Alex Gilev, Designer in Miami, FL, United States
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Alex Gilev

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Miami, FL, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 8, 2015

Alex is a certified UX expert and product leader who helps Fortune 500 companies, technology startups, and government institutions strategize UX and design UI software that is efficient, engaging, and easy to use. He has an extensive track record of creating highly usable and intuitive web applications used by the Harvard Medical School, CDC, US Air Force, the United States Navy, and over 100 financial institutions in the US and around the world, including some of the largest investment banks.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Principal Designer

2023 - PRESENT
Boston Children's Hospital - IDHA Team
  • Worked within a cross-functional team of strategists, healthcare SMEs, product and project managers, and application developers.
  • Led group design sessions with cross-functional groups, including resources in IDHA, the larger hospital, and portfolio company teams.
  • Analyzed end-user and system requirements, needs, motivations, and behaviors, then translated them into engaging experiences, studying how clinical and consumer users access content/tools, including data categorization and labeling.
  • Designed and prototyped one of the first apps for Apple Vision Pro (Spacial Design).
Technologies: UX Design, UI Design, Design Strategy, Stakeholder Management, User Testing, Usability, Design Systems, Spatial Design, User Research

Senior Product Designer

2022 - 2022
Silicon Valley Bank
  • Worked directly with the design leadership and product stakeholders to provide end users with the best possible solutions.
  • Strategized and designed a banking service from scratch to easily manage multiple accounts that the largest VC firms in the United States will use.
  • Supported the team by taking over existing bank projects, coordinating efforts with PMs, and preparing everything for the launch.
  • Contributed to the design system and developed several key user workflows that other team pods had adopted.
Technologies: Figma, UX Design, Information Architecture (IA), B2B, User Flows, User Journeys, Interaction Design (IxD)

Head of User Experience

2017 - 2020
Backbone
  • Conducted customer interviews, synthesized the results, and defined product requirements.
  • Outlined critical paths in the user’s journey. Discovered bottlenecks that inhibit the customer experience and fixed them.
  • Helped the company raise $20 million in funding over the course of two years.
  • Owned all platform innovations. Worked closely with the CPO to research, ideate, run pilots, and implement results for the product.
  • Integrated a design-thinking mindset and best-in-class UX practices within the product design process.
  • Ideated on core concepts through highly interactive design prototypes with key stakeholders.
  • Iterated on the concepts and validated what works and what doesn't.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, InVision, Interaction Design (IxD)

UX Mentor

2016 - 2017
DesignLab
  • Provided one-on-one online top industry training in UX design.
  • Taught the fundamentals of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design.
  • Educated students on the principles of user-centered design.
  • Taught students how to ideate, scope, and prioritize product features that drive growth and delight users.
  • Educated students on developing a strong visual design sense and defining visual and style guidelines for a company.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, Figma, Sketch, InVision

UX Lead

2016 - 2016
Fantasy
  • Utilized design thinking to generate ideas and drive direction for solutions.
  • Created, tested, and iterated on complex product prototypes.
  • Delivered high-fidelity prototypes and design assets to the development teams.
  • Studied and analyzed client products and provided recommendations for improving the customer experience.
Technologies: Whiteboarding, Mind Mapping, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Interaction Design (IxD)

Lead Graphic Designer

2008 - 2011
Advertising Agency
  • Developed a corporate image for startups and local businesses.
  • Contributed to projects ranging from corporate identity to outdoor advertising.
  • Collaborated with clients and marketing team members on creating innovative campaigns and assets that drive results.
Technologies: CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2019 - 2019

Certificate of Excellence in Disruptive Strategy

Harvard Business School - Online

OCTOBER 2022 - PRESENT

Product Management

Stanford University

APRIL 2022 - PRESENT

Product Leader Certification (PLC)

Product School (Silicon Valley)

FEBRUARY 2022 - PRESENT

Certified Product Manager (PMC)

Product School (Silicon Valley)

SEPTEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

UX Certification | UX Management Specialty

Nielsen Norman Group

MAY 2020 - PRESENT

Jobs-To-Be-Done (JTBD) + Outcome Driven Innovation (ODI) Masterclass

Strategyn, LLC

AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT

Digital Psychology Specialist

CXL Institute

JULY 2019 - PRESENT

Design Thinking (Cooper)

Udemy

JULY 2019 - PRESENT

Heuristic Analysis Frameworks for Conversion Optimization Audits

CXL Institute

JULY 2019 - PRESENT

Psychology and Neuroscience for CRO

CXL Institute

JUNE 2019 - PRESENT

Applied Neuromarketing

CXL Institute

JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT

Mastering Business Models

Strategyzer

NOVEMBER 2018 - PRESENT

Designing a Business

IDEO

OCTOBER 2018 - PRESENT

Disruptive Strategy

Harvard Business School

JULY 2018 - PRESENT

Mastering Value Propositions

Strategyzer

Tools

Sketch, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, InVision, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Apple Keynote

Platforms

Webflow

Industry Expertise

Sports, Fashion, Retail & Wholesale, Psychology & Mental Health

Other

User-centered Design (UCD), Data Visualization, Branding, Design Systems, SaaS Design, Web App Design, Conversion, User Experience (UX), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Stock Market, Dashboards, UX Strategy, Consulting, Product Strategy, Enterprise SaaS, Software as a Service (SaaS), Web Applications, Behavioral Design, Design Thinking, Business Strategy, User Research, Web App UX, Web App UI, UX Design, UI Design, UX Research, Prototyping, Product Design, Project Management, Framer, Interaction Design (IxD), Spatial Design, Mind Mapping, Whiteboarding, Financial Design, Financial Products, Fintech, Wireframing, Analytics, Web UI Design, SaaS, Financial Data, B2B, User Interface (UI), B2C, Responsive Design, Tennis, CRM Design, CRM Systems, Interactive Prototypes, Sport Branding, Social Media Design, Style Guides, Startups, Web UX, Web Design, Animated Prototypes, Interactive Design, UI Branding, Internet of Things (IoT), Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Rapid Prototyping, Web UX Design, Logotype, Logo Design, Procurement, Dashboard Design, Responsive Web Apps, Online Banking, Interactive Dashboards, Agile, UX Roadmaps, DesignOps, Psychology, Disruptive Strategy, Lean UX, Product Management, Strategy, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, User Journeys, Behavioral Science, Business Models, Conversion Rate, Innovation, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Jobs to be Done (JTBD), Value Proposition, Design Strategy, Stakeholder Management, User Testing, Usability

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