As Nigeria becomes a centre of reference for startups in Africa, product development has changed over the last ten years when users were presented with subpar interfaces and difficult to navigate websites and mobile applications. Majority of Tech entrepreneurs were forced to acknowledge specialization that comes within product development team as it is being done right in the Silicon Valley, where product teams are divisional in project delivery.
This article shines a spotlight on some Product Designers driving the narratives of the essential need for creating products that meet both the user’s and business requirements.
Here are the shortlisted Product Designers (UI/UX) in Nigeria who have carved a niche for themselves.
1. Ibrahim Akinpelu:
Ibrahim Akinpelu is a graduate of Computer Science from Lagos State University.
He started his career in product design, UI/UX, and website design over a decade ago and is one of the leading product designers in Nigeria with a great portfolio. In 2018, Ibrahim won an award from Frontier Innovation.
As a Senior Product Designer, he has extensive experience designing award-winning websites for GTBank and Wema Bank.
Ibrahim led teams at various organizations, including eHealth Africa, Right Click Limited, MVP Match, and Mumzworld.
To attest to his design wizardry, Ibrahim Akinpelu has received reviews from colleagues and past employers. According to Enita Okeme, MD, Ru Limited describes Olajide as par excellence Product Designer.
2. Iniobong Udoh:
Iniobong Udoh is a highly sought-after Product Designer and Manager with a passion for creating intuitive and user-friendly products. She studied Insurance at the University of Uyo, Nigeria.
She is a Senior User Experience Designer at VOLTA, United Kingdom, and is known for her ability to turn complex ideas into simple and elegant designs.
Iniobong is a woman of substance, and she has demonstrated this excellently by helping young people seek clarity in their tech careers. She is a One Young World Ambassador as a result of her impact in the tech industry.
3. Nneka Odiaka:
Nneka Odiaka is a multi-talented product designer with a focus on UI/UX design. She has worked for the likes of StartNG and HubOne and has garnered over seven years of experience. Nneka is a designer with eyes for designing products that are user-friendly.
4. Emmanuel Adeyemo:
Emmanuel Adeyemo is a highly skilled product designer with a focus on UI/UX design. He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where he studied for a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Upon graduation, Emmanuel began his career rendering Graphics Designing services, which he later transitioned to product design.
He has worked on various projects for companies like Linkga Microfinance and RectLabs. Adeyemo is known for his ability to turn complex ideas into intuitive and user-friendly designs.
5. Oluwaseun Ayodeji:
Oluwaseun Ayodeji is a talented product designer with a passion for creating products that are both functional and enterprising.
He has over 5 years of experience in the tech industry and has worked with companies such as VConnect and Jobberman. Ayodeji is known for his ability to create designs that are simple, clean, and highly effective.
In conclusion, this article beamed her search light on five of the many Product Designers in Nigeria that are pushing the boundaries of innovation through their designs.
It is important to acknowledge these designers as a result of have exceptional design outputs and drive for excellence delivery, making them some of the most sought-after product designers. They are committed to creating functional and user-friendly designs, and are here to make a significant impact in the industry.