About Me

Nawaf is a web and graphic designer from Saudi Arabia. Nawaf got a bachelors degree in Computer Science from King Saud University in Riyadh, KSA. Nawaf was accepted in the King Abdullah scholarships programs to get his MFA (Masters in Fine Art) degree in Web Design & New Media in Academy of Art University in San Francisco, USA. Nawaf specializes in responsive web creation for different devices ,such as, desktops, tablets, and mobile using languages and libraries like HTML, CSS3, Javascript and JQuery.

 

Also, Nawaf had an internship in Leila's Hijabs company developing branding and campaigns of the company. He works with Adobe applications that includes image and video editing.

You can download my résumé here, You can also download my PDF portfolio here


Objective

I’m a web designer who is passionate about creating sophisticated, innovative and seamless mobile applications and websites.


Experience

User Experience Specialist, THIQAH Business Services; Riyadh, KSA  April 2015—Current

  • Manage the relationship with the business and development teams on the design of the product and web site, develop the style guidelines and the front-end technical implementation.
     
  • Designs and conducts user research using methods such as: ethnographic field studies, participatory design  sessions, site visits, focus groups, benchmark studies, usability studies, heuristic evaluations, and similar approaches.
  • Synthesizes findings to inform better understandings of customers to give insights into business value, and identify potential usability issues and design opportunities 
  • Identify potential usability issues and design opportunities
  • Convert research findings into actionable results
  • Designs prototypes, wireframes, based on the results of usability testing and customer feedback
  • Organizes and leads lab-based user testing, prototype testing, iterative prototype testing, and concept testing
  • Makes enhancements recommendations as needed 

 

Graphic Designer (internship), Leila's Hijabs; San Francisco, USA  Sept 2014—Dec 2014

Designing graphic banners for advertising the company's products on social media. 
Also, redesigning the company's logo that can be officially represent Leila's Hijabs and serve as an icon for marketing.

 

IT Assistant (internship), STESA; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Jun 2009—Aug 2009

Training in IT department in Saudi Technical Engineering Systems Associated to set up the computer network for the company’s 4000-square- foot building.

 


Education

Master’s in Fine Art: Web Design and New Media

San Francisco, USA, 2014                      

Academy of Art University

 

Bachelor’s in Science: Computer Science

Riyadh, KSA, 2010

King Saud University

 

UX Certification 
Nielsen Norman Group, License 1011227  

Nov 2015 - present

Participating in at least 30 hours of training and passing 5 exams


Skills 

 

 

    Software programs

    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe Dreamweaver
    • Adobe Fireworks

    Programming Languages

    • Javascript  
    • JQuery 
    • HTML & CSS

    Designing Skills

    • UX Design
    • UX Testing
    • Moodboards Design
    • UX Documentation