Design-ity

Our name has a story.

The design community we bring together exists to produce work we’re proud of, that looks the best, and that performs even better. It just made sense to combine the words “design” and “community” and invent the word designity. With cross collaboration at this level, success was always inevitable.

2006

Founder and CEO, Shahrouz Varshabi working as a taxi driver and freelance graphic designer in Iran.

2014

In order to afford tuition + NYC living costs, Shahrouz starts freelancing on the side, only this time he gives his fellow classmates his client’s projects.

Epic lightbulb moment.

2016

LinkedIn doesn’t like that Shahrouz was inspired by their name, so LinkedIn sues DesignIn. The name was changed to Designity to merge design and community together.

It sounded better anyway.

2018

Designity attracts the interest of Amazon’s Audible investment firm (NVP), who invested into the future of creativity.

2020

COVID-19 strikes and Designity’s bulletproof remote model grows more than ever.

Designity: 1,000 COVID-19: 0

2011

Shahrouz moves to NYC and follows the American dream to advance his skills as a creative by attending Parsons School of Design.

2015

Designity beta 1.0 is born as DesignIn, providing students with real-world projects and opportunities outside of their education.

2017

Creative directors are introduced to the platform to enhance the quality of work. Creatives outside of universities join too.

2019

Gary Vee suggests Designity’s per-project model should transition to monthly plans instead. Shahrouz took the idea and ran.

2021

Designity welcomes new internal team members and major clients like Oracle, Kung Fu Tea, Anaheim Ducks, etc.

Things are growing...fast.

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