Waqas Gulraiz
UI/UX Designer
  • Name: Waqas Gulraiz

  • Profession: Designer/Developer

  • Phone: +971-54-4247940

  • Email: waqasgulraiz@gmail.com

About Me

Over 13 years of experience in Web UI UX design with high proficiency in front-end development, brand development, CMS integration & web performance, W3C validation, code optimization, social media design and SEO Concepts.

I have been in the business of building websites since 2000. At that time, I saw lots of transitional fast moving trends of web design and development; this always pushed me to reinvent myself among numerous technologies. I actually remember when most of the web designers were print designers converting their craft over to the web with a single graphic, applying a lot of their prior thinking and they were satisfied with their approach.

Currently the situation is different; websites are designed not only for desktop monitors but also covering multiple resolutions for smart devices such as phones and tablets. We can now begin to prioritize the hierarchy and structure of content. I am big fan of flexible, simple, and usable structure and apply this approach when planning any project. I can also use tools to convert goals into measurable outcomes. This would be the phase where we decide what provides value to the user experience and what simply fluff is.

Browse around my site, take a peek at my portfolio, checkout my resume! And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

My Services

Web UI/UX Design

An innate eye for beautiful, branded and usable Web UI/UX design. Delivering wireframes, UX flows, mockups, interactive prototypes, design specifications and responsive web applications for mobile, tablet and desktop designs for scalability.

Front-end development

Responsive HTML5/CSS3 coding across a broad array of interactive web and mobile projects. Code optimization and performance analysis across multiple browsers, platforms, and devices. I know how science and art blend together in the design and development of a web.

CMS Integration

Custom integration for TwitterBootstrap, WordPress, Joomla, osCommerce, Magento, DNN and prioritize the migration with the collaboration of security measurements, optimized code, full eCommerce solutions and responsive architecture development.

Design Skills

  • Photoshop CC

  • Adobe Xd

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Fireworks

  • Snagit

Front-end Skills

  • HTML5

  • CSS3

  • Javascript

  • Bootstrap 3/4

  • jQuery

  • Javascript

  • PHP/MYSQL

CMS Integration Skills

  • WordPress

  • wooCommerce

  • osCommerce

  • Thinkific

  • Joomla

  • Virtuemart

  • Magento

Project Management

  • Slack

  • Trello

  • Basecamp

  • 5pm

  • Snagit

Testing Tools

  • Browser Stack

  • W3C Validator

  • Browser Development Toolbar

  • Google Analytics

Version Control Systems

  • Github

  • BitBucket

Resume

  • Working History

  • Front-end Developer - isNumeric DMCC

    12/2020 - Present

    Bulk delivery of 8 urgent websites designed within 2 months.

    Working in multidisciplinary team with other professionals such as back-end developers and web designers.

    Pre-processor SASS was used for proper CSS maintenance.

    Direct correspondence with clients and ensured high quality standards and brand consistency.

    Designed graphical material when required.

  • UI/UX Designer - Param Info Computers Ltd.

    10/2018 - 11/2019

    New web mobile UI interfaces designing, improvements to existing company website and introducing WordPress framework first time in the company.

    Development of user interfaces for key components of the application.

    Responsible for creating front end using HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3&4, JavaScript and jQuery.

    Extensively used media queries and bootstrap for responsive web design (RWD).

    Optimizing the code by working closely with information architects and developers that lead to top notch user experience.

    Collaboration with managers, developers and marketing staff for presenting proposals using Power-Point tool.

    Corresponding globally using Microsoft Teams/Skype/email/phone in an iterative/agile manner to dramatically improve UI/UX in a short time.

    Executing all the marketing material including visual designs, info graphics, social media ad campaigns, online greetings, product logos and web graphics effectively.

    Responsible for technical direction, performance optimization, implementation of best practices and optimal design patterns, and solutions for critical problems of UI/UX issues.

  • Lead Web Designer - Cinnova Technologies

    08/2007 - 10/2012

    Led the full range of projects development (from static to dynamic and bespoke to eCommerce websites) and explored myself among numerous technologies such as WordPress, osCommerce, Magento, Joomla and Dot Net Nuke.

    UI/UX mockups and rapid prototyping for initial conceptualization.

    Introduced responsive HTML5/CSS3 technology first time in the company.

    WordPress security checklist to bypass the websites from malware threats & virus attacks.

    Coordination with SEO team; On-page optimization, basic search engine indexing, website performance reports & analysis, W3C validation & errors fixing.

  • Freelance History

  • Al Tamimi Investments LLC.

    JLT, Dubai

    Worked remotely and on site, collaborating with team members via Skype/Emails.

    Clearly presented Photoshop based layouts to demonstrate best visual design.

    Integrated WordPress theme to implement the approved designs.

    The backend is based on Drag & Drop functionality using Visual Composer.

  • BlockHealth Inc.

    Ontario, CANADA

    UI Integrated with Bootstrap 3 and made the front-end responsive.

    Tested across all devices and browsers using www.browserstack.com.

    Bugs identified, fixed and reported via Google drive documentation.

    Used GIT version control system for latest code reviews.

  • The Why Builder.

    CANADA

    Customized the WordPress wooCommerce themes to fulfill client’s requirements.

    Clearly presented Photoshop based layouts to demonstrate best visual design.

    Designed textual and graphical content including product illustrations for the websites.

    Integrated and configured secure payment gateways plugins.

    Increased page load time 8.3s to 4.2s according to gtmatrix.com.

    Configured All-in-one plugin to integrate Google analytics.

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Contact Informations

  • Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Phone: +971-54-4247940
  • Job: UI/UX Designer & Developer
  • E-mail: waqasgulraiz@gmail.com

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