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👋 Hey there!

I'm originally from Tehran, Iran, and after living in San Francisco for the past 10 years, I now call Brooklyn home.

I see myself as someone who can adapt and creatively solve problems. I thrive on collaboration and systemic thinking.


I earned my Master's Degree in Information Experience Design from Pratt Institute in New York.

During my time as a graduate student, I had the opportunity to explore various creative disciplines, collaborate with designers from diverse backgrounds, and enhance my design thinking skills.

I earned my Bachelor's in Psychology from UC Berkeley, where I gained a deep understanding of human minds and perceptions. My fascination with understanding how people think has translated into a strong enthusiasm for qualitative research methods.

Fun fact: When I was a kid, I used to believe that people could read my mind through skin contact!

After completing my undergraduate studies, I became intrigued by design and its impact on human behavior. It didn't take me long to realize that UX design was the perfect fit for exploring these interests further which is what brought me to Pratt Institute.


Since then, during my career as a designer, I've had diverse experiences. I became the first designer at a pre-seed digital women's health startup, worked as a consultant at Pratt, and worked at Headspace Health and New York Public Housing (NYCHA) .

My World Outside of Design


For the past two years, on Sundays, I've been enjoying teaching Iranian culture and language to second-generation Iranian kids.


In the past 2 years, on Sundays, I have teach Iranian culture and language to second-generation Persian kids. 

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Lastly, I manage a foundation that I established in memory of my late sister Hoda Zarbaf, an internationally recognized multimedia artist, to honor and carry her legacy forward.

Latest and Greatest


Franny & Zoe - J. D. Salinger

The Woman Destroyed - Simone de Beauvoir

Articulating Design Decisions - Tom Greever


hiking through the mountains of Patagonia, learning to slow down. And eating too many steaks in Buenos Aires I decided to go vegetarian! 


NYT sudoku game with coffee every morning

Live Music 

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