About Me

Hi, I'm Nabil Ahsan

I am very vocal and opinionated on things I like and dislike, which I think is very important for a Product Designer. It may not always be in my case studies but you can see it when I talk about any project I worked on. I am open about my strengths, but also my weaknesses and how I try to overcome them.

I am currently building my one-person web design studio, Fractal Grid, which allows me to push my skills as a web designer, have more control over my career, and help local businesses grow and stand out.

In my free time, I like to attend local events by AIGA, Houston Product Community, and Design Thinking and Innovation. I briefly ran a very early version of Figma Houston, which shut down due to the pandemic.

Photo of Nabil holding a Zoro doll
I know I look moody but I am a fun person... promise.

My Professional Experience

UX Designer

Reinforce Lab
January 2023 - Present

At Reinforce Lab, I swiftly enhanced the client portfolio by taking charge of all design tasks and collaborating directly with clients. This approach transformed client interactions, ensuring a tailored design and successfully onboarding and launching five projects in under six months using Webflow and Wordpress.

Product Designer

Bohemian Innovation
February 2021 - December 2022

During my time at Bohemian Innovation, I significantly improved user onboarding for the fintech product AtomPay, resulting in 2800 signups and $55,000 in transactions. I translated complex business requirements into cross-functional designs, fostering efficiency and user satisfaction. My implementation of Figma and Notion as primary design tools saved the team 15 hours per week.

Product Designer

Freelance
October 2019 - Present

As a freelance Product Designer, I collaborated extensively with clients to refine business ideas within a UX framework. I developed UX-centric strategies using research and insights to create visually compelling websites, optimizing user interactions. My comprehensive UX approach seamlessly integrated business strategy, design, and marketing, consistently delivering solutions exceeding client expectations.

UX Design Intern

HCSS
February 2019 - July 2019

At HCSS, I collaborated to redesign the HCSS Equipment360 iPad app for construction managers, spearheading cross-functional collaboration and managing the React-based design system for over 80 developers, ensuring cohesion in the development workflow.

Product Designer

Shoot Technologies
April 2018 - May 2019

At Shoot, I designed and built a photographer booking platform from the ground up, resulting in 40+ bookings and $3500 in revenue within two months. Collaborating closely on early-stage business strategy, product direction, and launch, I conducted 100+ interviews and participated in user testing to refine and enhance the product for a positive user experience.

Recommendations

10 out of 5 stars.

Nabil went above and beyond in supporting my idea and vision for a website. He listened to me and what I found important and was able to do everything that I asked and if he didn't know something then he researched ideas and came to the table with great ideas to support my vision. He was also a pleasure to work with... very knowledgable, cares about his client, and communicates needs well. If I have any future needs he will be my first call. I highly recommend Nabil.

Austin Wolff

Founder  at Austin Elevated Ascents

A prolific problem solver and a talented, active listener

Nabil used the vast knowledge he's accumulated into frames of reference that enabled the team to move past potential friction points in the design process. his extensive research skills, coupled with his understanding of upcoming trends, provided our team with creative, out-of-this-world wireframes and designs.
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Joanna Kurylo

Founder and CEO at Thruways

A great addition to any product team

When I first met Nabil for his internship interview, he immediately stood out because of his strong interest in user experience design and eagerness to make an impact on our company and products. His enthusiasm was evident in all his projects, and he was a sponge, soaking up everything he could to elevate his design skills.
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Janmy Saludo

UX Developer at HCSS