Meet the Team Behind the Brilliance

It’s always been simple for us–great people make great work. Meet our people.
Shahrouz Varshabi
Shahrouz Varshabi
CEO & Founder
Shahrouz is an Iranian-American entrepreneur and the creative leader of the pack who is always busy with making something unusual.
Natalie Neumann
Natalie Neumann
Chief Operating Officer
Natalie builds systems out of chaos and loves roaming the mountain in winter and summer.
Theresa Schmidt
Theresa Schmidt
Chief of Staff
Theresa suffers from Wanderlust and befriends every puppy in the streets of NYC.
Tom Calamia
Tom Calamia
Chief Financial Officer
Tom is the CFO and enjoys competing in Ironman Triathlons, running, fly fishing, camping, and being outdoors.
Joy Banfield
Joy Banfield
VP of People
Joy matches talent with opportunity and can often be found at a sewing machine with corgis at her feet.
Jesse McFarland
Jesse McFarland
Marketing Director
Jesse’s favorite things in life are family, fitness, cold beer and growing brands through digital marketing.
Adam Wilson
Adam Wilson
Marketing Manager
Adam puts Designity's brand at the forefront of the digital universe while chugging coffee, running, and enjoying all things auto racing.
Katryna Calejo
Katryna Calejo
Content Manager
Kat is an artist who prefers painting pictures with words and can be found running the Miami Beach strip every day.
Keenan Ploessl
Keenan Ploessl
Account Executive
Keenan puts Designity's clients first, and his endless list of hobbies second. Hiking, camping, volleyball... really anything that involves the outdoors!
 Shuhan Yu
Shuhan Yu
Technical Manager
Shuhan facilitates the process of using Designity products and loves going to dog parks.
Tom McCormack
Tom McCormack
Career Advisor
Tom helps people build careers and communities and can often be found on the beaches of Michigan.
Oscar Pino
Oscar Pino
Branding Associate
Oscar is passionate about visual communication and loves dancing salsa, bachata, and kizomba almost every weekend.
Sarah Wilke
Sarah Wilke
Customer Success
Sarah organizes creative projects with ease and loves trying new foods while traveling the world.
John O’Riordan
John O’Riordan
Customer Success
John loves the uniform aesthetic of football just as much as he loves watching his Oregon Ducks play on Saturdays in the Fall.
Bree Ramirez
Bree Ramirez
Business Dev Rep
Bree is passionate about lead prospecting as much as cold coffee and enjoys connecting with people from different walks of life.
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).
Joseph C.
Joseph C.
Creative Director
Joseph brings together marketing and design to help clients take their business into new places. He’s a big fan of nature photography and fluffy dogs.
MJ P.
MJ P.
Creative Director
MJ strives to enrich our lives with thoughtful design, and loves an opportunity to experience a new place.
Melissa S.
Melissa S.
Creative Director
Melissa brings visual storytelling to life for her clients in between walking her fluffy Corgi Milo and planning nature adventures.
Pooyan A.
Pooyan A.
Creative Director
Pooyan establishes the creative vision behind projects and lives to enjoy early morning omelets while camping.
Ruggero V.
Ruggero V.
Creative Director
Ruggero is a habitual creator with a knack for branding. He loves wearing many different hats, literally and figuratively.
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.
Stephen S.
Stephen S.
Creative Director
Stephen loves creating experiences! You can find him outdoors in nature or indoors lost in design.
Susan P.
Susan P.
Creative Director
Susan brings ideas to life while finding the balance between aesthetic and strategy, she’s a pilates enthusiast and loves spending time in the sun with her family.
Adam C.
Adam C.
Graphic Designer
Adam can make a character out of literally anything and is usually the one mixing cocktails at the BBQ.
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!
Meghan W.
Meghan W.
Graphic Designer
Meghan is a graphic designer and illustrator who enjoys gaming and music in her free time.
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.
Sarah G.
Sarah G.
Graphic Designer
Sarah is a visual storyteller who weaves tangent themes into cohesive narratives and enjoys watercolor and gaming.

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