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  • Piyar Ali

    Lead UI Designer at PolyVista

    Houston, TX

Graphic Designer with extensive experience in Graphics, Web, User Interface (UI), Print, Branding and interactive marketing. Highly motivated self-starter with a passion and desire for achieving high level results.

Work Samples

  • Websites

  • Mobile Apps

  • UI

Work History

  • Lead UI Designer

    • PolyVista
    • Apr 2013 - Present (4 years 5 months)

    • Responsible for conceptualizing, visual design, UI/UX design, wireframe, mock-ups, including responsive websites and mobile applications.
    https://apps.polyvista.com/IPDFDesigner
    • Created infographics and Data Visualization for various projects. (www.chartexpo.com)
    • Successfully managed and coordinated graphic design projects from concept through completion.
    • Worked closely with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and requirements.
    • Successfully translated subject matter into concrete design for newsletters, promotional materials, Email Design and sales collateral.
    • Created design theme and graphics for marketing and sales presentations.
    • Lead creative team of designers.
    • Coordinated and worked closely with CEO, Project Managers, Team Leads and Development staff
    1. www.polyvista.com
    2. www.datalooksee.com
    3. www.chartexpo.com
    4. www.biaddins.com
    5. https://apps.polyvista.com/reviewlize

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    • AAJ Technologies
    • Dec 2012 - Mar 2013 (3 months)

    • Managed multiple Mobile Applications from concept through completion

  • Manager/Lead Creative

    • Velorium (Pvt) Ltd
    • Dec 2011 - Nov 2012 (11 months)

    • Responsible for the design and development of all web design materials
    • Responsive design of Mobile Applications and games for both iPhone and Android
    • Managed team of designers

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    • Strategic Systems International
    • Jan 2011 - Dec 2011 (11 months)

    Develop concepts for designing of all collateral materials, including proposals, brochures, direct mails, ads, postcards,
    newsletters, flyers, invitations, UIs, Application Interfaces etc. as needed.
    Develop dynamic prototypes, refined design screens, final graphic assets for global use
    Develop design briefs by gathering information and data through research
    Formulate layout design and/or presentation approach, and specify material details
    Develop creative programs, design concepts that meet the business objectives
    Review incoming design requests, assign to self and monitor work to ensure consistency with corporate guidelines,
    templates and standards
    Increase in-house support for creative services such as RFP mocks and creative builds
    Assist Business Development and Sales team with brainstorming, marketing and advertising strategies
    Coordinate with internal and external clients to develop and implement creative strategies for promotion of services, products,
    events, etc. through various mediums (including print, website development and other new technological initiatives)
    Work with printers, copywriters, photographers, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists
    Work on a variety of projects including Websites, Online Advertising, Social Widgets, Digital Signage and Interactive Installations,
    across a wide variety of brands and clientele
    Manage website updates while maintaining fresh content

  • ART DIRECTOR AND CREATIVE DESIGNER

    • IDEAZ DESIGNER AND ARTIST
    • Jan 2008 - Dec 2010 (2 years 11 months)

    Developed successful, productive long-term working relationships with several interactive agencies, including: Karakorum International University (KIU), Higher Education Commission (HEC), AKRSP, HKKH, AKESP, EvK2CNR, WWF, KADO, MAWCP-UNDP, IUCN, Government of Gilgit-Baltistan, Tourism Department Gilgit-Baltistan, Wetlands-WWF, Gilgit-Baltistan Environmental Protection Agency, Knowledge Management Services, Al-Firqa and Taurus Dubai, Feediks International, Baltit Heritage Trust, Hashwan Traders, Himalayan Nature Tours, Hanpa Treks and Tours (Korean based Company), Gilgit College of Commerce and Economics, Ministry of Environment, INVENT Germany, AKRSP and Chinese Government .
    Concept to completion, projects included brochures, event backdrops, flyers, year planners, Stationary items, ad campaigns, logos, web design/development and Billboards.

  • PROJECT MANAGER KDRC

    • Karakoram Area Development Organization
    • May 2007 - Dec 2007 (7 months)

    Implement the project components in Hunza to achieve the results/outcomes mentioned in the project document submitted and approved by SDC and in the light of the guidance provided by the project Steering Committee and the Board Ensure judicious utilization of the project resources for achieving the project objectives
    Create linkages, synergies and networks for achieving the project objectives Responsible for Knowledge Management Component and E-Governance Component

  • DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER ICT4D

    • AN INITIATIVE OF KADO, FUNDED BY IDRC, CANADA.
    • Jan 2005 - Apr 2007 (2 years 3 months)

    Overall Management and Implementation of the ICT Project in collaboration with Project Manager
    Overall responsibility of web development section KADO Internet Services and KADO itself
    Overall responsibility of Business Incubation components (E-Commerce training for local youth and entrepreneurs)
    Module development and conducted Graphic and web Design Training for local entrepreneurs and youth
    Responsible for the Development of Interactive and multimedia learning CD's for Distance Learning Component
    Providing Technical expertise in E-village component of ICT4D Project
    Designing of all promotional materials to meet the needs of the 'brand' identity of ICT4D and its project components

  • GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGNER& DEVELOPER

    • KARAKORAM AREA DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (KADO)
    • May 1999 - Dec 2004 (5 years 7 months)

    Give inputs to BOD and responsible for establishment of a long-term direction and strategic orientation for the Marketing & Communications at KADO
    Reviewing all communication materials for the organization & its programs
    'Brand' identity of KADO and its projects
    Utilized graphic design and desktop publishing skills in the design & production of materials.
    Coordinate ICT-related projects with KADO Board
    Provide inputs to management to develop ICT vision of KADO
    Provide inputs to community based computer literacy center and KADO's Institute Mountain Institute of Computer Sciences (MICS) at Aliabad, Hunza
    Reporting against YPO on quarterly and annually basis

Education

  • National College of Arts Lahore

    • Bachelor of Graphic Design Graphic Design
    • 1995 - 1999
  • F G Degree College Gilgit

    • HSSC Pre-Engineering
    • 1992 - 1994

Specialties

Awards

Designed & Constructed Stall for Thread Net Hunza (TNH) During Silk Route Festival 2000, Northern Areas, Gilgit. Got Best Stall Award from President of Pakistan General Parvez Musharaf

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