Alireza Vaziri Rahimi
Alireza Vaziri Rahimi is a Designer/Educator specializing in Graphic and Interactive Design. Currently, he is an assistant professor of Graphic Design at the University of Texas. Over a decade of professional and academic experience has equipped him with creative methods and collaborative skills in Visual Communication Design. Alireza earned his MFA degree in Design from University of California – Davis, and a bachelor’s degree in Scene Design from Tehran University of Art. He has received national and international design awards such as London International Creative Competition, Goethe-Institute, Graphis International Design Publication, C2A Creative Communication Award and etc. His projects have been featured in several publications and displayed in exhibitions, websites and galleries around the world such as Manetti Shrem Museum of Art (California), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Vienna), Museum of Fine Arts (Leipzig), Iranian Artists Forum (Tehran) Graphic Stories exhibition (Cyprus), Russia designer Association (Moscow) and many others. He enjoys providing consultation on art and creative direction, ideation and design process. He leads a variety of design projects for start-ups, non-profits and educational organizations worldwide. In addition, he has extensive experience in leading design and creative teams through commercial and corporate projects, he works with various global brands such as Samsung, Renault, Unilever, Sony and etc.
“I believe Design is a way of changing the world to be a better place. A better world may have a different definition for different people: perhaps an ergonomic chair or an interface for a pioneer application, each can make one’s world a better place to live in. As designers, we have a responsibility to our society, and we should welcome challenges and mainly confront the inner voices telling us to “just mind yourself.” As per the legendary Persian poet Rumi: “I came to you without ‘me,’ so come to me without ‘you’.”