Arash Shiva

Designer + Developer, Photographer, Entrepreneur

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"Real artists ship."
- Steve Jobs
"The details are not the details. They make the design."
- Charles Eames
"No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance."
- Ramana Maharshi




  • Startup, Web Application Strategy
  • Product Design & Management
  • User Interface & Interaction Design, Usability Testing
  • Mobile Design: iOS, Android, Touch
  • Prototyping in Framer, Sketch and AfterEffects
  • React, ES6, HTML/CSS, jQuery, HAML, SCSS, MySQL
  • Ruby on Rails, Node, PHP Integration
  • git Source Control
  • Web, Brand, Print Design
  • Website Performance Optimization
  • CMS, WordPress, Ghost Theming
  • Search Engine Optimization, A/B testing, Online Marketing
  • Linux System Administration
  • Professional Photography
  • Maya 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Video Editing Premier Pro, AfterEffects


  • Travel Photography
  • Hiking/Camping/Backpacking
  • Electric Bikes/Boats/Cars
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Geopolitics and Economic Theory
  • Gardening and Hydroponics
  • Cooking/Baking/Smoking
  • HiFi Audio

Formal Education

  • University of Washington 2003
    BA Visual Arts with emphasis in Computer Animation