Maher Farsoun

UX Designer

London, UK

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Product Designer

Zilch

Oct 2021 - Present

One of three designers in this very fast growing fin-tech company.

  • Ran the design process from ideation through delivery and iteration

  • Daily collaboration with developers, PMs & stakeholders to explain designs & ensure integrity

  • Heavily involved in recruitment, onboarding and training of new designers

  • User research & analysis, prototyping, wire framing, Usability testing, UI design, component based design

Senior Product Designer

Concrete Media

Oct 2019 - Oct 2021

Lead designer within the Product team at this SaaS company focused on building the communication & intranet system for retail companies

  • Ran the design process from ideation through delivery and iteration

  • Daily collaboration with developers, PMs & stakeholders to explain designs & ensure integrity

  • Helped with recruitment, onboarding and training of new designers

  • Notable projects include designing a folders drive along with a new permissions model, more visual challenges like re-designing our products home page as well as more generalist strategic research pieces helping to shape our product roadmap

  • User research & analysis, prototyping, wire framing, Usability testing, UI design, component based design

UX Designer

Metro Bank 

Sep, 2018 - Oct, 2019

UX designer in the multidisciplinary mobile banking development team

  • Ran the design process from ideation through delivery and iteration

  • Daily collaboration with developers, PMs & stakeholders to explain designs & ensure integrity

  • Ran workshops to promote the impact of good design to stakeholders

  • Created & managed design process within SAFe framework

  • Helped with recruitment, onboarding and training of new designers

  • User research & analysis, prototyping, wireframing, Usability testing, UI design, information architecture research & design

UX Designer

Connected Space 

Nov, 2017 - Sep, 2018

Sole UX designer working alongside 35 developers at this East Croydon based digital agency

  • Ran the design process from ideation through delivery and iteration

  • Daily collaboration with developers, PMs & stakeholders to explain designs & ensure integrity

  • Ran workshops to promote the impact of good design to stakeholders

  • Helped to pitch and win several new clients including Croydon council

  • User research, prototyping, wireframing, Usability testing

UX freelancer 

Storytellers

Aug, 2017 - Present

Storytellers is an application that combines augmented reality and storytelling

  • Concept design, competitive analysis, user research & analysis, prototyping, user testing & UI Design

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Index Manager

Standard & Poors

May - Nov 2016

  • Processing high risk, complex corporate actions while attempting to mitigate risk as much as possible

Asset servicing specialist

Citibank

Aug 2014 - May 2016

  • Coordinated with tax, lending, and settlements as well as senior management to ensure timely and desirable outcomes for our clients and mitigate for the bank

  • Designed and implemented a colour code for file sharing within our team which was later adopted across the department

Corporate actions analyst

Morgan Stanley

Feb 2011 - Aug 2012

  • Processing high risk, complex corporate actions while attempting to mitigate risk as much as possible

EDUCATION

User Experience Design Immersive

General Assembly

May - Jul 2017

  • 10 week User Experience Design Immersive working on projects covering user research, sketching, wire-framing, interaction
    & interface design, prototyping & testing and working with clients

Master of Political Economy

City University of London

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

  • Dissertation: An analysis of the effects of online piracy on innovation with the aim of creating a successful intellectual property rights governance model for the European union.

Bachelor of Business Administration

University of Kent

Sep 2006 - Jul 2009

  • Dissertation: An analysis of the UK coffee house industry to create a 5 year strategy for the company.

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