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Fawzi who?

I grew up in Lebanon πŸ‡±πŸ‡§

I was born and raised in Lebanon's capital, Beirut. If you follow the news, you're probably familiar with the wars, conflicts, and political turmoil that I've experienced throughout my childhood. Although it's not the easiest place to grow up in, it taught me the value of appreciating the small things and persevering even when all the odds are stacked against you.

Fun fact: I'm fluent in Arabic, French, and English. In Lebanon, we learn all three languages at school and use them daily in our conversations!

I moved to Canada in 2015 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

My family and I immigrated to Toronto after I graduated from high school. I attended the University of Toronto where I graduated with honours from the Industrial Engineering program with a human-centred design specialization in June 2020. To become a well-rounded designer, I also completed certificates in AI and business because they're becoming increasingly more important for designers to know about.

I love design because I love helping people 🀝

Designing products allows me to help people and provide value on a much bigger scale, which is why I love it so much.

Designers should act like their user's real-life best friend by listening carefully to their problems and working hard to solve them no matter how challenging they might be.

My curiosity drives me 🧐

Nothing gives me a dopamine rush like learning something new. I love exploring new topics or develop skills that I'm not typically exposed to. It’s important to step outside of our comfort zone and explore new things because it can help us gain valuable perspectives and gain a well-rounded view of the world around us. I consider myself a generalist and this approach has allowed to look at the same problem from multiple angles to come up with better solutions.

My curiosity is what led me to start the Year 2049 newsletter which allows me to share interesting news that will affect the future across different topics and industries.

I will talk about sports until my last breath ⚽️

I've been watching football (or soccer, for my North American friends πŸ˜‰) ever since I was 5 years old, and my obsession with it has only grown over the years. I'm a Manchester United fan and Wayne Rooney is my favourite player of all-time. Besides soccer, I'm a big fan of the Toronto Raptors πŸ€ and F1 driver Lando Norris 🏎.

I'm always happy to chat πŸ’¬

If you want to talk about tech, sports, or anything else, don't be afraid to shoot me an email!