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Michael Mahmood

UI/UX Visual Designer

Mountain View, CA, USA
UI/UX designer with 20 years of experience in all facets of design. Strategic thinker able to consistently produce elegant and effective solutions for complex design problems.

Well versed in the fundamental principals of design and technically skilled in a wide range of disciplines including print, web, motion, 3D animation, and mobile.
Work Experience
Mountain View, CA, USA
Nov 2012Present
Principal Visual Designer
Worked as the lead Staff Visual Designer in the Design Innovation Group at Intuit for two years, then transferred over to the Payments Division as the lead Principal Visual Designer for GoPayment.

The role consists of creating the art direction and visual language for GoPayment while mentoring and guiding a team of designers to create an end to end user experience that effectively communicates a brand, voice, and emotions through the user interface. Created several cross platform visual design patterns and frameworks that were adopted as part of Intuit best practices and won several internal awards for innovation and impact.
Mountain View, CA, USA
Sep 2010Oct 2012
Staff Visual Designer
Worked as the lead Staff Visual Designer in the Design Innovation Group at Intuit. DIG is the central user experience team which executes high profile projects, on a wide array of company focused initiatives which impact all of Intuit.

The majority of the work consisted of designing unique and delightful mobile user experiences which engage users and effectively delivers business results. Collaborated with cross functional teams and led the design effort for QuickBooks Desktop, and re-imagined a 20 year old product for both touch and mobile.
Marina del Rey, CA, USA
Feb 2009Apr 2010
Senior Art Director
Worked as a Senior Art Director at Wiredrive in Los Angeles. Wiredrive is an online media sharing site for uploading, managing, and presenting digital files. The company mainly caters to video production houses, special effects studios, and interactive ad agencies.

The position consisted of leading the marketing team and creating collateral used for promotions, tradeshows, and the company website. The role also comprised of designing custom branded Wiredrive user interfaces for numerous clients.
San Diego, CA, USA
Jun 2007Dec 2008
Art Director
Worked as an Art Director at LJG Partners in San Diego. The full service ad agency serves the greater southern California region, specializing in web design and development for the real estate and service industries.

The role consisted of leading the direction for creating visual experiences through interactive web and new media projects from concept to completion. A key component of the position includes reviewing the initial creative briefs and developing ideas with support from the creative director and upper management team.
San Diego, CA, USA
Jan 2007Jun 2007
Senior UI Designer
As Senior UI Designer the position consisted of creating the UI for over 20 Flash based widgets and apps for the original Chumby. The Chumby was a touch screen device which allowed users to connect to their Wifi network and download Flash apps and widgets.
San Diego, CA, USA
Dec 2004Dec 2006
Lead Senior Designer
Worked as the Senior Designer at Nik Software, Inc. developers of award-winning plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop. Responsibilities included managing multiple projects, coordinating a team of designers and developers, and leading the art direction for the corporate branding strategy.

Designed marketing materials and web content for Nikon Capture NX, U Point Technology, and the entire Nik Software product line. Coordinated with a team and developed the graphical user interface for the next generation of Nik Software products. Led numerous projects from start to finish in all phases of packaging, print, web, video, and trade show media.
Oakland, NJ, USA
Jan 1998Aug 2000
Senior Graphic Designer
Worked on a team of designers creating ads for Haband Company, Inc. one of the largest privately held mail order companies in the US. and distributors of men's and women's apparel. Coordinated and produced multiple layouts of advertising collateral and direct mail material.
Education
New York, NY, USA
Jun 2000Jul 2004
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Design & Technology
Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design. The program was mainly based on an interdisciplinary study of motion graphics, interactive design, game design, web design, and 3D animation.

Minored in the Communication Design program which concentrated on the traditional aspects of print design such as, typography, branding, composition, information architecture, and color theory.
Skills
 
UI/UX, mobile, interaction, interactive, User Interface, user experience, Visual Designer, Web Designer, 3d animation, motion graphics, Print, video, IOS, Android, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Fireworks, After Effects, Cinema 4D
Awards
2011
Apple Rewind 2011 App Awards
2011
Google IO Conference Featured App