Please introduce yourself. What are your role and responsibilities?
My name is Alhasan Aldasooqi, and I am a seasoned professional with 14 years of experience in the field of product design. I am a 35-year-old individual with a diverse background, originally from Palestine but currently based in Turkey and soon to be relocating to Taiwan. In addition to my expertise in product design, I am also a skilled photographer and content creator. I am excited about the opportunity to continue growing my career and expanding my skills in a new environment.
As a senior product designer at Kinetik, I’m responsible for understanding users and designing products tailored to their needs and wants. My goal is to deliver the overall look, feel, and functionality that fits our brand. A design product job requires me to collaborate with other designers, developers, QA engineers, marketing people, and other stakeholders. Together with my design colleagues, I create sketches, wireframes, and prototypes to visually communicate my design ideas. My work also involves managing multiple projects simultaneously and reviewing and providing feedback to other designers.
A large part of my work is dedicated to continuously monitoring the market trends and the performance of our products and making improvements where necessary.
How did you get started in UX design? What was your career path?
My background is in financial management and banking, but my passion has always been in the design field. Despite facing challenges in joining traditional design schools due to complex circumstances in my country, I was determined to pursue my dream. I took matters into my own hands and began learning through online design courses and resources. I dedicated a significant amount of time to mastering the fundamentals of design, specifically UI design, front-end development, and video editing. I made significant progress and even started providing training courses for students, which was a successful venture for me.
Later on, I began freelancing online, delivering various projects and building a strong portfolio. This led to my first remote contract with a Saudi agency, where I worked on a variety of projects. I later moved to Egypt and lived there for almost 7 years, where I introduced myself to the community and formed many friendships and collaborations.
While living in Egypt, I had the opportunity to work with two startups, where I gained valuable experience in startup life. I then received an offer to move to Turkey to work on an exciting new product, an English learning platform called iStoria, targeted at the Middle East market. I eagerly accepted the opportunity and joined the team in Turkey. We worked tirelessly to create an incredible product, and I spent a significant amount of time researching, learning, and developing the platform. Our efforts paid off, as the startup successfully raised a pre-seed fund.
How did you first find Uxcel?
I first discovered Uxcel on LinkedIn while browsing through my feed. I came across a post mentioning the startup and out of curiosity, I clicked on the link. From that moment on, my perspective changed entirely.
What do you like most about Uxcel?
Discovering Uxcel was a game-changer for me. I had been searching for a centralized platform for UI, UX, and product design for a long time. The internet is flooded with articles, courses, and designers sharing their knowledge, but it never felt like enough. I needed a space where I could find everything I needed in one place. Simply taking a course wasn't enough, I needed to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field and have the ability to identify areas where I needed to improve my skills. Uxcel provided exactly that.
How would you describe your experience being hired with the help of Uxcel in 1 sentence?
Uxcel has became a game changer for me and helped me to land my dream job in the design industry.
What do you think about the Uxcel approach, how's it different from what you experienced before?
Uxcel helped me land my dream job by providing me with the resources, knowledge, and network to showcase my skills and stand out in the job market.
What do you think about the matching process, how well does the job we presented fit you?
I think the matching process was very thorough and the job you presented to me aligns well with my skills, experience, and interests. I believe that my qualifications and experience made me a strong candidate for the role, and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the success of the company.
I have been working with Kinetik for the past 4 months and I couldn't be happier with my experience. I have found the work to be challenging and engaging, and I have been fortunate to be part of a dedicated and talented team. Together, we have made significant strides in developing a product that has the potential to revolutionize the CrossFit industry. I am excited to be a part of such a forward-thinking company and look forward to continuing to make a meaningful impact on the industry in the future.
Why have you decided to get a Professional UX design certification?
I have decided to pursue a professional UX design certification because I want to further develop and validate my skills and knowledge in the field. I believe that obtaining a certification will demonstrate my commitment to the profession and showcase my expertise to potential employers.
Additionally, I believe that the coursework and experience required to earn the certification will provide me with valuable insights and best practices that will help me improve my design abilities. Overall, I see professional certification as an important step in my career development as a UX designer.
I am deeply grateful for the hard work and dedication of the Uxcel team in providing valuable resources and opportunities for professional development in the field of UX design.
What benefits your professional certification will bring to you or your company?
Having a certified designer on staff can improve the overall user experience of our products and services, leading to increased customer satisfaction and potentially increased revenue.
Additionally, certification can also provide credibility and differentiation in a competitive market.
How would you summarize your experience and thoughts about Uxcel’s Professional UX Certification?
My experience with Uxcel's Professional UX Certification has been extremely positive. The materials were well-structured and provided a comprehensive overview of the UX design process.