Abdul Haq, Designer in Singapore, Singapore
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Abdul Haq

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Singapore, Singapore
Toptal Member Since
May 13, 2020

Haq is a UX designer with 8+ years of experience in branding. He believes that having empathy and advocating for users at every step of the UX process is the most important thing for businesses and organizations to succeed. He focuses on creating useful, usable, and desirable products for users and loves designing for a living. He also enjoys learning new languages, meeting new people, and making genuine connections. We are stronger together.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Freelance UX | Branding Designer

2018 - PRESENT
HAQ.DESIGN
  • Managed projects independently, from invoicing, client servicing to establish and maintain project objectives, expectations and timelines, crafting and iterating designs, and handing off of final artwork.
  • Worked with design agencies, providing design expertise and skills to their various branding projects and joining in their internal and client meetings to ensure project objectives are aligned.
  • Redesigned the UI and branding of a regional news website, working closely and collaboratively with the in-house UX designer.
  • Worked with the client and product owner of a subscription-based wine startup in a UX team of one, spanning the entire UX process from user research, research synthesis and problem definition, ideation, usability testing, and iterative wireframing and prototyping.
  • Worked as a UX team of three with a fintech firm to design and propose a mobile micro-investment platform MVP as a white-label product for retail-facing financial institutions, spanning the entire UX process.
Technologies: Usability Testing, Rapid Prototyping, UX Research, UI Design, UX Design, Art Direction, Branding, Zoom, Miro, Optimal Workshop, Figma, InVision, Adobe CC

UX Design Immersive Instructional Associate

2020 - 2020
General Assembly
  • Worked closely with the course instructor in mentoring 23 UX students throughout a 12-week UX Bootcamp.
  • Guided students to ensure they understand and apply the tools, concepts, and methodology of the UX process effectively.
  • Evaluated UX student projects based on a set of criteria.
  • Provided critical feedback to students for them to learn and improve on their UX projects.
  • Liaised with companies to match suitable student groups to relevant UX client projects.
Technologies: Usability Testing, Rapid Prototyping, UX Research, UI Design, UX Design, Zoom, Miro, Optimal Workshop, Figma, InVision, Adobe CC

UX Design Immersive Instructional Associate

2019 - 2019
General Assembly
  • Worked closely with the course instructor in mentoring 32 UX students throughout a 10-week UX bootcamp.
  • Guided students to ensure they understand and apply the tools, concepts, and methodologies of the UX process.
  • Evaluated UX student projects.
  • Provided critical design feedback to students for them to learn and improve on their UX projects.
  • Liaised with companies to match suitable student groups to relevant UX client projects.
Technologies: Usability Testing, Rapid Prototyping, UX Research, UI Design, UX Design, Zoom, Miro, Optimal Workshop, Figma, InVision, Adobe CC

Senior Designer

2014 - 2017
APT811 Design & Innovation Agency
  • Supervised and crafted end-to-end brand strategy and brand identity design projects alongside the creative director from project kickoff all the way to handoff.
  • Worked with DesignSingapore Council to design Singapore's UNESCO Creative City of Design branding.
  • Worked closely and collaboratively with Pawfact, a dog treat startup to create an extensive end-to-end branding solution that encompasses both offline and online touchpoints, from brand naming, strategy and identity, all the way to their website and event design.
  • Designed the online and offline branding experience and website for Designing Resilience In Asia, National University of Singapore School of Design & Environment's initiative to connect architects, planners, and designers to each other to develop resilient solutions for vulnerable Asian metropolitan areas.
  • Art directed and designed the brand identity and experience for Asian Creative Industries Alliance, an organization promoting inter-government design-related collaboration, to develop a unique Singapore experience for an international expo held in Hangzhou.
Technologies: UI Design, Art Direction, Branding, Adobe CC

Graphic Designer

2012 - 2014
Six Planes
  • Assisted the creative director with brand identity and graphic design projects to solve the clients’ needs.
  • Initiated the improvement of the company’s portfolio presentation on their website by facilitating communication among other graphic and interior design colleagues.
  • Designed the marketing collaterals for NTUC Employment and Employability Institute for various events.
  • Designed the branding for a fishing equipment startup.
  • Worked closely with interior design colleagues to create a branded experience for mulitple high-rise condominium showroom launch events.
Technologies: UI Design, Art Direction, Branding, Adobe CC
2007 - 2010

Diploma in Creative Media Design

Singapore Polytechnic - Singapore

JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT

User Experience Design Immersive

General Assembly

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Figma, InVision, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe CC, Zoom, Miro, Sketch

Platforms

MacOS, Webflow

Industry Expertise

Fitness, Sports, Education, Food & Beverage

Other

User Experience (UX), UI Design, UX Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Visual Design, Optimal Workshop, Branding, Art Direction, Rapid Prototyping, UX Research, Research Analysis, Ideation, Personas, Customer Journeys, Usability Testing, eCommerce, Wine & Wineries, App UX, App UI, Dashboards, QR Codes, Illustration, Booking, News, Web UX, Web UI, Creative Direction, Articles, Fintech, Forum Design, Forms, Search, Information Gathering, Recipes & Cooking, Mobile UX, Mobile App UI, Food Ordering, Sustainability, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Donations, Volunteering, Event Design, Architectural Sustainability

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