Bismark Achodo, Designer in London, ON, Canada
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Bismark Achodo

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
London, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
July 28, 2022

Bismark is a user experience designer, manager, leader, and web developer with over ten years of experience in the design industry and six years of experience designing products and services across several sectors and all consumer platforms. He contributed to the consumer user experience of thousands of people through his work at Seamfix, Testsoothe, and Sterling Bank. His mission and passion are to design meaningful products that positively impact the lives of those who use them.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Expert Digital Product Designer

2022 - PRESENT
RBC
  • Collaborated on and implemented a referral partnership between RBC and ICICI Bank for newcomers, resulting in 25,000+ new RBC accounts opened by Indian International students.
  • Tackled the user experience problem of drop-o­s during the account opening process on the RBC Mobile app, which reduced drop-o­s by 25%.
  • Contributed to the design of a system library for the consumer banking journey.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, MURAL, Landing Page Design, Collaboration, Enterprise, Proof of Concept (POC), UI Audits, WebApp, Design Leadership, User Flows, Modular Design, Agile, Interaction Design (IxD), UI Prototyping, User Experience (UX), User Journeys, Layout Design, Web UI Design, User Validation, Visual Design Language, Presentations, Software as a Service (SaaS), Web, Web Illustration, Business Services, Responsive Design, User Personas, UX Strategy, Journey Mapping, Mockups, App Design, CX Strategy, Design Strategy, Web Portals, Mobile Apps, Android, iOS, Google Slides

Lead UX Designer

2020 - 2022
Sterling Bank
  • Worked with and led a team of multidisciplinary professionals on products for Entrepreneurs and small to medium-scale businesses and designed the products from 0-to-1 for the Business Banking Department.
  • Designed and launched the business hub that has helped over 200 new entrepreneurs start and register their businesses.
  • Onboarded and managed three new team members and led the team using Scrum Agile Framework.
  • Conducted user research to validate our assumptions and answer some project-specific questions.
  • Designed solutions to problems using the design thinking approach.
  • Created wireframes to ideate possible solutions to our problems and designed high-fidelity mockups and prototypes.
  • Managed usability tests to validate our solutions.
  • Led a team of developers in building the products through Scrum and conducting and facilitating strategy sessions.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Product Design, Mobile App Development, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, B2B, User Experience (UX), Web App Design, Visual Design, Responsive UI, Design Systems, Web UX, Mobile Design, System Design, Marketplaces, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, UX Design, User Interface (UI), Brand Design, UX Research, Ideation, User Surveys, Personas, Mobile UX, Web App UX, Web Design, Content Strategy, Requirements, Landing Page Design, Collaboration, Enterprise, Proof of Concept (POC), UI Audits, WebApp, Design Leadership, User Flows, Modular Design, Agile, Interaction Design (IxD), UI Prototyping, User Journeys, Layout Design, Web UI Design, Content Management Systems (CMS), User Validation, Usertesting.com, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Quantitative User Research, Dashboard Design, Visual Design Language, Presentations, Software as a Service (SaaS), Web, Web Illustration, Business Services, Responsive Design, User Personas, UX Strategy, B2C, Journey Mapping, Mockups, Sitemaps, App Design, CX Strategy, Design Strategy, Web Portals, Mobile Apps, Android, iOS, Google Slides

Lead Product Designer

2017 - 2019
Seamfix
  • Led the design for the Seamfix product iTranscript. I planned, scoped, and created work items to facilitate the end-to-end design process to reduce application time and improve response time from school admins.
  • Collaborated with other designers to improve the user experience and visual design in other products across multiple platforms like native iOS, Android, and web.
  • Led product kick-off meetings and user interviews, and ran design sprints, prototype solutions, and concepts for user testing.
  • Advocated for the importance of user experience design through a collaborative process with the CTO, product managers, developers, QA engineers, and stakeholders throughout the development process.
Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Jira, WordPress, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Product Design, Mobile App Development, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, B2B, SaaS, User Experience (UX), Web App Design, CRM Design, Visual Design, Responsive UI, Design Systems, Web UX, Mobile Design, System Design, Marketplaces, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, UX Design, User Interface (UI), Branding, Brand Strategy, Brand Guidelines, UX Research, Ideation, User Surveys, Personas, Mobile UX, Web App UX, Web Design, Content Strategy, Requirements, Landing Page Design, Collaboration, Enterprise, Proof of Concept (POC), Motion Design, UI Audits, WebApp, Design Leadership, User Flows, Modular Design, Agile, Elementor, Interaction Design (IxD), UI Prototyping, User Journeys, Layout Design, Web UI Design, Content Management Systems (CMS), SaaS Design, User Validation, Usertesting.com, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Quantitative User Research, Dashboard Design, Marketing Materials, Visual Design Language, Banner Design, Presentations, Advertising, Software as a Service (SaaS), Web, Marketing Collateral Development, Marketing Design, Web Illustration, Business Services, Responsive Design, User Personas, UX Strategy, Journey Mapping, Mockups, Sitemaps, Web Development, App Design, CX Strategy, Design Strategy, Web Portals, Mobile Apps, Android, iOS

Creative Director | Self-employed

2015 - 2017
Voop Creative
  • Managed a team of graphics designers, video editors, and web developers to accomplish client goals.
  • Drove the design vision for clients' marketing and branding projects.
  • Led client's accounts and communication to bring in more work and ensure client satisfaction.
  • Learned how to code in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to design and develop websites.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Print Ads, User Experience (UX), Visual Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, UX Design, User Interface (UI), Branding, Brand Strategy, Brand Design, Brand Guidelines, Personas, Web Design, Content Strategy, Requirements, Landing Page Design, Collaboration, Proof of Concept (POC), Motion Design, WebApp, Design Leadership, User Flows, Agile, Interaction Design (IxD), UI Prototyping, User Journeys, Layout Design, Web UI Design, Content Management Systems (CMS), User Validation, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Quantitative User Research, Marketing Materials, Visual Design Language, Banner Design, Presentations, Advertising, Software as a Service (SaaS), Web, Marketing Collateral Development, Marketing Design, Web Illustration, Business Services, Responsive Design, User Personas, eCommerce, B2C, Mockups, Sitemaps, Web Development

Graphic Designer

2011 - 2015
Freelance
  • Performed editorial design for a real estate magazine where I handled its design and print.
  • Designed logos for many startup businesses to enable them to engage with the Nigerian market.
  • Learned how to manage clients' expectations, understand their business goals, and articulate their business needs to help them succeed.
Technologies: Graphics, CorelDRAW, Adobe Photoshop, Visual Design, Branding, Brand Strategy, Brand Design, Personas, Requirements, Collaboration, Agile, Layout Design, Marketing Materials, Visual Design Language, Banner Design, Presentations, Advertising, Marketing Collateral Development, Marketing Design, Web Illustration, Business Services, Mockups
2012 - 2014

Master's Degree in Business Management

University of Nigeria - Enugu, Nigeria

2006 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

University of Nigeria - Enugu, Nigeria

SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Human-Computer Interaction

Interaction Design Foundation

OCTOBER 2018 - PRESENT

Design Thinking

Interaction Design Foundation

Tools

Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Usertesting.com, Google Slides, Sketch, Jira, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, MURAL

Languages

HTML, CSS, Visual Design Language, JavaScript

Platforms

WordPress, iOS, Android, Webflow, Web

Industry Expertise

Advertising

Other

Business, Process Design, Process Flow Design, UI Design, UX Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Information Architecture (IA), User-centered Design (UCD), User Interviews, User Research, User Journey Maps, Affinity Mapping, Creative Problem Solving, Product Design, User Personas, User Interface (UI), UI Prototyping, Prototyping, Design Thinking, Mobile Apps, Mobile UX, Web UX Design, User Testing, Wireframing, Branding, Mobile App Development, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, B2B, SaaS, User Experience (UX), Web App Design, Visual Design, Responsive UI, Design Systems, Web UX, Web UI, Mobile Design, Gamification, System Design, Marketplaces, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Brand Strategy, Brand Design, Brand Guidelines, UX Research, User Surveys, Personas, Web App UX, Web Design, Requirements, Landing Page Design, Collaboration, Enterprise, Proof of Concept (POC), Design Thinking Facilitation, Product Roadmaps, UI Audits, WebApp, Design Leadership, User Flows, Modular Design, Agile, User Journeys, Layout Design, Web UI Design, Content Management Systems (CMS), SaaS Design, User Validation, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Quantitative User Research, Dashboard Design, Marketing Materials, Banner Design, Presentations, Software as a Service (SaaS), Marketing Collateral Development, Marketing Design, Business Services, Responsive Design, UX Strategy, eCommerce, B2C, Product Discovery, Journey Mapping, Mockups, Sitemaps, Web Development, App Design, CX Strategy, Design Strategy, Web Portals, Framer, Leadership, Management, CRM Design, Content Strategy, Elementor, Illustration, Web Illustration, Accounting, Business Law, QA Testing, Website QA, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), IT Projects, UX Wireframes, UX Prototyping, Competitive Analysis, Empathy, Design Sprints, Fintech, Mobile UI, Mobile Payments, Small Business Design, Usability Testing, Web Usability, iOS App Design, Android App Design, Hybrid Apps, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Website Setup, Ideation, Logo Design, Print Ads, Graphics, Motion Design

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