732.533.9770     rahamghassemi@gmail.com     ghasr266@newschool.edu

Work Experience

UX Design Intern at Amazon Corporate Seattle, WA     Jun - Sept 2016

Designing experiences under the Engagement Design Group/Mobile Shopping team.

Web Developer and TA at Parsons School of Design New York, NY     Sept 2016 - Present

Layout design and implementation for all of Parsons’ Wordpress blogs, and teaching assistant for the undergraduate Creativity and Computation class.

Co-Founder at pixelle.co New York, NY     Jun 2015 - Present

An e-commerce platform for the art of international emerging artists, working to get their art recognized in the challenging American art market.

Collaborations

Cornell Tech Product/Startup Studio Track     Sept 2016 - Present

Joining teams of engineering and business students to work through real-world problems and envision, prototype, develop, and present product and business ideas.

Committee Member/Teacher, Dorkshop at Parsons     Sept 2015 - May 2016

Teaching an Intro to iOS Part 1 & 2 workshop for people looking to start learning Xcode and the Swift programming language, with Andrew Genauldi.

Election Lab with fusion.net      Jan - May 2016

ShadowElections.com aims to capture the voices and opinions of individuals who are largely impacted by the upcoming US presidential elections, but ineligible to vote. Team Members: Yizzy WuLinnea Lapp, and Kim Bode.

Judge’s Choice Winner: Hot Button Topic, A&E     Nov 2015

A&E History Channel Design Jam winner for the project: Only Human. Team Members: Shikha Singh and Aditi Surana.

Panorama Project with Tongji University in Shanghai     Jan - May 2016

Motion graphics split-screen video about the similarities and differences of life as a design student in NY vs Shanghai. Team Members: Jiyeon KangJasmine Oh, Leo Chen, Jaya Sun, Minyang Cao.

Education

Parsons School of Design MFA Design & Technology, 2017

The College of New Jersey BS Physics, Minor Art History, 2014

Skills

Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML5 + CSS3, Javascript/jQuery, PHP, Prototyping (experience with Invision, Flinto, Principle, Marvel), Swift, Xcode

Language

English Fluent | Farsi/Persian Fluent | German Intermediate