Rizwana Hussain
Experience Designer
Hi, I'm Riz. I'm an experience designer with a graphic design background. I believe in creating meaningful experiences through interactions, storytelling and and human-centred design.

MA Digital Experience Design
Hyper Island, Manchester
I'm currently completing my Master's at Hyper Island, a creative business schools that empowers individuals to adapt and gain the skills they need to drive innovation and change.

The modules covered include: Design thinking, user research, business transformation, managing teams and project and experience design.

The course gets students ready for the real world with a learn by doing attitude, allowing us to work on live briefs and present to clients. The knowledge gained and application of principles to the real world is unrivalled. There is a keen focus on developing soft skills such as collaboration, teamwork, feedback, facilitation and leadership skills.
Freelance Designer
Melbourne, Australia
For two years I challenged myself by working as a freelance designer in Melbourne. I worked with a range of companies, both creative design studios and in-house corporate brands.

This wide breath of exposure to different environments and teams taught me a great deal of skills. I learned how to quickly adapt to new brands and their consumers, how to integrate smoothly into several new working environments, collaborate with a wide range of teams, enabling me to quickly build rapport within them and improved my confidence a great deal.

My role varied in different teams, however I was always accountable for delivery, self-managing time whilst working on multiple projects.

Graphic Designer
University of Leeds
My role was to contribute to the creative thinking for a range of projects including the undergraduate and postgraduate campaigns.

This included developing and presenting creative design concepts to team members and clients, art directing photography, producing internal and external communications, and liaising with clients and suppliers to ensure projects are delivered on time.
Outsmart Agency
Graphic Designer, Leeds
I had two and a half years experience working in a small design studio. This gave me great autonomy and helped develop my self-management and presentation skills and confidence. I had the opportunity to pitch and present, manage my own clients and schedule my own workload.
Junior Designer,
Various Intern Roles
After graduating I went to a few creative agencies and explored different creative environment and settings before landing my first role. I had the opportunity to intern at the Chase and Golden to name a few.
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Nottingham Trent University
Graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree.
Core Skills
User Research
Design Thinking
Journey Mapping
Analogous Experience
Graphic Design
Visual Design
Print Design
Selected by Manchester International Festival 2017 for their Creative50 programme

Facilitator for SheSaysMCR

Talk at Cube3 about how to apply Design thinking to everyday life

Featured on Creative Review Blog for D&AD New Blood
Hi, I'm Riz! I'm an experience designer with a graphic design background. I believe in creating meaningful experiences through interactions, storytelling and human-centred design.

I'm passionate about understanding the interplay between the physical and digital worlds, and how we can combine the two to create more meaningful, immersive experiences.

My creative approach—no matter the medium—is to understand people, and how and why they do what they do. I enjoy the design process, researching to really get to grips with the challenge alongside a multidisciplinary team, to create meaningful interactions.

Get in touch: rizwanahussain87@gmail.com
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