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Maher L Jilani

Maher L Jilani

Designer
Cupertino, CA, United States
Member since December 21, 2017
For over a decade, MJ has been working as a UX designer in the user experience and design industry. He is currently the user experience director of Plexable (the leading tech company in the MENA region). At his core, MJ is an explorer who is incredibly passionate about design. He believes he is here to explore, create, and think of new possibilities and to achieve revolutionary digital products for people. Just like you.
Maher is now available for hire
Portfolio
Employment
  • User Experience Director
    2012 - PRESENT
    Plexable
    • Operated on a leadership level across the business, user experience, creative, and technology.
    • Drove user-centered design processes in partnership with technology, creative, and strategy teams alongside with clients.
    • Led and managed a team of UX designers and researchers to build top-of-the-line UX for leading brands around the world.
    • Managed and fostered UX and design disciplines.
    • Continually improved UX and design capabilities, tools, processes and best practices.
    • Led the team of UX designers and researchers to build and produce world-class quality work for our clients around the world.
    • Managed the UX/UI design and UX research team and coached/mentored the personnel and gave skill-set/career guidance.
    • Implemented task management tools that ensured that the team produced on-time, on-budget deliverables.
    • Contributed to the business development and pre-engagement activities, including proposals, client meetings and calls, discovery sprints, SOW estimates, and planning sessions.
    • Completed billable project work as assigned; included onsite meetings with clients when appropriate.
    • Moderated user research sessions.
    • Developed the persona and journey map.
    • Produced findings reports.
    • Worked on UX strategy sessions, sketching, wireframing, prototyping, and visual designs.
    • Translated business requirements, end-user needs, and input from cross-functional teams into optimal design solutions.
    • Led and applied usability disciplines and standards in all projects.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Adobe Suite
  • Senior User Experience Designer
    2011 - 2012
    iHorizons
    • Worked as a team member in the UX engineering design unit in iHorizons.
    • Designed the Arabic version of the Al Jazeera website.
    • Crafted a design for the Al Doha Institute's policy and research study.
    • Designed for a number of clients like Q-TELL including the iHorizon's exhibition in Qatar.
    Technologies: Axure, OmniGraffle, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Bridge
Education
  • Completed credits towards a bachelor's degree in Business Management
    2009 - 2010
    University of North Alabama - Florence, AL, USA
Experience
  • User-centered Design (UCD)10 years
  • Adobe Illustrator10 years
  • User Interface (UI)10 years
  • Wireframing10 years
  • UX Design10 years
  • Right-to-left UX10 years
  • User Flows6 years
  • Sketch 45 years
Tools
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sketch 4
Cupertino, CA, United States
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