Jonathan Shariat

Jonathan Shariat

Director of Product at Therapydia

San Francisco Bay Area

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Jonathan Shariat's Overview


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Jonathan Shariat's Summary

My mantra is “Dream. Think. Do.” and my passion is to create user-minded designs that are aesthetically pleasing, natural to use, and take every effort to reduce waste. 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 for the user. Lastly, I create experiences that tell stories and leave people with their jaws on the floor.

I have six years of design experience, two years in User Experience Design, and four years of leadership experience. I am a pixel perfecter in photoshop and illustrator, a data nerd of User Experience, and a HTML-CSS-Javascript-php-AS3 coding fiend. I lead projects, I improve everything, and I love collaboration.

Specialties: UI, UX, Web & mobile Interaction Design, gaming, and product.

Jonathan Shariat's Experience

Director of Product


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) United States

• Planning and executing product strategy and vision based on user research and market analysis
• Managing and building a great team of 5 remote developers, in the U.S. and abroad
• Managing multiple projects, planning sprints, writing user stories
• Overseeing all design, art direction, user interface design and user experience in the company
• Defining interaction flow and making aesthetic decisions for the design and technical execution of all products
• Producing and designing mocks and writing detailed specifications for development


UX Candy

Public Company; 1-10 employees; Design industry

October 2012Present (2 years)

Volunteering to help make the UX community a better place in my spare time, I am an editor and contributor to UX Candy. We are dedicated to bringing daily UX inspirations and examples.

User Experience Designer

Hightail (formerly YouSendIt)

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry

October 2010January 2013 (2 years 4 months)

Design lead for E-Commerce Prototyping & New Audience Development

Responsible for leading new design projects, prototypes, user flows, interactions, user experiences, and user interfaces for YouSendIt web, applications, mobile, and offline designs.

It is my duty to take the lead on new initiatives and provide a heuristic design solution. Projects have included mobile, new site branding and design, evolution of existing designs, application designs, and others.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

March 2009February 2010 (1 year)

Interpreted how-to's and created storyboards in photoshop for illustrators to draw. Other duties included research and database management.


International Antioch Ministries

September 2006February 2009 (2 years 6 months)

Edited and did camera. Co-produced our kids show. Helped Develop our web presence. Created three websites.

Comic Artist

Ten Ton Hammer

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Games industry

July 2007November 2008 (1 year 5 months)

Created, Drew, uploaded, and promoted 1-2 Comics a week. Also helped to moderate the forums.

Vanguard Vault: Assistant Site Director (Art)

IGN Entertainment

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry

April 2007January 2008 (10 months)

In charge of the sites art direction, making all graphics used front end, comics, etc.

Intern - Customer Service Rep

Honor Academy

August 2005August 2006 (1 year 1 month)

The Honor Academy is designed to cultivate and develop the leadership potential in young adults while preparing them to impact today's world for Christ. The scope of the program is extensive and includes classroom instruction, practical hands-on experience, and life-transforming events. All are designed to give each intern at the Honor Academy a balanced, strategic approach to Godly character and lasting leadership skills.

Jonathan Shariat's Education

The Art Institute of California

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Web & Interactive Media


De Anza College

GE, General Education


Jonathan Shariat's Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Student Achievement Award

    The Art Institute of Argosy University, Sunnyvale
    • July 2012

    An Award given to one student in their field who shows outstanding achievements in their field and in school. Awarded on Graduation.

Jonathan Shariat's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Jr. High Leader

      Iranian Christian Church
      • Children
      July 2010 September 2012 (2 years 3 months)

      Helped to teach Jr. High Student, prepare lessons, and lead events and outings.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Science and Technology

Jonathan Shariat's Skills & Expertise

  1. Interaction Design
  2. Iterative Design
  3. User-centered Design
  4. User Interface Design
  5. Web Design
  6. Graphic Design
  7. Flash
  8. HTML
  9. Cartooning
  10. Animation
  11. Photoshop
  12. Illustrator
  13. Typography
  14. User Interface
  15. User Experience
  16. Wire Framing
  17. Mobile Design
  18. HTML 5
  19. CSS
  20. E-commerce
  21. User Experience Design
  22. Usability Testing
  23. Wireframes
  24. Mobile Applications
  25. Cartoons
  26. Information Architecture
  27. Mobile Devices
  28. Art Direction
  29. Experience Design
  30. Visual Design
  31. Graphics
  32. Layout
  33. General Awesomeness
  34. Making dreams come true
  35. Dream Think Do
  36. HTML5
  37. Interactive Media
  38. Icon Design
  39. HTML + CSS
  40. Information Design
  41. Front-end
  42. Storyboarding
  43. ActionScript
  44. Usability
  45. Online Advertising
  46. User Research

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Jonathan Shariat's Projects

Jonathan Shariat's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Persian

    (Elementary proficiency)

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