Muhammad Uzair, Designer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Muhammad Uzair

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since
December 2, 2016

For over the past 13 years, Uzair has been honing his skills in the disciplines of design (UI/UX and interaction). He has designed for some of the best companies on the planet including Toyota, Sony, CAT, Lexus, Honda, and Acura. His work has been featured across many websites and won prestigious awards such as the Webby Awards and App Design UK. He also has a master's degree in aesthetic philosophy and a diploma in digital arts.

Portfolio

Work Experience

UX Consultant

2015 - 2017
Dubai Health Authority
  • Collaborated with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals, and experience.
  • Executed all the visual design stages from concept to the final hand-off to engineering.
  • Conceptualized original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks.
  • Created wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Presented and defended designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders.
  • Established and promoted design guidelines, best practices, and standards.
Technologies: Web Applications, Android, iOS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision

Principal Software Consultant – UX

2014 - 2015
TRG
  • Designed the information architecture, wireframes, and prototypes.
  • Established the design guidelines for user-centered design in accordance with client needs and best UX practices.
  • Worked on the entire design life cycle from first identifying usability and UX problems, researching user needs, analyzing expectations, generating solutions, implementing prototyping, performing user testing, and evaluating the outcomes.
  • Worked as a visual designer to develop responses to communication problems; including understanding of hierarchy, typography, aesthetics, composition, and construction of meaningful imagery.
  • Interviewed candidates—fostering a collaborative culture.
  • Trained junior members on design and UX strategy.
Technologies: HTML, JavaScript, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Product Design, UX Design, UI Design

Manager (Design and UX)

2006 - 2014
Ephlux
  • Acted as the head of the digital agency and designed for many international clients and brands including Sony, Philips, Disney, CAT, NatWest, and Gibson Guitars.
  • Held 3 position in my 8 years there: senior designer, lead designer, and head of design and UX.
  • Translated design requirements to the clients and team members.
  • Managed the day-to-day tasks of a cross-disciplinary team of writers, illustrators, designers, and developers.
  • Hired members, fostered a collaborative culture, established milestones, and provided training.
  • Identified usability and UX problems, researched user needs, analyzed expectations, generated solutions, prototyped solutions, conducted user testing, and evaluated outcomes.
  • Working as a front-end developer to develop websites and application in various languages, CMSs, and frameworks including HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Sass, Bootstrap, and WordPress.
  • Working as a visual designer to develop responses to communication problems—including an understanding of hierarchy, typography, aesthetics, composition, and construction of meaningful imagery.
Technologies: WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Designer

2004 - 2006
AMZ Access
  • Developed the front-ends of websites and applications in various languages, CMSs, and frameworks (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, SASS, Bootstrap, and WordPress).
  • Acted as a visual designer to develop responses to communication problems which required the understanding of hierarchy, typography, aesthetics, composition, and construction of meaningful imagery.
Technologies: Adobe FreeHand, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Sass, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2018 - 2023

Master's Degree in Digital Media Design

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA, USA

2013 - 2014

Master's Degree in Philosophy (Art and Aesthetics)

University of Karachi - Karachi, Pakistan

2004 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (Business and Economics)

St. Patricks College - Karachi, Pakistan

2002 - 2005

Diploma in Digital Arts

CIT - Karachi, Pakistan

Tools

Axure RP Pro, Flinto Prototyping, Sketch, InVision, Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop, Principle, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe FreeHand

Industry Expertise

Healthcare, Health, Automotive, Education, Fashion

Platforms

iOS, Android, Windows, WordPress

Languages

CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML

Other

Mobile Apps, Web Applications, Product Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Dashboard Design, Data Visualization, Web App UI, Prototyping, User Interface (UI), Enterprise Design, Google Material Design, Android Material Design, User Experience (UX), Mobile UX, User Flows, Visualization Design, Dashboards, Wireframing, Consulting, UX Design, UI Design, Web App Design, Sass, Cars, Visualization, Information Design, General Medicine, Healthcare Management Systems, Wellness, Material UI, Training, University, Art, Showcasing, Surveys, Analytics, Customer Experience, Email Design, Conversational UX, Branding, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), SaaS, Patient Consultation, Conversational Interfaces, Web Design, Shopping, eCommerce, Apps, Content Management Systems (CMS), Enterprise, Data, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Information Architecture (IA), Mobile UI, B2B, Design Systems, B2C, Enterprise SaaS, Scheduling, Marketplaces, Gig Economy, Training & Training Content Development, DataViz, Instructional Design

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