Muwuso Mkochi, Designer in Vancouver, Canada
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Muwuso Mkochi

Verified Expert  in Design


Vancouver, Canada
Toptal Member Since
January 27, 2016

Muwuso is a multidisciplinary designer focusing on product design, brand development, and strategy. Over the past decade, he has led design in-house and remotely for some of the world's leading agencies and brands. The evolution of technology always inspired him; its influence on human behavior and the resulting impact on societal and business environments and micro-cultures.


Work Experience

Senior Product Designer

2015 - PRESENT
  • Worked remotely or in-house as the principal design lead for small and large product teams as well as agencies and startups.
  • Provided creative direction and design for SaaS and enterprise platforms, UX/UI, eCommerce, responsive web and mobile applications, content and community strategy, service design, brand strategy, and cross-functional team leadership.
Technologies: Zeplin, Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite

Senior UI Design Mentor

2016 - 2021
  • Mentored and provided industry and career guidance to design students and career changers for the ever-evolving digital workplace and world.
  • Acted as a senior mentor and advised on curriculum and student growth.
  • Supported 9/10 students' successful transition to new roles and careers in great companies around the world, that continue to rise.
Technologies: InVision, Slack, Sketch

Freelance Senior Interactive Art Director/Designer

2014 - 2014
Allan Gray, Pty., Ltd.
  • Designed UI/UX, information architecture and design systems for AG commerce and brand divisions.
Technologies: Axure, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite

Freelance Digital Creative Director/Designer

2014 - 2014
Relais & Châteaux
  • Provided creative direction, UX/UI, and interactive art direction for the Relais & Châteaux African travel platform with Rhino Africa Safari's content and community, user experience, and development teams.
Technologies: Axure, Adobe Creative Suite

Senior Interactive Art Director

2011 - 2014
  • Led integrated digital design projects and campaigns for brands such as L’Oreal Group, Old Mutual, Investec, Nedbank group, Jameson, Absolut, Vodacom, Chivas Regal, Sappi, Organ Donor Association of South Africa, TFG, Webber Wentzel Linklaters, South African Tourism, Sanofi Aventis, and Pernod Ricard, to name a few.
  • Received over 43 local and international honors and awards including Agency of the Year.
Technologies: Skype, Axure, Adobe Creative Suite

Web Designer/Developer

2010 - 2010
  • Managed client side content management systems and designed, developed, and maintained marketing and advertising campaigns for FMCG, hospitality, and automotive brands.
  • Worked with a variety of clients including Lexus, General Motors, Chevrolet, Opel, Isuzu, Nestle, Peermont, Liberty Group, Distell, and African Health Placements.
Technologies: TortoiseSVN, Sublime Text, ActiveCollab, Adobe Creative Suite

Graphic/Web Designer

2008 - 2009
  • Designed and developed corporate identities, personal branding, and websites for startups and small to medium businesses.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW