Shahid Shafiq

Visual Communication Artist

UI + UX + Graphic/Web/Print Designer




Worked on a variety of products and services such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, computer games, product packaging, exhibitions, print/digital displays, corporate communications and corporate identity.  Maintained effective and productive working relationships with staff and senior management.  Designed, hosted and maintained sites for several start-up companies.  Strong I.T. and programming background, makes the best candidate for any role, especially where multiple skills are required.


Visit to see photography and video related work.


  • Produced hundreds of websites, print artwork and logos.
  • Participated in branding and corporate identity solutions for many large organizations. ie: Centennial College, Bell Canada, PCPI and Canadian Multicultural Hockey League
  • Worked on various projects for Giant Ventures, such as Rogers Centre, Tim Hortons, Coca Cola and Pizza Pizza
  • Played significant role on many celebrities related projects ie: Tony Robins, Opera Winfrey, Barenaked ladies
  • Created Visual Effects for Presentations, Music Videos, Commercials, TV Shows and Digital Signage
  • Shot, Edited and Produced music videos and some TV commercials




  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustration
  • Adobe Muse html5
  • Indesign
  • Adobe Flash
  • Google Analytics
  • VBA
  • Basic PHP
  • Basic MySQL
  • Wordpress
  • Concrete 5
  • Drupal
  • Cinema 4d / Maya 3D
  • Adobe After Effects & Premiere
  • Unix / Ubuntu / CentOS
  • Webmin
  • User-centered Design (UCD)
  • Interaction Design
  • Usability Testing
  • Mobile UX
  • Web Development
  • Persona Creation
  • Responsive Design
  • UI Design
  • Interactive Prototyping
  • Wireframing
  • Agile Practice in UX/Design
  • Unix based Server setup and Configuration for LAMP Environment
  • Product & Location Photography
  • Flash Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Windows based Servers
  • Linux based Servers
  • Virtualization
  • Data Storage & Sharing
  • IT Optimization
  • Networking
  • Database Management



October 2016 - Present • Toronto, ON

  • Designed and managed brand development for small and mid-sized business clients
  • Worked on variety of projects for various types of clients
  • UI/UX Designing for mobile and non-touch screen applications
  • Worked with models and did numerous photo and video shoots as well as editing photos/videos



October 2012 - 2016 (4 years) • Toronto, ON

  • Worked as a bridge between the management, creative department and IT department
  • Setup a central portal for managing all social network assets for various client.
  • Conduct meetings and trained staff.
  • Reviewed and finalized the concluding aspects of the projects and prepared to present to the stakeholders.



January 2012 - August 2012 (5 months) • Toronto, ON

  • Worked as a bridge between the management, creative department and IT department due to having a vast experience in all three areas.
  • Set-up and managed an industry standard HDTV station within 8 weeks for on-line live HD video broadcast.
  • Managed a team of graphic designers and provided support to web developers in managing the company website
  • Shot and post-edited several promotional videos.
  • Participated in marketing meeting and played a key role by sharing ideas and concepts.
  • Created After Effects templates for their on-line interactive product.



April 2008 - October 2011 (3 years 6 months) • Toronto, ON

  • Oversaw communication designs, such as web design, web videos, audio recordings, presentation documents, print designs and marketing materials.
  • Directed team to the right direction based on the client’s requirements.



To see my photography, motion graphics, cinematography and other skills, visit (Warning:  It's old and done in flash)


Project REIN


Responsible for designing innovative experiences for website for current and next generation desktop browsers, Android OS mobile phones and tablets.



Project Live Acre Backoffice


The Challenge was to design layouts based on member's experience and how to promote additional services without jeopardizing user's experience. and delivery of pre-purchased services.


Project Nusoft Admin Office


UX and Visual design of a user management software. for one of their clients.  Improved user experience and accessibility across the php and ruby on rail based application which included task management, reporting and dashboard features. while keeping everything touch screen compatible for windows 8 and tablet touchscreen users.




All Photos here are taken by Shahid Shafiq.  To see more photos and related work visit

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