Najeeb Abubakar, Designer in Manchester, United Kingdom
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Najeeb Abubakar

Verified Expert  in Design


Manchester, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
December 14, 2020

Najeeb is a versatile designer who excels in product design, UI, UX, and branding with over seven years of experience in the software, marketing, fintech, SaaS, and eCommerce domains. He created SaaS products that allow users to search for accommodations and delivered a fintech and digital banking platform, enabling users to send and borrow money quickly. Najeeb has a knack for understanding a client's customers, allowing him to design products that speak to users and deliver value.


Work Experience

Visual/Web Designer

2023 - 2023
Buzops Inc
  • Designed the complete fitness website for Buzzups, including every design illustration: the home, service, feature, pricing, signup, and resources pages.
  • Built a new design style for the new website for the platform using their brand colors.
  • Conducted competitive research and capitalized on the loopholes to redesign new websites.
Technologies: Visual Design, Graphic Design, Data Visualization, Web Design, UX Design, Product Design, B2B, Dashboard Design

UX/UI Designer

2022 - 2022
Paul Henry
  • Was responsible for defining the product vision and strategy for Opticash. Understood the market trends, customer needs, and business goals to develop a roadmap for product development.
  • Designed the whole product design from scratch, including the UI and UX design for the product.
  • Took charge of overseeing the product development process, including ideation, design, development, and testing. I ensured that the product met the desired functionality, quality, and usability standards.
  • Ensured that the user experience (UX) was intuitive, engaging, and easy to use.
Technologies: Visual Design, User Experience (UX), UI Design, Branding, Billing, Mobile Web Design, Brand Building, B2C Marketing, UX Design, Product Design, B2B, Dashboard Design

UX/UI Designer for Quick Prototype Demo

2022 - 2022
Venteur, Inc
  • Utilized and executed customer research, including design thinking, prototyping, user journey mapping, and conceptual modeling, to achieve design objectives in the final UI design.
  • Designed the user interface and defined the user experience for both the employer and employee dashboard to make it easy to enrol in a health plan.
  • Conducted need assessment and competitive analysis for a better understanding of the current users in the health insurance niche and to understand the problem being solved.
  • Designed an interactive prototype for the employer and employee dashboard, which helped and made it easy for user testing, feedback, and implementation.
Technologies: Rapid Interactive Prototyping, UI Design, UX Design, Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Demo Designs, Product Design, B2B, Dashboard Design

Visual Designer

2021 - 2022
  • Designed graphics for upcoming events and communication documents.
  • Made the design of digital badges and certificates for clients.
  • Designed white labels for top brands like Google, Harvard Uni, British Council, Salesforce, Intel, and lots more.
  • Designed the conference badge and certificate for "ASU+GSV SUMMIT 2021".
  • Helped the marketing and sales team in designing white labels for closing deals.
  • Contributed to the website UI design for case studies.
  • Designed marketing and event materials for upcoming events and conferences.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign CC, Figma, PowerPoint Design, Design, B2B, Dashboard Design

Visual Designer for Cybersecurity Company

2021 - 2021
SentinelOne, Inc.
  • Collaborated with designers on the team to create marketing materials.
  • Participated in co-creation sessions to brainstorm creative reviews.
  • Designed brochures and PDF reports for the company.
Technologies: Visual Design, Design, Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Desktop Web Design, Collateral Design, Infographics, User Interface (UI), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Data Visualization, Web Design, Branding, Logo Design, Mobile Web Design, Brand Guidelines, PowerPoint Design, Dashboard Design

Product Designer

2021 - 2021
SocialNewsDesk (via Toptal)
  • Collected feedback from internal stakeholders to take the design process further.
  • Designed variation of wireframes and reviewed with the team to conclude with the one with the best flow.
  • Revamped the old app design into an entirely new one, easy to use with simple navigation and clean colors.
  • Made recommendations of the SaaS products that allow users to send and schedule campaigns.
  • Created prototypes that helped test the designs and made it easy to understand the flow and usability of the app.
Technologies: Figma, InVision Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Product Design, Dashboard Design

Senior UX/UI Designer

2019 - 2021
Dreamlabs Nigeria
  • Assisted companies in delivering digital products, which increased the company's credibility.
  • Collaborated with clients from different fields, including finance, agriculture, art galleries, SaaS, marketing agencies, and food and beverage.
  • Produced UI and UX designs for new projects using Sketch and Figma.
  • Designed a ride-hailing app from start to finish with similar features to Uber and Taxify.
  • Designed a revenue collection app used to collect revenue from the various local governments, which increased state revenue generation by 40%.
  • Led the entire customer experience, design, and branding team of the organization, responsible for project completion.
  • Delivered a fintech and digital banking platform that enables users to send and borrow money.
Technologies: Principle, InVision Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Figma, Product Design

UX/UI Designer

2019 - 2020
Lahdee, LLC.
  • Designed web pages that included designs for the blog post, which improved user navigation.
  • Created ad and campaign design for promotions such as Christmas and New Year sales, which increased sales by 65%.
  • Delivered content for all sales channels to boost revenue by 45%.
  • Defined the UX of the platform and restructured the flow to make it easy for users to navigate.
Technologies: After Effects CC, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite

Product Designer and QA Tester

2019 - 2020
Dreamlabs Nig
  • Gathered and evaluated user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers.
  • Illustrated design ideas using storyboards, process flows, and sitemaps.
  • Designed graphical user interface elements such as menus, tabs, and widgets.
  • Developed UI mock-ups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how the site functions and looks.
  • Identified and troubleshot UX problems such as responsiveness and functionality.
  • Analyzed data to identify areas for improvement in the quality system.
  • Developed, recommended, and monitored corrective and preventive actions.
  • Ensured adherence across channels to style guide standards on font, colors, and images.
Technologies: SaaS, InVision Studio, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Figma, Sketch, Product Design

Creative Designer

2019 - 2019
  • Designed the brand's visuals from concept to completion, provided creative direction, and drove brand standards and goals.
  • Refreshed the art direction in visuals, colors, typography, and images to meet the brand guidelines.
  • Assisted with art and creative direction for marketing, advertising, and publicity.
  • Created innovative and interactive experiences to boost marketing and advertising.
Technologies: Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Lead Designer

2017 - 2019
Heart and Capital Nig, Ltd.
  • Led the creative department and developed innovative ideas turning them into creative artwork.
  • Translated the tasks and goals of the target market into creative concepts and functional components.
  • Created and presented wireframes, mock-ups, process flows, site maps, and prototypes for complex web applications, websites, and mobile experiences.
  • Created and delivered concepts and innovative and interactive experiences to boost marketing and advertising.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, InVision Studio, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop

UI/UX Designer (Contract)

2018 - 2018
  • Analyzed and oversaw the user experience, creative direction, and visual design execution.
  • Designed digital wireframes to present new user flows and architecture that significantly improved the UX and UI.
  • Created the mobile and web view dashboard for the platform.
  • Deployed a landing page showing the customer's balance with a breakdown of money allocated to products.
  • Designed a transaction page displaying recent historic transactions and a breakdown of spending.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin, Principle, InVision, Sketch
2021 - 2022

Master's Degree in Marketing Communication

University of the West of England - Bristol, United Kingdom

2015 - 2019

BSc in Mass Communication

Kwara State University, Malete - Kwara, Nigeria


Global Member

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)


Marketing Communication

University of the West of England