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Nadim Raad
Designer at Google - San Francisco
#Casting
Introduce yourself in few words

I am a designer at Google working on the Social team.

#Wakeup
What are the first websites or apps you use in the morning?

Twitter, Gmail, Designer News, Eurosport

#Success
What projects have you worked on and are the most proud of?

I designed and developed a bunch of websites for independent makers, art galleries and upcoming artists. Success is when I get the chance to collaborate with talented folks such as Michael Sieben, Deborah Adler or C2C. For me, being successful is when a client (I hate this word) becomes a friend and we have a relationship that goes beyond the work I’m doing for or with this person. I’m also currently working on some cool Social stuff at Google so I am excited on what’s next!

#Goodspot
What kind of places inspire you to work?

I love to work from my home office now that it has inspiring prints on the walls and good music playing. For inspiration, I love to walk on the streets of San Francisco: lots of things are happening in this city! I observe buildings, architecture, bookshops, parks and people.

#Concept
Any idea, concept or trend you really like at the moment?

I am a big fan of anonymous social apps such as Secret.

#Storytelling
Ideally, what would be the next steps in your career / life?

I want to design and build products that people use on a large scale. We got so much left to do to make our lives simpler… I am lucky to be part of our world as it is today: we have all the people and resources available to change the way we interact, share and speak to each other. Let’s do it!

#Iwishididit
Which websites, apps or products do you see and think: I wish I did it?
#Reset
What job would you have chosen if you weren't working in tech?

I would be a professional soccer player or a Chef in a French restaurant.

#Guiltypleasure
Which games, silly apps or websites do you secretly love?

Have you heard about Crazy Taxi on iPhone ? So good.

#FF
3 people to recommend for WHO’S WEB?

Coralie Sabin, Product Designer at ZOZI
Alexis Porhiel, Product Designer Visually
Naz Hamid,  founder of Weightshift