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1986
- First experiences in graphic design 


1989
- Art director and graphic designer of 4 publications (Cheshmeh, Khojasteh, Did & Fararavan) up to now.
- Started Did Graphics Inc. as a graphic design studio with Firouz Shafei.

1991
- Art director and graphic designer in Did Graphics Inc.

1996
- Graduated (B.A.) in graphic design from Fine Arts Faculty, Tehran University. 


1998
- Member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS) up to now.
- Member of the Iranian Advertising Agencies Society for one year.
- Website assistant of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS) up to 2008.

2000
- Member of the Cultural and International Relations Committees of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS). 


2001
- Art director and graphic designer of “Graphic Design Iran 1”, the first selected works of the Iranian graphic designers.

2002
- Member of the organizers and the pre-selection committee of the 7th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers. 

- Member of the Jury of the 7th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers.
- Website assistant of the 7th Biennial of Iranian Graphic Designers.
- Started “5th Color” as a group of young graphic designers with Reza Abedini, Bijan Sayfouri, Saed Meshki and Alireza Mostafazadeh.
- Member of the board of the organizing committee of the 8th Tehran International Poster Biennial 2004.
- Director of “Jan Lenica Poster Exhibition in Tehran”, Niyavaran Cultural Center, Tehran.
- Co-director of “35 years Iranian Poster in Krakow”, under management of Krzysztof Dydo, The 4th Poster Festival of Cracow.
- Co-founder and member of the editorial board of “Neshan”, a magazine of Iranian graphic design, Edited by Morteza Momayez.

2003
- Invitation by Morteza Momayez for professorship of graphic design at the Fine Art Faculty, Tehran University.
- Art director of “Samarkand” Quarterly Magazine on Art & Literature, Edited by Ali Dehbashi.
- Art director of “Architecture & Urbanism” Quarterly Magazine on Architecture, Edited by Darab Diba.
- “The Regulations” of the 8th Tehran International Poster Biennial.
- Member of the qualifying committee of the 8th Tehran International Poster Biennial 2004.
- Co-director of “Un cri persan 2”, Iranian graphic design exhibition in Chaumont, under management of Alain Le Quernec.
- Member of the board and treasurer of Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS), General assembly of IGDS, December.

2004
- Member of the jury of “Tandis” logotype competition, Tehran, January.
- Director of “100+3” Odermatt Collection Poster Exhibition in Tehran, February.
- Co-director of “Young Swiss Graphic Design” exhibition and workshop under management of Ralph Schraivogel, Tehran, February.
- Co-director of “Un cri persan 3”, Iranian graphic design exhibition in La Louviere, under management of Alain Le Quernec.
- Member of the board of the organizing committee of the 9th Tehran International Poster Biennial 2007.

2005
- Director of “Iranian Poster Exhibition in Ogaki”, Kanazawa University, Ogaki Poster Museum (October).

2006
- Curator of international poster exhibition, 70th birth anniversary of Morteza Momayez, Iranian Artists Forum, Momayez Gallery, (August).
- Curator of Alain Le Quernec & Ben Bos Exhibition in Tehran, Iranian Artists Forum, Momayez & Mirmiran Gallery, (August).
- “The Regulations” of the 9th Tehran International Poster Biennial. 


2007
- Member of the qualifying committee of the 9th Tehran International Poster Biennial 2007
- Member of organizing committee of the Iranian Typography Exhibition in Basel (April).

2008
- President of the international jury of 19th International Festival of Poster and Graphic Arts, Chaumont (May)
- Member of the Jury of MA diploma of Esag Penninghen, Paris (June)
- Curator of “Silk Road”, Iranian graphic design exhibition in 11th Islamic Art Festival in Sharjeh-Ramadan, (September).
- Curator of “Festival della Creativita 08”, A selection of 32 posters from Iran, Firenze, Italy (October 23-26).
- Member of the international jury of “Between Design” conference, Palermo (October).

2009
- Member of the board of the organizing committee of the IGDS’ Graphic Design Week Tehran (March).
- Member of international jury of the 7th Trnava Poster Triennial, Slovakia.
- Persianissimo; An Iranian Contemporary Poster Exhibition selected by Majid Abbasi, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art (September).
- Member of international jury of 3rd e-mail & Design-Virtual Biennale Prague.
- Member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI), Istanbul (October).

2010
- Persianissimo; An Iranian Contemporary Poster Exhibition selected by Majid Abbasi, East Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus (April).
- Persianissimo; An Iranian Contemporary Poster Exhibition selected by Majid Abbasi, Marmara University, Istanbul (April).
- Lady Sun; Iran’s Contemporary illustration curated by Majid Abbasi & Ebrahim Haghighi, Milk Gallery, Istanbul (April).
- Member of Pre-selection committee of Good50x70, The Social Communication Project, Milano (July).
- 100 Iranian Logotypes Exhibition curated by Majid Abbasi, Ebrahim Haghighi and Aria Kasaei (November).
2011
- Editor of Neshan 24 “Packaging Design”, Winter & Spring.
- Member of the Volunteer Committee of Toronto Symphony Orchestra (January).
- Persianissimo +10; An Iranian Contemporary Poster Exhibition selected by Majid Abbasi, Harbourfront Center, Toronto (July).
- Art director of Silver Cypress II (October)
- Member of the jury of Silver Cypress II, The second Annual Exhibition of the members of the IGDS (October).
- Editor of Neshan 25 “Handmade”, Autumn.
- Persianissimo; An Iranian Contemporary Poster Exhibition selected by Majid Abbasi, Krzysztof Dydo Poster Collection, Villa Decius Krakow (December).

2012
- Persianissimo; An Iranian Contemporary Poster Exhibition selected by Majid Abbasi, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (January).
- Editor of Neshan 27 “Environmental Graphic Design”, Spring.
- Editor of Neshan 28 “Diversity”, Summer.
- Member of the jury of the AIAP Woman in Design Award (WDA).