Abdulkadir Mohammed
Product Designer

 

I started out in web, graphic design and hardware engineering during my advanced diploma in software engineering. I then found my passion for product design (UI/UX) during the final year of my I.T and business information systems degree.

Product Design SkillsProduct Design Tools

  • Sketching
  • UI
  • UX
  • Ideation
  • Invision, XD, Sketch
  • Whiteboard, Sketches for iPad, Axure, Principle, Hype
  • Zeplin, Trello, Skype, Mirro
Professional Competency Tech competency
Technology Competency Hardware and Software Knowledge: Apple Devices, Pc, Linux
Project Management Operating System: OSX, IOS, Windows, Linux
Strategic Thinking Software Application: Microsoft Ofice, iWork, General applications
Business Acumen
Offcie Politics
Multiple Projects
Story Placement
Counsel Executive
Team management

Education

Middlesex University | 2016

BSC Hons: Information Technology & Business Information Systems

GRADE: 2:1


Aptech Computer Education | 2013

Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering

GRADE: Distinction

Work Experience

Fractional IP Group Ltd
CTO (contract):
April 2019 - Present
A two months contract to Develop the company's strategy for using technological resources.
Business:

Fractional IP Group consists of several Startup businesses; and end-to-end eCommerce ecosystem, their primary business is intellectual property consultation.

Role:
I got hired as a senior product designer to rescue one of their products (www.readyglasses.com) through a product design lifecycle, with more than 10 years experience in I.T technology review, analysis and implementation, I have been able to bring value into Fractional IP as a technology advisor, and earned a position as an Interim CTO beside my product design role.
Result:
In the CTO/Product designer seat, I have the opportunity to integrate an I.T project management type approach to product delivery, which helps us streamline our steps from start to finish and reduce chaos.
Day to day:

Streamlined our project management and collaboration software into a simple echo system that simplifies communication and delivery, saving 99% of time wasted during communication, idea sharing and task completion, as our team members are remote.

I have rescued fractional I.P Groups' sensitive data from exposure through diligent research of collaboration software (how I got my CTO position). Provided consultation on tasks and talents required to complete readyglasses.com.


Fractional IP
Product Designer(contract):
March 2019 - Present
A three months contract to help solve www.readyglasses.com UX and business strategy.
Business:

Fractional IP Group consists of several Startup businesses; and end-to-end eCommerce ecosystem.

Role:
I am responsible for the design and product leadership, Recruitment, and team development.User/business representative at the group level, working strategically with all levels to ensure all touch points and user experiences are constantly evolving.
Result:

Since joining Fractional IP I have nurtured a Group-wide adoption of design thinking and policy; branding and design are integral to its current success.

I have owned the ongoing development of its businesses identities, product and customer experiences and as a result, we’re seeing continued growth of >20% year on year across the group and our customers are happier than ever before.

Day to day:
  • Creative direction for all Group brands
  • Support/growth strategy
  • Analyze and grow/ refine business ideas
  • Write business plan/create business processes/scope/quote generation
  • Define creative/business processes/tools
  • User stakeholder at board meetings
  • Provide user+business friendly solutions
  • Represent design within the group business strategy team
  • Direct/manage/support internal/external creative/development projects
  • UX/UI/ interaction design/ Wireframing/prototyping/user testing
  • Pitches and proposals
UX Skills Development
PMP/CAPM:
Jan 2017 - December 2018
Dividing projects into manageable and controlable stages, define organisation structure, manage teams and schedule, leadership
Customer Service:

Refined communication skills, office politics, stakeholder communication, rapour, angry customer calming skills.

Prince2:
Improved my product based planning, learnt to be flexible with projects, and justifying business cases.
Design Sprint Book:
Learnt to test ideas quickly and solve problems in a structured and objective way.
Solving Product Design Exercises Book:
UX process and procedures training, User research, using design to reach business goals, deep understanding of integrating design in business, working with programmers, pitching to the stakeholder, and measure design performance.
Three Networks Uk
Customer Searcvice:
Jan 2017 - December 2018
winner of an essay. Facilitating short internship. Trained on presentations, customer focus, and being a team player. Educated customers on products and services. Supported my team. Bring ideas forward based on facts and figures.
Anglian Home Improvement
Foot Canveasser:
February 2016
I bought a superman jacket after a day of marketing, a fantasy brand that I believed imbues a sense of security, intrigue, friendliness into the customer's mind. This had a surprisingly highly positive impact on customer behaviour, boosting my ‘foot in door’ technique by 100% and winning me my first client. I kept notes and shared relevant experiences with my team.
Transport Systems Catapult
Product Designer (UI/UX):
December 2015
This was a weekend hackathon. I was responsible for product leadership. Allocated work according to individual strengths. Researched the product. Designed the brand, user stories, sketches, wireframes, and prototype. Presented to stakeholders.
Blueline Urban Projects
I.T Manager:
2013 - 2014
This was a weekend hackathon. I was responsible for product leadership. Allocated work according to individual strengths. Researched the product. Designed the brand, user stories, sketches, wireframes, and prototype. Presented to stakeholders.
Impro Studio
Freelance I.T Services:
2007 - 2013
Research customer problems and present solutions. brand design, website design and development. Mobile device repairs. Partner with mobile networks to solve customer problems.
The Noah69 Company
Intern:
2007 - 2013
Intern web/Graphic designer. Supported C.E.O with meetings and presentations. Supported development team with UX research.

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