Zulqarnain Ansari

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Angestellt, Visiting Faculty, Beaconhouse National University

Lahore, Pakistan

About me

Zulqarnain Ansari is a leading figure in design and user experience research. With 22 years of experience in establishing creative digital design businesses on global freelance platforms, he's the CEO and founder of Pakistan's inaugural UX Studio, Experts Desk. His unique blend of creativity, analytical prowess, and business acumen sets him apart in the global design community. Beyond his role as CEO, he's a life coach, technopreneur, mentor, and public speaker, with interests spanning entrepreneurship and design. Additionally, he serves as a visiting faculty member at Beaconhouse National University. Previously, he led UX departments at Systems Ltd. and ROZEE.PK, contributing to projects for TeamViewer, McDonald's, Zong, Freeman, Douney & Bourke, Mattress Firm, KUIU, Rebeccataylor, Sapphire, KHAADI, and many more. His expertise encompasses Stanford University D.School's and Google Sprint Design's design thinking and digital transformation training and mentorship.

Skills

Leadership
Team leadership
Business
Start-up Consulting
Offshore Services
Business Development
Team Management
Team Building
Information architecture
Agile
Scrum
strategy
web strategy
B2C
B2B
User Experience Design
User experience
Mobile Application Design
Prototyping
Visualization
Aesthetics
Creativity
Corporate Identity design knowledge
Web Design
Internet Marketing
online banner advertising designs
CMS designs
Wordpress designs
web 2.0
public speaking
Knowledge
Industry
SEO
Management
Consulting
Usability
Start-up
Business Process Management
Information technology
English Language
User Interface
Customer Relationship Management
Interface Design
Creative Direction
Professional experience
Interaction Design
User Research
Business Informatics
User Centric Design

Timeline

Professional experience for Zulqarnain Ansari

  • Current 6 months, since Sep 2023

    Visiting Faculty

    Beaconhouse National University

  • Current 5 years and 9 months, since Jun 2018

    Director User Experience Design

    Experts Desk

    • Oversee Internal and external communications • Assist stake-holders in defining new business units for company • Collaboration with Product directors and managers to understand and validate the problems and align the best IT decisions to create flawless results • Help BU heads to define SOPs and created training material for in-house and field teams • Coordinate with department heads for resource allocation and management to ensure smooth sprint deliveries

  • 10 months, Aug 2017 - May 2018

    AVP, Experience Design

    Systems Ltd

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: * Define the Experience Design vision &strategy across the company along with the UX process planning & execution. * Work with design team, end customers and company stake holders at both the macro & micro interaction level. * Define critical KPIs, metrics & business outcomes that deliver an ROI to the organization. * Infuse the culture with a design thinking mindset. * Design resource allocation & management. * Coaching & mentoring team members in meetings & training sessions.

  • 6 years and 8 months, Jan 2011 - Aug 2017

    Founder and CEO

    Experts Desk

    Creative Direction UX / UI Team Management Setting Business Goals, Objectives and Strategies Mentor Innovate Building culture Project Management Resource Management Operations Fund raising & Capital Allocation

  • 3 months, Jan 2012 - Mar 2012

    User Experience Consultant

    Allainet

    UI / UX Consultancy for online product

  • 1 year and 9 months, May 2009 - Jan 2011

    Lead Web Architect

    Formulatrix

    Web site Management + Planing Web Site + Designing Interface, Template + Development / Coding XHTML, CSS and JQUERY + Optimization (CSS , Imaging) + Search Engine Ranking Increasing (SEO, SEM) Designing (All Print Media Designing)

  • 1 year and 4 months, Sep 2007 - Dec 2008

    Senior Creative Designer

    Naseeb Online Services (Naseeb Networks Inc.)

    PROJECTS: ROZEE, MOBILINKGSM, MCDONALDS, UNITED NATIONS PAKISTAN, COCA COLA, LUMS, FAST, ERICSSON, PAKISTAN TOBBACO COMPANIES, EDEN HOUSING SOCIETY, NATIONAL FOODS, BAHRIA, NED RESPONSIBILITIES: * Develop XSL Transformation based website through XML & XSL templates using the power of advance CSS & implement it by interacting XSL department * Web Parsing - Authoring (html, xhtml, css & web 2.0) * Web Quality Management & validations (w3c compliance) * Newsletter Publishing for ROZEE.pk & NASEEB.com

  • 1 year and 10 months, Oct 2005 - Jul 2007

    Team Lead, Designing Dept.

    Experts Desk

    Project Management Web Management Web Authoring Web Designing Animated Interfaces Client Dealing Image Editing

  • 1 year and 4 months, May 2004 - Aug 2005

    Multimedia Author

    Feezible Solutions

    Web and Graphics Designing Animated features Interactive Presentations Image Editing

  • 7 months, Oct 2003 - Apr 2004

    Web Administrator

    Zarco Exchange

    Web Designing Web Authoring Animated Features Image Editing Print Media

  • 4 months, Feb 2003 - May 2003

    Internee

    Pakistan Telecommunication Company {PTCL}

    Web Designing Animated Features Image Editing

Educational background for Zulqarnain Ansari

  • 2000 - 2003

    Computer Sciences

    University of the Punjab (PU)

    Pascal, C, C++, VB, Java MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL HTML, Javascript, PHP OOP, OOAD, SDLC, Software Engineering, Project Managment, Rational Rose

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

Interests

business networking
business contacts
public speaking
training
online & new media designing strategy development
outsourcing
virtual teams
web 2.0
internet
online media

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