Rana Gheissari

listening and learning

UK Born
Greek & Persian
US Raised

I feel at home anywhere, but find it easy to slip into the shoes of an outsider.

Santorini Qajar Dancer
UC Santa Barbara

BA History of Art & Architecture

Minor Classics. Focus on history of visual design and user experience of space through architecture. Study abroad program at Architectural Association London.

GIA Carlsbad

Graduate Gemologist

Certified expert on grading diamond and colored stone cuts and quality. Trained eye to differentiate between hue, color and saturation to properly identify color grades.

CU Boulder

Leeds School of Business

MBA with focus on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Introduced to concept of design thinking and Lean Startup Methods.

SPARK Boulder

Front End Development

HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, GIT, UX. Managed to build on self-taught knowledge to successfully complete program and submit all deliverables.


I love learning and figuring out how to use new programs.
The best way to cement newly acquired skills is to use them.


Building beautiful lightweight sites is a pleasure.


Developing a project through wires is the first crucial step.


Version control when working with a team.

Adobe Creative Suite

LightRoom, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and PremierePro


Choosing the right type can make a big difference in appearance.

Javascript & JQuery

Pretty transitions and browser side devlopment.




Rana Gheissari