Kamran Mirza

UI/UX Architect / Designer

I’m a multi-talented creative and technical professional; expertise in user interface, user experience and system architecture. Strong track record of developing and leading teams to achieve success on complex promotional and marketing strategic initiatives. An accomplished multi-tasker, able to successfully lead multiple projects simultaneously. Proven track record of meeting company goals and needs with clear and concise delivery objectives for each project.

Work History

EXPERIENCE

  • December 2011- Present

    Sears Holdings Corporation

    UI/UX Architect

    • Constantly producing best user experiences including wireframes, prototypes, UI designs
 • Working seamlessly on multiple projects producing successful results
 • Leading multiple projects using latest industry tools including Axure RP, Sketch, inVision and Adobe Creative Suite
 • Work in a flexible and collaborative environment
 • Observe and respect team’s critical opinions and address them by improving productive user experiences
 • Work directly with product teams and stake-holders for UX planning and development for Sears’ both Mobile and Desktop sites
 • Work with UX researchers to test and iterate design concepts
 • Follow company standards and patterns to create focused accurate wires, designs or prototypes
 • Responsible for the execution of strong interaction design and visual design principles
 • Experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment
Worked on Sears Shop Your Way Rewards integration in mobile and Desktop
 • Created AMEX and MasterPass checkout wireframes and complete UX for Mobile, Desktop sites and Apps 
Created complete UX from concept to wireframes to prototypes for Sears miniCart and miniPOP 
 • Worked as a Project Lead for Sears Mobile Café project. Managed team of 8 developers to successfully deliver the final product
 • Learned and adapted Agile environment
 • Worked as a sole UI/UX developer to build the Sears Indoor Map app and its features, including; wireframes, prototypes, mobile site’s HTML and CSS coding
 • Provided design guide, concepts and graphical elements to Android, iOS and Mobile Site Developers to create new User Interfaces and User Experiences

  • February 2007- December 2011

    Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Web Developer/Graphic Designer (IT Director)

    For 4 years with Aurora CVB, I designed and created high quality page layouts, web pages, websites, online ad campaigns, Facebook Ads, e-Newsletters, videos (filming and editing), vector based graphics, ads, posters and other rich media to promote and market products.
    • Worked on Responsive Design to develop site
    • Developed many sites with innovative designs and features using HTML5, CSS, JQuery, Ajax, JavaScript
    • Executed many e-mail marketing campaigns using HTML coding for standard layout on all email platforms
    • Designed Aurora Area CVB very first Digital Visitors Guide using InDesign, and Photoshop
    • Created Facebook fan pages with Static HTML Coding for exceptional layouts
    • Developed Mobile website for Aurora Area CVB 
    • In charge of IT development programs to help reach Marketing & PR directors goals
    • Set annual goals related to IT operations & E-Marketing
    Design and implement IT policies with the consent of other board of directors

  • February 2001- January 2007

    HallMark Data Systems

    Web Developer/Graphic Designer

    Worked as graphic designer and web developer to create and maintain multiple magazines' sites. Helped to develop new admin portal for clients to edit and create their subscription models. Worked on multiple technologies including
    • HTML, MySQL
    • AS400 Operator
    • Created Software Manuals & Videos
    • Manage and help build over 300 websites using home software
    • Created graphics to promote sites
    • Train and manage over 15 employees in house and overseas
    • Held training sessions for better understanding of web software

Education

  • December 2006

    Illinois Institute of Art at Schaumburg

    Graphic Design Degree

  • 2014

    Lynda

    • Creating a Responsive Web Design
    • Web Motion for Beginners: Create a Parallax Effect
    • Create Navigation Menus with jQuery and Dreamweaver
    • Foundations of UX: Accessibility
    • HTML5 First Look
    • Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals
    • Web Design Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Graphic Design
    • JavaScript Essential Training

  • 2012

    Lynda

    • Mobile Web Design & Development Fundamentals
    • Joomla! 1.5: Creating and Editing Custom Templates
    • Building Android and iOS Apps with Dreamweaver CS5.5

  • 1998

    Institute of Technology, Islamabad

    FoxPro
    • C++
    • Desktop Publishing

Skills

  • Photoshop
  • INDESIGN
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JQUERY Mobile
  • JavaScript
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • User Interface
  • User Experience

Recognition

  • 2011 Governor's Illinois' Best Tourism website Award

    Winner

    Chicago, IL

  • 2007 Governor's Illinois' Award for best Alternate Advertising

    Top Designer

    Chicago, IL

Get In Touch

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