Anwar Montasir

Web Development + UX Design + Instruction

Resume.

Experience

Mar 2018–present
Thinkful / Portland, OR
Full Stack JavaScript Mentor

  • Conduct twice-weekly online mentoring sessions with students in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, Express.js, Mocha, Chai, MongoDB, and User Experience Design.
  • Host Q&A sessions in front-end web development.
  • Prepare students for technical interviews.
  • Lead introductory HTML5 and JavaScript workshops for the Portland community at FreeGeek.

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

  • Teach courses in portfolio design, UI/UX, HTML5/CSS, JavaScript, branding, typography, career development.
  • Participate on curriculum 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, York College, Katharine Gibbs.

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

  • Designed lectures and curriculum for a new course combining UX design and JavaScript development.
  • Created assignment and demo repositories on GitHub.
  • Managed course and provided daily feedback using Canvas.

Jan 2008–Jul 2016
The Art Institute of New York City / New York, NY
Senior Lead Instructor

  • Introduced emerging technologies into the classroom and department: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, WordPress, mobile web development, social network APIs.
  • Advised students on web industry internship search as departmental internship coordinator.
  • Led committee in rewriting curriculum to emphasize design fundamentals (typography, color theory, grid) and replace Flash content with HTML5/CSS/JavaScript.

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

  • Developed innovative, database-driven websites.
  • Maintained SiteControl, a custom PHP/MySQL-driven content management system.

Aug 2001-Jun 2002
Bozell, Inc. / New York, NY
Web Designer & Developer

  • Co-founded the agency’s interactive department.
  • Established intranet to streamline interactive department workflow.
  • Created Flash banners and HTML landing pages for online broker Datek.

Corporate Trainings

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

  • Designed and led trainings in UI/UX principles.

Jun 2015-Jul 2015
cuny.edu / New York, NY

  • Designed and led trainings in JavaScript and jQuery.

Skills

Development

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Git
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • Mocha
  • Chai
  • MongoDB
  • React
  • Webpack

Design

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

Software

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • InVision
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Postman
  • Robo 3T
  • Keynote

Teaching

  • Curriculum Writing
  • Career Development
  • D2L
  • Canvas

Education

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

Honors

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

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