I grew up in Lebanon 🇱🇧
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 how to be resilient and persevering.
Fun fact: I'm fluent in Arabic, French, and English (and yes, I know all the bad words). In Lebanon, we learn all three languages at school and use them daily in our conversations!
I moved to Canada in 2015 🇨🇦
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 product designer, I also completed certificates in AI and business. Since moving here, I got the chance to work at two of Canada's largest companies and Google!
I love design because I love helping people 🤗
Designing products for people lets me help others and make their lives easier on a much bigger scale, which
is why I'm so passionate about it.
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've made it a habit to spend at least an hour each day reading about a new topic or learning a new skill. I think it's important for us to step outside of our comfort zone and explore new things because it can help us gain new perspectives and have a well-rounded view of the world around us.
I will talk about sports until my last breath ⚽️
I've been watching football (or soccer, for my North American folks 😉) ever since I was 5 years old, and my obsession with it has only grown over the years. I'm a Manchester United fanatic and Wayne Rooney is my favourite player of all-time. Besides soccer, I'm a big fan of the Toronto Raptors 🏀 and F1 driver Charles Leclerc 🏎.
I'm always happy to chat 💬
If you want to talk about tech, sports, or anything else, don't be afraid to shoot me an email!