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UI/UX DESIGNER: Created First South Asian Search Engine

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Imran works as a UI/UX Designer. He shares what a typical day looks like, how he got into his field and what he knows now about his career that he didn't know when he first stared. Imran's advice: If you want to change the world, "...go ahead. Don't let what other people say stop you from following what you want to do. Just focus on what you love."

Job Title: UI/UX DESIGNER
Employer: peerlyst.com

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

Job Description

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

On-the-Job Training

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills, Mathematical skills

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m='13380'>my</span> <span m='13720'>previous</span> <span m='14480'>designs.</span> <span m='15070'>Working</span> <span m='15590'>on</span> <span m='15750'>them</span> <span m='15900'>again</span> <span m='16710'>just</span> <span m='16850'>to</span> <span m='16930'>make</span> <span m='17160'>them</span> <span m='17230'>look</span> <span m='17520'>polished.</span> <span m='18480'>So</span> <span m='19090'>that's</span> <span m='19300'>what</span> <span m='19520'>I</span> <span m='19750'>do</span> <span m='20020'>every</span> <span m='20260'>day--</span> <span m='20810'>redesigning</span> <span m='21460'>everything.</span> <span m='23670'>Coding</span> <span m='24170'>it for</span> <span m='24270'>the</span> <span m='24430'>front</span> <span m='24790'>end.</span> <span m='26110'>It</span> <span m='26550'>keeps</span> <span m='26810'>going</span> <span m='27010'>on</span> <span m='27190'>every</span> <span m='27370'>day.</span> <span m='27650'>And</span> <span m='27820'>it's</span> <span m='27970'>kind</span> <span m='28130'>of</span> <span m='28200'>fun.</span> <span m='29010'>I enjoy it.</span> </p><p><span m='29870'>Previously,</span> <span m='30500'>I</span> <span m='30580'>had</span> <span m='30890'>a</span> <span m='30960'>lot</span> <span m='31190'>of</span> <span m='31270'>things I</span> <span m='31490'>did.</span> <span m='32290'>When</span> <span m='32450'>I</span> <span m='32479'>was</span> <span m='32680'>19-years-old,</span> <span m='33810'>I</span> <span m='33890'>create</span> <span m='34240'>a</span> <span m='34280'>browser</span> <span m='34770'>in</span> <span m='34900'>Pakistan,</span> <span m='36080'>Extrabo.</span> <span m='37080'>And</span> <span m='37690'>when</span> <span m='37830'>I</span> <span m='37860'>was</span> <span m='38110'>20-years-old,</span> <span m='38880'>I</span> <span m='39000'>built</span> <span m='39310'>the</span> <span m='39370'>search</span> <span m='39780'>engine</span> <span m='40130'>in</span> <span m='40290'>Pakistan--</span> <span m='40670'>the</span> <span m='40830'>first</span> <span m='41120'>south</span> <span m='41360'>agents</span> <span m='41800'>search</span> <span m='41910'>engine.</span> <span m='42710'>Then I</span> <span m='42870'>ended</span> <span m='43280'>up</span> <span m='43420'>selling</span> <span m='43880'>it</span> <span m='44130'>to</span> <span m='44280'>a</span> <span m='44350'>private</span> <span m='44670'>company</span> <span m='45090'>in</span> <span m='45453'>Pakistan.</span> <span m='46180'>And</span> <span m='46330'>also</span> <span m='46740'>quite</span> <span m='47020'>a</span> <span m='47130'>small</span> <span m='47600'>start</span> <span m='47950'>up</span> <span m='48040'>in</span> <span m='48290'>Canada.</span> <span m='49410'>And</span> <span m='49720'>then</span> <span m='50480'>apparently,</span> <span m='50980'>a</span> <span m='51480'>job</span> <span m='51710'>offer</span> <span m='51850'>didn't</span> <span m='52080'>go</span> <span m='52210'>well</span> <span m='52470'>the</span> <span m='52580'>funding,</span> <span m='53120'>because</span> <span m='53350'>I've</span> <span m='53580'>crash</span> <span m='53970'>lot</span> <span m='54180'>of</span> <span m='54270'>servers.</span> <span m='55670'>So</span> <span m='56840'>then</span> <span m='56980'>I had to</span> <span m='57300'>like</span> <span m='57600'>end</span> <span m='57810'>up</span> <span m='57890'>selling</span> <span m='58230'>it</span> <span m='58360'>to</span> <span m='58500'>a</span> <span m='58740'>company.</span> </p><p><span m='59860'>That's</span> <span m='60180'>when</span> <span m='60340'>I</span> <span m='60390'>came</span> <span m='60670'>over</span> <span m='60860'>here</span> <span m='61100'>then.</span> <span m='61900'>And</span> <span m='62080'>I</span> <span m='62630'>start</span> <span m='63170'>searching</span> <span m='63510'>the</span> <span m='63600'>jobs,</span> <span m='64540'>then</span> <span m='64690'>I</span> <span m='64730'>got</span> <span m='64970'>to</span> <span m='65099'>know</span> <span m='65590'>Lemoy,</span> <span m='65990'>the</span> <span m='66110'>founder</span> <span m='66350'>of</span> <span m='66570'>the company.</span> <span m='66970'>You</span> <span m='67090'>that's</span> <span m='67860'>how</span> <span m='67970'>we</span> <span m='68080'>met</span> <span m='68300'>and</span> <span m='68440'>we</span> <span m='68530'>start</span> <span m='68760'>working</span> <span m='69675'>[INAUDIBLE].</span> <span m='70080'>Things</span> <span m='70330'>are</span> <span m='70380'>different</span> <span m='70720'>from</span> <span m='70890'>books.</span> <span m='72030'>What</span> <span m='72400'>you</span> <span m='73000'>read,</span> <span m='73430'>what</span> <span m='73650'>you</span> <span m='73740'>study</span> <span m='74210'>in</span> <span m='74520'>college</span> <span m='74960'>or</span> <span m='75070'>in</span> <span m='75170'>school</span> <span m='75750'>is</span> <span m='75920'>a</span> <span m='75980'>lot</span> <span m='76300'>different</span> <span m='76720'>compared</span> <span m='77120'>to</span> <span m='77220'>what</span> <span m='77420'>you</span> <span m='77510'>do</span> <span m='77820'>in</span> <span m='77980'>real</span> <span m='78220'>life.</span> <span m='79370'>And</span> <span m='79730'>I've</span> <span m='79990'>seen</span> <span m='80390'>that--</span> <span m='81620'>business</span> <span m='81980'>degree,</span> <span m='82780'>and</span> <span m='82980'>I'm</span> <span m='83420'>into</span> <span m='83620'>coding.</span> <span m='84500'>So</span> <span m='84690'>there's</span> <span m='84900'>no</span> <span m='85090'>relation</span> <span m='85610'>somehow.</span> </p><p><span m='86500'>But</span> <span m='87310'>if</span> <span m='87460'>you</span> <span m='87590'>really</span> <span m='87780'>want</span> <span m='87950'>to</span> <span m='88020'>do</span> <span m='88200'>something</span> <span m='88760'>out</span> <span m='88960'>of</span> <span m='89080'>your</span> <span m='89210'>heart,</span> <span m='89470'>because</span> <span m='89880'>my</span> <span m='90000'>calling,</span> <span m='90610'>and</span> <span m='91480'>I</span> <span m='91630'>start</span> <span m='92210'>coding</span> <span m='92580'>because</span> <span m='92880'>it was</span> <span m='92990'>my</span> <span m='93190'>hobby.</span> <span m='93370'>I</span> <span m='93480'>wanted</span> <span m='93670'>to</span> <span m='93740'>do</span> <span m='93860'>something</span> <span m='94250'>different,</span> <span m='94610'>create</span> <span m='94860'>something.</span> <span m='95790'>That's</span> <span m='96050'>a</span> <span m='96090'>lot</span> <span m='96400'>different.</span> <span m='96960'>So</span> <span m='97770'>in</span> <span m='97950'>real</span> <span m='98220'>life,</span> <span m='98530'>you</span> <span m='98620'>just</span> <span m='98880'>have</span> <span m='99000'>to</span> <span m='99110'>focus</span> <span m='99620'>on</span> <span m='99710'>what</span> <span m='99910'>you</span> <span m='100020'>love</span> <span m='100440'>and</span> <span m='100580'>you do,</span> <span m='100670'>and you</span> <span m='101180'>just do that.</span> <span m='103010'>Well,</span> <span m='103510'>if</span> <span m='103630'>you're</span> <span m='103880'>interested</span> <span m='104380'>in</span> <span m='104540'>doing</span> <span m='104990'>coding,</span> <span m='105530'>and</span> <span m='105710'>you</span> <span m='105800'>don't</span> <span m='106040'>want</span> <span m='106250'>to</span> <span m='106370'>change</span> <span m='106700'>the</span> <span m='106800'>world,</span> <span m='107210'>just</span> <span m='107440'>go</span> <span m='107680'>ahead.</span> <span m='108860'>People</span> <span m='109130'>will</span> <span m='109300'>stop--</span> <span m='110160'>people</span> <span m='110410'>would</span> <span m='110570'>pull</span> <span m='110800'>you</span> <span m='111130'>down.</span> <span m='112010'>People</span> <span m='112290'>will</span> <span m='112490'>stop</span> <span m='112970'>you.</span> <span m='113190'>People</span> <span m='113390'>will</span> <span m='113600'>bash you.</span> <span m='114512'>They'll</span> <span m='114970'>say,</span> <span m='115410'>oh,</span> <span m='115430'>you're</span> <span m='115660'>an</span> <span m='115720'>idiot,</span> <span m='116130'>you're</span> <span m='116390'>too</span> <span m='116580'>young</span> <span m='117050'>or</span> <span m='117130'>something</span> <span m='117460'>like</span> <span m='117650'>that.</span> <span m='118410'>But</span> <span m='118670'>just</span> <span m='118880'>keep</span> <span m='119150'>doing</span> <span m='119470'>it.</span> <span m='119650'>I</span> <span m='119750'>got</span> <span m='119900'>a</span> <span m='120010'>lot</span> <span m='120190'>of that</span> <span m='120550'>my</span> <span m='120710'>teachers,</span> <span m='121250'>too.</span> <span m='121910'>But</span> <span m='122190'>they</span> <span m='122270'>were</span> <span m='122400'>shocked</span> <span m='122770'>when</span> <span m='122930'>I</span> <span m='122970'>made</span> <span m='123220'>the</span> <span m='123300'>front</span> <span m='123630'>page</span> <span m='123930'>cover</span> <span m='124200'>in</span> <span m='124290'>my</span> <span m='124510'>home</span> <span m='124910'>country,</span> <span m='125930'>and</span> <span m='126230'>also</span> <span m='126670'>in</span> <span m='126830'>Washington</span> <span m='127330'>Post</span> <span m='127770'>and</span> <span m='128130'>also</span> <span m='128449'>PC</span> <span m='128800'>World</span> <span m='129200'>.</span> <span m='129600'>So</span> <span m='130550'>they</span> <span m='130780'>were</span> <span m='130870'>like</span> <span m='132110'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='132410'>did it so yeah.</span> </p>","file":{"id":364283,"video_id":"3268472203001","name":"2188-Imran-p-UI-UX 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