Noushin Nourizadeh, the visionary founder of iGraphic9, has been meeting design challenges for more than a decade. She has worked her magic for companies large and small, including everything from giant GlaxoSmithKline to a new online-based baseball card shop. The result of her alchemy — changing ideas into images — are visual representations that are distinctive, compelling, and — to the delight of her clients — effective.
Armed with a Bachelors of Fine Art from The College of New Jersey, Nourizadeh set out to conquer the design world at the turn of the century — the 21st Century. She joined NNA Inc., one of advertising most respected agencies, in 1995. "One thing that makes me so good at what I do was having the chance to work with the bests in this field at NNA Inc.," says Nourizadeh. Although she left the company in 2002, "I still work very closely on contract projects and continue to maintain an outstanding working partnership with them."
Nourizadeh's enthusiasm for good design is equaled by her dedication to good business. As part of that dedication, she pursues "continuing education" in the field at every opportunity. "Even on most weekends I find myself wandering through books to add to my knowledge in the field," she says with a smile. "There's so much to learn, so much to know, and the more I expand my skills and knowledge, the more enthusiastic I get about my job…or should I say my passion."
To maintain her position on the cutting edge of her industry, Nourizadeh maintains membership in prestigious design associations and guilds including The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, the Graphic Artists Guild, and The American Institute of Graphic Artists. "I love the professional exchange," she says who also hopes to "give back" to new designers who are joining the field.
Hesitant to sing her own praises, Nourizadeh says that others call her "friendly, a quick problem solver, highly creative, and a congenial colleague who's professional, but not dry or humorless. "Every now and then I hear the word 'design crazy' from friends and family, but that's off the record," she laughs.
Nourizadeh, who also minored in Art Photography in college, has been working on photography projects since 1996. She is experienced in architectural photography as well as in studio product and still life photography and this background she believes "helps to bring harmony to my projects."
And while the artist is "equipped with top of the line equipment, computers and programs," Nourizadeh says she owes her success to her original concepts and creativity. "And unlike my computer, my ideas don't take up too much space…except in my mind," she says jokingly. "In fact, they're my constant companions, even on my 5AM morning run!"
When she's not running on the track, Nourizadeh is proud of her track record for meeting — and — SURPASSING…clients' expectations. During nearly ten years of sharing design concepts with the business world, each and every job has resulted in a "notch" on her Satisfied Clients "belt."