Alexandru Giuseppe Ispas, Designer in Bucharest, Romania
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Alexandru Giuseppe Ispas

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Bucharest, Romania
Toptal Member Since
November 2, 2016

Throughout his career, Alexandru has helped companies define, design, and launch world-class digital products, focusing on designing interfaces, experiences, and interactions for the digital space. He's worked with brands such as Emirates, Adore Me, Vagabond, Altex, certSIGN, and Isle of Man TT. Some of Alexandru's articles have been published in industry-leading publications.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Product Designer

2024 - 2024
Income Mapper
  • Designed a web application and marketing website from scratch and completed it within six weeks.
  • Created an onboarding process to improve first-time user retention and reduce customer support needs.
  • Utilized a user-centric approach prioritizing clarity over aesthetics for non-tech-savvy users.
Technologies: User Interface (UI), UX Branding, Product Design, UX Design, Dashboards, Dashboard Design

UI/UX Designer

2023 - 2023
Fix Digital, Inc.
  • Designed a product's UI, a total makeover in under four weeks, by taking advantage of current best practices, frameworks, and design systems.
  • Added user value by using best practices for the product UI.
  • Reduced costs by streamlining the UI by using predefined components and style guides.
  • Increased product value by focusing on optimizing the landing page for conversions.
Technologies: Web Design, Web UI, UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Marketplaces, User Journeys, User Flows, UX Wireframes, Layout Design, Design Systems, Consumer Products

Lead Designer | Disruptive Fintech Company

2022 - 2022
Kor Financial Inc.
  • Restructured and led the design process, so it fitted with the current agile development methodology (team of 20+ developers).
  • Redesigned the marketing website and optimized it for acquisition and activation.
  • Led the process of creating a lean design system by recreating all the crucial flows of the existing platform.
  • Analyzed product onboarding metrics and defined what and how to track based on the desired business outcomes.
  • Supported the sales team with materials used for pitching and lead generation.
Technologies: Product Design, Web Design, User Experience (UX), Branding, Infographics, Data Visualization, Design Systems, User Interface (UI), Web App UI, Dashboards, SaaS, B2B, UI Components, Component Libraries, User Research

Product Designer

2021 - 2022
Alma
  • Helped raise seed funding round by leading the design process from the idea phase to MVP for an NFT marketplace.
  • Managed a cross-functional team and stakeholder communication and oversaw the development from inception to implementation.
  • Designed and carried out qualitative research focusing on concept testing, product usability, and customer journeys.
Technologies: Figma, Blockchain, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Marketplaces, User Interface (UI), Web App UI, Rapid Prototyping, User Research, Interviews, Competitive Analysis

Product Designer

2020 - 2021
certSIGN
  • Redesigned the current marketing website and increased lead generation and conversion rates.
  • Led the end-to-end redesign of the company's flag-ship electronic signature B2B product.
  • Conducted usability tests to discover opportunities and learned about user behaviors.
Technologies: Figma, User Interface (UI), Web App UI, User Research, Interviews

Product Designer

2020 - 2020
Hallie Autumn, Inc
  • Took a B2C on-demand styling and barbers SaaS from idea to prototype as a lead designer working for a B2C mobile app.
  • Researched various value propositions through landing-page tests. Looked for validations and early positive signals.
  • Reduced the dev team's waste to 50% of their time through early concept testing.
Technologies: Figma, React, User Interface (UI), User Research, Interviews, Competitive Analysis

Product Designer

2019 - 2020
ALTEX Romania
  • Worked closely with the leadership team to redesign the back-office experience of credit officers to reduce internal training and support costs.
  • Researched and identified problems through stakeholder interviews and field studies.
  • Defined animation guidelines and micro-interactions for UI.
Technologies: Sketch, Principle, Adobe After Effects, User Interface (UI), User Research

Co-founder and Front-end Developer

2010 - 2016
Outbox Vision
  • Co-founded a web design and development studio.
  • Focused on web development for various companies and startups.
  • Listed in the top 20% of the Stack Overflow leaderboard.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, User Research
2018 - 2020

Bachelor's Degree in Marketing

Dimitrie Cantemir University - Bucharest, Romania

2011 - 2013

Completed Credits Towards a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Social Work

University of Bucharest - Bucharest, Romania

MARCH 2021 - PRESENT

Growth Product Manager

One Month PM

JANUARY 2021 - PRESENT

Product Manager Foundations

One Month PM

SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Design Sprint Masterclass

AJ&Smart

OCTOBER 2018 - PRESENT

Design-led Strategy: Design Thinking for Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship

University of Sydney via Coursera

Tools

Sketch, Principle, Adobe Photoshop, Figma, InVision, Sketch 4, After Effects CC, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects

Platforms

WordPress, MacOS, WooCommerce, Webflow

Industry Expertise

Marketing, Events, Consumer Products

Languages

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP

Other

Mobile App Design, UI Design, UX Design, Product Design, Web Design, Mobile Apps, Mobile Design, Prototyping, eCommerce, User Interface (UI), Web App UI, Dashboards, Rapid Prototyping, User Validation Testing, SaaS, Visual Design, Marketplaces, Branding, Dashboard Design, B2B, UI Components, Component Libraries, Presentation Design, User Research, Interviews, Competitive Analysis, Laravel, Front-end Development, Blockchain, Inbound Marketing, Product Marketing, Market Research, Writing & Editing, Art Direction, Front-end, UX Flows, User Testing, Research, Animation, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Wireframing, Logo Design, User Flows, UX Research, Web UI, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Stakeholder Interviews, Analytics, AI Design, UI Animation, Design, Web UX, Fashion Design, Graphics, Responsive Design, Business, MVP Design, Lean Startups, Sociology, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), User Experience (UX), Infographics, Data Visualization, Design Systems, React, Workshop Facilitation, Design Sprints, Design Thinking, Business Design, Product Management, Growth, Landing Pages, Framer, Artist Management, Digital Tickets, B2C, Web Platforms, User Journeys, UX Wireframes, Layout Design, Social Media Kits, Posters, Landing Page Design, UX Branding

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