{ hera saqib }

UX Designer I Chai Tea Lover

good design is good business





Myself

I am enthusiastic about design, from macro to micro scale.

This admiration branched from architecture, which taught me the core principles of designing for the client. From here, my empathetic personality and creative flair drove me to the UX design immersive course at General Assembly. The 10 week bootcamp helped refine my skills further as well as fuelling my ambition to search for a UX Design role at a creative yet challenging design company.

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Education

Jul 2018
(3 months)

UXDI Course, General Assembly

London, England

Sep 2016
(1 year)

MArch Architecture*

University of Newcastle

Sep 2012
(3 years)

BA (Hons) Architecture (2:1)

University of Newcastle


*Undertook one year of the two year course.

Experience

Jan 2019
(present)

UX/UI Designer

Manchester, England

Jul 2018
(3 months)

UXDI Course, General Assembly

London, England

Jan 2018
(4 months)

Architectural Assistant

Nayyar Ali Dada & Associates, Pakistan

Primary Skills

Due to my interest in design, I am quick at learning and applying new information. Below are the three main areas that my key strengths lie in, as well as software skills. For a full breakdown, please refer to my LinkedIn or get in touch to view my CV.

01

User Research

During the UXDI Course at General Assembly, I learnt how to undertake quick and effective user research by applying agile methodologies. Throughout the design projects, I carried out in depth competitive and comparative analysis of the various companies in order to have a solid foundation to start the design process from.

02

Empathy

I have always been intrigued by the pyschology behind people's problems and behaviours. This particular interest drove me to pursue a career in UX. I am interested in learning more about how feelings, thoughts and actions can be improved by good design. "Design is about 3 dimensions and the 5 senses." - Danielle Sacks.

03

Visual Design

Due to my background in Architecture and love for design, I have grown to appreciate the visual representation of design work. Throughout my bachelors degree I developed advanced level skills in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. This has helped me during the development of hi-fi prototypes in UX design.

  • Sketch

    3/5

  • Invision

    4/5

  • Photoshop

    5/5

  • Illustrator

    5/5

  • HTML

    5/5

  • CSS

    5/5

Process

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Agile Methodology

I apply the double diamond technique to all my UX design sprints. I believe that research and testing are key in delivering a successful project for the user. From quick, hand drawn sketches to MVP prototypes, my process involves developing the best solution to identified pain points through an iterative approach.

Testimonial

"Hera has the ability to make you feel comfortable and at ease instantly when meeting her. She is very professional and is able to get the job done with precision and focus. Hera is confident in the work she produces. She has great UX Design skills and abilities, not only with the processes, but also with the visual design."

Chris Davies-Anipole, UX Designer

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Contact Me

Location

Manchester, United Kingdom

Email

herasaq.ux@gmail.com

LinkedIn

www.linkedin.com/in/hera-saqib