Ilona Jaudzemyte, Designer in Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania

Ilona Jaudzemyte


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.

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Work Experience

2022 - PRESENT

Senior Product Designer

  • 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
2020 - 2020

Product Design Manager

  • 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
2019 - 2020

Senior Product Designer

  • 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
2018 - 2019

Senior Product Designer

  • 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
2016 - 2018

Head of Product

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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
2012 - 2015

Product Designer

  • 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