I’m Hanieh (she/her), an Iranian-Canadian independent design consultant and leader working in social impact and digital innovation.

My mission is to build safe spaces that empower and elevate underrepresented voices.

I use creative problem-solving, collaborative participatory methods, and storytelling to create deeper compassion and connection between individuals and communities. I believe in developing impactful and equitable outcomes that honour diversity, foster belonging, and transcend boundaries.

I specialize in human-centred design, product strategy, and user experience, and have worked across many industries including international development, public health, and community engagement, designing both online and offline solutions.

With 10 years of experience in design, some of the projects I have led and contributed to include: researching settlement challenges for Syrian refugees, increasing mental health literacy and education among healthcare workers in Tanzania, and providing access to modern contraception for girls and young women in Rwanda.

I am also the co-founder of Thousand&One, a social enterprise that supports women of colour to thrive in their professional lives through community, healing, and growth.

To learn more about my experience, view my CV here.