Daniel Tkachenko, Designer in Prague, Czech Republic
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Daniel Tkachenko

Verified Expert  in Design


Prague, Czech Republic
Toptal Member Since
August 7, 2019

Daniel is a senior UX/UI designer with 8+ years of experience. He works closely with the team to ensure that the quality and results of the delivered solutions meet the highest industry standards. He has a strong technical background and a broad set of skills to solve product challenges, including excellent communication and managing skills and the ability to interpret business needs and assess feasibility, timeline, and budget.


Work Experience

Design Director

2017 - 2024
  • Established and led a product design team of 12 people for a fintech startup in the US market focused on a multi-platform application with more than 500,000 users.
  • Established a learning platform for the design team to improve their qualifications in user experience design, visual design, presentation, and metric-based product design.
  • Conducted numerous on-site and online design strategy workshops.
  • Worked with clients like UBS, Raiffeisen, Accenture, PA Consulting, Barclays fintech accelerator, and multiple startups with a total capitalization exceeding $500 million.
  • Had a chance to help many great startups and companies to design excellent products like Nauto, Nexar, Aleno, Scentbird, Moka, and others.
Technologies: Design Systems, Management, Banking & Finance, Apps, Figma, UX Design, Product Design, Document Management, Responsive Web Apps, UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Senior User Experience Designer

2016 - 2018
Merck & Co., Inc., d.b.a
  • Worked closely with researchers and doctors to support a faster transition of the pharmaceutical business going digital.
  • Integrated deeply with the core business to validate new directions of the products.
  • Optimized factory production of the pharma ingredients to increase drugs manufacturing.
  • Actively experimented with new product directions to improve people's lives with untreatable diseases.
  • Designed applications for multi-platform products.
Technologies: User Research, Workshops, InVision, Figma, Product Design

User Experience Designer

2016 - 2016
Avast Software
  • Worked on improving the user experience of the core products that 400 million users use.
  • Designed multiple iOS and Android mobile applications.
  • Explored internet of things (IoT) applications in a security context for family security.
  • Worked on brand unification after AVG acquisition.
Technologies: InVision, Product Design

User Experience Designer

2015 - 2016
AVG Technologies
  • Participated as part of the innovation department.
  • Focused on exploring new ideas and rapid prototyping.
  • Actively participated in design thinking workshops.
  • Designed products that are used daily by 200 million users.
Technologies: InVision, Product Design
2013 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Czech Technical University in Prague - Prague, Czech Republic



British Counsel


Figma, InVision, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC 2019


Web, Mobile

Industry Expertise

Banking & Finance


User Interface (UI), Dashboards, Product Design, Design, User Experience (UX), Visual Design, User Research, Project Management, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Landing Pages, Mobile Design, Responsive Design, UX Design, B2B, Document Management, Responsive Web Apps, UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Workshops, Web UX, Web UI, Graphic Design, Apps, Mobile Banking, Transactions, Dashboard Design, Fintech, B2C, Music Players, Fashion Design, User Stories, Crypto, Mobile Applications, Mobile Apps, Management, Design Systems, Computer Science, English

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