Hani Zandi

Born and raised in Tehran, Hani started working with children at the age of 18 as an assistant at “Daad Afarin” nursery school teaching English and Art to children. She received her BA in “Visual Communication” from Sooreh School of Art in 2008. After working as graphic designer for some advertising companies, she cofounded “Artachicka Design Studio” in 2011. Pursuing her education, she moved to New York City. Her natural love of the children and passion in design urged her to receive her Masters of Science in “ Games for Learning” from New York University. During the program, she worked as a User Experience designer and researcher at “CREATE-NYU”, designing and evaluating learning experiences for different age groups. She collaborated on designing a web-based game, “HOPE”, to support Syrian Refugees in Turkey by providing them game-based education opportunities. She strongly believes in utilizing learning methods such as storytelling, Learning-by-doing and Situated learning to engage listener’s thinking, emotions, and imagination all at once and increases the learning outcome. Hani is passionate about teaching and education and applies all these methods in her teaching practices.  She is currently working as User Experience Designer at “Avanade”. Hani has been collaborating with Pardis for Children since 2015, leading classes for different age groups and helping with curriculum design and training.