Irfan Shaikh, Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Irfan Shaikh

Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since November 1, 2020
Irfan defines and leads the product vision and development scope and designs new features or ongoing feature enhancements. He tracks the unfavorable occurrences to create backlogs and discuss them with senior management. He has been serving a variety of technology sectors such as aviation, fintech, and eCommerce. His practices include research, experience design, user testing, and IA to help stakeholders prioritize user stories and define acceptance criteria.
Irfan is now available for hire


  • Lead Product Designer

    2019 - 2020
    Emirates NBD
    • Defined the design structure, including UX patterns, personas, flows, and interpreted research findings communicated to stakeholders.
    • Took the ownership of design activities focused on usability, interaction, visual, and information architecture, which helped the team make decisions based on design principles, customer data, and business needs.
    • Defined and created personas to design user journeys, which later helped our design and engineering teams understand the high-level complications.
    • Developed the visual style for the entire experience and created illustrations based on user journeys.
    • Guided a team of product designers through complex design challenges to improve our product.
    Technologies: After Effects CC, Adobe Illustrator, Figma, Miro, InVision, Sketch, Zeplin, Abstracts
  • Principle Product Designer

    2018 - 2019
    The Emirates Airlines Group
    • Led design projects end to end, ensuring learner needs and business outcomes are met along with managing multiple workstreams in a fast-paced, changing environment.
    • Defined user models and user interfaces for new and existing products and features. Also, created both high-level and detailed storyboards, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
    • Provided teams with the methods, processes, and solutions needed to execute strategy and drive progress through obstacles by building consensus and making decisions.
    • Set up ideation sessions to brainstorm initial design concepts, guiding the group to develop multiple solutions and prototypes.
    • Ensured that implementation quality meets design requirements. Collaborating with the research teams to uncover learners’ perspectives and our competition to generate solutions.
    • Improved design processes, knowledge sharing, and tools continue to enhance productivity and product quality.
    Technologies: Principle, Sketch, InVision, Miro


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
    1998 - 2001
    St. Xavier's College - Mumbai, India


  • Product Management Certificate
    AUGUST 2019 - NOVEMBER 2019
    BrainStation, Inc.




Toronto, ON, Canada

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