About Us

 

Eraser Studio is a creative studio based in Los Angeles California that was founded by Aliasghar Hosseini and Sanaz Mahdi in 2000 . We are a full-service design and photography studio creating strategy, design & production across all platforms. We specialize in brand identities, campaigns, photography, social media strategy & content creation, commercials, websites, books, environments, and more.

Aliasghar Hosseini  (ALI) / Art Director

MFA in Visual Communication Design / More than 15 years Experience

 

More About Aliasghar Hosseini

Aliasghar Hosseini is visual artist  based in Los Angeles California. He was born in 1981. He received a M.F.A  degree in visual communication design and began his professional career in 2000. As well as 7 years of teaching experience at Art universities and visual arts schools plus compilation and translation of more than 50 articles and 3 books.

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Educations:

  • Visual Communication, Master’s Degree, Azad University, Tehran-Iran, 2009
  • Visual Communication, Bachelor’s Degree, Tehran University, Tehran-Iran, 2007

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Experience:

  • Director of E-Commerce ,Us Outlet, Los Angeles CA,  2017- Current
  • Art Director, Graphic Designer and Photographer, Us Outlet, Los Angeles CA,  2015- 2017
  • Co Founder and Art Director, Eraser Studio, 2000- Current
  • Art Director, Farafarin Advertising Agency, 2006 – 2015
  • Visual Arts Columnist, Shargh Newspaper, 2010-2015
  • Visual Arts Columnist, Tandis Magazine, 2005-2015
  • Co-Founder and Executive Director, Garteh websites, Website of analytical – research Iranian graphic design,2009-2015
  • Senior Graphic Designer, Typographer, GSM Cellphones Magazine, 2005-2006
  • Co-Founder and Creative Director, Design & Form graphic studio, 2004 

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Executive Manager of Graphic Design Events:

  • Fineness, Religious graphic design, IT Cultural House, Tehran-Iran, 02/2010
  • Baseline, Font design, Vijeh School, Tehran-Iran, 07/2010
  • The lasting legacy, Kanoon International Affairs Activities, Vijeh School, Tehran-Iran, 10/2010
  • To the companions orchard, Polish posters, Vijeh School, Tehran-Iran, 11/2010
  • Space between two letters, Switzerland graphic design, Vijeh School, Tehran-Iran, 11/2010
  • Celebration of Ghobad Shiva, Iranian graphic designer, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran-Iran, 01/2011
  • Call for motion, Motion graphics design, Vijeh School, Tehran-Iran, 04/2011
  • Clothing, Book cover design in Iran, Azad University Tehran Central Branch, 05/11
  • Oasis at the moments, Graphic design and photography, Vijeh School, Tehran-Iran, 07/2011
  • Garteh website, Garteh website articles and activities, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran-Iran, 07/2012

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Art Director of Advertising Events:

  • Promotion of Supermax new products, Olympic Hotel, Tehran-Iran, 2010
  • Promotion of Continental and Barum new tires, Milad Tower, Tehran-Iran, 2012
  • Holsten Euro 2012 event, Enghelab sport complex, Tehran-Iran, 2012
  • Promotion of Maserati new cars, Parsian Azadi Hotel, Tehran-Iran, 2014

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Teaching:

  • Tehran University, Tehran-Iran, 2013-2015
  • Azad Islamic University, Tehran Centeral Branch, 2012-2015
  • Azad Islamic University, Tehran East Branch, 2010-2013
  • Asre Dino Danesh University of applied science, 2009-2010
  • Inverse Digital Arts School, 2013-2015
  • Advisor prof for over 100 bachelor graduates’ thesis at Azad Islamic University; Tehran East, Yazd University of Arts, Shiraz University of Arts
  • Referee at over 20 thesis defense sessions, master’s graduates at Azad Islamic University, Tehran central branch

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Exhibitions:

  • Besmellah design group exhibition, MiraliTabrizi Gallery, Tabriz-Iran, 2002
  • Drawing group exhibition, International Exhibition of Tabriz, Tabriz-Iran, 2003
  • Besmellah design solo exhibition, NabiAkram University Gallery, Tabriz-Iran, 2003
  • Conceptual Arts group exhibition, NabiAkram University Gallery, Tabriz-Iran, 2005
  • Falagh typography group exhibition, Emam Ali Museum, Tehran-Iran, 2006
  • The third through festival of Besmelah, Niavaran Cultural House, Tehran-Iran, 2006
  • The international Arts of resistance, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran-Iran, 2006
  • Second international poster and computer animation competition “Anti AIDS-Ukraine”, Kharkov-Ukraine, 2006
  • The forth through festival of Besmelah, Niavaran Cultural House, Tehran-Iran, 2007
  • World award of monotheistic religions, the first international poster competitions, Emam Ali Museum, Tehran-Iran, 2007
  • Second international poster biennial of the Islamic world, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran-Iran, 2007
  • Iranian spring group typography exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007
  • World award of monotheistic religions, the first international poster competitions, Warsaw-Poland, 2007
  • Resistance group posters exhibition, Palestine Arts Museum, Tehran-Iran, 2007
  • Besmelah typography group exhibition, Eshragh Gallery, Qom-Iran, 2007
  • Poster and health exhibition, MiraliTabrizi Gallery, Tabriz-Iran, 2008
  • City visual Arts poster group exhibition, Emam Ali Museum, Tehran-Iran, 2008
  • Mazandaran province graphic event, Emam Khomeini Galley, Tonekabon-Iran, 2008
  • Peace poster exhibition, Lima- Peru, 2009
  • Third international poster biennial of the Islamic world, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran-Iran, 2009
  • Ghobad Shiva poster exhibition, Emam Ali Museum, Tehran-Iran, 2010
  • Silver Cypress II, the second Iranian graphic designer society annual exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran-Iran, 2011
  • Silver Cypress III, the third Iranian graphic designer society annual exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran-Iran, 2013

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Honor and Awards:

  • Selected in Falagh typography group exhibition, Emam Ali Museum, Tehran-Iran, 2006
  • Selected in poster student anniversary book, Tehran-Iran, 2006
  • Selected in the third through festival of Besmelah, Niavaran Cultural House, Tehran-Iran, 2006
  • Selected in the international Arts of resistance, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran-Iran, 2006
  • Selected in second international poster and computer animation competition “Anti AIDS-Ukraine”, Kharkov-Ukraine, 2006
  • Selected in the forth through festival of Besmelah, Niavaran Cultural House, Tehran-Iran, 2007
  • Selected in world award of monotheistic religions, the first international poster competitions, Emam Ali Museum, Tehran-Iran, 2007
  • Selected in second international poster biennial of the Islamic world, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran-Iran, 2007
  • Selected in Iranian spring group typography exhibition, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007
  • Honor prize from Koofard company logo competition, Tehran-Iran, 2009
  • Honorary degree from Peace poster exhibition, Lima- Peru, 2009
  • Selected in third international poster biennial of the Islamic world, Saba Cultural and Artistic Institute, Tehran-Iran, 2009
  • Honor prize from 2nd Neshan Ordibehesht, Research awards of Iranian graphic design society, 2010
  • Selected in Silver Cypress II, the second Iranian graphic design society annual exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran-Iran, 2011
  • Honor prize from Silver Cypress III, the third Iranian graphic design society annual exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran-Iran, 2013
  • Honor prize from 4th Neshan Ordibehesht, research awards of Iranian graphic design society, 2014

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Articles:

  • Theo Johnson monsters coast, Tandis magazine, No. 140, 09/2008
  • French cutting paper, Interview with Julian Legendre, Tandis magazine, No. 148, 05/2009
  • Semiotics, hand in Iranian mourning ceremony, Garteh websites, 09/2009
  • Simply amazing, Takashi Akiyama works review, Tandis magazine, No. 161, 11/2009
  • Chromatics in Iranian mourning ceremony, Garteh websites, 02/2010
  • Art humorous machines, Arthur Ganson sculpture, Tandis magazine, No. 166, 2/2010
  • Semiotics, fish for Iranian New Year, to be or not to be, this is the problem, Garteh websites, 03/2010
  • Arabic glyphs proportions and guidelines, 2nd Neshan Ordibehesht, Research awards of Iranian graphic design society, 03/2010
  • Arabic glyphs proportions and guidelines, 5th graphic design student anniversary book, 03/2010
  • Interview with Enric Jardi, Garteh website, 05/2010
  • Style of movie poster, Garteh website, 05/2010
  • Poster for the film”A soldier who doesn’t know his job”, Garteh website, 06/2010
  • Review on the book” Font designing”, Garteh website, 06/2010
  • Henryk Toomaszewki I, Poland graphic designer, Garteh website, 06/2010
  • Henryk Toomaszewki II, Poland graphic designer, Garteh website, 06/2010
  • Henryk Toomaszewki III, Poland graphic designer, Garteh website, 06/2010
  • South Africa World Cup 2010 logo, Tandis magazine, No. 175, 06/2010
  • Ball and net posters, World Cups posters, Tandis magazine, No. 177, 06/2010
  • Social posters for all cultures, Interview with Luba Lukova, Rasm & Garteh websites, 10/2010
  • Ghobad shiva mosadeghi in Iran graphic design, Shiva 70 book, Nazar publication, 01/2011
  • History of motion graphics design, Garteh website, 02/2011
  • An analysis of the opening credit sequence in Jerahat TV series, Rasm and garteh website, 03/2011
  • An analysis of the Zarinkelk title sequence for Kanoon International Affairs Animations, Garteh website, 03/2011
  • Motion graphics design in television, Garteh website, 04/2011
  • Ladder for tomorrow, Iranian graphic designer opportunities in future, 04/2011
  • Book covers design in 1920 and 1930 Decade, Garteh websites, 05/2011
  • Clothing for lithography book, Garteh website, 06/2011
  • Photo styling is invisible job, Garteh website, 07/2011
  • The wall belong to Artist, Graffiti in Lebanon, Tandis magazine, No. 207, 09/2011
  • An analysis of Iranian newspapers logotype, Garteh website, 10/2011
  • A study on cover designs of Metallica, long nightmare of graphic design for Metallica, Tandis magazine, No. 209, 10/2011
  • A study on 1st generation of book cover design in Iran, the generation of rough routes, Shargh newspaper, 10/2011
  • Motion graphics in television, Garteh book anniversary: 01, Aban publication, 04/2012
  • Switzerland Posters, Garteh Book Anniversary: 01, Aban Publication, 04/2012
  • The golden age of the Czech film posters, Garteh book anniversary: 01, Aban publication, 04/2012
  • A review on pictures of a cemetery in Romania, the presence of vertical dead, Tandis magazine, No. 244, 05/2012
  • Client interfering in designer’s job, a man of all things, Gareth website, 07/2012
  • Morteza Momayez, Graphic designer or superstar, Ministry of culture and Islamic guidance (Iran) magazine, 07/2012
  • A review on graphic design association, wrong from the beginning, Garteh website, 11/2012
  • Creation of shaking hands, Tom Shannon painting, Tandis magazine, No. 239, 12/2012
  • Can design save a newspaper? Jacek Utko newspapers design, Tandis magazine, No. 241, 12/2012
  • A review on posters of Fadjr theatre festival, do not draw a willful frame, Tandis magazine, No. 242, 01/2013
  • A review on 85th Oscar award poster, an actor in two roles, Tandis magazine, No. 244, 02/2013
  • A beautiful or an effective package? Garteh website, 02/2013
  • Became a designer because of the war, Stefan Norblin designs, Garteh website, 08/2013
  • Motion graphics design in environments, Jahat Etela Iranian graphic design society magazine, 09/2013
  • Graphic design and branding in television network, 4th Neshan Ordibehesht book, Research awards of Iranian graphic design society, 04/2014

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Publications:

  • Motion graphics design, Researcher and translator, Aban publication, 2018
  • Garteh Book Anniversary: 01, Graphic design articles, Executive manager and one of the authors, Aban publication, 2012
  • Shiva 70, Articles about Ghobad Shiva artworks, Executive manager and one of the authors, Nazar publication, 2011

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Lectures:

  • Radio Javan talk show on designing book covers, 2008
  • Lecture at Call for motion meeting on motion graphics, 2011
  • Lecture at Garteh meeting on graphic design in Iran, 2013
  • Lecture at IRIB University on graphic design and TV branding, 2015
  • Lecture at Tarbiat Modarres University on “what is motion graphics”, 2015

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Sanaz Mahdi (Sunny) / Graphic Designer, Photographer

MFA in Visual Communication Design / More than 10 years Experience

 

More About Sanaz Mahdi

Sanaz Mahdi is visual artist  based in Los Angeles California. He was born in 1982. He received a M.F.A  degree in visual communication design and began his professional career in 2005. As well as 7 years of teaching experience at kids visual arts schools plus working in Eraser Studio as a graphic designer and photographer.

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Educations

Visual Communication, Master’s Degree, Azad University of Tehran, Tehran-Iran, 2014

Visual Communication, Bachelor’s Degree, Azad University of Tehran, Tehran-Iran, 2012

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Teaching:

Kherad School /kids Art teacher

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Graphic designer, Photographer

Graphic Designer and Photographer,Eraser Studio, 2000-Current.

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Founder & Owner:

Eraser Studio, C0-Founder and owner, 2000

Design & Form graphic design studio, C0-Founder and owner, 2004

Garteh websites, Website of analytical – research Iranian graphic design, C0-Founder and owner, 2009