Buhari Jemilu, Designer in Lagos, Nigeria
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Buhari Jemilu

Verified Expert  in Design


Lagos, Nigeria
Toptal Member Since
June 11, 2021

Buhari is a passionate product designer with over five years of experience. He has helped shape products in the health, fashion, entertainment, and fintech marketplaces, inclusively helping startups design and build great products over the years. His user interfaces have helped millions of users. He believes in simple and functional designs and finds inspiration in nature. Buhari works well in small or big teams and also with new startup founders.


Work Experience

Freelance Designer

2015 - PRESENT
Buhari Jemilu Design
  • Managed and coordinated visual design projects from concept through to completion.
  • Developed business requirement guidelines to better define the client’s requirements.
  • Managed a team of three talented visual designers.
  • Served as lead designer for a cryptocurrency app that is about to launch onto the African market.
  • Collaborated with clients remotely to build and grow their digital presence in the form of brand and experience strategy, website, app, and graphic and digital design.
  • Led the product concept and identity design for several brands and clients.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, HTML, CSS, WordPress, User Interface (UI), High-fidelity Prototypes, Responsive Web Apps, UI Design, Web & Mobile Applications, Web App Design, UX Design, Blog Design, User Research, Logo Design, Brand Design, Color Schemes

Senior Mobile App Designer

2023 - 2023
zooom productions GK
  • Designed a product detail page to help users have a better experience in viewing products.
  • Collaborated with the PM and Product Owner to create a better checkout experience.
  • Prototyped the experience from the product detail page to the checkout flow.
Technologies: Mobile Design, Mobile App UI, Mobile UX Design, UX Research, User Interviews, User Research, eCommerce, Color Schemes

Instructional Designer

2023 - 2023
  • Designed course videos using AI to generate the voiceovers.
  • Designed explainer videos for every course outline.
  • Collaborated with the client to get the best explainer videos.
Technologies: Instructional Design, Copyright, Video Design, Online Course Design, Visual Design, User Research

UI/UX Designer

2021 - 2023
Artech Holdings LLC dba On The Stage
  • Designed and implemented user interfaces that are responsive, intuitive, and visually appealing, empowering thousands of organizations with ticketing, box office, marketing, fundraising, and reporting tools.
  • Used heuristic analysis techniques to identify pain points and possible improvements.
  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative usability testing of products.
Technologies: UI Design, UX Design, SaaS Design, B2B

Web UI Designer

2022 - 2022
Steedit LLC
  • Designed the landing page for the client's app with a touch of modern designing.
  • Designed a clean delivery website for the client to help the company compete with other top food delivery platforms.
  • Created design components on Figma to ease the continuity of the designs.
Technologies: UI Design, Zeplin, Figma, User Interface (UI), Web Design, Web UI Design, Visual Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UX Design, Web App Design, Web UX, User Research, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), eCommerce

Lead Designer

2019 - 2021
Aegle Health
  • Carried out user research and user stories and conducted usability testing for the product.
  • Uncovered potential opportunities through the process of creating personas and user journey maps.
  • Improved and designed the web app for both patients and doctors, where they can access all features on the mobile app.
  • Designed the admin dashboard where the activities of the users and doctors can be accessed.
  • Analyzed competitors to better understand other healthcare apps' products and services.
Technologies: Figma, Trello, Adobe Illustrator, Appointment Booking, Appointments, Admin Panels, High-fidelity Mockups, Dashboards, Dashboard Design, Web Dashboards, Product Design, UI Design, UX Design, HTML, CSS, Photoshop CC, UX Audits, Web UX, User Research

UI/UX Designer

2019 - 2021
Naya Labs
  • Designed an eCommerce website for beard products where men can see a list of beard products and buy any of their choices.
  • Collaborated with my team members and designed a contact-sharing app where users can connect and share contacts with a single click of a button.
  • Created user flows, user stories, and user personas and carried our research on all projects worked on within the company.
  • Designed a cybersecurity website for a client in the USA.
  • Helped develop and design a unique modular and responsive framework for website and app development.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Zeplin, Sketch, B2B, Dashboards, UI Design, User Experience (UX), UX Design, Fintech, eCommerce, Apps, Mobile App Design, Web App Design, Admin Panels, User Stories, Web UX, User Research, Visual Design Language, Software as a Service (SaaS), Color Schemes, Women's Health, Consumer Behavior

UI Designer

2018 - 2019
  • Designed a dashboard for a B2B platform where the clients can manage and track their sales.
  • Designed a mobile app for a B2B platform to track their sales.
  • Carried out user stories and user research for a B2B platform.
  • Conducted research for all of the company's products.
  • Worked on most of the UI designs for the company's projects.
Technologies: Figma, UI Design, Web Design, InVision, InVision Studio, InVision App, Web UX, Web UX Design, UX Design, Web App Design, Web App Testing, User Research, Graphic Design
2013 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture

Oduduwa University - Osun, Nigeria


UX Design Fundamentals



Figma, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, ProtoPie, Trello, Passenger, CorelDRAW, Zeplin, InVision, InVision Studio, InVision App, Photoshop CC


WordPress, Webflow, Web, Mobile

Industry Expertise

Consumer Products, Real Estate, Healthcare, Healthcare & Insurance


Visual Design Language, HTML, CSS


UI Design, UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Web Design, Web UX, Product Design, eCommerce, Visual Design, Mobile Design, Mobile UX Design, Landing Page Design, Design Systems, Design Thinking, User Workflows, Blog Design, User Research, UI Prototyping, User Journeys, Graphic Design, Software as a Service (SaaS), Color Schemes, UX Research, Responsive Web Apps, Motion Design, Video Editing, Motion Graphics, User Interviews, UX Audits, Branding, Social Media, Logo Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Brand Design, UX Branding, Women's Health, Consumer Behavior, Layout, AI Design, Image Generation, Graphics, Apps, Web Dashboards, Dashboard Design, Wireframing, Prototyping, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Mobile App UI, Loan Design, Loans & Lending, Business Loans, Loans, Dashboards, Payment APIs, Online Payments, Mobile Payments, Fintech, Currency Exchange, Rideshare Services, Mobile Apps, Websites, Property Listings, Property Valuation, Property Management, Appointments, Appointment Booking, Medicine, Healthcare Services, Healthcare IT, Personal Loans, B2B, Business to Business (B2B), B2B Sales Pipeline, Sales, Remittance, Global, Money Transfers, Currencies, Africa, Digital Payments, Card Payments, Payment Gateways, Maps, Delivery, Booking, Admin Panels, Native Mobile Apps, Commercial Real Estate, Buyer Personas, Web App Design, Escrow, Residential Real Estate, Product Listings, User Interface (UI), High-fidelity Prototypes, Web & Mobile Applications, Web UX Design, Web App Testing, High-fidelity Mockups, Mobile App Design, User Stories, Medical Applications, Medical Art, Hospitals, Social Sharing, File Sharing, User Experience (UX), Minimalism, Minimal UI, App Design, Web UI, Blockchain, Blockchain Platforms, Mobile UI, SaaS, SaaS Design, Enterprise Design, Clean Design, Last Mile Logistics, Responsive UI, Responsive Design, iOS UX Design, Cars, Car Rental, Agency, Agency Websites, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Analytics, UX Analysis, Web UI Design, Instructional Design, Copyright, Video Design, Online Course Design, Best Practices in Design, Board Games, Medical Software, AIOps

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