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

I specialize in Human-Centred Design, user experience, and product strategy.

I have spent the past 10 years applying creative problem-solving, collaborative participatory methods, and storytelling to codesign impactful, equitable, and sustainable solutions across a litany of industries including international development, public health, and community engagement.

Some of the projects I have led include: researching settlement challenges for Syrian refugees in Canada, supporting healthcare providers to counsel and refer youth to mental health services in Tanzania and Zanzibar, and increasing access to sexual and reproductive health education for adolescents in Rwanda.


  • In partnership with Medica Mondiale, I am leading the conceptualization of a self and collective care platform for Women Rights Activists in Afghanistan and the diaspora. 
  • I am working with Common Thread and UNICEF to pilot a tool that helps field practitioners in Nepal and Nigeria create more effective people-centred immunization strategies.
  • As the cofounder of Thousand&One, I am building community-driven solutions to support women of colour in their professional lives.