This is Natasha Anwar

Designer | Collaborator | 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 same time, I specialize 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.

Collaborator
I am a team-oriented individual. As part of a female business-owners co-working group based in Toronto, I engage in active discussions and offer to help the members of my community in any way that I can. I participate in community brainstorm sessions to work with women when they feel 'stuck' in either their business or personal lives. I also work with new business owners to establish an online presence as they pivot their strategies under uncertainties caused by the pandemic.

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.

Interests

Yoga
Digital Drawing
Cooking
Singing
Mentoring Youth

Where I Lived and Studied

Karachi, Pakistan
Toronto, Canada
Skillset

Design

  • UI Design
  • User Research
  • Design Thinking
  • Prototyping
  • User Stories
  • Brand Identity Design

Software

  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Adobe XD
  • Zeplin
  • InVision
  • Webflow

Personal

  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Empathizing
  • Mentoring
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking

Experience

  • n. designs
    August 2019 - Present
    Freelance Designer
  • TD Wealth
    February 2018 - May 2019
    Administrative Associate
  • TD Wealth
    May 2016 - August 2016
    Wealth Intern

Education

  • BrainStation
    Summer 2019
    Diploma UX Design
  • University of Toronto
    2013 - 2017
    Hons. Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Business Management and Biology
  • University of Cambridge
    2010 - 2012
    A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Favourite Reads

  • The Defining Decade
    Meg Jay
  • The Brand Gap
    Marty Neumeier
  • Algorithms to Live By: 
    The Computer Science of Human Decisions

    Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths
  • Harry Potter Series
    J.K Rowling