Maher Jilani, Designer in Cupertino, CA, United States
Maher Jilani

Designer in Cupertino, CA, United States

Member since January 1, 2018
A design leader and users advocate with a proven track record of creating value through design, Maher specializes in user-centric product design and results-driven, engaging digital experiences. With 14 years of design and leadership experience and extensive experience working with startups, entrepreneurs, and small and medium-sized teams, he makes world-class "measured" success. Maher creates appealing visual designs and specializes in implementing user-centric design processes.
Maher is now available for hire


  • Senior Lead Designer

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Initiated and led the design for in-car commerce, including food, coffee, parking reservation, and fuel experiences.
    • Initiated and led the design for in-car promotions.
    • Initiated and led the voice and conversation design in Telenav and designed full in-car commerce conversation design experiences.
    • Designed navigation product lines ranked #1 by JD Power for top-tier clients with millions of global users, including Ford, Subaru, General Motors, and other major car manufacturers.
    • Localized SYNC3 (Ford and General Motors) navigation systems for the MENA region.
    • Led and mentored a global UX design team through product design phases, established design principles rooted in user research, and provided hands-on direction for user interface heuristics and information architecture.
    • Partnered with stakeholders and cross-functional teams to prioritize and deliver on product roadmaps, UX frameworks, and feature releases.
    Technologies: Adobe Audition, Jira, Marvel App, Figma, Sketch
  • Co-founder and Director of User Experience

    2012 - 2018
    • Co-founded the first UX agency in Jordan and designed for some of the most influential brands in the MENA region.
    • Provided design and artistic leadership across multiple projects, including websites, web applications, iOS and Android apps, and user experience research.
    • Recruited, trained, and supported a team of designers and researchers.
    • Led design teams to drive overall UX/UI vision, design strategy, ideation, and creative exploration.
    • Provided design direction, managed work, and ensured quality and timeliness were met for all design work.
    • Contributed to projects such as Queen Rania of Jordan, VIVA Bahrain, and POS Rocket.
    Technologies: Figma, Adobe Suite, InVision, Sketch


  • Completed Credits towards a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management
    2009 - 2010
    University of North Alabama - Florence, AL, USA


  • Patent 16/725,777: Navigation System with an Order Optimization Mechanism and Method of Operations
    JULY 2020 - PRESENT
    US Patent



Cupertino, CA, United States

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