Good weather’s back

Good weather’s back

The weather has definitely started to get better and with better weather comes road trips and picnics. Just something we went on recently.

It felt pretty warm and sunny while we were leaving Dubai however by the time we reached Fujairah the sky had exploded with lots and lots of clouds. We even caught a bit of rainfall.

So instead of making you read the rest how about I show it to you.

Here you go.

Ao Chalein

Been a while eh? Yep I know.. Sowwwyyy

I’ve been gone for a quite a while since I did my May Day project. This time I bring you something else.

A project me and wifey have been working on. It’s a travel / food review video channel which I m trying to grow so hopefully we can produce meaningful content for everyone.

We’ve started around UAE and hopefully God willing will expand beyond that Inshallah.

So without further Ado.. Ao Chalein! Here’s our first video

Gone again, back again.

Look who just showed up.. Me!

After the last time I decided to write I got side tracked.. To be fair to myself I had other important stuff to focus so the blog took a back seat.

I moved into a different apartment after traveling back from Pakistan. Set up a small studio for myself – picture below. Had a small Covid 19 scare from a friend after me and wifey had done the vaccination, so we went into a 10 day quarantine as well (100% healthy now, except all the fat is still there).

Studio at home: It’s not much, but good enough to help me focus on work as well as create some art.

Some Figma Plug (Because it’s ❤️)

Not sure if you know but I’ve been designing for the screens for a better part of my life and from all those years of designing websites, apps etc I’ve been doing User Experience Design from when it wasn’t even a thing. In any case.. In the recent years I had made my jump from designing in Photoshop to Sketch and boy was it awesome. But as the team I was a part of grew so did our requirements and one of them was a better place for collaboration, a better feedback system, a place for updated Design files, brand elements etc. While we’re at it, I’ve also transitioned away from Photoshop and Illustrator completely for personal work, I now use the Affinity Suite (Affinity Photo & Designer), though I hope they add support for RTL languages as well. For RTL I play around a bit with Vectornator.

Figma: With some screen visible for my test project (Mayday)

This brings me to Figma – Having heard of it before and dismissing it on the pretext that it was browser based (and hence wont be powerful enough) I had completely dropped the idea of trying it out (this is around the time it was launched) – But as some of my friends pointed out recently, Figma is definitely not worth ignoring anymore – infact it’s pretty powerful compared native apps as well (Sketch, Adobe XD etc).

I thought why not (its got a free account option), so I decided to make a concept flight simulation game (something I thought would make Figma run through its paces) – Was I wrong? So Wrong!So Very Wrong! I will someday link up the prototype when it’s completed (yep still working on it), but man it worked like a charm. Created a test account for my workplace as well to test the collaboration features and the project management side, not only was I pleased, I was super excited. I’ve ended up buying a plan for myself work as well (Don’t like to keep everything in drafts) and I Wanted to re do my portfolio website as well. My team has moved on Figma as well and collaboration and assets sharing more streamlined too.

In any case – It’s definately worth a try. I may write something completely Figma related one day, but for now.. this is it..

Pretty sleepy now..


P.S: Edited a little bit now that I m up 😉

Back in to the blogosphere

ding ding ding

Ding ding ding!

After a few years of silence without notice and with no one to miss, please welcome back in the blogosphere, Shahzad Khan.


Takes the microphone

Having written a few hundred or so posts that amount to total shit, going to give this another go.

I may or may not cover a few how to articles (throw in a few 101 and guides too), apps introductions or shoutouts and maybe a few movie or tv show reviews, bundled with my next to no good midnight rambling.

Hope to see you reading away.

loud midnight farts