Jonathan Shariat
Designer

About Me

I’ve been working in the design field for over 8 years and currently as Sr. Interaction Designer at Intuit. I also co-host the Design Review Podcast and write about design, most notably a #1 most recommended article on Medium: “How bad UX Killed Jenny” which inspired me to write a book: “Tragic Design” to shed light on bad design that harms and how we can fix it.

My mantra is “Dream. Think. Do.” and my passion is to create experiences that are aesthetically pleasing, natural to use, and worthwhile. I believe in the refining power of simplicity and elegance through the fusion of logic and creative inspiration. I embrace the humility of the function that each design serves and pursue the best possible outcome, regardless of ego or pride. Finally, I believe that design should do good for all involved and make the world better.

Work

  1. Product Director
    Therapydia
    March ‘13 – Present
  2. Sr. UX Designer
    Hightail
    Oct. ‘10 – Jan ‘13
  3. Intern/Designer
    Weldon Owen Publishing
    March ‘09 – Feb ‘10
  4. Producer/Animator/Designer
    Channel 7 Persian TV
    Sep. ‘06 – Feb ‘09
  5. Others
    Comic Artist, Customer Service Rep, Community Manager

Education

  1. Bachelor of Science, Web & Interactive Media
    The Art Institute of California
    2009 – 2012
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  2. Outstanding Student Achievement Award
    Awarded at Graduation
    2012