Gabriel Kirmaier, Designer in Bucharest, Romania
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Gabriel Kirmaier

Verified Expert  in Design


Bucharest, Romania
Toptal Member Since
June 8, 2017

Gabriel is a UI/UX designer who pursued creating data-driven mobile and web platforms and worked for companies like Stripe and Goodleap. He has several years of experience working with big data companies, solving complex UX challenges, and collaborating successfully with teams of all sizes. Gabriel's book "UX Bites" was named "the best new release" in the design category on Amazon. He built a community for designers to learn about the user experience, followed by 100,000 people.


Work Experience

Head of Design

2022 - PRESENT
Fujitsu Consulting
  • Developed a design system that became the foundation of all Fujitsu's blockchain projects.
  • Managed a team of designers to deliver product designs acting as a head of design.
  • Elevated the design processes of Fujitsu's blockchain department.
Technologies: Blockchain, Figma, Design Systems, SaaS, Enterprise SaaS, Agriculture, App UX, Web UX, UX Design, iOS UX Design, Slack, Lucidchart, Prototyping, UI Prototyping, UI Design, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), MVP Design, Responsive Web Apps, Web Dashboards, User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), Responsive UI

UX Designer

2019 - PRESENT
  • Designed a functionality that, by algorithmically automatizing a sales process, increased the company revenue by 20% while selling the same amount of objects.
  • Helped migrate the design system from Sketch to the Figma software.
  • Continuously improved the mobile app experience of sales partners.
  • Created an Apple TV app representing US-wide sales visually.
  • Collaborated with ex-Tesla and SolarCity shareholders on the mobile app and web development.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, FigJam, Miro, Jira, Tablet UI, Web App UI, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, Mobile UI Design, Mobile Design, User Research, Responsive Web Apps, User Journeys, App UI, App UX, Cross-platform UX, AI Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Mobile Banking

Lead UI/UX Designer | Sales and Contract Management System

2021 - 2022
Automotive Aftermarket Services LLC
  • Redesigned from scratch a platform for a US-based automotive aftermarket service provider.
  • Created a component-based, scalable design system for the client with flexibility in mind.
  • Improved existing platform architecture that manages dealerships and dealer groups on state levels or large structures.
Technologies: Design Leadership, UX Design, UI Design, Product Design, Responsive, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Material UI, Cars, Dashboard Design, Sales, Responsive Web Apps, Web Dashboards, User Journeys

Data Entry Expert

2021 - 2022
  • Migrated user guidance and helpful articles from a non-CMS to a CMS-based framework.
  • Handled migration of the same content for different geo-locations.
  • Stylized content based on the old framework, using new framework principles and leveraging framework design.
Technologies: Data Entry, Data Entry Services, Online Data Entry, Web Design, Framework Design

Principal UX Designer

2018 - 2022
  • Made Quativa's design system and app, the largest solar system installers in the US.
  • Designed a stand-alone solar design feature where sales agents could project solar panels over the roofs based on satellite imagery.
  • Created a complex app with an entire ecosystem of end-to-end functionalities, including lead management, solar proposals, loan applications, and solar install management.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, Jira, Slack, iPad, iOS UX Design, Native Mobile Apps, Tablet UI, Tablet UX, Mobile UX, Gamification, Content Management Systems (CMS), Responsive Web Apps, Web Dashboards, User Journeys, App UI, App UX

UI/UX Designer | In-browser App

2021 - 2021
Terrafuse, Inc.
  • Designed a map-based platform for monitoring weather events like wildfires, etc.
  • Created a timeline type of functionality for reviewing past weather events.
  • Built a simple, map-centric platform that is also data-rich and provides ease of use.
Technologies: Product Design, Dashboard Design, Prototyping, User-centered Design (UCD), Figma, Sketch, ArcGIS, Data Visualization, Esri, Browsers, Tablet UI, Mobile Design, Rapid Interactive Prototyping

UI/UX Designer

2014 - 2020
Datareef, Utah
  • Designed UX and UI remotely for Datareef, a tech startup based in Provo, Utah.
  • Handled millions of data points in a friendly UI defined by me.
  • Ensured all the startup's platforms were built on the same design language.
  • Offered ongoing UX support within development support.
Technologies: Coggle, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Fintech, Web Dashboards, User Journeys

UI/UX Designer

2017 - 2018
  • Worked on Smartcare, designing technical solutions for childcare professionals and centers.
  • Helped rebrand the platform for a more up-to-date look.
  • Created automations for childcare centers for better control and safety.
  • Built prototypes with new features for the development team.
Technologies: Craft CMS, Sketch, InVision, Mobile App Design, Responsive Web Apps, Web Dashboards

UI/UX Designer

2017 - 2018
  • Helped redesign the new version of ZenSales, now
  • Designed a two-step process for buying a shipping label for an order, the platform's main feature.
  • Simplified the user workflow for a step ahead from the competition.
Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Rapid Interactive Prototyping

Digital Designer

2013 - 2015
Rusu+Bortun Advertising Agency
  • Consulted the agency's all digital projects on UX, UI, and online strategy.
  • Developed online brand identities for the agency's clients.
  • Updated the interface of +20 shopping malls around Romania.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Illustrator, Lead, Co-founder

2013 - 2015
  • Co-founded the platform, where news stories were illustrated for an easier comprehension.
  • Collaborated with the team of illustrators working on the stories.
  • Co-led a team of 10+ journalists with different backgrounds.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator

Lead UI Designer

2012 - 2014
  • Led the design department at this small digital agency.
  • Offered design services for local startups in the eCommerce sector.
  • Acted as a co-founder and lead designer of this boutique agency.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Adobe Photoshop

Digital Art Director

2012 - 2013
Leo Burnett Romania
  • Acted as an art director for digital projects in this multinational advertising agency.
  • Worked with some of the largest clients in Eastern Europe.
  • Won several advertising pitches with a team of creative director and copywriters.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2007 - 2012

Master's Degree in Photography, Videography, Computer Processing

University of Arts Bucharest - Bucharest


Jira, Photoshop CC, InVision, Illustrator CC, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Coggle, Miro, Lucidchart, FigJam, Slack


iOS, Web, Mobile, Android, Craft CMS, iOS 11, Messenger Bots, ArcGIS, Axure

Industry Expertise

Real Estate, Games, Food, Banking & Finance




Native Mobile Apps, Lead Management, Maps, Wireframe to Product, Design Leadership, Data Analytics, Dashboards, Big Data, User Flows, Mobile UI, Mobile Banking, Responsive, Responsive UI, Kanban, Web Design, Mobile App Design, Product Design, Wireframing, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Material UI, Tablet UI, Web App UI, Web App Design, Mobile UI Design, Mobile Design, Software, Content Management Systems (CMS), Minimum Viable Product (MVP), MVP Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Responsive Web Apps, Web Dashboards, App UI, App UX, Web UX, Widgets, Task Management, Renewable Energy, Minimal UI, Web UI, AI Design, Enterprise Software, Interactive UI, User Personas, iPhone, UX Prototyping, iPad, Agile Sprints, Prototyping, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, UI Design, Fintech, User Research, User Journeys, Sales Management, Leads, Teams, Solar Power Plants, Statistics, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Cross-platform UX, Information Architecture (IA), Interactive Dashboards, Customization, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Voice Chat, Assistance, UI Motion, B2B, Information Visualization, Illustration, UI Branding, Voice Recognition, Voice Interface, Conference Speaking, Chatbots, Voice Messenger, Enterprise Messaging Services, Active Listening, Mapping, Big Data Architecture, Data, Digital Filters, Property Listings, House Photography, Google Maps API, Complex Data Analysis, UI Maps, Map Making, Product Listings, List View, Checkout, Residential Real Estate, Salesmanship, Minimalism, Challenge-based Learning, Gamification, Fantasy Leagues, Seasons, Incentive Events, Rewards Programs, Card Sorting, Task Scheduling, Assignments, Mobile App UI, Nutrition & Supplements, Data Entry, Kids & Families, Monitoring, Diet, Mobile UX, Postcard Design, Email Campaigns, Wizards, Automation, WYSIWYG Web Builders, Real-time Systems, Process Flows, Process Design, Automation Tools, Design Tools, Templates, Template Editing, Photo Uploads, Cropper, Image Processing, Loans & Lending, Personal Loans, Online Banking, Private Banking, Consumer Banking, Calculators, Process Flow Design, User Roles, Video Streaming, Storytelling, Personal Finance, Construction, Product Management, Online Shops, Online Shopping, Social Impact, Merchandise, Landing Page Design, Product Pages, Product Category Pages, Product Detail Pages, Photography, Blogs, Web Shops, Poetry, Notes, Writing & Editing, Revisions, Startups, Product Ownership, Toolkits, Branding, Icon Design, Blockchain Platforms, Data Entry Services, Online Data Entry, UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Dashboard Design, User-centered Design (UCD), Data Visualization, Esri, Browsers, Solar, Sustainability, Loans, Satellite Images, Blockchain, Marketplaces, Eco, Design Systems, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, UI Prototyping, SaaS, SaaS Design, Enterprise SaaS, Software as a Service (SaaS), Heatmaps, Customer Success, Customer Support, Screen Recording, Analytics, IT Support, Cobrowsing, Web App UX, Art, Videography, Agriculture, iOS UX Design, Cars, Sales, Tablet UX, Framework Design, Solar PV Design

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