HelloI'm a creative thinker who believes that anything is possible as I'm an optimist at heart. I work within web design and development but I also love it. I express my creativity not only within product design but also within illustration and photography

Personal infoI'm a 31 year old self taught software/web developer and designer with more than 10 years experience in this field. I grew up in the digital world and I've had a computer for the past 20 years, since I was 7.
While I mentioned that I'm self taught, I also studied Software Engineering. I do not know what this piece of paper does that I can't do already but I enjoy learning ;)
My skills are very diverse and cover many aspects of web and software development, graphic/web/interface design. I'm currently focusing on UI, UX design. I've always been interested in photography and branding! I love what I do.
I've done many jobs in my own company BornisGroup and for many clients all over the world.
All this has given me a very unique insight into my work. I understand what clients/users want and why they need it.

Experience Senior UI/UX designer, Front-end Developer
TopTopic.com
December 2013 – Present

Senior UI/UX designer, Front-end developer
MapJam.com
September 2013 – September 2014

UI/UX and Graphic Designer
Keele UX Inc.
January 2011 – September 2013

Owner
Bornis Group
2001 – Present

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Testimonials

Cole Mackin, President of Keele UX Inc.

“Behzad is a creative force who blends pixel perfection with a deep understanding of user experience design / ui development. He deeply understands how to simplify complex views/user flows and will always iterate to a solution that will absolutely delight users. He was by far one of the best designers/developers we have ever had the pleasure of teaming up with. He took initiative, has an incredible work ethic and was just a great guy to have on the team. I'd highly recommend Behzad for any design & development work -- especially within the web and mobile app sector.”

Pardeep Kullar, Co-founder, Likeourselves.com

“Behzad has a great depth and range of talent combined with a work ethic that companies all look for. He took the initial LikeOurselves spec, completed it with exceptional work and then did something very rare. He thought through, designed and completed additional work, on his own initiative, on ideas we were only just contemplating for the future. At that point, we had to have him as a team member and it's one of the best decisions we made.”

Rydal Williams, Founder of FoxMetrics

“Pixel Perfectionist! Behzad's creativeness, talent and work ethic is just what we needed when we were looking for someone to redesign FoxMetrics for the future. As of this writing, the new design of FoxMetrics produced by Behzad is our top compliment received from our customers on a daily basis - they love it! We will continue to work with him for as long as we can.”

Parsa Ghaffari, Co-founder, AYLIEN

“Behzad has got eagle eyes when it comes to pixel-perfection, comes up with creative forms for things that haven't existed before, and is a productivity monster.”

UI / UX

Current Activity / Experiences

I believe Dieter Rams' ten principles to "Good Design" is enough to describe what i try to do while designing

Good Design:
• is innovative
• makes a product useful
• is aesthetic
• makes a product understandable
• is unobtrusive
• is honest
• is long-lasting
• is thorough down to the last detail
• is environmentally friendly
• is as little design as possible

Future Camera App UI (Personal)

Just playing around in photoshop to make my dream comes true ;) PSD cl.ly/LG5E - more info http://drbl.in/fWtG

LikeOurselves iPhone App UI v2

I was in charge of Product design, Sketiching, Interface and Visual design. you can download the app here

 

MapJam.com Wep App UI

I did UI/UX design and Front-end development.
It has a Fluid Responsive UI. I used Sass, Haml, CSS3, Bourbon to develope. mapjam.com

 

FoxMetrics Analytics WebApp UI

Redesign of new FoxMetric system. a Customer Behavior and Life-cycle Analytics webapp foxmetrics.com

 

Weetup Mobile App Idea

User Interface and Visual Design

 

Sweepstakes iPhone App UI

One of my top most appreciated Visual designs!

Eyeona WebApp UI

I was in charge of User Interface and Visual design of this web app - Created at KeeleUX

 

Web design

Current Activity / Experiences

Web design and development has been my main job. I've worked on more than 40 websites from wire-framing & prototyping to mock-ups and developing the final product, giving me a depth of expertise in this field.
I always use the latest web standards in my project.
I hate IE but I have good experience in beating its faults, even IE6.

MapJam.com

Design and Development of a responsive website for mapjam.com

Pond5 website v2

I redesigned homepage and some internal pages of the new pond5 website - Created at KeeleUX

Likeourselves.com website and webapp

I was in charge of web, interface, visual design and frontend development.

(WIP)

 

WTM Dev Center & App Store

- Created at KeeleUX

DailyBurn Landing page

I designed and developed some landing pages for DailyBurn fitness website - Created at KeeleUX

Pond5 v2 Features Introduction

- Created at KeeleUX

GeeknetMedia Homepage

- Created at KeeleUX

Development

Current Activity / Experiences

I remember the days when i was playing with QBasic on my IBM PS2 M60.
Over the years I've experimented with many programming languages include VB6, VB.net, C#, Java, PHP, ActionScript, Javascript and...
I've developed a lot of software from small apps to large enterprise systems. I'm always ready to experiment with more technologies and programming languages.

Illustration

Current Activity / Experiences

Illustration has always been my passion, I've spent more time on it in the last year and it seems I have a talent for it, which I was not aware of before.

DailyBurn Apps Badges

- Created at KeeleUX

DailyBurn iOS Apps Icons

- Created at KeeleUX

WTM App Icons

- Created at KeeleUX

Painting Icon (personal)

LikeOurselves landing page Illustrations

Winter Comes to dribbble Wallpaper (Personal)

Poker Icons

- Created at KeeleUX

Pond5 My Account Icons

- Created at KeeleUX

Logo design

Current Activity / Experiences

Designing logos is not my job but I've done logos in my free times because I love it.
Some of them are here for sale!

Photography

Current Activity / Experiences

Seeing the world through the viewfinder helps me to see beautiful things that we've forgotten in daily life.
I've done industrial photography. Control of lighting in the studio helps me to do better lighting and shading while I do illustration.
I've been awarded two Honorable Mentions in Architecture and Nature categories from the 2010 and 2011 IPA (International Photography Awards)
Check out my twin brother and I photoblog

Sketching & Wireframing

The Magic of Pen and Paper !
Sketching, with an actual pen and paper, is the first part of my UI/UX and graphic design process.
There are many more pixels in a piece of white paper to bring ideas to real life rather than a screen. I feel like I'm more creative while sketching.

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