I am a creative leader with over 20 years of strategic, management, and hands-on expertise across media and industries–from fintech and real estate to high-tech and automotive. As one of only a handful of UX Master-certified professionals in Canada, I have a deep understanding of UX/UI for web and mobile. I also know what it takes to grow a successful design team from the ground up, and how to foster collaboration, innovation, and excellence in cross-functional teams.

I am deeply committed to championing UX and accessibility throughout the design industry. I sit on the Association of Registered Graphic Designers Board, Vice-Chair the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, perform new member evaluations, conduct portfolio reviews, and mentor up-and-coming talent. I also host monthly UX, accessibility, and design system webinars–and share my expertise at industry events, I currently teach UX/UI design at the University of Toronto, where I am committed to empowering students with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in the industry.


270 million visitors per year to a website ranked #93 in the world for organic traffic

Staying ahead of the UX curve requires forecasting an optimal intersection point between design, technology, and user needs. When our highly ranked global currency site first indicated a slight decline in desktop traffic, we did not take a wait-and-see approach to respond to the shift in usage habits. With mobile tech gaining momentum and Google's introduction of their top-of-search currency converter, we needed to be proactive.(*Rank Ranger, October 2019)

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Over 80 million installs of a mobile app for a global currency company

There is an app for everything. Scratch that. There are multiple apps for everything, so users can afford to be fickle. Being one of the first to the now-crowded currency market with a great, full-featured app had its advantages in building trust and usership.

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Always on brand with a global design system

An acquisition by an multinational company with offices around the globe creates design challenges. It also creates opportunity. Business goals and priorities shift, but the user experience needs to remain consistent. With different geographies looking after unique, but related products–all transitioning to fall under one brand–a centralized system needed to be implemented.

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Prioritizing accessibility to remove barriers

Between the moral imperative and the laws, accessibility is a buzzword. However, it can be seen as costly and time consuming to implement, and the buzz does not always translate into a business priority. That said, when accessibility is proactively and organically worked into design and UX, it adds value to both the 10% of users with barriers to access–and to the bottom line.

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email: magued@maguedhanna.com


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