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Darko Stanimirović

Darko Stanimirović

Designer
Belgrade, Serbia
Member since August 7, 2015
I'm an all-around product person with strong background in User Experience and Interaction design, as well as web development, product marketing and analytics. My passion is building and growing SaaS-enabled marketplaces, helping platform providers create new and grow existing revenue sources, and ultimately live happier lives. I've worked across silos to help teams design, build and market their products. UX, UI, PHP, React, Mixpanel...
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Portfolio
Employment
  • Product Manager & UX/UI Designer
    2017 - PRESENT
    CitizenShipper
    • Lead a small team of developers and designers to revamp a legacy marketplace system used by transporters and shippers to book trips in the US.
    • Lead analytics projects to ensure data is available to support future product initiatives. I planned and implemented a large part of Mixpanel tracking, and built reports to inform the rest of the team.
    • Ran multiple research projects, from phone interviews to surveys, with the goal of understanding user pains and jobs and motivations.
    • Refactored legacy PHP code into a modern API supported by a cloud infrastructure. While this may seem odd for a designer to do, note that I did spend a lot of time in web development. This was a beautiful learning experience too. After a year and as the team grew, I was in charge of hiring dedicated backend developers as I transitioned into a Product Management role.
    • One of my strongest learning points is just realizing how difficult it is to build and scale a marketplace, but at the same time how rewarding it is when you help people create and grow their own businesses.
    Technologies: Sketch, Framer, InVision, Figma
  • Founder, Solo Hacker
    2017 - 2017
    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
Other Experience
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
  • CSS38 years
  • Marketplace Design5 years
  • Platforms4 years
  • Axure RP Pro3 years
  • Prototyping3 years
  • Product Design2 years
  • Framer1 year
  • React1 year
Tools
  • Axure RP Pro
  • Framer
Belgrade, Serbia
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