I am Abdul Mateen, a passionate and creative freelance website designer, graphic designer, and front-end developer who has earned four years of experience and skills in this field. Moreover, I am the CEO of the company “Peer Graphics” which I launched for freelancers having expertise in the field of creative designing and who want to work with both national and international brands. The ultimate goal of creating my own company is to help and motivate like-minded freelancers who knows no boundaries when it comes to learning.
I am from a small village in the Cholistan area where the residents make a living by raising livestock and farming. I belong to the area where the majority of the population live a nomadic lifestyle and have limited resources of income. Understanding the changing world’s paradigm, businesses, and entrepreneurship opportunities, I decided to choose my own destiny and move to city area. Like every other rebellion face, I was also criticized for choosing a different path but history knows “when there is a will, there is always a way.”
I decided to move to Hasilpur Tehsil for my matriculation degree. I passed matriculation exam with distinctive marks and I got the laptop from Government of Punjab because of my good grades. This was the time when I started interacting with computer and tech gadgets and from here my love for computers and tech gadgets started. Because of this love for computers, I was even willing to work in a computer shop, but my friends and family were not allowing me to do this. So, I decided to shift to Islamabad primarily for a brighter future.
Today due to my consistent efforts; I have made a respectable name in the freelancing industry and having an impressive portfolio in my hand.
In Islamabad, I got a 3 Year diploma in Computer Information Technology from Iqra College of Technology and got the first position in Computer Information Technology from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Board along with learning of freelancing expertise.
Along with my diploma, I started learning graphic design as a student in the freelancing field. I also had support from my uncle who is a senior software engineer who helped me learn and upgrade the most in-demand skills in this field.
I resumed my struggle by enhancing my expertise from different tutorials available on YouTube channels and after almost one and a half years of struggle, I created an account on Fiverr and received the first order of my career of $5 only. This created a spark inside me as I wasn’t able to sleep that night due to sheer happiness.
Success comes not so easily; it demands more sacrifices. Unfortunately, I forgot the pin of my Fiverr account and could not get those five dollars, but that day onwards my work in the freelancing market started. After that I designed and developed my portfolio (www.abdulmateen.net) then I joined different freelancing groups on Facebook where I started receiving orders. Further, realizing my potential and capabilities in the field of web designing and front-end development, I started receiving the orders in these skills.
It is our inbuilt desire to be successful and move forward consistently towards more massive success, this was the story of my struggle; now I shall talk about my achievements in my career. When I started receiving orders, I managed to purchase my first workstation by making savings, then after a while, I bought another laptop with some more savings.
These are just a few milestones that I had to manage to achieve. During the days of my struggle, I learned that if you can deliver high-end quality and satisfaction to your clients, then they will not only allow you to work with you again, but references will also give you numerous leads to expand clients.
Mostly it is seen that those who entered this field are struggling to receive orders from Fiverr and Upwork, and once they succeed, their next step is to earn money, in that quest, they can’t maintain relationships with their clients. Remember that if the work is done with perseverance and good faith, you have actually won their hearts, then not only a handsome remuneration can be earned but also a unique name and identity can be created in the vast freelancing market.
My never-ending pursuit of excellence and working passionately placed me as one of the top freelancers, and so far, I have worked with more than four hundred clients not only in Pakistan but also at the international level. One of the biggest and most important facts is that according to my record to date, no client has given me negative feedback, which I think is a great achievement for me. I have also mentioned these achievements on DigiSkills.pk, the largest freelancing learning platform in Pakistan which is linked below:
Other than freelancing experience, I have also tested myself while working professionally with companies. I got the opportunity to work with:
As a freelance web designer, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients on a variety of projects. I am skilled in conducting research and staying up-to-date on the latest design trends and technologies.
The Web Guru LLC –Jan 2017 – Sep 2021 · New York, United States
I have worked as a Freelance Web Designer here for 3+ years. Web Guru LLC is a New York-based company and it was an awesome experience while working with as I got the opportunity to work on various international projects and understood the dynamics of international market. www.thewebgurusllc.com
Grownix – Digital Marketing Company – Apr 2020 – Apr 2021 · Islamabad, Pakistan
Back in 2019, I was offered the role of “Lead Web Developer” by Grownix Digital. The company is an emerging digital marketing agency with good clients in hand located in Blue Area, Islamabad. I am currently working here and gaining more experience while working on different sector projects. www.grownix.com.pk
UI/UX – Virtual Expert | Kuubiik Company – Jan 2022 – Oct 2022 ·
As a UI/UX designer, some of my responsibilities include researching, developing concepts for web design and user interface design, creating mockups and wireframes, and building WordPress websites. www.kuubiik.com
Moreover, thanks to Almighty Allah, I am now earning six figures monthly income, by using my skills and abilities which I learned in a short period of 6 years.
My life looks like a colorful dream today, and find a bit difficulty to believe that all my dreams are actually coming true. Graphic designing, web development is human creations and this creativity can only be used by those who continue to strive for success with determination and consistency. Let me tell you more, eventually I proceeded towards establishing a forum which is known as ‘Peer Graphics’ (peergraphics.com). The goal of this forum is to find my target audience in the industry preferring my skills and experiences, further to reach out to new clients.
We have a team of people with different skills who have almost all the freelancing skills and expertise including graphic designers, web designers, front-end developers, content writers, digital marketing and many others. In this regard, I have also set up my office in the Blue Area (a densely populated area of Islamabad), but due to the current situation (COVID 19), the office is closed, but I hope that as soon as the situation returns to normal, effort should be made to resume the freelancing market through this forum.
I am expert of:
Checkout my work portfolio, and client’s trust on my skills: www.abdulmateen.net/portfolio