Bilal is a product designer with a mix of engineering mindset and critical design thinking. He loves exercising prototyping skills in his work. He values a data-informed approach, which is quintessential to balancing one's intuition, and he believes in more of a process-driven design approach, which is yet to become commonplace.
We at the Kindle Design Studio create the full breadth of solutions that power the world’s biggest and most loved digital reading products. This includes everything from the tools and services that authors and publishers use to make their books, to the discovery and shopping experiences our customers use to find their next great read, to the Apps and E-readers that people read on across the globe. We strive to meet the needs of authors and readers of every kind of book, magazine, comic, and educational material.
Technologies: Sketch, Invision, Principle, JIRA
Product Design Co.
2016 - PRESENT
Established a design venture for promising startups that lacked in product design in the early days of their company.
Used an engagement model that puts UX analysis at the center of the work we do. Often, design is a difficult thing to measure—we are instrumenting a solution to this.
Mentored UI/UX design skills--students can learn with the help of an expert mentor (in this case, me) through our unique online courses. They master the techniques they need to design stunning web and mobile products.
Technologies: Design, Course, Nanodegree
Senior Product Designer
2014 - 2016
Built a skilled product design team, as a senior product designer at India’s biggest eCommerce marketplace with more than 80 million users.
Designed frameworks for discovery, engagement, growth, and retention for Flipkart’s mobile app and desktop experience.
Helped Practo build their patient facing product among their suite of healthcare products, which soon became India’s go-to health app. I designed the first cut of the Android app as well as the web experience.
Technologies: Healthcare, Web, iOS, Android
2013 - 2013
Assisted with various tasks for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell, a setup that nurtures early-stage ventures through their journey from start to scale, and enable this through design. Entrepreneurs, mentors, researchers and academicians come together to create an inspiring environment for new ideas and action. Deep interaction between the theory and practice of entrepreneurship brings the best out of both, creating unique synergies. This place has been an active catalyst in the growth of Indian startup eco-system since 2002.
Flipkart, India’s leading eCommerce marketplace, questioned why they were losing customers and asked themselves: How do you build a loyal customer base, increase engagement and solve the issue of app uninstalls? What behaviors should be studied to come up with a winning solution? The answer lay in designing a habit-forming experience.
Nanodegree in Product Design
Google - Udacity
2015 - 2016
Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science