Parsa Aghaei
Product Designer


  • Design Professional II @ HKS Inc.

    January 2024 — Present
    Chicago, IL
    • Coordinated the efforts of multiple teams and disciplines and synthesized researched data into cohesive designs with the goal to improve patient and healthcare staff experience. Led the execution of promotional materials and conference presentations for multiple projects.
  • Design Professional I @ HKS Inc.

    January 2022 — Dec 2023
    Chicago, IL
    • Contributed to user group meetings aiming to improve the experience of patients and healthcare professional in different healthcare environments. Medical planned healthcare environments to best serve users and improve their safety and workflow.
  • Intern @ HKS Inc.

    May 2021 - Jan 2022
    Detroit, MI
    • Contributed to functional performance evaluation and post-occupancy evaluation of a large-scale healthcare project. Conducted behaviour mapping and design thinking sessions and analysis of the data to inform future design decisions.
  • Research Assistant @ KSU

    Jan 2020 — Dec 2021
    Kent, OH
    • Contributed to a $2.47M AHRQ-funded research project to improve the design of trauma rooms. Co-authored 5 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Conducted focus groups & design thinking sessions with over 70 physicians, surgeons, nurses. Produced visual documents, print materials. Ran design
  • Graphic Designer @ The Eighth Route

    Aug 2017 - Jul 2019
    Tehran, Iran
    • Proposed and designed more than 10 advertisement campaigns. Designed brand identity and visual assets for newly established companies. Worked with brand guidelines to produce promotional content. Created print and digital materials for multiple companies.
  • Art Teacher @ Salam High School

    Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
    Tehran, Iran
    • Taught high school students the fundamentals of art and architecture to prepare them for a national art competition.
  • Freelance Designer @ Parsa Studio

    Aug 2017 - Dec 2019
    • Utilized my skills in UX/UI design, branding, photography to execute projects. Grew a sizable audience on social media and attracted clients from more than 50 individuals and companies in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Iran


  • Master of Healthcare Design

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2021
    Kent, OH
    • GPA 4.0
  • Bachelor of Architecture

    Sep 2014 - Mar 2019
    Tehran, Iran
    • GPA 3.7
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