HELLO, I'M RAFAT.
DESIGNER, PRODUCT STRATIGIEST,
CARTOONIST.

A freelance UX Designer with +3 years experience in Product Design, +4 years in Network Engineering, and +10 years in Editorial Cartooning.

I came to UX after a tough career change. My first role was a UX Researcher Intern in Plexable, I volunteered a startup, invent projects of my own and currently designing elegant products for clients from different industries and sectors.

Because of my background, experience, and my startup, I focus more on roles in Product Design, Ixd, and UX Strategy.


MULTIDISCIPLINARY
APPROACH

Though Art meant to create questions and Design meant to create solutions, coming to Design from an artistic background has its benefits. Being  ex-IT helps too.

In order to change the way I learn, I started my own podcast, Products Studio podcast, the first Arabic podcast to spread the word about Product Design, User Experience, and Design Thinking for social impact, the podcast will be launched soon.

I also started my business two years ago, that taught me about Marketing, Product strategy, Business Model Innovation and Production. In the below video you can know more about my startup.

I would love to see you smile, so have a look at my cartoons  and don`t forget to download myResume.

WHAT I ENJOY DOING

Start with Empathy, understanding Environment, Medium, Audience and real problems.

Run Qualitativeative Research, Surveys, creating actionable Personas and run User Testing.

Creating visuals, Wireframes, and Prototypes for testing without forgetting business and brand goals.

Creating visuals, Wireframes, and Prototypes for testing without forgetting business and brand goals.

Creating visuals, Wireframes, and Prototypes for testing without forgetting business and brand goals.

Start with Empathy, understanding Environment, Medium, Audience and real problems.

Run Qualitativeative Research, Surveys, creating actionable Personas and run User Testing.

Run Qualitativeative Research, Surveys, creating actionable Personas and run User Testing.

Identifying trending UI patterns, maintain product`s personality and focus on creating seductive
experiences.

WHAT INDUSTRY PEOPLE SAY

"I have been consistently impressed with Rafat`s attitude and productivity during the first week in the office. The first Heuristic Evaluation report he conducted needed some improvements and Rafat did not stop until he got the final result an impressive one.
From what I encountered with Rafat I can say that Rafat is both bright and quite motivated with great listening skills. He is in constant search for more knowledge and skills".

Maher Jilani - User Experience Director at Plexable

"Rafat is an exceptional artist.
Never using words and rarely needing color, his cartoons transcend the barrier of language to touch upon universal themes that define the human condition such as as freedom, love, knowledge technology and human rights. Not yet 30, Rafat is well on his way to the top of the field of the new generation of cartoonists.".

Tjeerd Royards - Editor and Chief - The Cartoon Movement

"Rafat is a hardworking young man, talented, and know exactly how to produce art with value. His talent in cartooning has been adopted by many global platforms, he is a member in JCS, Anna Lindh Foundation, and The Cartoon Movement.
Some of his works have hit a huge success around the world like the cartoon "New World Map" about Aylan Alkurdi, he also won several local awards and nominated for many in the foreign".

Emad Hajjaj - President of Jordanian Cartoonist Association

I am available for full time roles and freelancing projects, lets talk.

alkhateeb.rafat@gmail.com

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2019

HELLO, I'M RAFAT.
DESIGNER, PRODUCT
STRATIGIEST,
CARTOONIST.

A freelance UX Designer with +3 years experience in Product Design, +4 years in Network Engineering, and +10 years in Editorial Cartooning.

I came to UX after a tough career change. My first role was a UX Researcher Intern in Plexable, I volunteered a startup, invent projects of my own and currently designing elegant products for clients from different industries and sectors.

Because of my background, experience, and my startup, I focus more on roles in Product Design, Ixd, and UX Strategy.


MULTIDISCIPLINARY
APPROACH

Though Art meant to create questions and Design meant to create solutions, coming to Design from an artistic background has its benefits. Being  ex-IT helps too.

In order to change the way I learn, I started my own podcast, Products Studio podcast, the first Arabic podcast to spread the word about Product Design, User Experience, and Design Thinking for social impact, the podcast will be launched soon.

I also started my business two years ago, that taught me about Marketing, Product strategy, Business Model. In the video you can know more about my startup.


I would love to see you smile, so have a look at my cartoons and don`t forget to download myResume

WHAT I ENJOY DOING

Start with Empathy, understanding Environment, Medium, Audience and real problems.

Run Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Surveys, creating actionable Personas and run User Testing.

Creating visuals, Wireframes,and Prototypes for testing without forgetting business goals.

Identifying trending UI patterns, maintain product`s personality and focus on creating seductive experience

WHAT INDUSTRY PEOPLE SAY

"I have been consistently impressed with Rafat`s attitude and productivity during the first week in the office. The first Heuristic Evaluation report he conducted needed some improvements and Rafat did not stop until he got the final result an impressive one.
From what I encountered with Rafat I can say that Rafat is both bright and quite motivated with great listening skills. He is in constant search for more knowledge and skills".

Maher Jilani - User Experience Director at Plexable

"Rafat is an exceptional artist.
Never using words and rarely needing color, his cartoons transcend the barrier of language to touch upon universal themes that define the human condition such as as freedom, love, knowledge technology and human rights. Not yet 30, Rafat is well on his way to the top of the field of the new generation of cartoonists.".

Tjeerd Royards - Editor and Chief - The Cartoon Movement


"Rafat is a hardworking young man, talented, and know exactly how to produce art with value. His talent in cartooning has been adopted by many global platforms, he is a member in JCS, Anna Lindh Foundation, and The Cartoon Movement.

Some of his works have hit a huge success around the world like the cartoon "New World Map" about Aylan Alkurdi, he also won several local awards and nominated for many in the foreign".

Emad Hajjaj - President of Jordanian Cartoonist Association

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