Hi I'm Shaz

I'm a UI Designer based in London

My Skills

UI Designer

Wireframing

Prototyping

HTML / CSS / XML

Infographics

Branding

Boots

Boots

Survey

Survey

Royal London – Portal

Royal London – Portal

BlueCrest

BlueCrest

Whisper

Whisper

Expenditure Mobile Application

Expenditure Mobile Application

Gillams Cafe

Gillams Cafe

Park View Academy

Park View Academy

BeBirBal

BeBirBal

Nomolicious

Nomolicious

Zammer Mobile Application

Zammer Mobile Application

About Me

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Hi I’m Shaz a UI designer based in London, UK. I create deliverable UI designs for your mobile apps, websites and software. I am a creatively driven individual who is passionate about nurturing ideas and helping them grow into something more exciting.

I help create UIs for mobile applications and web apps for multiple platforms. To keep myself informed with what’s happening in the tech world I am involved in the tech communities such as Ladies Who Code, TransCode and taking part in hackathons and attending conferences.

When I’m not designing I am always looking for new creative outputs such as bookbinding, soap making, baking, making new recipes and currently learning how to play the ukulele.

Experience

MAY 2015 – Current

ORC International

Technical Consultant UI Designer

During my time at ORC I have worked as part of a design team working closely with all departments. I have been involved in projects from the pitching stages through to delivery stages. During my role I have had responsibilty of wireframing portals, designing portals, creating  icongraphy for the data visualisation, helping with the proposals to win new clients and designing data driven reports.  

AUG 2014 – MAR 2015
HROC

Lead Digital Designer

I worked as the lead designer in a digital creative team. My role had me liaising with the accounts team to deliver a  high level of creative design to their digital projects. My responsibilities start from wireframing to designing the final product. I also had creative control over designing email campaigns producing banners and online campaign collateral for clients.

FEB 2014 – AUG 2014
Devmac Ltd

Graphic Designer

I am the lead designer in creating effective and stunning website designs for various platforms. I correspond with clients to make sure that their needs and their consumers/viewers needs are met whilst designing. 

NOV 2013  – CURRENT

Freelance Visual Designer

I work with startups & organisations to help them create deliverable UI design for mobile & web based applications. My role is to learn your business and help deliver the assets you need to help make the clients UI intuitive

AUG 2013- NOV 2013

Zammer Ltd

Product Interface Designer

I had core responsibility to shape the brand Zammer. I was involved in creating the mobile and web based application. I took part in the usability testing and took feedback to enhance the experience of the application.

Education

SEPT 2009 – MAY 2012

University of Gloucestershire

BA Illustration 2:2

SEPT 2007 – JUNE 2009

Sutton Coldfield College

BTEC ND Graphic Design MMM

SEPT 2001 – JULY 2007

Plantsbrook Technology College

GCSE’s 9 A-Cs

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Shaz on several projects, during her time at HROC. Shaz has proven to be an excellent designer, providing high quality work and has kept a great understanding with the developers. Above all, I was impressed with Shaz’s ability to consistently deliver work to a high standard.”

Jagveer Singh Gill

“Shaz is a very experienced and very talented designer. As a web developer I've had the pleasure of working along side Shaz. Her designs push my skills to the limit which in this day and age is what web is all about.”

Steven Smith

“I was lucky enough to find Shaz on a freelancing website to design the UI for our startup app. Shaz provided an excellent service and was very easy to work with. We're very happy with the results and look forward to working with her again.”

Oliver Whittle

“Shazia has proven to be a trustworthy, reliable and very effective member of our team. She has taken loose briefs and consistently produced a high standard of work, taking on board guidance to generate fantastic UI designs for web and mobile contexts.”

Martin Saunders

Get In Touch

Blog

Designing for emails

By | Email Design, Graphic Design | No Comments

Email design is a tricky thing to do. There are many more limitations with it than there is for web design or mobile design.

Email design is pretty old school and uses tables for design. Meaning anything you design has to be contained in a square and nothing fancy an be applied to the styling. So any gradients and drop shadows are a no. Unless you were to make that area into an image.
Your font choices are also limited to web safe fonts like arial, times new roman, helvetica etc. If the design is to contain real text you will have to stick to those fonts and make sure text and image/styling do not overlap as this isn’t plausible in most email clients.

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What I Learned About Web Design in 2014

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2014 has been the year that I’ve learned a lot about UI/UX and design principles. It’s been a very busy year for my growth as a designer and I plan to keep on top of that this year so I can deliver the best possible work I can.

I’ve compiled a list of what I have learned over the past year working in a design agency.

1. Mobile first / Responsive Design

When designing for multiple platforms over the past year I’ve come to the realisation that everyone wants a mobile first approach to their website. Meaning the best way to achieve this is to make sure everything works in a responsive grid with the correct margins, widths, paddings etc.

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Working in the digital industry

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When I first started designing websites & UI, I was clueless as to what I was doing. So I started reading books and then I began researching to see what other more experienced designers were doing. I started mimicking their designs for practise, and to get the hang of what it was like to design for multiple screen resolutions.

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My first Hack

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A few weeks back I went to my first with Ladies Who Code. It was a very enjoyable experience. I had the chance to put my head together with a bunch of developers and come up with an idea, develop it and execute it. We ended up making a website that allows you to see if an area is safe for Read More