Profile

This is me

I'm Mariam I'm a Senior Product Designer and Co-founder of Fricanduo; a design studio that works with young businesses and startups to take their ideas from concept to product while collaborating with next-generation creative talent from African countries.

 

I have worked as a designer, educator and consultant on projects with companies and organisations including the UN, Facebook, Livity, RaspberryPi, Nominet and Samsung

 

My vocational and personal mission is to strive for true inclusivity; I'm always considering accessibility and diversity throughout my design process and I'm always trying to push teams around me to do the same which is why I have also helped deliver courses around diversity and inclusion.

Personally, I am a lifelong learner, chronic hobbyist and avid reader. I’m always enrolled in a course or two. Currently, I’m in the process of trying to teach myself how to code, and how to design 3D graphics.

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Expertise

Product Design, UI/UX, Web Design, Wireframing, Prototyping, Art Direction, Illustration, Photography, Crafts

Fun things I'm up to

Learning

I'm in the process of learning how to code. And my first project is building a game in Scratch. (Total beginner) 😛

Blog post

I wrote a case-study on implementing gamification for an accessibility app called Sociability.

Illustrations

I create fun little illustrations call Sprogicles whenever I need to get my creative juices rolling.

Digital Art - Typography

Here I create Ethiopian typographic pieces of digital art.