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Darko Stanimirović

Darko Stanimirović

Designer
Belgrade, Serbia
Member since August 7, 2015
Darko is a designer, hacker, and founder. He takes ideas and transforms them into smart, intuitive products in a way that maximizes learning for a company at any stage of growth. His expertise, using which he has built up a startup enterprise, is in UX/UI design, low- and hi-fi prototypes, and app analytics strategy. He has prototyped chatbots and NLP features. He uses Sketch, Framer, Axure, HTML/CSS, and React, among other technologies.
Darko is now available for hire
Portfolio
Employment
  • Founder, Solo Hacker
    2017 - PRESENT
    Tracking Plan
    • Built the product from idea to production.
    • Experienced the challenges of founding a company firsthand.
    • Designed the front-end in a way I always wanted to try: very minimal in visual elements, short, effective copy, larger font, very contrast-y for improved accessibility.
    • Learned to really appreciate sales copy.
    Technologies: PHP, React, Sketch, Mixpanel
  • UX & UI Designer
    2017 - 2018
    Silo.co
    • Completely revamped the app over the course of a year.
    • Conducted in-person usability testing to understand the pain points of a new posting mechanism.
    • Delivered detailed Mixpanel specs for each new feature/product update.
    • Managed several projects.
    Technologies: Sketch, Framer, JS, Mixpanel, In-person usability testing
Other Experience
  • Usability Past Its Breaking Point: A Toptal Design Talk (Publication)
    Should usability ever be sacrificed for design experimentation? What is there to be learned from products that challenge the expectations of users? Might portfolio projects be the ideal venue in which to push these boundaries? In the first Toptal Design Talk, Toptal Technical Editor Kent Mundle and freelance designer Darko Stanimirovic discuss these questions over the contentious online portfolio for the art studio, Ro-Lu.
  • Usability And The Art Of Portfolio Design: A Toptal Design Talk (Publication)
    Is it ever safe to sacrifice usability for experimentation in web design? What can be learned from products that challenge the values of web designers? Are portfolio projects potentially the perfect venue to push the boundaries? In the first Toptal Design Talk, Toptal Technical Editor Kent Mundle and freelance designer Darko Stanimirovic discuss these questions over a contentious website portfolio for the renown studio, Ro-Lu.
Education
  • MA degree in Photography (Applied Graphics)
    2003 - 2008
    Faculty of Applied Arts - Belgrade, Serbia
  • Technician's degree in Packaging Design
    1998 - 2002
    School for Design - Belgrade, Serbia
Experience
  • HTML11 years
  • CSS38 years
  • Prototyping3 years
  • High-fidelity Prototypes3 years
  • Axure RP Pro3 years
  • Product Design2 years
  • Sketch1 year
  • Framer1 year
Tools
  • Axure RP Pro
  • Sketch
  • Framer
Belgrade, Serbia
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