EXPERIENCE

Front-end Developer & Designer | Freelance

9/2016 - 08/2018 | Atlanta, GA

Designed and developed responsive websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Conducted competitive analysis and developed brand identity
  • Information architecture and wireframes for websites
  • Developed using React /vanilla JavaScript and CSS Flexbox/ Grid

Front-end Developer & Designer | Cool Blue Interactive

7/2017 - 11/2017 | Atlanta, GA

Designed & developed JavaScript applications and websites

  • Created wireframes in Axure and mockups in Sketch
  • Prototyped in-browser for rapid development
  • Clients included Georgia Tech, CDC Foundation, and the Alliance Theatre

EDUCATION

M.S. Human-Computer Interaction

May 2020 (expected) | Atlanta, GA

Georgia Institute of Technology


    School for Accelerated Software Engineering

    01/2018 - 05/2018 | Atlanta, GA

    DigitalCrafts


      DAAD Graduate Scholar-Applied Linguistics

      09/2015 - 06/2016 | Munich, Germany

      Ludwig Maximilian University


        B.S. Applied Lang. & Intercultural Studies

        B.S.InternationalAffairs| GPA3.88/4.0

        2013, 2014 | College Park, MD

        University of Maryland


          SELECTED PROJECTS

          SmartScheduler

          8/2018 - Present

          UX research and design semester project at Georgia Tech that involved coming up with solutions to enable stay-at-home parents to manage their time more effectively so that they have more time for themselves.


            Accessible Ordering

            9/2016 - 08/2018

            UX research, design, and development project in collaboration with Schlotzsky's to improve their ordering platform with accessibility in mind.


              AWARDS

              DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship

              2015 | Munich, Germany

              German Academic Exchange Service (German Government)


                Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

                2015 | Dushanbe, Tajikistan

                U.S. Department of State


                  Excellence in Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies

                  2014 | Atlanta, GA

                  Georgia Tech — top student in degree program


                    Summer Scholarship for Persian Language Study

                    2013, 2014 | College Park, MD

                    University of Maryland


                      SKILLS

                      Design

                        SketchAdobe CCStorybook.jsBalsamiqAxureInvision

                        Research

                          InterviewsContextual inquiryUsability testingSurveysCompetitive analysisAffinity diagrammingCard sorting

                          Development

                            HTML / CSSCSS Flexbox/GridJavaScript (ES15+)React/ReduxD3.jsNode.jsPythonPostgreSQL/ MongoDBGraphQLExpress/ Koa

                            Languages

                              Persian - FluentGerman - FluentRussian - Intermediate