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Hello there!

My name is Hesam. I am a designer who blends strategy and design to create seamless products, brands, and experiences.

Having worked in various roles from visual design, interaction design, and industrial design, I have developed a unique skillset.

Being based in San Francisco, California, has given me the opportunity to work with different clients from from Silicon Valley and around the world.

I enjoy turning complex problems into simple yet beautiful design. If you have a project that you’d like to work together, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Fun stuff: I try to play soccer (football) whenever I get a chance: on the field or on PlayStation. I enjoy making things with my hands, photography, traveling, hiking, and from time to time rock climbing.

 
 

Experience

SR VISUAL PRODUCT DESIGNER 
Carbon Health | February 2019 - Present

  • Creating a visual and brand guideline

  • Making a roadmap for redesigning the website and the mobile app

  • Designing signage and other visuals for upcoming clinics

  • Minor design adjustments to clean-up and improve the old logo


VISUAL & INTERACTION DESIGNER
 
23andMe | Sep 2018 - February 2019

  • Spearheaded the overhaul and refinement of brand development guidelines and design systems

  • Advanced and advocated for the consistent application of design standards across brand, product, and marketing experiences

  • Collaborated with designers, developers, and copywriters across multiple projects to craft beautiful content and customer/user experiences to be utilized across a variety of mediums


VISUAL DESIGNER
Idean | Nov 2016 - Sep 2018

  • Produced visual, interaction, brand, and motion/animation multi-platform experience design for client projects:

    • Lifestyle mobile application and digital style guide for Global 600 German automobile manufacturer specialized in high-performance sports vehicles.

    • Wellness and mental health mobile application concept design ($60M revenue potential) for Global 100 German life sciences and pharmaceuticals company. Included wireless sensors integration, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. 

    • Visual and animation for aircraft cabin architecture and passenger experience service concept for Global 100 European aerospace & defense corporation (commercial aircraft division).

    • AR/VR concept projects and backend projects for Global 500 Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company. 

    • Digital and web design for academy training and certification site for Fortune 100 American multinational networking and telecommunications company.

    • Bluetooth mobile application for $2.5B Swiss-American peripherals manufacturer.

    • Visual and animation for omni-channel and multi-touchpoint experience concept design for Google Cloud Next, Google's global conference on Google Cloud technology.

  • Established and implemented design style guides for clients’ products and services

  • Facilitated client workshops on design thinking and design-led innovation & team ideation sessions

  • Delivered presentations and briefings to to executive-level clients and stakeholders; supported decision-making and client advisory


INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

Speck Products | Jan 2012 - Nov 2014

  • Responsible for product design (with prototyping & 3D printing) for protective covers for smartphones

  • Developed internal design & engineering guidelines

  • Awarded U.S. Patent #: WO 2015181644 A3

  • Cross-functional collaboration with CMF, graphic design, and marketing teams 

Education


MASTER OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Florence Design Academy | May 2016


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
San Jose State University | Dec 2011


Skills


Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flinto, InVision, Zeplin, Adobe XD, After Effects, InDesign


Languages


English, Persian, Italian, Esperanto


Achievements


Patent Publication Number: WO 2015181644 A3