Al Khan, Designer in Bern, Switzerland
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Al Khan

Verified Expert  in Design


Bern, Switzerland
Toptal Member Since
February 11, 2022

Ali is an enthusiastic and passionate product designer who enjoys the challenge of transforming complex workflows across several industries into elegant UI/UX solutions. His adaptability, analytical mindset, and strategic approach combined with a stellar eye for design makes Ali consistently deliver intuitive and enjoyable experiences across iOS, Android, and responsive web. Ali holds a bachelor's degree in architecture and a master's degree in integrative design from Basel.


Work Experience

Lead UX

2022 - PRESENT
Dentsply Sirona via Hays I Zurich
  • Designed a Miro-like collaboration space for dentists for diagnosis and patient communication.
  • Integrated a third-party "aligner-designer" application onto the cloud to help orthodontists design and deliver aligner and retainer solutions to patients.
  • Led the design and integration of several DS on-premise software to cloud (clinical applications).
Technologies: Figma, Miro, Confluence, Jira, Adobe CC

UX/UI Designer

2022 - 2022
BCG Gamma
  • Helped BCG's enterprise software (CO2 AI) team spin off into a startup by joining the UX team and leading the "measurement tribe" for all UX/UI-related design optimizations and new concepts.
  • Optimized carbon measurement and emissions matching functionality of the carbon accounting platform for large corporations and their complex supply chains.
  • Helped in setting up processes for building a design system for the app.
Technologies: Figma, UI Design, UX Design, Design Systems, SaaS, Prototyping, Iterative Design, Redesign, Product Design

Lead UX

2021 - 2022
Seervision AG | Zurich
  • Validated the concept of an event manager-video producer workflow during the event execution phase of event management by interviewing top corporate event managers and video producers.
  • Created and tested various detailed prototypes to figure out the best interaction model for creating a rundown for events.
  • Prepared and presented a comprehensive UX strategy for the core product of the company by collaborating with various internal stakeholders to craft a comprehensive UX vision, design principles, and success metrics based on the HEART framework.
  • Collaborated with different engineering teams to implement the designs and QA.
Technologies: Figma, InVision, UX Research, Usability Testing, User Interviews, User Surveys, Stakeholder Mapping, User Journeys, User Journey Maps, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, UX Strategy

Co-founder and Product Lead

2017 - 2022
  • Co-founder and product-led of a construction-technology platform, growing the engagement rate by 220%.
  • Conducted more than 20 open houses across the country and showcased some of the best designs as the industry-leading platform for architects in Pakistan.
  • Created one of the most impactful architectural and construction-related documentary channels in the local market with millions of watched hours of content every month.
Technologies: Entrepreneurship, UI Design, UX Design, Mobile UX, User Journey Maps, Adobe CC

Freelance Lead UI/UX Designer

2015 - 2021
AGEN-C Khan | Bern
  • Concepted, prototyped, and pitched a new web platform that provided university students with smart portfolios.
  • Designed, tested, and launched various apps and platforms as a freelance UI/UX designer for several design agencies.
  • Provided consultancy to early-stage startups and advised on UX and product strategy on several products.
Technologies: UI Design, UX Design, Figma, InVision, Adobe CC

Design Leader

2009 - 2013
Raglan Squire & Partners
  • Led the design team through several high-profile projects and won competitions.
  • Contributed to the shortlist of three projects as best healthcare, education, and retail projects in the world by WAA.
  • Managed the concept design team as the design leader.
Technologies: AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, Conceptual Design


2007 - 2009
Woods Bagot | Abudhabi
  • Assisted in establishing a design studio within a small team upon joining and helped the branch build up its design portfolio, independent of other branch offices.
  • Helped establish best design practices for concept design as a design leader for multiple competition projects.
  • Took an integral part on several project commissions that resulted in the studio's growth.
Technologies: AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Conceptual Design
2013 - 2015

Master's Degree in Integrative Design

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) - Basel, Switzerland

2000 - 2004

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture

National College of Arts - Lahore, Pakistan


AutoCAD, Adobe CC, Figma, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, InVision, Jira, Miro, Confluence

Industry Expertise



UI Design, UX Design, Entrepreneurship, UX Research, Usability Testing, User Journeys, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, UX Strategy, Product Design, Design, Interactive UI, Interactive UX, Wireframing, Interaction Design (IxD), User Surveys, Mobile UI, Mobile UX Design, Design Thinking, User Research, Customer Journeys, Journey Mapping, Personas, Experience Design, Design Workshops, B2B, B2C, User Experience (UX), Agile, Workshops, UX Flows, Empathy Mapping, SaaS, Web App UX, Mobile Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Interviews, Stakeholder Mapping, User Journey Maps, Conceptual Design, Mobile UX, Surveys, Interviews, User Interface (UI), Branding, Logo Design, Dashboards, UX Leadership, Event Management, Video Production, Workflow, Automation, Web App UI, Scheduling, Prototyping, Tables, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), File Management, Team Mentoring, Scheduling Tools, Marketplaces, Usability, Remote Usability Testing, Web UX, Web App Design, App UI, Ratings, Web Platforms, Construction, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, eCommerce UX, Furniture Design, Hiring, Matching Systems, Experience Maps, Customer Experience, Luxury Industry, Watchmaking Industry, Skincare, Design Systems, Data Visualization, Web Dashboards, Online Banking, Digital Banking, Iterative Design, Redesign

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