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Mari Ettlinger

Art Direction Expert
Mari is an award-winning full-stack product, UX/UI, and visual designer who's successfully led teams (startups included) and projects all over the world ... Read More
Mari is an award-winning full-stack product, UX/UI, and visual designer who's successfully led teams (startups included) and projects all over the world for over 15 years. She's designed responsive websites, web/native apps and consulted on design processes—audits, product design cycles and product team workflows to make the product roadmap more cost and time effective. Notable clients include Pixar, Autodesk, Adobe, Marqeta, Wavefront and NCM. Read Less
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Serge Zuev

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Serge is a product designer based in NYC. Content, context, and the user are the motivating factors for all of his design decisions. He approaches design... Read More
Serge is a product designer based in NYC. Content, context, and the user are the motivating factors for all of his design decisions. He approaches design from the needs of the customer—putting them at the heart of his solutions. He's best-suited for roles in product design within a dynamic and collaborative team that values meaningful design. Above all, you’ll find him well-organized, extremely open-minded, and honest to work with. Read Less
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John Carlos Harrington

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John Carlos is an American art director and visual designer based in Paris, France, with a satellite office in Los Angeles, California. He has 12+ years ... Read More
John Carlos is an American art director and visual designer based in Paris, France, with a satellite office in Los Angeles, California. He has 12+ years experience building strong, unique and compelling brand identities and brand experiences. Some of his previous clients include the American Red Cross, Arkitip Magazine, Colette, Emirates, Hyundai, Medtronic, NBC Universal, Nixon, and Samsung. Read Less
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Sebastian Kacperski

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Sebastian has been designing interfaces and websites from 2006. As a co-founder and creative director at Airnauts.com, he's taken part in dozens of proje... Read More
Sebastian has been designing interfaces and websites from 2006. As a co-founder and creative director at Airnauts.com, he's taken part in dozens of projects, delivering functional designs for a range of solutions. Read Less
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Diego Aguilar

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Born in Bolivia. Made in New York. Diego is a veteran of all things digital. He's a builder of brand experiences and products, a DJ, and an avid sneaker ... Read More
Born in Bolivia. Made in New York. Diego is a veteran of all things digital. He's a builder of brand experiences and products, a DJ, and an avid sneaker collector. He has worked and partnered with an amazing list of clients and agencies including Google, Nike, Spotify, Motorola, Mars, Ford, AT&T, Verizon, R/GA, BBDO, Razorfish, and more. Read Less
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James Karsberg

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James is a graphic designer from the UK with over two decades of experience working with some of the worlds leading brands and digital agencies. He is an... Read More
James is a graphic designer from the UK with over two decades of experience working with some of the worlds leading brands and digital agencies. He is an expert in visual design, branding, conceptual design work, creative direction, graphic design, UI, and digital design. His wealth of commercial experience combined with a genuine passion for design results in beautiful strategic design solutions for his clients.  Read Less
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Danielle Thompson

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Danielle is a seasoned UX/UI product designer, specializing in the fintech market. Collectively she's helped companies raise over 18 million in seed and ... Read More
Danielle is a seasoned UX/UI product designer, specializing in the fintech market. Collectively she's helped companies raise over 18 million in seed and VC Funding in the last two years. Her interfaces have serviced over 100 million users. Data drives Danielle's designs which are often powered by React. She believes in staying lean and testing regularly. Danielle works well in small teams and with first-time founders. Read Less
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Thomas Clegg

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Thomas has crafted brands from scratch and worked on full branding projects for clients like Johnnie Walker, Adidas, and The Singleton. In his work, he h... Read More
Thomas has crafted brands from scratch and worked on full branding projects for clients like Johnnie Walker, Adidas, and The Singleton. In his work, he has redesigned websites, offered content strategy, and did the UX and UI. He communicates extremely well with all people involved in his work and he has the ability to lead projects from both a creative and strategic point of view. Read Less
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Lukas Doraciotto

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Lukas is a Brazilian creative designer and art director, with a strong focus on visual concepts and interactive design. Over the past ten years, he's bee... Read More
Lukas is a Brazilian creative designer and art director, with a strong focus on visual concepts and interactive design. Over the past ten years, he's been working on everything from user interface design, branded content for TV, and brand platforms of clients. After winning a few awards and working with top agencies around the world such as DDB Berlin and Agência Africa, Lukas decided to start a new journey as a freelancer visual designer. Read Less
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