Anwar Montasir

Web Development + UX Design + Instruction



Oct 2019–present
Treehouse / Portland, OR
Software Development Instructor

  • Develop courses for the Full Stack JavaScript, Front End Web Development, and UX TechDegree programs
  • Write scripts and deliver instructional videos on camera
  • Monitor and revise existing learning outcomes
  • Create documentation for education team processes
  • Increase awareness of accessibility needs and WCAG compliance company-wide
  • Mentor junior and mid-level instructors

Mar 2018–Sep 2019
Thinkful / Portland, OR
Technical Expert

  • Conduct twice-weekly online mentoring sessions with students in React, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5/CSS, and UX
  • Troubleshoot student code via Slack
  • Prepare students for technical interviews
  • Run weekly usability and accessibility workshop

Oct 2002–Sep 2019
Various Colleges / Portland, OR & NYC
Assistant Professor

  • Teach courses in professional development, UX, JavaScript, HTML5/CSS
  • Improve existing accessibility and usability curriculum
  • Participate in curriculum review and portfolio review committees
  • Manage online course content using D2L and Canvas
  • Schools include Portland State University, Portland Community College, Clark College, FIT, City Tech, Art Institute of NYC, York College, Katharine Gibbs

Nov 2017–Mar 2018
Alchemy Code Lab / Portland, OR
Lead Instructor

  • Design lectures and curriculum for a new course combining UX and JavaScript
  • Create assignment and demo repositories on GitHub
  • Provide daily student feedback using Canvas
  • Advise App Lab students building Full Stack client projects

Sep 2005–Feb 2010
Simple Circle, LLC / New York, NY
Web Developer

  • Develop innovative, database-driven websites for creative industry clients
  • Maintain SiteControl, a custom PHP/MySQL-driven content management system.

Corporate Trainings

Sep 2016-Oct 2016
Engineering Design Team / Beaverton, OR

  • Designed and led trainings in UI/UX principles.

Jun 2015-Jul 2015 / New York, NY

  • Designed and led trainings in JavaScript and jQuery.



  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Git
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • React


  • UX Research
  • User Survey
  • Personas
  • Usability Testing
  • Interface Design
  • Sketching
  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Figma
  • Adobe XD
  • Visual Studio Code


  • Mentoring
  • Video Lectures
  • Screencasting
  • Curriculum Writing
  • Script Writing
  • D2L and Canvas


Sep 2017
Alchemy Code Lab / Portland, OR
Full Stack JavaScript Development Certificate

Aug 2006
Vermont College / Montpelier, VT
MFA Fine Art

May 1999
The University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ
BFA Studio Art


May 2021
Judge, UX Bootcamp Creative Jam LIVE with Adobe XD

July 2020
Delivered talk “Designing Accessibility Curriculum: A Case Study” at inaugural Treehouse Festival

Dec 2013
Panel speaker at “#tweetMyClass: Make Social Media Tools Work for the Classroom”, CUNY IT Conference 2013, John Jay College.

Dec 2007, designed by Simple Circle LLC, featured in the 2007 Web Design Index.