Hi, I'm Rafat.
I am Rafat Alkhatib. I am a product designer, cartoonist, and entrepreneur from Jordan. Currently live in Rainy Columbus, Ohio.
I hold a degree in Software and Telecom engineering, and I worked for +4 years in this field, due the fact I was raised in an artistic family, I have always carried passion for art, and as a result I do practice political art
In 2016, I was lucky enough to start my business, running this business has taught me about Marketing, Business Model, Product Life cycle, and product Design, and it was the latter that inspired me to switch my career to UX Design.
Ever since 2017, I have worked in agencies, product companies and solved problems for business in Dubai, Kuwait, the US, and Sweden, tackling different industries and sectors. During my journey, my main focus has been shaped around the areas of Interaction Design, User Experience, Business Thinking, Product development, Marketing and Data Analytics.
I am obsessed with system thinking, data analytics, experimentation, while I tend to focus more on the overall vision, strategy, and big picture, I give huge attention to accessbility and inclusive design. I ship my best work when I have enough data to make the right decision that make both the user and the business happy.
I am more into startups due to my career history, but I am happy to tackle new challenges within new problem spaces where I can build new skills or develop existing ones.
Give back to the community.
In 2019, I started to push UX stories on instagram for the sake of helping newbies understand the complex definitions of UX design in a simpler way. By publishing these stories, I have contributed to Medium and Quora. These stories along with my mentorship helped many to kickstart their career in the field. You can see some stories here or here.
Rafat is very kind person he always tried to help me in understanding the design (UX) better he's kind of mentor to me at the time I first texted him we even don't know eachother but the way he talked to me and try to resolve my doubts it gives me a feel of elder brother his work is damn good I love his work anyone who's new in UX or UI field can surely go to him and ask him lots of questions as he's very talented and have lots of experience
Randheer Singh-UX UI Designer at Uplers
Some trivia about me
I am not into words that much so here are 7 facts about me.