Hi!

My name is Ahsan (æ-sun), here's some quick (fun?) facts about me:

  • 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 with some friends in 2015 

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

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

 

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 amazing 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. Combine the two, add a knack for understanding (or trying to!) how the human mind works, and an opportunity to create products that gives its users one less thing to worry about; win-win-win-win. 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.  

 

Outside of work, I’m a huge pop culture nerd, big fan of Decoder Ring, Adam Nevill,

and reruns. Currently, other than the full-time job of dealing with the pandemic,

I'm teaching myself 2d and 3d game design on Unity (because why not?). And after that, voice ux design. 

If you feel like getting in touch or learning more about what I do, just drop me a line

Thank you for stopping by!

Ahsan Iftikhar |      2018

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