Finding Patterns in Chaos!

Experience

Some selected accolades.

(work-in-progress)

 

Core Skills

Soft skills are some of the most significant and predominant skills one should project at his job, especially in inter-personal communication, as a complement to the requisite occupational hard skills. Some of the skills which I possess, as identified my mentors, bosses, and peers include:


  • Empathy 
  • Collaboration
  • Connectedness 
  • Development
  • Inclusion
  • Persuasion
 

Business

Extensive experience in designing and developing web and mobile applications. Highly knowledgeable about necessary steps to pursue, from conception to execution, including the ability to:


  • Set realistic goals and deliverables;
  • Brainstorm and develop creative solutions; 
  • Create sensible project timelines and budget estimates;
  • Write product requirement documents easily understood by designers, developers and clients; 
  • Manage the development process from ideation to product launch, bug fixes and continual enhancement; 
  • Effectively manage time and resources; 
  • Quickly design wireframes, mockups and clickable prototypes;
  • Create pixel-perfect Photoshop designs; 
  • Hire, manage and inspire design and development teams; 
  • Communicate effectively with end-users and stakeholders; 
  • Manage quality assurance; and
  • Set up and manage customer support processes.
 

Technical

Ability to contribute in all stages of the product design process, from talking to end-users and customers, creating and understanding product requirements to creating high-quality deliverables: 


Research & Analysis

  • User Research
  • Personas, Scenarios
  • Storyboarding

Interaction Prototyping

  • Invision
  • Flinto for Mac
  • Keynote 

Wireframing Toolkit

  • Sketch
  • Adobe Firework

Experience and Competence Designing for/with 

  • Mobile: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
  • Wearables, connected devices, IoT Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Back-end technologies (PHP, ASP, .NET) 
  • Databases (MySQL, SQL
  • Server, OODB)
  • 3rd party APIs: Facebook, PayPal, iDEAL, banking APIs 

Project Collaboration and Team Work 

  • Very familiar working in Agile/SCRUM environments 
  • Proficient with project management tools like Trello, Atlassian, Basecamp
  • Comfortable working remotely, using screen-sharing, video conferencing 

Languages

Fluent in English, Urdu and Memoni.