I’m from Morocco, Currently based between Essaouira and Taghazout, Morocco. My next move Porto, Portugal.
Sundesk, Taghazout, Morocco
I worked as a Web developer for five years and three years as a founder of Afer surf hostel! The thing I care most about is creating experiences that leave a positive impact on people. I have worked as a freelance UI Designer for a while, and I wanted to go beyond visual design; it was that moment when I decided to focus on User Experience to create a product that makes people's life easier and accessible to everyone.
I enrolled in the UX/UI Design Bootcamp to learn new research skills and optimize my UX process workflow. The reason for attending this live Bootcamp was to meet and network with like-minded designers, but also I’m a big fan of learning by doing, which proves the be an effective method for learning anything.
The most exciting part is to see my classmate's faces and to zone out from work for 2 hours and learn. I think it's so important to always be learning, no matter where you are in your career!
My favourite part is interacting with other people. the one learning that has surprised is how much I can do with Figjam. So now I use it a lot over other tools.
As a self-taught designer, the lack of formal education can be a big challenge, especially during user research. I feel that I know exactly what I want to do and how to do it, but i can’t communicate it in the best way. So, that was the reason I decided to take Memorisely Bootcamp to improve my workflow.
As I’m definitely not a morning person, but i would say it’s happening so my days would be to wake up at 6h45am when I have class and something between 7h45am-8h30am GMT if no class.
During class days: Make coffee. Bootcamp class. Break. Starting my day working for Hostelworld, if I don’t have class I start at 8 am or 9 am depending. Then lunch. When I’m in Essaouira city, I will go to the gym or beach walk; if in any other location like Imsouane or Taghazout village, I will go for a surf session.
The rest of the day can be different activities from: Hangout with friends, Playing games, Producing music or doing bootcamp homework
Not the cleanest setup you will see, sometimes it’s a workspace, and sometimes it’s my little studio which is in the photo there are some missing instruments. I decided to take the photo without hiding the random cables or moving my cup of water, or even fixing the carpet; for me, the most important in a workspace is a natural light, a cosy space, a large monitor, great speakers and a comfy chair.
Figma: no description needed.
Notion: I started using notion about a year ago, and I regret every day in the past I haven’t. It’s a great tool to make your life organised better.
Slack: Communication I think it’s a really good app.
GoFullPage: I take loads of screenshots for different things, but I have always struggled with long pages until I discover this tool.
Loom: This tool is one of the greatest ever. I discovered Loom last year, it makes your life easier when it comes to recording your screen it is also possible to record your camera.
Webflow: The best no-code tool to build advanced pages related to HTML CSS JS without writing a single code.
I’m very open-minded and passionate when it comes to music.
Besides designing my biggest hobby, music, in my free time, I produce electronic music, and i DJ sometimes. I have made this playlist. It’s a mix of organic electronic music. Enjoy the journey 😀