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I'm Ahsan (æ-sun). I’m a UX designer and I’ve gotten to work on some pretty cool projects these past few years; web design, app UX, UI, Voice UI, animated short-films – most of my work is all here. Welcome to my portfolio, and thank you for stopping by"

 

Selected projects and case studies. 

about me

 

Tl;dr: ​​

  • I did my undergraduate in Marketing, and master’s in International Employment Relations & HRM

  • I'm one certification short of becoming a licensed psychotherapist

  • I co-founded a non-profit in 2015

  • Before switching careers, I worked in the Steel industry for over five years

  • I'm a self-taught artist, and I try to post on instagram as often as I can

 

For me, UX design is the convergence of my professional and personal abilities; and my background in marketing and human behaviour helps me in understanding the user’s practical and emotional needs, so I can design products that look great and make the users feel great.

 

Looking back now, in my career, there has inadvertently been a trade-off of sorts. Working in the Marketing sector, I had little opportunity to interact and engage with people like I did as the HR Manager, but the HR role did not demand as much creativity. As a Junior Business Strategist, I got the opportunity to engage, but not indulge, in these activities as much as I wanted to.

When I stumbled into the world of ux and ui, everything fell into place. I had management experience to break complex problems into simple solutions. I had self-taught experience in visual arts, especially sketching. With a keen interest in wanting to understand how the human mind works, and an opportunity to create products that give its users one less thing to worry about; it all lined up perfectly. And this is why I made the switch to a career as a ux designer, so I can combine my passions for creativity and problem-solving, underlined with empathy and collaborative work.

Right now I'm teaching myself Webflow, so I can update my portfolio. In the meantime, if you'd like to get in touch, just drop me a line at info@uxahsan.com

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