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Hello there!

My name is Hesam, and I am a designer who blends strategy and design to create products and brands, to create great user experience and beautiful user interface.

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.

 
 

Experience


VISUAL & INTERACTION DESIGNER 
23andMe | Sep 2018 - Present

  • 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


Achievements


Patent Publication Number: WO 2015181644 A3