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Hello, I'm Kalid Hosni

UX/UI Designer
based in
Melbourne

with a licence to create.

About Me

Aesthetics + Efficiency = Unity.

This is my simple formula for each time I embark on a new challenge to create.

Aesthetics has always been evident to me. It is the way the table of contents on a cereal box becomes an exciting play of negative space and stylised font. Sometimes it is how the vapor trail of a passenger jet conjures an idea of sweeping parallel lines. It can even be how seeing a jarring design sparks epiphany and informs my instincts for a later project.

Aesthetics is an inclination for beauty and appeal.

Efficiency is a painstaking journey. An imposing mountain that I feel compelled to climb. It understands human nature, technology, and how experience shapes every moment of our day—being ever-mindful of how small tweaks and implicit signals alter our behavior and how to translate that into a fulfilling experience.

Efficiency is a thorough understanding of the context of life.

Each project I work on requires dedication and intelligence to turn that habitual inspiration into a powerful, functional ending. The way the science and precision of use meet with the creative spark delivers unique and novel ways to create.

Unity is how I work, creating harmony between the utilitarian and the inspiring.

My roles with the Grand Hyatt, Elenium Automation, Southbank Software, and most recently with My Occ Health Record have allowed me to hone this vision. Freelance projects like designing geo-filters for Snapchat or a new boarding pass for Qantas enable me to extend my understanding of these principles. Each element of UX or UI design invigorating and validating this vision.

Ultimately, all my designs are motivated by this same formula. I ambitiously hope that this body of work will demonstrate this.

Skills: Branding, Sketching, Illustration, Storyboarding, Prototyping, UX, UI, Graphic Design, Product Design, Web Design, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, Animation, Copy Writing, Marketing.

Experience & Education

January 2021 - Present

My Occ Health Record (MOHR)

Senior UX/UI Designer (Full-time)
My Occ Health Record (MOHR) is a versatile platform that not only securely collects and stores employee health data, it also has the ability to turn static data into real-time insights.

I joined My Occ Health Record in 2021 as its first UX/UI Designer, working closely with the onshore and offshore development team. I’m responsible for the development, re-design, and delivery of features associated with the MOHR brand.

I currently work on the MOHR application, developing new features and refining existing ones. I've also designed the iconography used within the application.

April 2017 - December 2020

Southbank Software

UX/UI Designer (Full-time)
Southbank Software specialises in software development and aims to develop database tools, including the use of the Blockchain for the next generation of database professionals. dbKoda, ProvenDB, and Proofable, are powered by Southbank Software.

I joined Southbank Software in 2017 as it's first UX/UI Designer, working closely with the development team. I was responsible for the inception, development, design, and delivery of features associated with the Southbank Software brand.

I worked on the dbKoda, ProvenDB, and Proofable applications and websites, developing new features and refining existing ones. I also designed the logos and brand identity for all three applications.

April 2017 - April 2018

Cirro, Inc.

UX/UI Designer (Contract)
Cirro, Inc. develops software platforms and offers data exploration and analysis solutions. The company provides tools for analytic data services enabling access to heterogeneous data platforms.

I joined the Cirro team alongside another UX/UI Designer in 2017, working closely together and alongside the development team. I was responsible for the development, re-design, and delivery of features associated with the Cirro, Inc. brand. I worked on the existing Cirro application and website, developing new features, and refining existing ones.

May 2015 - March 2017

Elenium Automation

Graphic Designer (Full-time)
Elenium Automation specialises in self-service technology and applications. Elenium Automation was founded to make passenger journeys frictionless and seamless as they move through all phases of the airport.

I joined Elenium Automation in 2015 as a Graphic Designer, working in both digital and print-based design, specialising in branding, product design, web design, and marketing. I was then exposed to the fascinating world of UX and UI design, producing self-service applications for passenger use in airports. I worked closely with the CEO, the development team, and the hardware team. I was responsible for the inception, development, design, and delivery of features and products associated with the Elenium Automation brand.

January 2015 - December 2015

Lincom Solutions

Graphic Designer (Contract)
Lincom Solutions delivers world-class IT infrastructure solutions to a range of customers worldwide.

I joined Lincom Solutions in 2015 as a Graphic Designer, working in both digital and print-based design. I was required to work closely in a marketing team, specialising in branding, product design, and web design.

January 2013 - December 2014

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Graphic Designer (Contract)
Grand Hyatt Melbourne is a 5-star luxury hotel located prestigiously on Collins Street, surrounded by the city's high fashion and fine dining.

I joined Grand Hyatt Melbourne in 2013 as part of work placement to complete my Bachelor of Design degree. This was my first introduction to working full time in my profession. I was then offered a contract position as a full-time Graphic Designer. I worked closely with the Sales and Marketing team, specialising in hotel branding and product design.

May 2019

City Desktop Training

Adobe Character Animator (Adobe Certified)

This course provided me with the necessary skills and knowledge to create amazingly realistic 2D character animations in real-time for social media, eLearning projects, and professional cartoon animations.

May 2019

City Desktop Training

Adobe Animate Essentials (Adobe Certified)

This program equipped me with the essential abilities and expertise to generate cutting-edge interactive animations that can be published on multiple platforms.

It taught me professional techniques and interactivity that will run smoothly and consistently on iPhones, iPads, mobiles, tablets, and computers.

September 2017

The Knowledge Academy

Introduction to MongoDB

This program presented me with mastering MongoDB's fundamentals, including MongoDB's document data model, and importing data into a cluster.

I also learned how to work with useful MongoDB tools, services, and many useful command-line utilities.

January 2011 - December 2015

Swinburne University of Technology

Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)

This Bachelor's Degree prepared me to have the option to work in a range of creative industries, including advertising, branding, merchandising, communications, and publication design.

It taught me how to communicate effectively using design and develop practical skills for producing for web, print, and emerging media. I was tasked to deliver work to a brief for real clients and develop a professional portfolio, ultimately helping me find my dream design job.

January 2010 - December 2010

RMIT University

Associate's Degree, Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia)

This Associate's Degree provided me with advanced skills and knowledge in all aspects of digital image design, manipulation and assembly, and the management practices essential for digital output to multimedia platforms and other communicational media.

This program equipped me with the training to pursue a career in the desktop publishing and graphic arts industry's sophisticated electronic environment.

January 2009 - December 2009

RMIT University

Associate's Degree, Cert IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Multimedia)

This Associate's Degree outfitted me with all the necessary skills and knowledge in all aspects of digital image design, manipulation and assembly, and the management practices essential for digital output to multimedia platforms and other communicational media.

This program provided me with the training to pursue a career in the desktop publishing and graphic arts industry's sophisticated electronic environment.

January 2003 - December 2008

Strathmore Secondary College

Year 12: VCE

Strathmore Secondary College provided me with a learning environment that was both inspiring and nurturing. It fostered intellectual growth and reinforced the need for perseverance and effort.

Strathmore Secondary College sought to promote the virtues of honesty, fairness, and cooperation. It committed to high academic outcomes for all its students and created a learning environment that recognises and cares for students as individuals.

Awards & Commendations

December 2011

Swinburne Art Exhibition Award

Swinburne University of Technology

I was awarded an Art Exhibition Award for participating in the Swinburne Art Exhibition in 2011. Students were awarded for submitting artwork and for their volunteer efforts.

December 2010

RMIT Art Exhibition Award

RMIT University

I was awarded an Art Exhibition Award for participating in the RMIT Art Exhibition in 2010. Students were awarded for submitting artwork and for their volunteer efforts.

November 2009

Collie Print Trust Scholarship

RMIT University

I was 1 of 10 successful students to win a Trust Scholarship for demonstrating academic achievement and commitment to the Printing and Graphic Arts industry.

October 2019

Poster Design Praised on James Bond Radio

James Bond Radio (Podcast)

My fan-made movie poster design for the James Bond film "No Time to Die" was discussed and praised in podcast episode #163. Skip to 57:44 to listen.

July 2015

Snapchat Geofilter Design (Melbourne)

Snapchat, Inc.

My submitted design for a Melbourne Geofilter was selected and is used as an official Melbourne Snapchat Geofilter.

January 2013

Le Samouraï (1967) IMDb Movie Poster

IMDb

My fan-made movie poster design for the neo-noir crime French film, "Le Samouraï," was selected and used as the official IMDb poster associated with the films page.






Career Highlights

My Occ Health Record (MOHR) Application

January 2021 - Present

My Occ Health Record (MOHR) is a versatile platform that not only securely collects and stores employee health data, it also has the ability to turn static data into real-time insights.

I was responsible for the development and design of new features and refining existing ones. I've also designed the iconography used within the application. This is currently an ongoing project related to my full-time employment at My Occ Health Record.

Click Here to view the project.

ProvenDB Application and Website

March 2019 - December 2020

ProvenDB is a Blockchain-enabled database service application made by Southbank Software. It provides a high-performance MongoDB compatible database service, with Blockchain attributes of immutability, data provenance, and provability.

I was responsible for the inception, development, design, and delivery of features associated with the application. I designed the company logo, illustrations, iconography, website, and front end build.

Click Here to view the project. For more information on my design process for ProvenDB, visit my blog post: ProvenDB Brand Identity.

dbKoda Application
and Website

April 2017 - December 2020

dbKoda is a modern open-source database development and admin tool made by Southbank Software. dbKoda is for the next generation of database professionals.

I was responsible for the development, design, delivery of features, and refining existing ones associated with the application. I designed the company logo, illustrations, iconography, website, and front end build.

Click Here to view the project. For more information on my design process for dbKoda, visit my blog post: UX/UI Design Process For dbKoda.

Elenium Bag Drop Application

September 2016 - March 2017

Elenium Bag Drop is used in various airports including, Auckland Airport and Indira Gandhi International Airport. The application is used to increase airport productivity by giving passengers control over their journey using the self-service solution. With its intuitive interface, simply check-in a bag within seconds by weighing and attaching a bag tag.

I was responsible for the inception, development, design, and delivery of features associated with the Elenium application. I custom designed and skinned the interface to fit the branding of various airports and airlines.

Click Here to view the project.

Elenium Service Desk Application

October 2015 - March 2017

Elenium Service Desk is used by various airlines including, Qantas and Cathay Pacific. The application offers a portable service desk solution to meet contingency or a high volume period. It's used to check-in and board passengers.

I was responsible for the inception, development, design, and delivery of features associated with the Elenium application. I custom designed and skinned the interface to fit the branding of various airports and airlines.

Click Here to view the project.

Elenium Mobile Boarding Application

October 2015 - March 2017

Elenium Mobile Boarding is used by various airlines including, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and Cathay Pacific. The application is often used during peak traffic hours; customer service agents equipped with the Elenium application can tackle long boarding lines. It also allows agents to assist passengers with missed connections and canceled or delayed flights.

I was responsible for the inception, development, design, and delivery of features associated with the Elenium application. I custom designed and skinned the interface to fit the branding of various airports and airlines.

Click Here to view the project.

Portfolio

MOHR Application

January 2021 - Present

My Occ Health Record (MOHR) is a versatile platform that not only securely collects and stores employee health data, it also has the ability to turn static data into real-time insights.

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Beem It Mobile (Prototype)

November 2018

The Beem It app allows you to send and receive money using your phone in seconds, regardless of the bank. Easy, secure, and free to download; it's the smarter way to move money.

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Product Design

January 2013 - Present

A collection of designed products I've made in the past eight years.

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Qantas Mobile Boarding Application

October 2015 - March 2017

During peak traffic hours, customer service agents equipped with the Qantas Mobile Boarding App can tackle long lines for boarding. It also allows agents to assist passengers with missed connections and canceled or delayed flights. Elenium Automation powers Qantas Mobile Boarding. Elenium's Mobile Boarding application is used by various airlines including, Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific.

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Snapchat Geofilter Designs (Melbourne)

July 2015 - Present

Snapchat is an American multimedia messaging app. Snapchat Geofilters is a fun way for mobile users to add location illustrations to photos they may share with friends or followers.

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ProvenDB Application

March 2019 - December 2020

ProvenDB is a Blockchain-enabled database service application, made by Southbank Software. It provides a high-performance MongoDB compatible database service with Blockchain attributes of immutability, data provenance, and provability.

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Web Design and Builds

February 2017 - Present

A series of websites I've designed and built in the past four years.

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Logo Design

June 2013 - Present

A collection of logos I've designed over the past eight years.

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SpiceJet Service Desk Application

October 2015 - March 2017

SpiceJet Service Desk offers a portable service desk solution to meet contingency or high volume periods and applications outside the airport. It's used to check-in and board passengers. Elenium Automation powers SpiceJet Service Desk. Elenium's Service Desk application is operated by various airlines including, Qantas and Cathay Pacific.

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DotDotDot Mobile (Prototype)

October - November 2016

DotDotDot, is an Australian freeware, cross-platform messaging, and Voice over IP service. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, makes voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.

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dbKoda Application

April 2017 - December 2020

dbKoda is a modern open-source database development and admin tool, made by Southbank Software. dbKoda is for the next generation of database professionals.

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Sketches and Illustrations

February 2018 - Present

A collection of sketches and illustrations I've made over the past four years.

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Auckland Airport Bag Drop Application

September 2016 - March 2017

Auckland Airport Bag Drop increases productivity within the airport by giving passengers control over their journey using self-service solutions. With its an intuitive interface, simply check-in a bag within seconds by weighing and attaching a bag tag. Elenium Automation powers Auckland Airport Bag Drop. Elenium's Bag Drop application is used by various airports including, Indira Gandhi International Airport.

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Get In Touch

kalid@licencetocreate.com

I'm happy to connect, listen, and help. Let's work together and build something extraordinary! Email Me.