Disruptors. Troublemakers. Teammates.

Not your ordinary team! We’re joyfully disruptive, finding new ways to make the Designity more helpful and more impactful for clients and Creatives alike.
Shahrouz Varshabi

Shahrouz Varshabi

Founder & CEO

Shahrouz is an Iranian-American entrepreneur and the visionary leader of the pack. He is known for his relentless determination and ability to create remarkable products with limited resources.

Natalie Neumann

Natalie Neumann

Chief Operating Officer

Natalie brings systemic thinking to the team. A German entrepreneur with strong problem-solving skills, she loves building systems out of chaos. When not doing that, she enjoys roaming the mountains.

Theresa Schmidt

Theresa Schmidt

Chief of Staff

Theresa is the multipurpose knife and problem detector of the pack. She knows how to connect the dots to answer all the questions. When there is no problem, she enjoys petting the puppies.

Adam Baker

Adam Baker

Chief Financial Officer

Adam is the numbers person of the pack. He knows how to build sophisticated business models to scale. He enjoys spending time with his family, running, hiking, reading, and building things.

Nick Bricker

Nick Bricker

Director of Partnership

Nick is a business leader who knows how to build the most efficient lead generation machines. He loves spending time at the New Jersey shore beaches and on the mountains snowboarding.

Thomas Wisniewski

Thomas Wisniewski

Investor

Tom is an active early stage investor and adviser to start-ups, venture capital, private equity and growth-stage companies.

Ehsan Afarideh

Ehsan Afarideh

Business Strategist

Ehsan is our business strategist. An entrepreneur and avid explorer of new opportunities who helps businesses grow and scale. He is a mountain lover who finds peace in nature.

Joseph Cotten

Joseph Cotten

Head of Design

Joseph infuses our team with warmth and empathy, serving as a compassionate liaison for creative directors. He also loves roasting his own coffee, adding a touch of personal charm to his rich character.

Joey Silver

Joey Silver

Customer Success Manager

Joey stands as the charismatic frontman of our team, engaging with clients to ensure they receive unparalleled returns on their investments. On weekends, he transforms into a professional wrestler.

Kevin Ngamsirikulchai

Kevin Ngamsirikulchai

Account Executive

Kevin strives for excellence in client relations. During leisure time, he's captivated by indie films and local art, indulging in his creative passions and sharing his discoveries.

Brett Giuliana

Brett Giuliana

Account Executive

Brett acts as a bridge between clients' needs and solutions. He loves spending time outdoors with his dog & playing soccer.

Qumars Yazdani

Qumars Yazdani

Head of Talent Acquisition

Qu is a dedicated headhunter for the team, committed to bringing the finest global talents to Designity. He also enjoys traveling and living in different countries while sourcing talents.

Kateryna Kryvenda

Kateryna Kryvenda

Automation Expert

Kate finds joy in taking on challenging tasks and is fueled by her passion for uncovering the best solutions to solve them. Her ultimate aspiration is to automate every process, making efficiency and innovation the cornerstone of her endeavors.

AmirSaber Sharif

AmirSaber Sharif

Full Stack Developer

Saber delivers modern secure and private application development cycles. He is of few words and loves coding, reading, sports and traveling.

Ana R.
Ana R.
Creative Director
Ana shapes vision through creative storytelling and she lives in her own soundtrack.
Angela D.
Angela D.
Creative Director
Angela is a creative thinker with a passion for visual storytelling and spending time on hiking trails and coffee shops.
Brian P.
Brian P.
Creative Director
Brian stimulates your visual senses and loves to catch a flick or two at the cinema.
Collins B.
Collins B.
Creative Director
Collins loves building brands, skateboarding, snowboarding, and family camping.
Cristin B.
Cristin B.
Creative Director
Cristin can see how the small details relate to the big picture (and dreams of being a comic book artist).
Kensie M.
Kensie M.
Creative Director
With over 15 years of turning complex tech into simple, stunning experiences, I am leading the UX/UI revolution with flair. When not mentoring the next design wizards, you'll find me exploring the latest in blockchain, all while plotting my next adventure in the great outdoors or finding the best coffee shop.
Lauren R.
Lauren R.
Creative Director
A creative director by day - Lauren believes that the most creative act we will ever undertake is the art of creating ourselves.
Matthew W.
Matthew W.
Creative Director
Matthew enjoys hunting for unique patterned fabric and finding treasures at antique markets.
Pooyan A.
Pooyan A.
Creative Director
Pooyan establishes the creative vision behind projects and lives to enjoy early morning omelets while camping.
Sitara D.
Sitara D.
Creative Director
Sitara brings an innate passion for design, technology, and communication while sipping black tea and practicing hot yoga in her free time.
Anthony A.
Anthony A.
Visual Designer
Anthony is an energetic family man and visual design enthusiast who finds joy in expressing the simplicities of life through storytelling and dialogue over a hot cup of coffee!
Ashton N.
Ashton N.
Animator
Ashton creates simple things that look good before putting them in motion and loves to illustrate to the sound of punk music.
George M.
George M.
Branding Designer
George Mott is an artist and designer who’s multimedia body of work balances purpose, impact and whimsey. Outside of work he frequents social events, explores fashion and consumes media.
Gillian H.
Gillian H.
Copywriter
Gillian spins a tapestry of text from facts and notions when she’s not making hair jewelry and cutting old t-shirts into new creations.
Jingting L.
Jingting L.
Illustrator
Jingting believes powerful design is efficient communication and also enjoys collecting succulents and creating nail art.
Lyc W.
Lyc W.
Graphic Designer
Lyc is a graphic designer with a vivid imagination who is always trying to take things to the next level, she loves reading and her two dogs!
Nadia X.
Nadia X.
Graphic Designer
Nadia is a graphic designer and illustrator with great passion for visual designs and secret love for bubble teas.
Nicolle Ginter
Nicolle Ginter
Graphic Designer
Nicolle is a graphic designer and illustrator who is passionate about storytelling through beautiful design. Outside of work she enjoys hanging out with her family, taking care of plants, and spending time outside in sunny Arizona.
Oscar P.
Oscar P.
Graphic Designer
Oscar is passionate about visual communication, and also he loves connecting with people dancing salsa, bachata, and kizomba almost every weekend.
Sarah G.
Sarah G.
Graphic Designer
Sarah is a visual storyteller who weaves tangent themes into cohesive narratives and enjoys watercolor and gaming.

A Collaboration Platform With a Purpose

Tech Enabled Design Services to Help Creatives & Brands Grow

A Vision for Creative Leadership

To transform the creative industry by providing a collaborative platform where brands and the world’s top creatives collaborate and redefine the boundaries of digital design and innovation.

A Mission to Disrupt and Empower

We commit to elevating the standard of creative collaboration by identify the world's top creatives and empowering them with the latest AI and Web3 technologies. By doing so, we not only ensure growth and fair recognition in the creative community but also enable collaboration among them. Our mission is to streamline the creative process, ensuring impactful, efficient, and on-demand design solutions that empower brands and creatives to achieve their utmost potential, transforming visions into reality.
26K

creative deliverables

480+

clients served

98%

clients satisfaction

65%

cost saved by clients

$10M

earned by Creatives

28K

creatives vetted

Note From the Founder

From humble beginnings in 2017, Designity was born out of a personal frustration with the educational system. My goal was to form a
bridge between academia and the professional world, offering emerging Creatives a chance to gain real-world experience by working directly with clients.

Today, I take immense pride in Designity’s remarkable growth. We have successfully established a versatile platform catering to Creatives of all experience levels and fields, serving both Fortune 100 corporations and innovative startups on their journey towards creative excellence.

Our disruptive approach revolutionizes the creative industry by blending technology with human touch. This balance fosters win-win situations for Creatives and companies alike on the Designity platform. None of us knows the future, but I do know this: the best is yet to come, and I’m here for it.

Shahrouz Varshabi
Founder & CEO of Designity

A Success Story That’s Still Being Written

A Virtual Creative Team Discovering New Solutions Every Day

Shahrouz
2006

A Humble Beginning

Shahrouz Varshabi, holding a graphic design degree, works as a taxi driver in Tehran, Iran. He strategically chooses to drive around the Airport VIP lounge to pick up successful entrepreneurs, learning from them during the rides.
2008
New York City
2011

The American Dream

Shahrouz moves to New York City to pursue further education. He enrolls at Parsons School of Design, aiming for a Masters in Design and Technology, without knowing much about the costly tuition.
2012
2014

Collaborative Freelance Work

To manage tuition and living expenses in NYC, Shahrouz begins freelancing creatively. He often outsources projects to his classmates, overseeing their work for quality assurance.
2014
2015

DesignedIn Platform is Born

DesignedIn is established to offer Emerging Creatives (students) freelance projects, helping them gain real-world experience and build their portfolios before graduation, but Linkedin doesn't like it.
2015
Shahrouz
2016

Name Change to Designity

Facing a legal challenge from LinkedIn over the name 'DesignedIn', the platform is renamed to 'Designity', a change that refocuses the venture towards building an exclusive creative platform for Creatives and clients.
2016
Epic lightbulb moment.
New York City
2017

Creative Directors Supervision

Designity enhances work quality by introducing Creative Directors to supervise Emerging Creatives and provide strategic insights to clients. Additionally, expand its creative pool by accepting senior and pro creatives.
2017
It sounded better anyway.
Shahrouz
2018

Recognition from Audible

Amazon’s Audible investment firm (NVP) shows interest in Designity and invests in its future, a strategic move for scaling the platform.
2018
New York City
2019

CaaS Model Introduction

Influenced by entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, Shahrouz shifts to a monthly subscription model creating CaaS (Creative-As-A-Service), streamlining the business process by eliminating proposals and invoicing complexities.
2019
2020

Pandemic & CaaS Model

The pandemic boosts freelancing and and companies looking for ways to cut cost. So Designity's on-demand creative service becomes popular. It's 70% cheaper, faster, more powerful and it's month to month.
2020
2021

Major Companies Onboard

Companies like Oracle, FSC, and Kung Fu Tea turn to Designity for their design and marketing needs, appreciating the platform's efficiency and the lack of payment hassles for creatives.
2021
Designity-Web3
2023

Web3 & Blockchain Transition

Creating successful marketing and design projects is more than just having the right team. The future of internet is decentralization and web3 so Designity builds a Web3 and NFT enabled platform for collaboration.
2023
Designity: 1,000
COVID-19: 0
Shahrouz
2024

Designity Art Launch

Designity Art is introduced as a subsidiary to empower the creative community further. It enables creatives to sell custom wall art, with Designity handling the printing, framing, and shipping.
2024
Things are
growing...fast.

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