About — Amir Ardalan

  • Design Engineer with 10+ years of experience based in Portland, OR.
  • I've collaborated with renowned brands including Nike, BASIC/DEPT®, Columbia Sportswear, SOREL, and KEEN Footwear.
  • I combine form and function to create innovative digital products that delight users and drive results.
  • Amir Ardalan

    Career Timeline


    Software Engineer II @ Nike

    Working with Nike Global Technology teams building enterprise tools and software using React.

    Software Engineer II @ Nike

    Developing digital prototypes and tools for designers @ Nike LeBron James Innovation Center.



    Built open-source Blog & CMS

    Building, maintaining a Next.js Blog & CMS in TypeScript. Began blogging about React, Markdown, and my personal career journey.

    Journey into React and TypeScript

    Pivoted away from Salesforce Commerce Cloud and into React, Next.js, TypeScript, and modern web development.



    Application Engineer @ DemandPDX

    Delivered Salesforce Commerce Cloud code in an agency environment for many clients including Hanna Andersson and Leatherman.

    Lead UI Engineer @ KEEN Footwear

    Collaborated with BASIC/DEPT® to design and build KEEN Footwear and Chrome Industries Salesforce Commerce Cloud experiences.



    Web Dev I @ Columbia Sportswear

    My first experience with Agile Scrum. Developed Salesforce Commerce Cloud code for Columbia, SOREL, and Mountain Hardwear.

    Frontend Dev @ Dealer Spike

    Built websites for Powersports dealerships across the USA and Canada using HTML, CSS, and jQuery. Designed in Photoshop.



    Freelance Web Design

    Started a freelance business that eventually served ~30 clients. Developed small to medium size websites using HTML, CSS, JS and Flash.

    UI Designer @ Selliken Systems

    Worked on the HomeQuest real estate property search tool. Designed UI in Adobe Photoshop and produced animations in Flash.



    Web Design @ Southridge High

    Created Macromedia Flash websites in my school's TV Studio. Took an intro to Web Design course sophomore year.

    HTML & CSS in Geocities

    Learned the basics of HTML/CSS in Yahoo! Geocities. I realized the joy of creating a personal website that anyone in the world could view.



    First Computer

    My family got a Compaq Presario CDS 524. I read lots of Microsoft Encarta and played "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego" and "X-Wing".
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