Hello, I'm Nicole

DESIGNER, COACH & SPEAKER
Nicole Saidy

A bit about me

I'm a Design Teacher at Le Wagon in Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Copenhagen. I love sharing my passion about web design by speaking at international conferences and writing about it on my blog. I’ve been designing websites and apps for over 5 years, I have a passion for creating beautiful design solutions for the digital world with experience in front-end development.

Talks & workshops

Conferences that I’ve been invited to speak in


Bridging the Designer-Developer Gap
Antwerp, BE • January 2017
UX Patterns for Developers (with Jad Joubran)
London, UK • January 2017
UX Patterns for Developers (with Jad Joubran)
Atlanta, USA • October 2016
Bridging the Designer-Developer Gap
Atlanta, USA • October 2016
Intro to Sketch Workshop
Amsterdam, NL • Brussels, BE • 2016
Getting Started to Wireframes Workshop
Amsterdam, NL • Brussels, BE • 2016

Publications

Some articles I've written


Medium
November 2016
Some tips and tricks for people who think that it's too late to learn how to code or that programming is not for them.

Medium
June 2016
In this article, I talk about style guides: what they are, why use them and how to use them.

Codementor
February 2015
This guide covers what you need to know about wireframes, why and how you should use them in your workflow.

Codementor
January 2015
In this article I explain my suggested time-efficient design workflow that works for me every time. This article is targeted at newcomers to the web design industry rather than experienced designers.

Experience

Here's where I've been


Careers

May 2016 - Present
Web Design Teacher
  • Presenting lectures on front-end development
  • Delivering public workshops on topics such as Wireframes, Sketch & my Design Process
  • Giving Design Sprints: brainstorming, prototyping and testing products
  • Providing art direction for the students' products
  • Contributing to front-end code
January 2016 - Present
Web Designer
  • Providing design solutions for digital products from concept to realisation
  • Creating wireframes, designing UI style guides, prototyping
  • Developing the front-end using frameworks like Boostrap & Material Design Lite
August 2015 - April 2016
Art Director
  • Lead the execution of creative concepts from start to finish: Brainstorming, planning, wireframing, designing mockups, and testing
  • Managed a team of designers and provided directions and training sessions
  • Coordinated with a development team to successfully translate concepts into interactive experiences
April 2014 - July 2015
UI/UX Designer
  • Worked in a fast pace agile environment
  • Assisted to brainstorming sessions on ensuring design ease-of-use
  • Worked on the design of eTobb mobile app and innovated company’s brand identity
  • Coordinated with a development team

Education

B.A. in Visual and Scenic Arts, Audiovisual: Specialized in Multimedia
The education was focused on graphic design with a little bit of typography, digital illustration, photography, sound design, video editing, programming & more.

Skills

A list of abilities I’m proud to have learned


My specialties

Design
Web Design
Mobile/Web App
UI/UX
Branding Identity
 
Front-End Development
HTML/CSS
Bootstrap
Angular Material
Material Design Lite
 

Tools I use

Sketch
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Balsamiq
Marvel App
Adobe XD

Languages

English
Arabic
French

Projects

What I've been up to