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Berfin

About

I'm Berfîn, a kid from Queens with a hard to pronounce name. I happen to be a product designer.

I’m also the child of Kurdish immigrants, and (in a pre-covid world) ran a pizza joint with my family.

The New York Times once called our pizzeria "confusingly named."

During lockdown I started a Queens-themed apparel biz semi-anonymously on the side. Claims to fame include being followed by AOC on instagram and some of my posts have been liked by Awkwafina and John Leguizamo.

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A selection of companies & clients I've worked with
Experience
Ribbon Home
Product Designer
Feb 2021 – Present
EY Design Studio (Formerly Doberman)
Product Designer
Feb 2020 – Feb 2021
Re:Coded
Designer in Residence
Dec 2019 - Jan 2020
WeWork
Product Designer
Dec 2018 - Dec 2019
Google (contract via Adecco)
UX Designer for Geo (Google Maps)
Aug 2018 - Nov 2018
frog
Interaction Design Intern
May 2018 – Jul 2018
VMLY&R
Experience Design Intern
Jun 2017 – Aug 2017
Education
VCU Brandcenter
Master of Science (M.S.), UX Design
2016 – 2018
Fordham University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication and Media Studies
2019 – 2013
Skills + Tools
Product Design
Product Strategy
Prototyping
Information Architecture
User Research
Usability Testing
Data-Driven Design
A/B Testing
Design Systems
SEO Design
User Journeys
Design Thinking Workshops
Figma
Sketch
InVision
Principle
Whiteboard, Pencil and Paper
The latest and greatest in prototyping and presentation software
Press + Awards
Honorable Mention
FastCo. Innovation by Design Awards, 2018