Samira ShiriDevich
MFA in Design and Visual Communication, University of Florida
Farsi (native), English (fluent), Turkish (good)
Graphic Designer, Researcher, Educator, Art Director, Motion Graphic Designer, Illustrator
By helping people to become experts in their experiences and share them, design can foster social change. I am a designer from Iran and have over a decade of experience working in Graphic Design agencies and as an entrepreneur. Now, I am using my skills in design to solve a bigger problem with a focus on making freedom more accessible globally. I believe by using design we may find ways to address this problem and challenge. I aim to be a designer-educator who is a passionate advocate for Freedom. I am also interested in storytelling. There's a world of hidden resources and a wealth of information in every person's story. I use design to discover these and to help everyday people use them to communicate with their target audience.
Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record
University Of Florida, Gainesville   
Visual Methods & Processes January - May 2022| 
August - December 2020| June - July 2020

Design + Identity In Everyday Life (Quest) August - December 2021 

Typography 1 Letterform July - August 2021 

Valieasr Technical And Vocational College, Tehran, Ir 
Jewelry Design | 2017

A.B.A University, Abyek, Ir 
Layout Design | 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant 
University of Florida, Gainesville 
Design + Identity In Everyday Life (Quest) January - May 2021 

Technologies And Processes January - May 2020 

workshop for art research and practice (warp) August - December 2019
Professional Experience

Visual Designer
Project YouthBuild | 2020 - present

Visual designer
Shimberg Project | Spring 2021

Art Director / Graphic Designer
Avaye Sadra Resaneh | 2016 - 2019

Art Director / Graphic Designer
Tehran Municipality | 2015 - 2016

Senior Graphic Designer / Photographer
Shandiz Galleria Restaurant | 2014 - 2015

Graphic Designer / Motion Graphic Designer
Karma Industrial group | 2012 - 2014 

Graphic Designer  
The Design Studio | 2011 - 2012
Publications & Conferences

Social Distancing???!!! Perspective For Nurturing Environments For Hybrid?remote Multicultural And Multidisciplinary Collaboration
With Alejandra Silva Uliarte Digitally Engaged Learning Conference 25 - 26| September 2020| Online

A Study Of Visual Factors In Municipality Portal Design In The Developing And Developed Countries: A Comparison Between The City Of 
Tehran And Washington D.C. 
UCDADesign Education Summit| 2020| Online 

Teaching And Learning Through Digital, Panelist Archives, Panelist 
Panel Chair: Dori Griffin UCDA Design Education Summit| 2020| Online 

What Decolonial Design is Not, Panel Moderator 
Panelists: Ahmed Ansari, Lesley-Ann Noel, Sadie Red Wing, SHIFT- AIGA DEC Virtual Summit- Aug. 3 - 7, 2020

Visual Analysis Of The Capital Cities Of  Developed Countries’ Portals 
With Mehrdad Kashtiara 5th International Conference On Arts And Humanities- Icoah2018 27th- 28th| 2018

Baban, Graphic Year Book
Baban Publisher Baban Publisher, Tehran, Ir | 2018

University Of Florida, Gainesville 
Master Of Fine Arts, Design and Visual Communication Aug 2019 - Present

Master’s Degree 
Art University Of Tehran, Tehran 
Visual Communication Sep 2013 - Jul 2016 

Bachelor’s Degree 
Nasibeh Teacher Training College, Tehran 
Visual Arts Sep 2010 - May 2012 

Associate Degree 
Shariaty Technical College, Tehran 
Visual Communication Feb 2007 - Feb 2009
Scholarships & Awards

Harold Garde Studio Art Scholarship 
University of Florida, Gainesville| 2021 

Full Tuition MFA Scholarship with Stipend 
University of Florida, Gainesville| 2019 

Third Place, Shokoofa Poster Festival 
Tehran Municipality, Tehran, Ir| 2013 

Full Tuition MA Scholarship 
Art University of Tehran, Ir| 2013 

Partial Tuition BA Scholarship
Nasibeh Teacher Training College, Tehran, Ir| 2010 

Partial Tuition AA Scholarship
Shariaty Technical College, Tehran, Ir| 2007

Seven Plane Tree, Poster Exhibition 
Tehran Beautification, Tehran, Ir | 2015 

Peace, Poster Exhibition 
Helal- E- Ahmar Organization, Tehran, Ir | 2015 

Soda, Poster Exhibition 
Sheis Gallery, Tehran, Ir | 2018 S

hade of Colors, Painting Exhibition 
Sheis Gallery, Tehran, Ir | 2018 

Naghsh-o-khat, Typography Exhibition 
Asar Gallery, Tehran, Ir | 2012
Design Skills

 Animation, Character Design, Color Theory, Creativity, Graphic Design, Grid & Layout, Illustration, Interaction Design, Motion Graphics, Print Design, Rapid Prototyping, Sketching, Storytelling, Typography, UI/UX Design, Usability, Wireframing 

Design Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe XD, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML/ CSS3, Cinema 4D, QGIS ARCGIS, Mapbox, Gephi,  WordPress
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