6 years ago I entered the world of Design

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I came from a product design background, designing in studios and companies across London, Kuala Lumpur and Brunei.

My style is about being balanced, clear and concise with each design that I create. Solving problems and improving is what drives my work as I believe the more we can learn, the better we can solve problems.

Today I'm a UX UI Designer & Developer working in technology however wasn't always this way...

a design sprint changed my career, literally!

Over the summer of 2019, I joined a 2 day Design Sprint with industry experts to tackle the challenge of climate friendly foods. The idea was a grocery delivery app delivering fresh produce from farmers to people in cities.

With extremely limited time, I had a huge task of research, wireframing, designing, prototyping, and testing. With the adrenaline and rush for a deadline, I designed my first app in under 4 hours.

While the UI was basic and stitched together using Powerpoint, I felt a huge sense of accomplishment and have shifted towards UX UI Design since.

I designed my first app
in 4 hours!

my thought process

01 research

A little goes a long way. The insights from research builds context for me to understand users and projects much better.

02 designing

Keeping it simple, quick and easy to understand. From there I'll add in more details eventually shaping to be a prototype. Paper and pen, my choice of tools.

03 prototyping

Probably my favourite part, as I get to materialise my thoughts and ideas for other people to try. Hearing that 'ooo' reaction is always a joy.

today I'm capable of

  • UX UI Design
  • User Research
  • Information Architecture
  • User Journey Mapping
  • Wireframing
  • UI Design
  • Prototyping
  • Front-end Development
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP + Laravel
  • Wordpress
  • Product Design
  • Research
  • Ideation
  • Product Development
  • CAD/CAM
  • Prototyping
  • Rendering
  • Graphic Design
  • Visualisation
  • Branding
  • Visual Identity
  • Copywriting

and much more!

frequently asked questions (faq)

I'm a Malaysian born designer currently living in Brunei, have your pick.

178cm (5ft 8" for those imperialists)

The usual suspects; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign for general work. XD for UI's and prototyping. VS Code for coding.

I compete professionally in yoyo competitions, I was once the 7th best player in the world in 2017!
I also enjoy travelling and cooking instagram worthy meals.

Mr Muji aka Naoto Fukasawa, Dieter Rams, Oki Sato from Nendo Design.

I coded it all myself! Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript!

Hope you enjoyed my journey!
Lets begin yours here.