This is Natasha Anwar

Designer | Strategist | Mentor

Designer
I am inherently collaborative as a designer. My Psychology, Biology, Business Management and Design backgrounds enable me to speak the language of user researchers, designers, stakeholders, and clients, and consider their needs when making design decisions. My experience as a competitive public speaker helps me clearly communicate my ideas with different audiences.

At the specialise in Problem Solving and Design Thinking. I'm excited by the process of deriving user needs from research, creatively leveraging the power of technology to satisfy those needs, and thinking critically about the constraints and edge cases to make sure the solution scales.

Strategist
My training as a product manager helps me determine the right actions at the right time. I believe in rapid iterations to ship the product quickly, measuring progress through set benchmarks and applying learnings to the next iteration. As a strategist, I believe in asking the hard questions, inspiring my team through potent discussions, and finding alignment between the vision and mission.

Mentor
I am an enthusiastic believer in teaching others how to voice their thoughts coherently and confidently. I have led series of public speaking workshops at the Newcomer Centre for Peel for youth, planning and executing workshops that encourage youth to speak their truth. I believe that guidance and support are important for every individual and strive to offer mine whenever I find anyone who needs it.

Where I Lived and Studied

Karachi, Pakistan
Toronto, Canada

Interests

Yoga
Digital Drawing
Cooking
Singing
Mentoring Youth
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Skillset

Design

  • UX Research
  • UX/UI Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Prototyping
  • Empathy Mapping
  • Brand Identity Design
  • Product Management

Software

  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Miro
  • Zeplin
  • InVision
  • Webflow
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Personal

  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Empathizing
  • Mentoring
  • Storytelling
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Speaking
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A multi-passionate designer

When I can find the time, I illustrate on my iPad, write on Medium, and create curated Spotify playlists.

My illustrations are often inspired by women and my cat, Theodore.
My writings are to share the lessons I have learned with others who might need them.
Music is how I connect to the Universe on the day-to-day.

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Define Yourself by
Values and not Habits

How to respond to the dreadful
“Tell me more about yourself”

Having a set of predefined core values definitely helps in answering this question without feeling ambushed. This is because your self-identity is directly linked to your observation of self and others and it guides your values, behaviors, decisions, making you more of who you want to be.

Read the article on Medium

What It Means To
"Speak Your Truth"

And why it's not as easy as it sounds

I’ve heard a lot of people talk about “speaking your truth” recently. So I Googled the phrase and understood this:
‘only speaking out loud what you believe is the truth’

At first, my heart went like ‘oh!’,
and then my brain went like ‘oh…’

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In my library

I enjoy reading books that delve into social psychology, spirituality, process and mindset.

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Here's what I'm
listening to right now

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I'm always looking to expand my network, talk about design and product teams, or just connect on a human level.

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