About Me

Information about me and what I love to do

Introduction

My name is Minal Fumakiya and I'm passionate about improving the lives of others through design. I'm constantly learning new things everyday and love meeting people who are motivated and unafraid of sharing their ideas with world.

I'am a self taught designer and have learnt a lot of the processes, concepts and theories of UI/UX and product design through attending workshops, reading blogs and applying these to projects in my spare time and at work. I am very much a big-picture thinker and enjoy working on products end to end, from ideation all the way to development.

My Awesome Journey

Information about my education and my experience

Education

  • July 2013 - May 2017

    Bachelor in Computer Engineering

    Gujarat Technological University

Work Experience

  • Apr 2020 - Dec 2020

    Bill-E

    Canada

    • Planned and conducted user research and competitor analysis
    • Designed a conceptual logo for branding
    • Created user stories and storyboards
    • Determined information architecture and prepared sitemaps
    • Built personas, wireframes, low fidelity & high fidelity prototyping for interaction flow using designing tools InVision Studio, Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
    • Designed mobile application designs for Android and iOS platforms using InVision studio
    • Conducted usability testing for different use cases
  • Apr 2017 - Dec 2019

    Pathguru

    India

    • Worked on various aspects of different projects single-handedly
    • Designed Wireframes, Prototypes, User Interface Design, Responsive Websites, Mobile applications Design using tools such as AdobeXD, Photoshop, Affinity Designer, Sketch3, etc.
    • Developed webpages using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript according to designed website prototypes
    • Determined information architecture and prepared sitemaps
    • Design Social Media Banners, GIF, and Videos for Marketing
    • Implementation of Search Engine Optimization

My Work Process

My Work Process which I follow in every project

Better Design, Better User Experience

The design process involves following four stages.

Understand: Design solves a problem. In order to provide a solution, first I understand the problem. To analyze requirements, I follow industry standard user research methods including contextual and individual interviews, while observing the users in real environment.

Research: Research is the basic key step to design user experience. Here I explore how the outer world is working on such features. I Keep an eye on the latest UI trends, design principles and your existing user experience guidelines. While doing research, start thinking about possible layouts and options to provide the desired experience.

Wireframing & Prototyping: This stage involves UI definition of required feature. Draw paper sketches, white board flows and wireframes to share your ideas with stakeholders. This stage itself is an iterative process. Testing and evaluation of wireframes is part of this stage. Design team builds initial mockups and share with stakeholders to get their input.

Usability Testing: this last stage, the process will iterate itself and depending on the required changes, I may go to previous stages. The process goes on until the desired experience and customer satisfaction is achieved.

What I Do

These are my skills

UX Research

UX Research & Ideation

I always consider users perspective, emotions and their experience towards the product, which helps me to empathize with them and align it in the design as per their expectations. I always clearly understand and define the problem and generates creative ideas and solutions.

Wireframe

Wireframing & Prototyping

I create low fidelity & high fidelity prototype to demonstrate and share the idea among the team to understand its functionality and degerming the problem in our approach at an early stage. I like prototyping - it helps me think through interaction models and new possibilities.

Visual_Design

Visual Design & Development

I translate researched information into virtually stimulating and intellectually engaging UI design with the aim of delighting the users by thoughtful designs. I enjoy coding my design and developing the front-end layout of the website and the mobile application for Android & iOS platform.

Tools I Know

These are my few Favourite designing tools

photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
adobe-xd
Adobe XD
aftereffects
After Effects
indesign
InDesign
premiere pro
Premiere Pro
InVision Studio
InVision Studio
figma
Figma
sketch
Sketch
affinity designer
Affinity Designer
zeplin
Zeplin
bootstrap
Bootstrap