Artur Maklyarevsky, Designer in New York, NY, United States
Artur Maklyarevsky

Designer in New York, NY, United States

Member since May 26, 2017
Artur has built a few startups over the last ten years, and he's also helped others create their designs via his studio, Design2Dev. He also has an extensive background in iterative UI/UX, IxD, and solving problems creatively. Since 2000, he's also worked with a plethora of Silicon Valley agencies as a lead designer and art director. Artur also has a master's degree in interactive telecommunications from ITP-NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Artur is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Founder | Creative Director

    2006 - PRESENT
    • Started my own boutique digital agency right after graduate school, following my work with many notable Silicon Alley agencies.
    • Built everything from custom WordPress sites to large-scale enterprise applications and mobile apps together with the CTO and co-founder. I also managed to launch five B2C products in the last 12 years, the latest being
    • Led a team of six, including designers, software engineers, and QA, to launch a plethora of new products for fortune 1000 companies, agencies, and startups.
    • Gained extensive startup experience as an entrepreneur, which has enabled me to design products holistically by balancing the client's business model and end-user goals.
    • Used my extensive background in iterative UI/UX, IxD, growth hacking, lean customer development strategies, building user acquisition tools, SN campaigns, managing developers/designers, budgeting, pitching, and exceeding client expectations.
    • Collaborated with remote founders and their teams to run design sprints via Whimsical where I developed personas, user-stories, heuristic analysis, then quickly iterated the IA/UI/UX prototypes using Sketch, InVision, Figma, and Principle.
    • Solved problems and designed goal-driven user experiences that are deeply informed by qualitative and quantitative data. It all starts with a deep discovery process with all stakeholders.
    • Analyzed the objectives, assumptions, market, customer data, and hypotheses, before starting down any design path with my agile dev team.
    Technologies: User Journeys, Gaming, Presentations, Graphic Design, Visual Design, Platform Design, Platforms, Marketplaces, User Workflows, Testing, High-fidelity Mockups, Web App Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Animated Interactions, User Interviews, Wireframing, B2B, Content Management Systems (CMS), UX Prototyping, Design Strategy, UI Prototyping, Process Flows, Information Architecture (IA), Web Animation, Technology, Responsive Web Apps, Startups, Strategy, Design Systems, QA Testing, User Testing, SaaS Design, Creative Direction, CSS, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Rapid Prototyping, Web Design, Branding, Dashboard Design, Ideation, Interaction Design (IxD), Design Sprints, Web UX, Market Research & Analysis, User Flows, Project Management, Product Design, Agile Sprints, Trello, Balsamiq, InVision, Figma, Marvel, Sketch, Illustration, Adobe Illustrator, Design Leadership, iOS, User Research, Prototyping, Iconography, Agile, Tablet UI, Ideation Workshops, UX Strategy, UX Leadership, Client Management, Enterprise, UX Workshops, Leadership, Agile UX
  • Co-founder | Product Lead

    2012 - 2015
    • Co-founded and led a startup in the print-on-demand marketplace powered by mass customization. It is the easiest way to customize and purchase your own unique artworks on canvas, framed prints, t-shirts, tote bags, iPhone cases, pillows, and more.
    • Worked with trending global artists to license their artwork—using our patent-pending technology to convert it into super-easy-to-modify parts.
    • Enabled the customers to customize the art to fulfill their personal tastes, print them on a plethora of products, as well as share and sell their remixes to their networks.
    • Bootstrapped via $40,000 from a startup accelerator in Chile.
    • Led a four-person team on product design, code, market analysis, and business model projections.
    Technologies: Presentations, Graphic Design, Visual Design, Platform Design, Platforms, Marketplaces, User Workflows, Testing, High-fidelity Mockups, Web App Design, Web App UX, eCommerce, Marketplace Designer, Web App UI, Animated Interactions, User Interviews, Wireframing, UI Prototyping, Startups, User Testing, Creative Direction, Web Design, Project Management, Startup Consulting, Web UX, Sketch, WordPress, Flash, Design Leadership, Cryptocurrency Payments, User Research, Prototyping, Agile, Tablet UI, UX Strategy, UX Leadership, UX Workshops, Leadership, Agile UX


  • Master's Degree in Interactive Telecommunications
    1995 - 1997
    ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU - New York City, NY, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Individualized Study
    1991 - 1995
    New York University | Gallatin - New York City



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