Ilona Jaudzemyte, Designer in Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania
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Ilona Jaudzemyte

Verified Expert  in Design


Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania
Toptal Member Since
January 13, 2019

Ilona is a highly analytical professional with extensive experience in devising product design strategies, planning releases, and developing/curating novel ideas that ensure product success and profitability. She is an expert UX researcher and designer with progressively responsible experience in delivering a world-class digital experience that delights users and streamlines workflows.


Work Experience

Senior Product Designer

2022 - PRESENT
  • Led and revamped the Jetpack social project, pricing page, and unification, resulting in a complete overhaul of our offer presentation.
  • Reduced the license activation error rate from 20% to 10% by improving onboarding process.
  • Implemented $1 trials for VaultPress backup, resulting in increased sales. Revised product benefits in the checkout, leading to a 29% boost in conversion rate.
Technologies: Figma, WordPress, UI Design

Product Design Manager

2020 - 2020
  • Audited their current product implication, usability and IA. Prioritized recommendations report on the overall experience of the portal including the user flows, IA.
  • Organized and simultaneously managed multiple projects in coordination with cross-functional teams. Took full ownership of my work, down to the smallest detail.
  • Took ownership of initiatives with limited oversight with excellent time management. Managed multiple priorities, breaking large projects into manageable pieces.
  • Fulfilled product design goals by uncovering resource requirements and conducting workload assignments.
  • Confirmed continuous performance improvement by overseeing more than seven members of the design team, trained less experienced designers on best practices for UX design, designed critiques and documentation.
  • Achieved cross-functional team goals by devising the design strategy and employed priorities while coordinating prioritization and delivery across multiple projects in strategic design lead capacity.
  • Hired, coached, and reviewed the performance of seven designers and oversaw their mentoring of additional design interns.
  • Optimized team effectiveness by 30% by leveraging the latest Google scientific research and meeting annual work requirements one and a half months prior to the deadline.
Technologies: Google Hangouts, Google Docs, Figma, UI Design, B2B

Senior Product Designer

2019 - 2020
  • Led an effective transformation of meaningful insights into different concepts and low/high fidelity prototypes to support feedback from users and collaborate with product teams.
  • Updated a design/UX optimization effort by collecting post-launch metrics, while developing/improving the design system.
  • Improved project outcomes by defining the project scope, testing assumptions/outcomes, and incorporating feedback.
  • Established/implemented a navigation strategy by leveraging tree testing/card sorting methods while creating an advanced automation strategy.
  • Utilized and executed customer research, including design thinking, prototyping, and conceptual modeling to achieve design objectives.
  • Uncovered problems and devised the project scope by organizing workshops with engineers and product managers.
  • Performed competitive research, reviewed the key value proposition for products, and conducted pipeline research by utilizing in-depth market, user, and business researches.
  • Oversaw and mentored a team of seven designers to fix the biggest product's usability issues (30+).
Technologies: Figma, UI Design, B2B

Senior Product Designer

2018 - 2019
  • Achieved full business potential by developing scalable user experiences across platforms, while cutting through abstract and resolving problems.
  • Developed a system from conception to completion, while coordinating with cross-functional partners PMs, engineering, other designers, and executives.
  • Improved customer experience by gaining an in-depth understanding of positioning, messaging, and voice in developing locally relevant growth customer experiences.
  • Optimized brand awareness by creating marketing materials and redesigning the whole product.
  • Streamlined MVP definition/development by devising consumer product offerings and performing user research.
Technologies: Pitch, PDF, InVision, Demos, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, UI Design, B2B

Head of Product

2016 - 2018
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  • Managed the entire product life cycle, and balancing product, development, and user-centered goals to build an overall product strategy, while working on product from inception to shipment to confirmed business development.
  • Identified and mitigated early system structure inconsistencies by reviewing the back-end system. I established and spearheaded multiple various design programs while ensuring completion within a given timeline.
  • Improved performance by leading team members and directing the development team and product delivery cycle.
  • Achieved a successful completion of three SaaS tools from an initial idea to 1000+ users.
  • Independently led the product to completion successfully. Developed brand identity and marketing materials.
  • Created and sustained a design system for easier scalability and maintenance.
Technologies: Pitch, PDF, Demos, Principle, Apple Keynote, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin, InVision, Sketch, UI Design, B2B

Product Designer

2012 - 2015
  • Improved user experience and created various digital products for startups and big companies.
  • Established user research and data usage practices including A/B and multi-variant testing and the ability to distill usability test results and turn them into actionable interface results for various companies.
  • Created highly detailed annotated wireframes, user flows, and process flows for various clients.
Technologies: Asana, Zeplin, Sketch, Figma, UI Design
2011 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Human-computer Interactions

Kaunas Technology University - Kaunas, Lithuania


Foundations of UX: Content Strategy



Running a Design Business: Creative Briefs



UX Design Techniques: Analyzing User Data



Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Apple Keynote, Principle, Sketch 4, Figma, Google Docs, Google Hangouts, InVision, Zeplin, Sketch, Asana


Mobile, WordPress

Industry Expertise

Human Resources (HR)


Remote Work, Demos, PDF, Pitch, iOS App Design, UX Strategy, Websites, Mobile UI, Wireframing, Personas, E-shops, Flowcharts, User Experience (UX), Mobile UX, Product Development, Product Management, Web App UX, Dashboard Design, Web UX, Product Design, HR Tools, Branding, Data Visualization, Design Systems, Information Architecture (IA), Web UI Design, Web UX Design, Web App UI, Responsive Layout, Prototyping, Enterprise SaaS, UI Design, Visual Design, Design Thinking, Web App Design, User Research, Usability Analysis, UX Audits, Google Material Design, Web Design, Mobile Design, User Interface (UI), UX Design, SaaS, UX Research, Rapid Prototyping, Mobile Prototypes, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, Android Material Design, SaaS Design, Responsive Design, B2B, SEO Tools

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