I designed and built my first web site on GeoCities when I was 12, and I've been hooked ever since.
I've taken my passion for web/interaction design & front-end development into the console video game industry, and into mobile apps / games as well.
I love seeing projects come to life, and turning small ideas and napkin sketches into full-fledged web / interactive / software products.
Today, I'm working with the talented folks at Slack, and we're attempting to change the fundamental nature of work, and people's relationship with it, and eachother.
Thankfully, I've never had to. I thrive when I'm working at the intersection of design and engineering teams, can switch between creative tools and code editors and am able to combine design optimism with engineering pragmatism.
I've worked in small web agencies, award-winning mobile startups and tech giants like Electronic Arts and Microsoft.
In this time, I've been extremely fortunate to have met, worked with and learned from extraordinary individuals. They've pushed me creatively, technically and intellectually.
I've rounded out my engineering and design background with an MBA in Design Strategy, an unconventional graduate business degree offered in SF with a strong focus on product, service and business model innovation.
I am becoming more and more interested in the convergence of user-centered design thinking, strategic foresight, leadership and business operations, and how they relate to innovation and innovation processes in organizations.
I like taking landscape shots with my phone. No food pics or selfies here, promise: @fayaza
I use twitter once in a while too: @fayaza
This site serves as both a public showcase and personal archive for some of the most memorable projects I've worked on. Some of these are dated and are 10+ years old.
I've kept them here to document my journey into the fascinating world of front-end design & development, where my greatest passion lies.