Work Experience

UI/UX Software Developer Jan. 2019 - present
Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
  • Responsible for the look & feel and user experience of all the projects developed by our team for example websites, mobile apps, and other technology-based systems.
  • Help develop the front-end architecture of the web and mobile app projects using HTML5, CSS3, and JS framework
  • Provide technical support to our Drupal and WordPress projects
  • Lead 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
  • Spearhead the conceptual development, information architecture, and user-interface design of the DePaul iD-Lab website, including their conference websites and other online application projects
  • Develop mockups, wireframes, high-fidelity prototypes, and conducted comparative analysis, user research, and usability testing
  • Working closely with the lab manager, developers, researchers, and scrum master on a weekly basis or whenever required
Web/Front-End Designer Feb. 2017 - Nov. 2018
DePaul University Library - Chicago, IL
  • Developed multiple websites for the library, including support software applications, interactive way-finding maps, and content management system websites. My job responsibility includes maintaining these systems.
  • Created Microsoft SharePoint pages, web parts, and WordPress themes. My job includes the 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 them into actual designs in print and digital formats that are used by various athletic teams of the university for their advertising and marketing campaign
  • Designed posters, flyers, window clings, game schedule handouts, game day & 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 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 designs were used in various airshows and major aviation events around the globe such as the 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. My job responsibility includes performing maintenance and regular content 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)
  • Designed and developed marketing and advertising materials in print and digital
  • Major achievement: I was promoted to a senior-level position, 2008
  • Major project awards for Argaam.com:
    – Best website for Financial Institutions (UAE Web Awards, 2007)
    – 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 (animated and static sites) for films, TV shows, and events produced by the company
  • Designed web banners, flash animations, email ad campaigns, advertising and marketing materials such as brochures, logos, posters, advertisements, and business cards
  • Actively played a role in contributing creative 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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