I design beautiful and meaningful experiences.

Who I am

Hi, I'm Farheen Malik. I'm an experience designer currently designing Android developer tools at Google.

In short

History

Prior to Google, I was at Huge, a digital agency based in Brooklyn, NY, where I worked on meaningful products across multiple industries and with cross-disciplinary teams. And, prior to Huge, I helped startups build and scale their businesses at Techstars. And, years before that--before finding design--I was a web developer and instructional designer.

When I discovered I could do both (and more) through design, I was hooked—I love maximizing the potential of technology to solve real problems for people. That said, I appreciate having background and domain knowledge across disciplines when collaborating and encountering new problems. Always learning, I've also picked up data visualization, civic tech, research, and advocacy through the years in addition to Master's degrees from Columbia University and City University of New York and a Bachelor's from UCLA (yes, I'm originally from California).

Experience

I've helped design experiences for Bain & Company, United Technologies, Chase, Walmart, Google, Techstars, a few non-profits, and several startups.

Though I like working through all kinds of problems, the projects I've enjoyed the most have involved complex systems or some level of complexity that needed unpacking. Specifically, in recent years, I've been able to dive deep on supply chains and developer experiences and have enjoyed every chance I was able to further empathize with humans, care about details, and truly make something useful and delightful--especially when it was across multiple touchpoints.

Skills/tools

Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Product Design, Prototyping and Mockups (Adobe Creative Suite, Framer, Invision, Principle, Sketch), Research (qualitative and quantitative), Systems Design, UX Strategy, Visual Design, Web Development (AWS, Dev Tools, Git/Github, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby on Rails)

This portfolio is a sample of the type of projects on which I've worked. Reach out to learn more.