Hi, I'm Maz. I am a creative technologist and a multidisciplinary designer & maker.

My past personal and professional endeavours have led me to develop my skills in several practices including comprehensive design leadership & practice, creative strategies development, integrated design mentorship & education, rapid prototyping tools & techniques, and everyday making.

 

Today, I pursue a human-centred approach that focuses on the sustainability of our communities and our environment, in the design and production processes of everyday objects and interactions. I am interested in collaborations that can bring in all of my design and materials proficiencies to create solutions that reflect today's conditions and needs.

Work Experience

OCAD U Toronto | Class Assistant at the MakerLab | 01/19 - 03/20

  • Managed the MakerLab and provided training and guidance to students and faculty on various rapid prototyping tools and techniques. 

  • Collaborated on the creation of many students' and faculty’s projects.

  • Rapid prototyping techniques, materials proficiencies, group facilitation & management, and interpersonal communications skills. 

DarkMatter Abu Dhabi Design Director | 02/16 - 02/18

  • Provided creative direction to a team of 9 designers, illustrators and developers.

  • Managed & contributed to the delivery of the client’s digital and print productions.

  • Team management, brand management, information design, web & mobile development, interaction design, user experience design, digital printing press. 

 

CyberPoint Abu Dhabi Senior Graphic Designer | 09/12 - 01/16

  • Guided talent acquisition, mentorship and briefs to a multidisciplinary design team.

  • Redefined the role of the design team in the organization by demonstrating and emphasizing the value of design principles & a human-centered design approach.

  • Design education, print production, art direction, database management, layout design, html/css coding, template design, collaterals, product design.

Lime Advisors Abu Dhabi Graphic Designer | 06/11 - 09/12

  • Designed and developed the company’s internal visual communications and public products across multiple mediums.

  • Established a strong visual communications strategy for our firm which awarded us, instead of competitors, additional contracts with the client.

  • Brand development, visual communications strategy, design principles, bilingual design, client relations, agile design, efficient workflows, fast turnaround.

EndPoint Doha Graphic Designer | 01/11 - 06/11

  • Contributed to the brand roll out of Hamad Medical Corporation over internal and external communications of 8 hospitals.

  • Designed and delivered over 700 artworks including signage, patient-facing artworks, forms, brochures and more.

  • Fast-paced environment, onsite client collaboration, printed interaction design, brand collaterals design, wayfinding, photography.

Phi Communications Riyadh Graphic Designer | 09/10 - 01/11

  • Complimented the team’s abilities by filling knowledge and skills gaps.

  • Contributed to the success of our design agency by incorporating new and attractive design solutions that were essential in winning over new clients.

  • Logo design, brand design, layout design, typography, calligraphy, presentation pitch design, flash animation design, newsletter and email design. 

Education

MDes in Digital Futures | OCAD U Toronto | 04/20

Created and contributed to several experimental projects, including physical computing, user-interaction, human-centred design, rapid prototyping & ubiquitous computing.

BFA in Visual Communications | AUD Dubai | 05/10

Trained in design principles, focused and specialized in branding, logo design, colour theory, typography, digital art, animation and video editing.