I am currently based in Lahore, Pakistan.
For compliance purposes, I also own and operate a business entity in United States which can be used for direct bank transfers and contracts, where needed.
Yes, all of them. I get to live my childhood dream of staying up all night, and as a result, it allows me to work and collaborate during 9-5 US East and West Coast hours.
It is very hard to calculate hours worked on design, specially on research and strategy work. I prefer weekly, monthly retainer or if the scope is well defined, then value-based fixed priced projects.
Yes. I have led several teams, hired and mentored designers, including those outside of my primary discipline. I’ve also had the privilege to work under some exceptional leaders. I can join your Slack or collaboration tools so your team doesn’t have to make any adjustments to get me onboard.
I love building products from the ground up. Working with product owners, co-founders and senior engineering early-on allows me to understand the roadmap and business goals. This allows design with better decisions to prioritize features, design and prototype them, and get them shipped, while keeping the business goals a priority. I work across the entire product design spectrum, and can jump in wherever needed to ensure your project is a success.
In a few critical situations, I have even managed to get non-designers to help craft creative solutions. Sometimes all the design team is looking for is a change in their process, some refresher, validation, confidence, or a mix of all of these. Please get in touch and we can figure out how best to help you.
I feel very privileged to have some very talented designer and business owner friends. I often share my design work with them to get their feedback. A lot of time, the most valuable feedback comes from non-designers who largely view those designs from the perspective of a user, rather than the visual elements. I am also a part of several Slack design groups where I can share the work.
For a larger audience sample, I analyze the analytics and go back to personalized user testing to narrow down on the problems and work on solutions accordingly.
I don’t think every designer has to, but I do. I have become so comfortable with Webflow that a few of my recent (decent-looking) websites never even had a design file, other than branding assets and wireframe sketches.
Imagine the cost you can save by hiring a designer who can easily jump to production and the final deliverable, instead of a static design file, or animated After Effects prototype will be a fully functional website.
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I’ve worked with so many companies through my career, big and small, but without a doubt one of the smartest senior/director level UX designers I’ve ever had the privilege to jam with has to be @HeyZohaib. Just incredibly creative!
A MUST hire if the opportunity arises.
Designers like Zohaib are a rare find. Over the years of working even with senior designers from North America, I have never met someone with such a deep understanding of UX and product design. Zohaib is very easy to work with and he adds value not just for design but across the spectrum, from design to strategy, content and marketing. During our product demos and investor presentations, I received a lot of positive feedback because of the design alone because of him.
"Coming from a bootstrapped tech company, we were not able to invest much in design. When we were taking SoloInsight to United States, we knew we had to pay very close attention to the UX of all of our applications moving forward. Hiring Zohaib was a no-brainer. He was our first proper design hire that laid the foundations to the design team at SoloInsight. We were under extreme pressure to give product demos to our investors and customers where Zohaib masterfully took my vision forward, worked with the development teams and consolidated our applications to smaller units. He set the tone for our design language that we use to this day."
"Zohaib's talents rival -and surpass- many of the “expert” designers we have contracted with in the past throughout the world. His experience level is quite sophisticated, original and creative, and I find his world-view, relating to client technologies and capabilities to be astounding for a man of so few years. He is also quite a pleasant young man to work with, never complaining, and eager to handle whatever we throw at him. He always shines when under extreme pressure, and has never yet disappointed us or our clients in meeting deadlines and project expectations.