Dima Zaiats, Designer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dima Zaiats

Verified Expert  in Design


Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since
June 22, 2020

Dima is a senior UI/UX designer with extensive experience in web and mobile product development. For the past decade, he's been creating thoughtful digital experiences with the combination of user-centered design, technology, and business for clients across a broad range of industries. In his projects, Dima delivers experience maps, information architecture, wireframes, interactive prototypes, and visual identities. ‍


Work Experience

Senior UX/UI Designer

2019 - PRESENT
  • Helped companies and startups to deliver thoughtful user experiences for digital products.
  • Utilized my UX expertise to ensure all user-centered design methods are applied and the user goals are met.
  • Employed a wide range of UX design processes: interviews, user personas, heuristic evaluation, product ideation, interaction design, information architecture, chart flow, wireframes, interactive prototype, and visual design.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, ProtoPie, Zeplin, Principle, InVision Studio, Sketch, Figma, UX Design, UI Design, iOS, Prototyping, Branding

Head of UX

2015 - 2019
First Screen
  • Led, mentored, and creative directed UX team on all mobile and web products.
  • Worked on data analysis facilitating user research to identify critical insights.
  • Designed and enhanced all flagship products across multiple platforms by implementing a user-centered approach.
  • Played a pivotal role in the creation of an internal tech framework together with an analytics platform by creating requirements, designing prototypes, and outlining critical components.
  • Worked on visual and interactive design patterns to improve key metrics.
  • Structured design processes and created internal guidelines to boost output quality.
  • Delivered concepts, wireframes, user flows, storyboards, and final designs that guided creative and development efforts.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Principle, InVision, Sketch, UX Design, UI Design, iOS

UX Lead

2013 - 2015
Room 8 Studio
  • Led the design team and 2D department to deliver high-quality game appearances that are visually appealing and player-friendly.
  • Coached creative teams and stakeholders on UX best practices.
  • Worked with major game publishers such as Namco, Wargaming, and G5 Interactive to meet the user needs and set a high bar for visual appearances.
  • Supported the art production pipeline with the new workflow templates to improve design productivity.
  • Implemented the process of creating user journeys, storyboards, chart flows, wireframes, and interactive prototypes.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Sketch, UX Design, UI Design, iOS, Branding

UX Lead

2012 - 2013
Oyster Labs
  • Led a team of designers to deliver user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and interactive designs.
  • Worked with the business development team to bid for major tenders.
  • Defined UX guidelines and usability standards for all mobile products.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, UX Design, UI Design, iOS, Branding

Lead UX/UI Designer

2010 - 2012
  • Led a design team to deliver the user experience and carried the product vision from to concept to completion.
  • Created wireframes, prototypes from research insights based on the marketing team reports, and designed the final user interfaces for all product features.
  • Worked closely with the development team to ensure the high-quality implementation of the user interface.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, UX Design, UI Design
2005 - 2010

Master's Degree in Automation and Computer Engineering

Sevastopol State Technical University - Sevastopol, Crimea