How my Role improves Designer <> Developer Handoff
Maryam tells us her experience leading Product Design @ TuringTech
As a child, I was always interested in designing and various creative activities, this highly influenced my academic choices. So I decided to go for Bachelors in Computers Arts from Fatima Jinnah Women's University, Rawalpindi. My sister was already doing Bachelors in Computer Arts (BCA) and I was thinking about doing Computer Science (BCS) but when I saw that BCA had the things that I enjoyed doing, so I chose BCA instead.
I have always enjoyed sketching, painting, photography, and videography. As a teenager, I used to do light painting, nature photography, and speed photography, and experimented with different designing software as well. So graphic design was a natural choice for me as my career after graduating.
Before joining Turing Technologies, I had the work experience of working with multiple companies, like I did work on a few freelance projects at Information Transformation Services. There I used to create 3D models of different products for my clients using Autodesk Maya and 3Ds Max. Then in 2019, I learned about a graphic designer’s job opening in DHA. It was close to my home so I applied there and landed the job. That’s how I came to know about Sir Asad, Hafsa, and Turing Technologies.
I have seen my skills growing since the day I joined. I initially applied for the role of Graphic Designer. Then due to the honest guidance of Hafsa, I moved towards UI/UX design. I owe my growth to Hafsa since she initially trained me. Then later on I started doing product designing with Asad. That’s when Asad handed me over my first product designing project: WalletFlo. Where the entire product was designed by me. This product also provided me with a chance for extensive communication with the stakeholders. And for now, I am working on one of my products: Fetefully. The entire product design process is under my management.
As a Design Team Lead, I make sure that our team uses the latest techniques and design tools. For product designing, Adobe XD and Figma is used. For videography, we use Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, and Adobe InDesign is used for editorial and publications.
Other than my designing tasks, I also perform Social Media handling, supervise weekly postings, and create editorials, marketing videos, and product reports like I recently designed for Unmudl.
I have set the following milestones for my team and Turing Tech:
Team growth in the following domains: