Ahmed Islam, Designer in Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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Ahmed Islam

Verified Expert  in Design

UX/UI Designer

Location
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Toptal Member Since
April 29, 2021

Ahmed is an award-winning UX/UI designer and leader with 12 years of experience across mobile and web. He has developed applications for educational testing, events (Real Madrid), meeting management, government agencies, banks, and automotive companies (Audi and VW). Extensive industry experience and a broad set of technologies and skills allow him to find and deliver easy solutions for complex problems. Ahmed creates designs that are easy to use while fulfilling business and user goals.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Senior UI/UX Designer

2021 - PRESENT
Accredible
  • Owned user research and user testing activities and planning.
  • Built a design system, including UI components, colors, layouts, and navigations.
  • Defined the UX vision, goals, strategy, and process.
Technologies: UX Design, UI Design, B2B, B2C, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Figma, Responsive UI, Rapid Prototyping, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, User Onboarding, Mobile, App Design, Usability, Mobile First, WCAG 2, Education Technology (Edtech), Workflow, UX Workshops, UX Documentation, Leadership, User Journey Maps, User Scenarios, Strategy, User Stories, Design Leadership, Education, UX Wireframes, Technology, Layout Design, Web, MVP Design

Senior UI/UX Designer

2019 - 2021
Qorrect
  • Conducted user research for the examinees' portal.
  • Created 400 visual designs for the admin and teachers' portal.
  • Built the product design system to be used in four different platforms and the company's digital presence.
  • Created the user testing strategy and conducted user testing interviews.
  • Consulted the UI development team to ship 500 responsive views across four different platforms.
  • Performed usability evaluations for four different platforms.
  • Collaborated with dedicated teams of business analysts and visual designers.
  • Worked with a team of developers, preparing assets and guiding them during production.
Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Zeplin, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), User Interviews, User Research, User Testing, Information Architecture (IA), Prototyping, Wireframing, Visual Design, Web Design, Enterprise Application Design, UX Assessment, Learning, User Flows, Usability Testing, User Personas, Web Applications, Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, Responsive Web Apps, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Journeys, UX Review, Dashboards, Data Visualization, Data-informed Visual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, UI Audits, UX Audits, Analytics, Data Analytics, Accessibility, Web Accessibility, Customer Interviews, Mobile App UI, B2B, Component Libraries, Software as a Service (SaaS), Design Systems, Design Guidelines, UI Components, Mobile UI Design, Human-centered Design (HCD), iOS, Color Theory, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, User-centered Design (UCD), UX Research, UX Strategy, SaaS Design, UX Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Low-fidelity Prototypes, Ideation Workshops, Websites, SaaS, Style Guides, Edtech Design, Design, Feature Roadmaps, Responsive UI, Rapid Prototyping, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, User Onboarding, Mobile, App Design, Usability, WCAG 2, Education Technology (Edtech), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Workflow, UX Workshops, UX Documentation, Quizzes, Leadership, User Journey Maps, User Scenarios, Strategy, User Stories, Design Leadership, Education, UX Wireframes, Technology, Layout Design, Web, HTML5, MVP Design

Senior UX/UI Designer

2017 - 2019
Diatomz
  • Designed 10 websites and web and mobile applications for clients across the world.
  • Applied the design thinking methodology across the company and with different stakeholders.
  • Led the knowledge sharing department and facilitated and organized internal and external workshops.
  • Led the UI development team to ship 10 websites and web applications to the market.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Figma, Mobile Design, Information Architecture (IA), Responsive Design, Prototyping, User Flows, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), User Personas, User Research, UX Wireflows, User Testing, Visual Design, Web Design, HTML, CSS, Zeplin, Wireframing, Usability Testing, Web Applications, Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, Marketplaces, Chatbots, Messaging, Responsive Web Apps, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Journeys, UX Review, Dashboards, Data Visualization, Data-informed Visual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, UI Audits, UX Audits, Analytics, Data Analytics, Accessibility, Web Accessibility, Customer Interviews, Mobile App UI, B2B, Component Libraries, Software as a Service (SaaS), Design Systems, Design Guidelines, UI Components, iOS UI Design, Photoshop CC, Mobile UI Design, PSD, Human-centered Design (HCD), Android, iOS, Color Theory, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, User-centered Design (UCD), UX Research, UX Strategy, SaaS Design, Mobile-first Design, Landing Pages, UX Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Landing Page Design, Low-fidelity Prototypes, Ideation Workshops, Content Management Systems (CMS), Websites, SaaS, Food & Beverage, Design, Feature Roadmaps, Responsive UI, Mobile UX Design, Rapid Prototyping, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, User Onboarding, Mobile, App Design, Mobile Prototypes, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Usability, Mobile First, Workflow, UX Documentation, WordPress, Leadership, UX Wireframes, Building & Construction, Technology, Layout Design, Web, Front-end Development, Bootstrap, HTML5, JavaScript, MVP Design

Senior UX/UI Designer

2017 - 2018
VeryCreatives
  • Designed PageInbox, an embeddable chatbox-like intercom, along with the agents and service desk dashboards.
  • Designed an internal events system for one of the most reputable banks in Europe.
  • Worked with a team of developers, preparing assets and guiding them during production.
  • Collaborated with dedicated teams of business analysts, visual designers, and user researchers.
  • Designed Notomo, a desktop application with revolutionary ideas for managing meetings and notes.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Information Architecture (IA), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Sketch, Mobile Design, Web Design, HTML, CSS, Responsive Design, Prototyping, User Flows, User Research, User Personas, UX Wireflows, Visual Design, Web Applications, Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, Messaging, Responsive Web Apps, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UX Review, Dashboards, Data Visualization, Data-informed Visual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, UI Audits, UX Audits, Analytics, Data Analytics, Mobile App UI, B2B, Software as a Service (SaaS), UI Components, iOS UI Design, Photoshop CC, PSD, Human-centered Design (HCD), iOS, Color Theory, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, User-centered Design (UCD), Message UI, UX Research, UX Strategy, SaaS Design, Mobile-first Design, UX Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Low-fidelity Prototypes, SaaS, Design, Responsive UI, Mobile UX Design, Rapid Prototyping, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Mobile, App Design, Mobile Prototypes, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Usability, User Journey Maps, UX Wireframes, Technology, Layout Design, Web, HTML5

Senior UX/UI Designer

2017 - 2017
Parent
  • Designed a nursery administration system with 50,000 users.
  • Collaborated with dedicated teams of business analysts, visual designers, and user researchers.
  • Designed the company website and email newsletters along with digital marketing campaign materials.
  • Worked with a team of developers, preparing assets and guiding them during production.
Technologies: Prototyping, Adobe Photoshop, Information Architecture (IA), Mobile Design, Responsive Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Sketch, Wireframing, User Personas, UX Wireflows, User Research, User Testing, User Flows, Web Applications, Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, Messaging, Responsive Web Apps, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UX Review, Dashboards, Data Visualization, Data-informed Visual Design, High-fidelity Mockups, UI Audits, UX Audits, Analytics, Data Analytics, B2B, Component Libraries, Software as a Service (SaaS), Design Systems, Design Guidelines, UI Components, iOS UI Design, Photoshop CC, Mobile UI Design, PSD, Human-centered Design (HCD), Android, iOS, Color Theory, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, User-centered Design (UCD), Message UI, UX Research, UX Strategy, SaaS Design, Mobile-first Design, UX Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Low-fidelity Prototypes, SaaS, Design, Responsive UI, Mobile UX Design, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Workflow, UX Documentation, UX Wireframes, Technology, Layout Design, Web, Bootstrap, HTML5

Senior UX/UI Designer

2015 - 2017
Appenza Studio
  • Led the design team to deliver 15 web and mobile applications and responsive websites for clients in the US, UK, and MENA region.
  • Applied and mentored people on the design thinking process across the company and different stakeholders.
  • Designed and developed HolyGrail Engine, a reactive web and mobile experience engine for multiple purposes.
  • Took the lead in all the creative-related communications with top clients, including Abbott and Imagine Education.
  • Led the knowledge sharing department and facilitated and organized internal and external workshops.
  • Developed the company resources by training five interns to join the design and development teams.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CSS, HTML, InVision, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Information Architecture (IA), Responsive Design, Sketch, Usability Testing, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), User Flows, User Personas, User Interviews, User Research, User Testing, UX Assessment, UX Wireflows, Visual Design, Web Design, Web Applications, Wireframing, Zeplin, Enterprise Application Design, Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, Marketplaces, Messaging, Responsive Web Apps, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UX Review, Dashboards, Data Visualization, Data-informed Visual Design, UI Audits, Analytics, Data Analytics, B2B, Software as a Service (SaaS), Windows App Design, UI Components, Photoshop CC, Mobile UI Design, PSD, Human-centered Design (HCD), Android, Color Theory, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, Financial UX, User-centered Design (UCD), Mobile-first Design, Landing Pages, UX Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Content Management Systems (CMS), Websites, SaaS, SaaS Design, Design, Responsive UI, Mobile UX Design, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, UX Documentation, WordPress, Leadership, Logistics, Building & Construction, Technology, Layout Design, Web, Front-end Development, Bootstrap, HTML5, JavaScript

Product and Service Designer

2009 - 2014
eTurn
  • Received awards for 11 websites and web applications from the Pan Arab Excellence Awards Academy.
  • Designed 30 websites and web/mobile applications for top-notch clients across the world, including Volkswagen, Audi, and Real Madrid.
  • Led the UI development team to ship 40 websites and web applications to the market.
  • Designed the company website, email newsletters, and digital marketing campaign materials.
  • Worked with a team of developers, preparing assets and guiding them during production.
  • Collaborated with dedicated teams of business analysts, visual designers, and user researchers.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Wireframing, Prototyping, Visual Design, Web Design, Mobile Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), HTML, CSS, User Personas, Web Applications, Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, Marketplaces, Messaging, Responsive Web Apps, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UX Review, Dashboards, Data Visualization, Data-informed Visual Design, UI Audits, Analytics, Data Analytics, B2B, Software as a Service (SaaS), Windows App Design, Design Systems, Design Guidelines, UI Components, Photoshop CC, PSD, Human-centered Design (HCD), Color Theory, User-centered Design (UCD), Landing Pages, UX Prototyping, Landing Page Design, Content Management Systems (CMS), Websites, Food & Beverage, SaaS Design, SaaS, Design, Responsive UI, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Leadership, Logistics, Building & Construction, Technology, Layout Design, Web, Front-end Development, Bootstrap, HTML5, JavaScript

Tools

Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Figma, Zeplin, InVision, Photoshop CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Illustrator, Safe Exam Browser

Languages

HTML, CSS, HTML5, Charity, JavaScript

Industry Expertise

Events, Psychology & Mental Health, Human Resources (HR), Education, Telecommunications, Technology, Food & Beverage, Education Technology (Edtech), Building & Construction, Government, Logistics

Platforms

Android, iOS, Mobile, Web, WordPress

Other

User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), User Research, Visual Design, Wireframing, Prototyping, User Flows, Usability Testing, User Personas, Web Design, Mobile Design, Responsive Design, Web Applications, UX Wireflows, User Testing, User Interviews, Enterprise Application Design, UX Assessment, Learning, E-learning, Design Thinking, Mobile Apps, Mobile UX, Mobile App Design, Online Ordering, Web Dashboards, Web App Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Chatbox, Helpdesk, Dashboard Design, Profiling, Colleges & Universities, Delivery, Delivery Agents, Remote User Testing, Clothing, Workshops, Chat Support, Customer Support, B2B2C, B2C, Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, Messaging, Responsive Web Apps, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Journeys, UX Review, Dashboards, Data Visualization, High-fidelity Mockups, UI Audits, UX Audits, Analytics, Data Analytics, Accessibility, Customer Interviews, Mobile App UI, B2B, Component Libraries, Software as a Service (SaaS), Design Systems, Design Guidelines, UI Components, iOS UI Design, Mobile UI Design, PSD, Human-centered Design (HCD), Color Theory, Mobile UI, User-centered Design (UCD), Message UI, UX Research, UX Strategy, SaaS Design, Mobile-first Design, Landing Pages, UX Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Landing Page Design, Low-fidelity Prototypes, Websites, SaaS, Style Guides, Edtech Design, Design, Responsive UI, Mobile UX Design, Rapid Prototyping, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, App Design, Mobile Prototypes, Usability, Workflow, User Scenarios, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), UX Wireframes, Layout Design, MVP Design, Information Architecture (IA), Storyboarding, Financial UX, eCommerce, Live Chat, Invoice Management, Expense Management, Invoicing, Employees, Surveys, Maps, Chatbots, Marketplaces, Data-informed Visual Design, Web Accessibility, Ideation Workshops, Content Management Systems (CMS), Feature Roadmaps, User Onboarding, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Mobile First, WCAG 2, Learning Management Systems (LMS), UX Documentation, UX Workshops, Quizzes, Leadership, User Journey Maps, Strategy, User Stories, Design Leadership, Bootstrap, Fund Management, Finance, LockDown Browser, Windows App Design, Front-end Development

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