Aniekan Kish, Designer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Aniekan Kish

Verified Expert  in Design


Amsterdam, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
June 29, 2017

Aniekan is a senior UI/UX designer privileged to have been trained by product designers from Google and Microsoft. His early days working for startups provide a rich background in bringing product visions to life. Aniekan has strong problem-solving skills, which he has utilized to lead and coach design teams. His global experience includes international brands across the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, and the Asian Subcontinent.


Work Experience

UI Designer

2019 - 2019
Crewchief Systems (via Toptal)
  • Designed new screens based on the look and feel of the existing design elements and screens.
  • Create developer-ready assets from the existing Photoshop screen designs (including delivering assets in the resolutions required by the developers for supported devices).
  • Resolved several UI inconsistencies from the existing designs.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch

UX/UI Designer for Security Android Apps

2018 - 2019
Rivetz Corp. (via Toptal)
  • Designed an encrypted chat app for Commonwealth officials for sharing documents in a secure environment.
  • Designed a smooth functioning, beautiful two-factor authentication app. Led the branding, app icon and logo, Play Store images, etc.
  • Designed a marketing web page for the Rivetz Authenticator app.
  • Designed a hardware-driven app which depends on the Trusted Execution Environment available on mobile devices to secure apps.
  • Worked together with engineering and product management on copywriting, micro-interaction demonstrations using the Principle app, and mining user feedback into better UX.
Technologies: Principle, InVision, Sketch, UX Design, UI Design

Product Designer

2016 - 2017
  • Designed part of a hybrid app for mobile banking for iOS and Android.
  • Designed the complete experience for a bill collection progressive web app.
  • Redesigned the company's intranet application.
  • Designed an API reference for third-party developers.
Technologies: Analytics, Facebook, Flinto, Google Analytics, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Tumult Hype, Pen & Paper, InVision, Sketch, UX Design, UI Design

Lead UI/UX Designer

2015 - 2016
Ringier Africa Deals Group (
  • Led the adoption of design methodologies to create empathy maps and personas that resulted in key product improvements and data-informed designs.
  • Led the design and implementation of robust search feature based on Elasticsearch to help boost product discovery on the platform, which resulted in 50% more conversion through search.
  • Led UX design in the overhaul of DealDey’s mobile app for Android and iOS to optimize the user experience. Newly launched app update catapulted visit-to-lead and visit-to-order ratios while shrinking the app exit rate by 20%.
  • Designed an admin dashboard for merchants (online store owners) to mange inventory and orders.
  • Designed all email templates for newsletters, marketing campaigns, and system-generated messages based on user activities like payments and signups.
  • Designed a feedback system for buyers and a messaging section for communication between buyers and sellers.
Technologies: Google Analytics, Pen & Paper, Axure RP Pro, Sketch, InVision, UX Design, UI Design

Senior UX Designer

2015 - 2015
Supermart Nigeria
  • Redesigned an order management system to help the operations team process orders and manage deliveries.
  • Designed an app to help shoppers/buyers manage shopping lists using tablets.
  • Redesigned the global navigation, checkout process, and shopping cart for faster checkout and mobile responsiveness.
  • Designed a recipe and food blog with focus on imagery and readability.
  • Designed a referral system for coupons and gamification.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Google Analytics, Balsamiq, Marvel App, Pen & Paper, Axure RP Pro, Sketch, UX Design, UI Design


2013 - 2015
Stretch Extra Solutions
  • Designed a responsive website for a private jet firm with online booking feature.
  • Designed an admin system for a logistics startup aimed at pay-on-delivery services.
  • Designed an intranet application for the biggest real estate and virtual offices company in Africa, which served its Kenyan, Nigerian, and South African offices.
  • Designed a CRM application for a multinational client.
  • Designed various responsive websites for NGOs.
Technologies: Marvel App, Sketch, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Pen & Paper, Axure RP Pro, Fireworks, UI Design

UI Designer

2014 - 2014
Save and Buy
  • Designed a savings goals web application for users to save towards anything.
  • Designed a landing page for marketing Save and Buy as a startup.
Technologies: Fireworks, Pen & Paper, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Axure RP Pro, UI Design
2017 - 2018

Bachelor's Degree (First Class Hons.) in Information Technology and Business Information Systems

Middlesex University - London

2012 - 2014

Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering

Aptech Worldwide - Lagos


Interaction Design Fundamentals


Applied Interaction Design


User Experience for the Web

Open University of Australia


Principle, InVision, Balsamiq, Sketch, Flinto, Figma, Google Analytics, Marvel App, Git


CSS, HTML, JavaScript


iOS, Android, Web, Mobile, WordPress

Industry Expertise

Banking & Finance


Mobile App UI, Mobile Apps, A/B Testing, Fintech, Web Design, User Research, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Product Design, Mobile App Design, Usability Testing, UX Design, UI Design, eCommerce, Ionic 3, Interaction Design (IxD), Pen & Paper, Personal Finance Management, User-centered Design (UCD), Personal Finance, Apps, Financial Records, Mobile eCommerce, Online Shopping, Online Store Design, Writing & Editing, Web App UX, Web App UI, Intranets, Mobile Web, Collection, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, Payment Gateways, Android Design Guidelines, Google Material Design, Instant Messaging, Security Design, Logo Design, Authentication, Usability, Prototyping, Hybrid Apps, Financial UX, Mobile Banking, App UI, Facebook, Analytics

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