding projects. Designed layouts and graphic elements for
Corporate brands like Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase.

10/2017 – 2/2018 The Jewish Museum, New York NY
Full time Junior Designer — Created collateral materials, exhibition catalogues, and
Signage for the museum under the supervision of Roy Rub, the museum’s creative Director. 

8/2017 – current 2x4, New York NY
Freelance Motion Designer — Worked on a branding project for a New York-based
 News and sociocultural platform focused on Arab-Americans. Collaborated with
 Brooklyn based design studio “MorcosKey.”

9/2015 – 4/2016 43rd Athens International Film + Video festival (AIFVF), Athens Ohio

Art Director and Graphic designer — Worked side-by-side with David Coligovani, the
Director of the festival, to redesign the festival’s logo, website, brochure,
Lanyards, magazine, and t-shirts.

9/2014 – 9/2015   Ohio University College of Fine Arts, Athens Ohio

Senior Graphic designer — Designed graphic materials for College of Fine Arts
Website and social media platforms. Lead photographer for the college’s events and

Exhibitions and Live Performances

2017 Neither from Nor Towards | Master of Fine Arts Thesis solo exhibition at Ohio
University Grand Art Gallery, Ohio University, OH

2016 Metaphysical fashion statement | Performance & Installation | at The Ridges
Asylum, Ohio University, OH

2015 Bobrauschenbergamerica | Video Installation, multichannel | at Forum Theater,
RTV Building, Ohio University, OH

2015 Women on the line | Group Poster exhibition at Majestic Art Gallery, Nelsonville,

2015 TWO | Video Art | Second year graduate students’ exhibition at Trisolini Art
Gallery, Ohio University

2014 ONE | First year graduate students’ exhibition at Ohio University Art Gallery, Ohio
University, OH

2013 Live Audio-Visual Performance at Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition Mohsen Art
Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2013 Solo Illustration exhibition at Azad University Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Leading Role in an Independent Short Film, shot in 16 mm Kodak films
Film title: “Unrelated” Director: Aynaz Alipour OH, US


2018__J. Paul Getty Museum | Proposed an internal graphic design system for the curatorial and 
graphic design departments to the Art Director of the museum Mr. Merritt Price Los Angeles, CA

2018__Herman Miller | Presented my work and gave art directions to Richard Elder,
the Vice President Global Brand Design of Herman Miller Company, New York, NY

2017__ The Jewish Museum NYC | Spoke about Farsi typography and how it is different
from Arabic typography to the creative director of the museum, New York, NY

2017__2x4 Studios | Presented design work to Michael Rock, founder and partner of
the studio, New York, NY

2016__Ohio University College of Fine Arts + Design | Artist talk and work presentation
at the college’s auditorium to the undergraduate graduate students, Athens, OH

2015__Radio Interview | Invited to talk and discuss studying art abroad, Tehran, Iran

2013__The 3rd Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition | Invited to talk and discuss studying
Art abroad, Tehran, Iran


2017__ “Passing through shadow veils” Official selection of short films at
Farhang Foundation Film Festival | | Los Angeles CA

2017__ “The Adleta Perpetual Calendar” Official selection of short experimental films
At Athens International Film + Video Festival, Athens, OH

2016__ “Untitled” Official selection of short experimental films at Athens
International Film + Video Festival, Athens, OH

2013__ Official jury selection of the 3rd Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition for live
audio visual performance, Tehran, IRAN

Selected Academic Papers

2021__ Video Games, Video Gays, and Play: The Intersection of Queerness and Video Games

2020__ A business as big as a Queen’s wig (Arca, an artist emerged from Drag platform:
 An analytical approach to Drag culture)

2020__Defining Queer Iranian Diasporic Narrative Through the Film of Desiree Akhavan,
 Appropriate Behavior 

2019__ Persian Miniatures: A culturally specific visual language

Teaching Experiences

Spring 2020_Fall2022
Instructor for “INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS: ARTS IN CONTEXTS” undergraduate level IART
-1170 Ohio University School of Interdisciplinary Arts

Fall 2019
Teacher Assistant for a mega-section lecture class: Arts in Social Contexts, Ohio

Summer 2017
Instructor for the Basic Elements in Motion Graphics
Shillington School of Graphic Design New York 

Fluent in Persian, English. 
Reading and writing in Arabic