Hi, My name is

Faz Besharatian


I am          

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

Teaching classes is keeping me busy at the moment.
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

Course Description

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)

Workshop Description

Sketch App Bootcamp (Instructor)

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User Experience Design Immersive 5 (Instructor)

Course Description | All Classes Thought at GA

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

Workshop Description

Sketch App Bootcamp (Instructor)

Workshop Description

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)

Event Description

Sketch App Bootcamp (Instructor)

Workshop Description

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

Workshop Description

User Experience Design Immersive 3 (Instructor)

Course Description | All Classes Thought at GA

Teach A General Assembly (Panelist)

Workshop Description

Intro to the DC Design Community (Panelist)

Workshop Description

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)

Workshop Description

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