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Summary

I am a highly dedicated, dynamic and established Designer and Communications professional, with valuable work experienced gained to date within leading design agencies and businesses in the Auckland and Sydney area. I am capable of demonstrating a positive and productive attitude combined with a logical and extremely creative approach to all working tasks. Furthermore, I am quick to familiarise myself with the latest technologies and industry developments and to grasp new ideas and concepts while consistently developing innovative solutions to suit client needs. I possess exceptional interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities and can demonstrate a high level of motivation required to meet tight deadlines and budgets. I enjoy working independently in addition to working as part of a successful and productive team and thrive in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.

Work experience

Jan 2016Present

Creative Director

BlackCitrus
  • User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI)
  • Creative direction
  • Senior Designer and Advisory services
  • Client Management/Relationship services
  • New business development and pitching
  • Scoping and preparation of materials – LOE / SOW
  • Business development
  • Stakeholder management
  • Client relations
  • Project management
Apr 2015Dec 2015

Digital Designer

PwC New Zealand| Williams Lea Australia
  • Create, design, and manage a wide variety of digital output including video, onscreen animated presentations and web.
  • Networking with the global design team to bring innovation and insights to the client.
  • Direct interface with client in taking briefs and presenting design solutions.
Jul 2012Apr 2015

Senior Graphic Designer

Sovereign Insurance
  • Responsible for creating new ideas and concepts for brand development and create a consistent marketing and brand identity, providing guidance around best-practice and implementation of brand guidelines.
  • Interpreting and translating client requirements and ideas into concepts and effective communication mediums, planning and organising work including all production methods to ensure completion in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Providing professional recommendations and effectively presenting ideas both verbally and visually for design, art direction and production, consistently monitoring all products for quality control.
  • Utilising computer design techniques and traditional techniques for a variety of graphic design activities, including desktop publishing and layout, production, illustration, photography and typography.
  • Regularly updating with clients and ensuring specific requirements are met and agreed deliverables successfully achieved.
2009Jul 2012

Graphic Designer

Freelance 
  • Responsible for many graphic design, web design, illustration and photography projects for leading business within New Zealand to include Sovereign Insurance, Ocean’s Apparrel and IAG Insurance.
  • Conceiving ideas, concepts and campaigns, designing work in collaboration with businesses to create multifaceted communication materials in print, online and other mediums for a variety of instructional and promotional purposes.
  • Interpreting and translating client requirements and ideas into concepts and effective communication mediums, planning and organising work including all production methods to ensure completion in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Providing professional recommendations and effectively presenting ideas both verbally and visually for design, art direction and production, consistently monitoring all products for quality control.
  • Utilising computer design techniques and traditional techniques for a variety of graphic design activities, including desktop publishing and layout, production, illustration, photography and typography.
  • Regularly updating with clients and ensuring specific requirements are met and agreed deliverables successfully achieved.
2008Mar 2012

Retail Assistant and Lab Operator (part-time/weekends only)

Kodak Express
  • Performing sales duties and photographic lab equipment operation, providing customers with a range of technical services and support.
  • Ensuring photographic negatives are developed and processed correctly, developing digital films into hard copy materials and enlarging, refocusing, and retouching photographs to make specific images clearer or more stylized.
  • Maintaining computers, equipment and software in order to best serve customer requirements efficiently.
  • Prioritising orders, assisting customers with product choice and responding to all enquiries quickly, always maintaining customer confidentiality.
20082008

Production Designer (internship)

Ditto
  • Assisting with the creation of a TV Commercial, which aired across Cinemas for two weeks during The Olympic Games.
  • Responsible for all video editing and television advertisement production tasks to include project management, graphic design and chief illustrations.
20072007

Production Designer (internship)

ETC TV
  • Responsible for all video editing and cinematography for a project screened on Triangle TV.

Education

20092011

BA Visual Arts

University of Auckland

(on break as working full time)

20072009

Graphic Communications

Auckland University of Technology

Graphic Design

20022002

Acting License 153/1292

Arian Cinematic School

Certifications

20132013

Certified Infiniti 8.4 Specialist

Intelledox
20022002

Acting License 153/1292

Arian Cinematic School

Skills

Creative Direction

Art Direction

Art Direction
User Interface (UI) & User Experience (UX)
Project Management
Corporate Identity
Brand Development

Languages

English (fluent), Farsi (fluent)