Work Experience

UI/UX Software Developer Jan. 2019 - present
Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • Responsible for the look and feel of all the websites, mobile apps, and other technology-based projects. Develop the front-end architecture using various tools such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript frameworks.
  • Provide technical support to our Drupal and WordPress users and clients.
  • Spearhead user-centered design activities such as user research, prototype & mockup creation, usability testing, design ideation, comparative analysis and usability for end-users.
UI/UX Designer Aug. 2017 - Nov. 2018
DePaul iD-Lab (DePaul Innovation Development Lab) - Chicago, IL
  • Led the conceptual development, information architecture and visual design of the DePaul iDLab website, conference websites and other online application projects
  • Develop mockups, wireframes, high-fidelity prototypes, comparative analysis, user research and usability testing
  • Collaborate with the lab manager, developers, researchers and scrum master on a weekly or when required
Web/Front-End Designer Feb. 2017 - Nov. 2018
DePaul University Library - Chicago, IL
  • Create and maintain online projects such as the library websites, library support softwares, interactive way-finding map and various content management systems
  • Develop or customize website source code in HTML, CSS/SCSS, PHP and JS/JQuery
  • Develop SharePoint pages, web parts and WordPress themes – including management of plugins, widgets, and child themes
  • Major achievement: 2018 Student Employee of the Year Nominee
Graphic Designer Sept. 2016 - Sept. 2017
DePaul University Athletics Communications - Chicago, IL
  • Conceptualize creative ideas and implement into actual designs in print and digital formats, for advertising and marketing campaign of the various athletic teams of the university
  • Designed posters, flyers, window clings, game schedule handouts, gameday & final score social media graphics, website header banners, and others
Graphic / Visual Designer June 2013 - Sept. 2015
Jetex Flight Support - Dubai Airport Freezone, Dubai, UAE
  • Responsible for brand management and corporate identity of the company
  • Designed web banners, animated presentations, social media campaigns, newsletters, advertising & marketing materials e.g. trade show large banners, signages, brochures, posters, magazine ads, giveaway items and branding for cars, aircraft, and airport heavy equipment
  • Involved in the photo and video production to support marketing initiatives, campaigns, sales & support, and corporate communications
  • My works were used in various airshows and major aviation events around the globe e.g. NBAA (USA), LABACE (Brazil), ABACE (China), EBACE (Europe), Paris Airshow (France), MEBA (UAE), and the Dubai Airshow (UAE)
Lead Web / Front-end Designer May 2007 - June 2013
Danat e-Ventures - Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
  • Designed and developed the front-end site architecture of Akhbaar24.com & Argaam.com (both are financial websites with over a million yearly visits). Job responsibility includes performing maintenance and regular updates
  • Was part of the team that managed and maintained two e-commerce websites (Logta.com and Bezaat.com both sites have heavy monthly site traffic)
  • Developed marketing and advertising materials in print and high-quality mock-ups for web and mobile app projects
  • Major achievement: Promoted to a senior position, 2008
  • Major project awards for Argaam.com: Best website for Financial Institutions & Best website using Microsoft technology (UAE Web Awards, 2007), Most Influential Economic website (Forbes Middle East Top Media Online in the Arab World 2012 awards)
Senior Web/Graphic Designer March 2006 - April 2007
Bigfoot Entertainment Ltd. - Bigfoot I.T. and Media Park, Cebu, Philippines
  • Responsible for creating rich media websites (static & animated) for films, TV shows and events produced by the company
  • Designed web banners, flash animations, email ad campaigns, advertising and marketing materials like brochures, logos, posters, advertisements and business cards
  • Actively played a role in contributing creative concepts and ideas in every Sales & Marketing and Creative team brainstorming meetings
  • Provided support to the company’s affiliate companies – Int’l Academy of Film & Television and FashionTV (FTV) Philippines for their design needs
  • Major achievement: February 2007 Employee of the Month

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