Anwar Montasir

Web Development + UX Design + Instruction



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

  • Develop courses, workshops, videos, quizzes, and teacher's notes for UX and Front End Web Development Tech Degree programs.
  • Monitor and revise existing learning outcomes.
  • Write scripts and deliver instructional videos on camera.
  • Participate in furthering Treehouse mission: to diversify the tech industry through accessible education and apprenticeship, unlocking the door to opportunity and empowering people to achieve their dreams.

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

  • Conduct twice-weekly mentoring sessions with students in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Git, Node, React, and UX.
  • Assist students with technical questions and code debugging via Slack as Technical Coach.
  • Prepare students for technical interviews.
  • Create and run weekly workshop on improving design, usability, and accessibility in student capstone projects.
  • Grade student assignments as part of Design Grading Team.

Oct 2002–Sep 2019
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 / New York, NY

  • Designed and led trainings in JavaScript and jQuery.



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


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


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


  • Curriculum Writing
  • Career Development
  • D2L
  • 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


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.