Mazhar Sharif, Designer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mazhar is available for hire
Hire Mazhar

Mazhar Sharif

Verified Expert  in Design


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since
October 31, 2022

Mazhar is a creative enthusiast and technologist with 10+ years of hands-on experience in UX and UI design and proven know-how of combining creative and usability viewpoints, resulting in world-class web and mobile applications. He designs high-impact, user-centered websites and mobile applications with a strong emotional appeal, sophisticated production values, and intuitive navigation to maximize user engagement and cement powerful brand identities.


Work Experience

Senior Design Manager

2018 - PRESENT
Zams Digital
  • Developed and managed the design team's productivity.
  • Worked on onsite and remote projects, including application, web, and digital content design.
  • Influenced design-led thinking across the business.
  • Designed and developed nuanced UX strategies that improve product conversion.
  • Developed new ideas and articulated artistic rationale to support creative concepts and direction.
Technologies: Figma, UX Strategy, User Interface (UI), User Interviews, User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), User Testing, Mobile App Design, Product Design, Web Design, Design Systems, Web Dashboards

UX/UI Design Lead

2018 - 2019
  • Coordinated with business analysts and gathered requirements from a business analyst and journey strategist.
  • Acted as a design thinking workshop co-facilitator and conducted two workshops with Abu Dhabi government entities, stakeholders, and users.
  • Designed task-oriented user flows diagrams. Identified and troubleshot UX problems. Conducted customer journey mapping, wireframing, and prototyping.
  • Created high-fidelity and UI designs, prepared a production-ready design for the dev team, and worked closely with developers to ensure the vision comes to life.
Technologies: UX Strategy, Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch 2, Web Design, Design Systems, UX Audits, Design Thinking, Design Sprints, SaaS Design, UX Research, Mobile Design, Responsive UI, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Wireframing, Web Dashboards, Fintech, Dashboards

Senior Designer

2015 - 2018
Bitec Technology
  • Worked collaboratively within a multidisciplinary environment, managed multiple projects, and met assigned deadlines.
  • Identified and translated business requirements and user needs into innovative solutions that are valuable, useful, and usable.
  • Learned about technical limitations during the design process and presented concepts to stakeholders for review and feedback.
  • Tested the product with real users to iteratively improve the user experience.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch 2, Adobe Creative Suite, Miro, UX Strategy, User Interface (UI), UX Design, Mobile Apps, Responsive Web Apps, DesignOps, Wireframing, Web Dashboards

Digital Graphic Designer

2014 - 2015
  • Used a data-driven approach and analysis for design experiences.
  • Brainstormed and collaborated with the business development team, marketing managers, developers, content writers, and other stakeholders to determine user interface needs.
  • Worked on multiple projects in parallel and took individual ownership of assignments from initial concept to delivery.
  • Communicated and demonstrated the value and rationale of own visual design decisions to business and technology partners.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch 2, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Web Dashboards

Senior Creative Manager

2010 - 2014
Converge Technologies Pvt.
  • Worked closely with team members to understand features and context for deliverables.
  • Designed dynamic websites and online applications for multiple fortune companies in collaboration with user interface experts, information architects, and web developers.
  • Designed and deployed social media campaigns for the different digital touchpoints.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Art Direction, Team Management, Wireframing, Web Dashboards
2004 - 2007

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and Design

University of Karachi - Karachi, Pakistan

2000 - 2002

Intermediate of Commerce Degree in Commerce and Economics

Government College of Commerce and Economics - Karachi, Pakistan


Certified IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner



Diploma in Graphic and Multimedia Design

Arena Multimedia Karachi

Collaboration That Works

How to Work with Toptal

Toptal matches you directly with global industry experts from our network in hours—not weeks or months.


Share your needs

Discuss your requirements and refine your scope in a call with a Toptal domain expert.

Choose your talent

Get a short list of expertly matched talent within 24 hours to review, interview, and choose from.

Start your risk-free talent trial

Work with your chosen talent on a trial basis for up to two weeks. Pay only if you decide to hire them.

Top talent is in high demand.

Start hiring