About me
About me

I believe a great design can change the world

I believe a great design can change the world

I’m Shabbir, a Product Designer based in the Netherlands. First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to check out my personal website & spend a few moments getting to know me.

My favorite part about being a product designer is being able to work on complex problems and trying to simplify these problems into solutions that work for people. Since 2006, I've engaged in digital product design and development. I spend most of my days in strategic meetings and communication, either with users or internal teams such as stakeholders, product managers, and developers to solve problems and design experiences that make people's lives simpler.

I am fortunate enough that I worked with some big and startup tech companies in the past. Currently, working full-time as a Lead Product Designer at Mendix Technology BV (A Siemens business).

Where I can add value

I begin my work by examining where people leave off in their journey. My research focus is identifying the reasons for their disengagement. I gather insights through observing people in their environment, answering questions, verifying hypotheses, collecting quantitative/qualitative feedback, and testing prototypes to enhance the final product design. Some common areas where I bring value through research include:

  • Secondary research (Quantitative)

  • Primary research (Qualitative)

  • Empathy mapping

  • User persona

  • User story

  • User journey map

  • User research reports

  • HMW statements

  • Crazy 8s

  • High and low fidelity prototypes

  • Wireframes

  • High-fidelity, pixel-perfect mock-ups

  • Usability reports

  • Heuristic evaluation reports

  • User testing reports and

  • Design pattern libraries, style guides or design systems

Work experience

Senior Product Designer
Mendix Technology BV | October 2022 - Current
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Senior UX Designer
HousingAnywhere BV | May 2018 - September 2022
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Creative Director
Widelynx Sdn Bhd | Dec 2016 - Apr 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Principal Creative Engineer
KAZ Software Limited | Jul 2014 - Nov 2016
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Principal Creative Engineer
Orbitax Limited | Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Creative Engineer
KAZ Software Limited | May 2008 - Dec 2012
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Web Designer
Therap Services Limited | Jan 2006 - Apr 2008
Dhaka, Bangladesh