Illia Strikhar, Designer in New York City, United States
Illia Strikhar

Designer in New York City, United States

Member since February 6, 2017
Illia is a UI/UX designer with a passion for crafting state-of-the-art online products with the purpose of helping people. With eight years of experience in product design, Illia can do everything from customer discovery and concept validation to designing low-fidelity prototypes, eventually turning them into pixel-perfect, goal-oriented designs.
Illia is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Product Designer | UX/UI and Illustrations

    2017 - PRESENT
    Freelance Work
    • Crafted user-centered, performance-driven, business-oriented experiences for both startups and larger companies.
    • Designed dozens of B2C and B2B products in fintech, productivity, real estate, advertising, eCommerce, HR, marketing, and healthcare. Led user research UX and UI, and consulted on copywriting, strategy, and implementation.
    • Collaborated with PMs and development teams at all points of the product cycle, from concept to final execution, on responsive marketing websites, dashboards, web apps, and iOS and Android apps.
    • Established connections between clients and products, getting to know them at levels beyond simple design requirements in an effort to understand the whole picture.
    • Conducted user interviews, design, and competitor research.
    • Created the user flows, clickable mockups, high-fidelity pixel-perfect designs, and scalable UI guides.
    • Imported to a design-to-dev handoff tool with all the assets exportable either as CSS or SVG to PNGs.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Principle, Google Analytics, Mixpanel, Slack, Asana, Trello, InVision, Zeplin, Google, Zoom, CSS, Sketch, Product Design, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Figma, Dashboard Design, Mobile UX, Mobile App UI, Responsive UI
  • UX/UI Designer

    2016 - PRESENT
    • Worked remotely for a NYC-based digital design and development studio as a principle UX/UI designer.
    • Designed the UX and UI for Nifty, a cross-platform project management tool used by thousands around the world.
    • Designed products for web and mobile platforms for target functionality including a delivery service, rehab on demand, financial data management platform, party planner, stage gear rental, coupons, and a food discovery service.
    • Spearheaded the UX design for an iOS social network for universities that lets students discuss local news, sell items, create events, and more.
    • Worked on the UX design and implementation for an iOS app and web dashboard as part of a tool that allows people to book and manage appointments with local businesses.
    • Developed the UX for an iOS app that helps people buy and sell gift cards.
    Technologies: Slack, Dropbox, Principle, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Mobile UI, Dashboard Design, Product Design, Mobile UX, Mobile App UI, Responsive UI


  • Master's of Science Degree in Business
    2011 - 2013
    National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy - Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economic Theory
    2007 - 2011
    National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy - Kyiv, Ukraine




New York City, United States

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