Ali Rushdan Tariq's design portfolio

Ali Rushdan Tariq

I'm a multi-disciplined Product Designer who loves helping startups and corporations innovate through design sprinting, rapid prototyping, and storytelling. Currently, I lead the design practise at Manulife RED Lab in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada.


Mobile UI/UX

An enterprise innovation project on which I was the Design Lead (the names, details, and screens have been reworked in order to respect the NDA this project is under)

Cover picture showing an iMac with the landing page of FamilyTales


Product Design / Front-end dev

A deep-dive into the story of my first attempt at running a Lean Startup

Other things I've worked on

The Design of Influence

Self-published e-book

This was the result of a joint project with my wife. We fused social psychology and design principles to write an e-book about how to create persuasive and helpful digital products.

Portfolio Heroes

A curation of inspirational UX portfolios

In my pursuit to redo my personal website, I came across a number of amazing portfolios and projects from UX / Interaction Designers around the world. I learned a lot from them, and I thought others might too. So, I decided to curate them and share them with everyone.

Idea Machine

A Udemy course on creativity

In 2013, I developed a fascination for how to improve one's creative capacity. As I poured into the literature, I also saw a rise in popularity of online education. I decided to package up my learnings into a course on how to use various creative thinking tools to generate ideas and solutions.



  • How to Prototype with Keynote, (speaker + mentor at UX Waterloo Hackathon)
  • The Da Vinci Disruption, (speaker at BTM Talent Mash, Ryerson University)
  • Intro to UX, (speaker + workshop at Venture for Canada)
  • Persuasive Design, (speaker at Waterloo Hacks)

Most of my projects are under NDA - reach out to me if you want to learn more or if you just want to chat.

Thanks for dropping by!