Nasir Tijani, Designer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nasir Tijani

Designer

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since
September 2, 2021

Nasir is a multidisciplinary UI/UX designer with 7+ years of experience and a background in visual design. His primary motivations are minimalism and a desire to create rich digital user experiences that increase product sales and client satisfaction. He has designed for agencies and big companies across banking, airline services, eCommerce, entertainment, education, healthcare, government, and security. Nasir always looks for ways to improve digital design in general and for his clients.

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Work Experience

2021 - PRESENT

Senior UX/UI Designer

Chalhoub Group
  • Designed pre-onboarding sites for new hires into the organization for each country in the Middle East region where the company has a presence.
  • Contributed to the user experience of the organization's leaderboard dashboards and reports using Power BI. Using Power Apps, I created and designed a nomination app for the company's annual awards program for the Middle East region and a sister company in France.
  • Designed the workforce experience layer that makes digital HR simple.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Balsamiq, Anima, SAP SuccessFactors, Brochure Design, Brand Identity, Product Design, Web App Design, UX Design, Web Design, UI Design, User Testing, Video Production, Visual Design, Print Design, Design Thinking, Microsoft Excel, User Experience (UX), User Personas, Heuristic Evaluation
2019 - 2021

UX/UI and Visual Designer

Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Performed user acceptance testing for new products and heuristic evaluation of mobile and web interfaces on existing platforms.
  • Designed low- and high-fidelity interactive prototypes and collaborated with the development team, business, and marketing units to launch the FX/Gold Account product and the tokenization of digital wallets (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay).
  • Designed the user interfaces for the bank's microsites, in-house digital channels, and mobile app.
  • Redesigned customer communication emails, marketing campaign materials, and launch videos for the first bank robo-advisory investment solution app in the Middle East.
  • Reorganized the mobile app design library and documented the existing user journey flows.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Anima, Zeplin, Prototyping, Web Design, Brochure Design, White Papers, Brand Identity, Pitch Decks, UX Design, Mobile UX, UI Design, User Testing, Video Production, Digital Banking, Card Payments, Fintech, Visual Design, Branding, Print Design, Design Thinking, Microsoft Excel, User Interviews, User Experience (UX), User Personas, Heuristic Evaluation
2019 - 2020

Lead Designer | Consultant

Tailored Ink Agency, New York
  • Redesigned the marketing agency’s website and customer experience.
  • Collaborated with clients and senior-level stakeholders to gather requirements, set timeframes, and plan and execute projects.
  • Designed creative concepts and strategies for web and mobile product experiences and digital campaigns.
  • Managed the user experience for numerous clients, including use cases, flow diagrams, competitive and comparative analysis, wireframes, visual design, and testing.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Wireframing, Digital Agencies, Agency Websites, Agency, Web Design, Brochure Design, White Papers, Brand Identity, Pitch Decks, Leadership, UX Design, UI Design, User Testing, Visual Design, Branding, Print Design, Design Thinking, User Interviews, User Experience (UX)
2019 - 2019

Lead UI Designer | Consultant

TPConnects Technologies (Dubai)
  • Redesigned the company’s website and rebranded the company’s look.
  • Rapidly iterated wireframes, screen flows, and prototypes for airline aggregator platforms and CRM systems in collaboration with developers.
  • Led the UI design for airlines and travel agency aggregator platforms and designed CRM dashboards and web apps.
  • Hired, managed, and mentored junior designers across the design process.
Technologies: InVision Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Wireframing, Prototyping, Brochure Design, White Papers, Brand Identity, Pitch Decks, Leadership, UX Design, Web Design, UI Design, Visual Design, Branding, Print Design, Design Thinking, User Interviews, User Experience (UX), Heuristic Evaluation
2016 - 2018

Co-founder and Creative Director

Shugaban Media
  • Co-founded and led design for Shugaban, the first online movie rental and subscription platform for Nollywood, the second-largest film industry in the world. It's like Netflix for Africa, enabling filmmakers to monetize their content.
  • Conducted UX research and created wireframes and interactive prototypes for the website and mobile app until they were ready to go to market.
  • Led and managed a team of designers, developers, and content managers to achieve our goals of increased visibility, industry partnerships, increased content acquisition, and 150,000 monthly web visitors.
  • Raised approximately $72,000 in investment capital.
Technologies: InVision Studio, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Wireframing, Prototyping, Web Design, Brochure Design, White Papers, Brand Identity, Pitch Decks, Product Design, Leadership, UX Design, Mobile UX, UI Design, User Testing, Video Production, Visual Design, Branding, eCommerce UX, eCommerce, Print Design, Design Thinking, Microsoft Excel, User Interviews, User Experience (UX), User Personas, Heuristic Evaluation
2014 - 2016

Freelance Visual Designer

Indigo Arya Design Agency (UK)
  • Worked with a variety of clients on web design and mobile app development.
  • Designed logos, brochures, posters, and websites for a variety of industries, including eCommerce, education, healthcare, government, IT, and security.
  • Designed the creative direction for the Olympics 2016 in-country digital campaign and promotions in Nigeria, which were sponsored by a local bank.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Agencies, Web Design, Healthcare Services, Brochure Design, White Papers, Brand Identity, Pitch Decks, UI Design, Visual Design, Branding, eCommerce, Print Design, Design Thinking
2009 - 2014

Account Officer

Stanbic IBTC Bank (A member of the Standard Bank Group)
  • Managed corporate accounts on a daily basis in the financial institutions sector.
  • Resolved corporate clients' questions and inquiries.
  • Processed account openings for the bank's corporate clients.
  • Compiled weekly and monthly reports on all accounts for the unit.
Technologies: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Finacle

Education

2021 - 2021

Bootcamp in UX Design

BrainStation - Ontario, Canada

2004 - 2007

Diploma in Computer Science

Lagos State Polytechnic - Lagos, Nigeria

Certifications

NOVEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner

IBM

MAY 2020 - PRESENT

Learning Design Sprints

LinkedIn Learning

OCTOBER 2019 - PRESENT

Designing for Neural Networks and AI Interfaces

LinkedIn Learning

MAY 2019 - PRESENT

User Experience Design for Wearables

LinkedIn Learning

DECEMBER 2015 - PRESENT

Designing Creative Publishing

NIIT