Hi, My name is

Faz Besharatian


I am          

a Designer a UXer an Instructor a Creative a Brand Builder a Thinker a Tinkerer

Fjord is keeping me busy at the moment. Still teaching when I can.
Here are my writing samples among the local student publication.
You can view the older portfolio here. (circa 2011)

Memory lane...

User Experience Design – 1 Week Class (Instructor)

Course Description

Web Content Maven Mini-Conference (Speaker)
"Effective Visuals & Prototypes"

http://www.meetup.com/webcontentmavens/events/232301329/
Presentation Slides

User Experience Design Immersive 8 (Instructor)

Course Description | All Classes Thought at GA

Web Content Mavens + GA Present: Website User Expereince (Speaker)

Event Details

User Experience Design Immersive 7 (Instructor)

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World IA Day DC 2016 (Speaker)

Information Everywhere, Architects Everywhere – February 20, 2016
Full Video: Practical Pitfalls Unraveled: Insights for the Growth-Seeking IA (Workshop)

User Experience Design Immersive 6 (Instructor)

Sample Lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0VS2JpQlxc
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Basic UX: Rapid Paper Prototyping Your Mobile App (Instructor)

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Sketch App Bootcamp (Instructor)

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Instrutor Stories: Faz Besharatian Inspires Students to Work as a Team in UXDI

GA BLOG

User Experience Design Immersive 5 (Instructor)

Course Description | All Classes Thought at GA

Basic UX: Rapid Paper Prototyping Your Mobile App (Instructor)

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Sketch App Bootcamp (Instructor)

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Sketch App Bootcamp (Instructor)

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User Experience Design Immersive 4 (Instructor)

Course Description | All Classes Thought at GA

Basic UX: Rapid Paper Prototyping Your Mobile App (Instructor)

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General Assembly Farragut Fridays (Speaker)

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Sketch App Bootcamp (Instructor)

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Basic UX: Rapid Paper Prototyping Your Mobile App (Instructor)

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User Experience Design Immersive 3 (Instructor)

Course Description | All Classes Thought at GA

Teach @ General Assembly (Panelist)

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Intro to the DC Design Community (Panelist)

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Basic UX: Rapid Paper Prototyping Your Mobile App (Instructor)

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User Experience Design Immersive 2 (Instructor)

Course Description | All Classes Thought at GA

User Experience Design Immersive 1 (Instructor)

Course Description | All Classes Thought at GA

Getting Hired as a User Experience Designer (Panelist)

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General Assembly

[User Experience Instructor, 2014-Present]

GustoWorks

[Principle/Owner, 2011-Present]

ThinkVoice

[Co-founder, 2012-2016]

How Interactive Conference (Speaker)

Designing Without a Plan (Speaker)

Welocalize

[Sr Product Manager, 2011]

AIGA In-House (Speaker)

screen shot!

Yale School of Management [2010]

Certificate, Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders
More about the programfrom AIGA

AARP

[Design Director – 2007-2011]

AOL

[Principal Designer – 2005-2007]

Corcoran College of Art + Design

[Adjunct Faculty – 2004-2008]

US Airways

[Design Manager – 2004-2005]

Terrapin Systems

[Art Director/Web Designer – 2003-2004]

Independent Designer

[Art Director/Designer – 2001-2002]

USWeb/CKS (became marchFIRST)

[Art Director - 1999-2001]

Snyder Communication

[Graphic Designer - 1995-1996]

Maryland Media

[Graphic Artist - 1993-1995, part-time]

University of Maryland, College Park [1995]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic/Advertising Design