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

Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since November 30, 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 discusses them with senior management. Irfan 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


  • Product Designer for a Very Well-known Startup

    2022 - 2022
    Automattic Inc.
    • Designed exceptional products from start to finish.
    • Participated in all phases of design, from definition to development and optimization.
    • Iterated actively with prototypes at all levels of design fidelity, informed by user research, market trends, and business goals.
    • Communicated and shared often in written, verbal, and visual forms to create alignment and move the work toward implementation.
    • Collaborated regularly with engineers to ship high-quality experiences to automatic products and the larger open-source and design communities.
    Technologies: WordPress, Web Design, Figma, Product Design, Web UI, Web App UI, UI Design, UX Design, Design
  • 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, B2C, Landing Page Design


  • 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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