👋 My name is Javed, and I am an award-winning product designer, software developer, and independent journalist born to immigrant parents from the Fiji Islands.
My journey spans over 25 years at the intersection of design, technology, and social impact. I am neurodiverse, leaning towards Asperger's, which has uniquely enriched my approach to problem-solving and design.
I am deeply involved in the entire creative and development process, from ideation to execution.
My approach is rooted in design thinking and agile software development, focusing on building 0-1 PLG products.
My design philosophy is anchored in three core principles:
I constantly push boundaries and experiment with new technologies.
I am committed to creating equitable and accessible solutions, celebrating diversity in all its forms.
I aim to make a tangible, positive difference in people's lives.
These principles guide me in crafting experiences that are not only beautiful and functional but also usable, accessible, and impactful.
I am steadfast in my commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, integrating these values into every aspect of my work.
I use a first-principles approach to create experiences that engage, inspire, and transform in areas such as product design, software development, artificial intelligence, content marketing, and web3.0.
I am passionate about pushing boundaries and creating innovative solutions to solve complex problems.
My focus is on user-centered design frameworks, ensuring that my solutions are not only beautiful and functional but also usable, accessible, and impactful.
One of my recent projects was leading the design and front-end development for CLOMR, a HIPAA-compliant healthcare SaaS CRM and mobile apps targeting a $13.7B market. I was hands-on from initial research and persona creation to information architecture, crafting user flows, wireframes, and high-fidelity prototypes that resonated with our target audience. I also developed an accessible, utility-first Figma design system based on Material Design, React, and React Native, ensuring UI consistency across platforms.
At Crunchyroll, I spearheaded a project aimed at enhancing the user experience for the diverse anime community. We focused on content discoverability and seamless streaming, creating a best-in-class 10-foot viewing experience. This involved deep user research, competitive benchmarking, feature requirements, and agile project management. The result was a state-of-the-art voice UI and tvOS player app that significantly enhanced Crunchyroll's living room streaming experience.
During my tenure at VMware, I led the design of B2B role-based experiences for a vast user base, driving significant revenue, reducing operating costs, and improving customer satisfaction scores. I was the only designer with developer access, allowing me to directly implement code changes.
At Docker, I played a pivotal role in shaping end-to-end B2B experiences, redefining brand communications, and launching a comprehensive sales enablement platform. My work had a direct impact on revenue and significantly enhanced user experiences.
I also co-founded a journalism startup in collaboration with seasoned professionals from ABC and NBC. This venture blossomed into an award-winning media agency, globally acclaimed for its innovative designs, groundbreaking storytelling, and cutting-edge technology.
I bring a unique blend of experience in design and development, a principled approach, and an unwavering commitment to inclusivity. I'm excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and am open to collaborations that aim to make the world a better place.