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Hi there, I’m
Sahal Nadolia

Design Lead – Graphics, Games, UI/UX (India & China)
Sahal Nadolia

About

Professional Profile

Being creative and a passionate artist since childhood; I always believed in making this world a beautiful place to live in and Design is my way of contributing towards it. Like the legendary Steve Job says, Design is not just what it looks like or feels like. Design is how it works. 13+ years of professional work experience, I truly believe in out-of-the-box thinking, innovation, passion, compassion, honesty and teamwork aligning to the organisational goals.

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Skills

Core expertise

I acknowledge the importance of a good work ethic which plays an important role in getting any job done. Being highly organised, I can prioritize and allocate resources, both human and material, to best effect.

Graphic Design

Expert, 13 years

People Management + Guidance

Expert, 8 years

UI/UX Design

Expert, 9 years

Games Design

Advanced, 6 years

PHP /
MYSQL

Advanced, 4.5 years

HTML5 /
CSS

Expert, 13 years

Logo + Branding Design

Advanced, 8 years

Event Management

Intermediate, 3 years

Additional expertise

  • Image Enhancement
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Digital Painting
  • Social Media Design
  • Typography
  • Wireframing & Prototyping
  • Outdoor Designing
  • Painting & Sketching
  • Video Editing

Languages Known

English (Experienced)
Hindi (Experienced)
Gujarati (Basic)
Marathi (Basic)
Urdu (Basic)
Arabic (Reading)

Experience

13 years of professional work experience!

Being articulated and confident helps me be a strong and practised communicator while using initiative and time management helps me establish stable relationships at all levels.

MX Player

Graphics & Games
Design Lead (India & China)

Jul 2018 – Present
Established a successful graphic design team of 20+ employees from scratch within a year. Hired, mentored, educated, guided, managed and appraised entire team and transformed each one of them into full-fledged creative professionals. Exponentially notched up the overall design standards of the creatives, templates, artworks, graphics, thumbnails for MX Player.

Heading a team of 2 Chinese employees, I showcased excellence in crafting the game designs and animations for 10+ MX Games in just 4 months. Often visited Beijing office for work and smooth professional relationship with the Chinese team.
Sony Pictures Networks

Lead UI & UX Designer

Jun 2011 – Jun 2018
Single-handedly managed UI/UX for 100+ projects including official channel websites, microsites, mobile applications, progressive web apps, social media design, logos, flyers and much more. Creating in-depth content strategies, information architectures, wireframes, flowcharts and mockups were some of my additional responsibilities.
Ignitee Digital

Senior Web Designer
& developer

Feb 2008 – Jun 2011
Designing front-end interface and developing back-ends for 50+ projects including websites, microsites, facebook apps/tabs etc. My core expertise was Photoshop, HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP and MySQL.
ADE Technologies

Web Designer

Feb 2007 – Feb 2008
Creating website front-end was my primary responsibility using HTML, CSS, jQuery. Worked on Reliance Life Insurance website.

Portfolio

Achievements

RATED AS ‘DEMONSTRATED EXCELLENCE’

MX Player / 2019

Innovation of the year Award

Sony Pictures Networks / 2014

Runners up – AUTOMOBILE DESIGN COMPETITION

Saboo Siddik COE / 2005

Winner – Interschool Drawing Competition

Arya Samaj Foundation / 1999

Winner – Cartoon making competition

Red Cross Foundation / 1999

PART OF PROFESSIONAL CRiCKET TEAM

School, College, Ignitee, Sony Pictures Networks, MX Player / Since 1997

Testimonials

Roland Mascarenhas – Head of HR

MX Player / November 2019

“I have worked with Sahal for almost a year on HR related activities, and he grew quickly at MX player, due to his passion, dependability and pro-activeness. He is a creative and talented designer who led his team from the front. He has a bright future ahead!”

Shanshan Cui, Senior Product Designer (Beijing, China)

MX Player / December 2019

“I've worked with a number of designers in my career and Sahal is one of the best. He took full ownership over every aspect of the design. Working with him really opened my eyes to the benefits of having a seriously talented, professional design lead finish out our complex projects. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a design lead who is an artist, a problem solver and an energetic professional.”

Yan Zhang, Game Designer (Beijing, China)

MX Player / November 2019

“I have been working with Sahal for more than one and a half years and he is a Graphc Design Lead at MX Player. I am a Senior Game Designer and reported him since last 6 months. I am very happy to work with him. Sahal can help me solve many design problems, and often has creative design ideas. With his help, my game design has improved a lot. In a nutshell, He is a very good leader and plays a very important role for the team.”

Ajay Kumar Meher – Head of IT, CIO, CTO , CDO

Sony Pictures Networks / October 2018

“Sahal lives to his passion professionally and personally. His style (personal) shows how good he is as a professional. His ability to learn anything new is outstanding. His stint of 7 years at Sony Pictures is quite a rich experience, where he grows from a web designer to a digital professional, who understands the nuisance of OTT very well. Sahal will be an asset to any organization.”

Himmat Butalia, VP - Marketing, Sony SAB and PAL

Sony Pictures Networks / May 2018

“I have known Sahal for a few years as a professional at sony pictures networks, where he worked on a few projects for some of the channels I was heading and was pleasantly surprised with his nack of coming up with creative and innovative solutions. Sahal has always been a thorough professional who is always open to suggestions. In a nutshell not only a very nice person but also a great resource to have on your team.”

Aftab Shaikh, Sr. Manager - New Media

Sony Pictures Networks / December 2018

“Sahal was my colleague at Sony Entertainment in the New Media team and I found him extremely well versed and creative out of the box thinker and hands-on guy with UI/UX and creative designs. He had a very unique vision for designing and his creative quotients were extremely appreciable. I would highly recommend Sahal to anyone who is looking to enhance their design and user experience to the next level and one who can can head diverse design & performing team.”

Andrew Smith

awesome.
invincible.
unbeatable.
indestructible.