Ilya Dounar, Designer in Berlin, Germany
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Ilya Dounar

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Designer

Location
Berlin, Germany
Toptal Member Since
June 28, 2022

Ilya is an award-winning designer boasting over a decade of professional experience. He was noted for his ability to blend user needs and business goals seamlessly. This expertise was honed during his tenure as Art Director at wargaming.net and hainteractive.com, where he led entire project cycles from concept to completion. His career spans across the globe. His portfolio gleams digital solutions crafted for clients like Verizon, Zenia, Bulba Ventures, A1, Motorola, Danone, and Philips.

Portfolio

Work Experience

UX/UI Designer for Tabletop AI Website

2024 - 2024
TableGuide.ai LLC
  • Reengineered the entire project structure for optimal performance.
  • Significantly enhanced user experience and interactive elements.
  • Led a comprehensive rebranding and redesign of desktop and mobile platforms.
  • Developed and consolidated a robust design library.
Technologies: Style Guides, Branding, Mockups, Visual Design, Web, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Accessibility, UI Design, UX Design, Responsive Design, Creative Tech, Consumer Products

UX/UI designer for Group Medicare Website

2023 - 2024
MOD Worldwide LLC
  • Conducted a UX Audit: Performed a thorough UX audit to identify pain points and opportunities for improvement, leading to actionable insights that enhanced user experience and interaction across the platform.
  • Reengineered the Project Structure: Optimized the healthcare platform's architecture, significantly improving performance and scalability, which reduced operational downtime and enhanced system efficiency.
  • Comprehensive Rebranding and Redesign: Led the rebranding and redesign of the healthcare platform for both desktop and mobile, resulting in increased brand recognition and trust among users.
  • Developed a Dynamic Landing Page: Created a highly effective landing page that streamlined navigation for healthcare employers and brokers, guiding them to the appropriate resources and improving user experience.
  • Created a Robust Design Library: Compiled a comprehensive design library for the healthcare client, ensuring consistency across all digital assets and enabling faster, more efficient design processes.
Technologies: Web Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web UX

UX/UI Designer for Social Media App

2023 - 2023
The Big Machine FL Inc.
  • Conducted UI Audit and Heuristics Analysis: Identified areas for improvement and best practices for the social media app's user interface.
  • Developed Modern Layout Designs: Created visually appealing and competitive UI designs for iOS and Android platforms.
  • Created a Design System: Established a comprehensive design system to ensure UI consistency and streamline future design processes.
  • Enhanced User Engagement: Redesigned the interface to facilitate better user interactions and connections, increasing overall engagement.
Technologies: UI Design, UI Audits, Heuristic Analysis, Layout Design, Design Systems, Social Media, Mobile, iOS, Android, Consumer Products, Entertainment & Leisure, App Design, Mobile App UI, Mobile UX

UX/UI Designer

2023 - 2023
5 P.M. LTD.
  • Redesigned the Web App for a restaurant reservation management system.
  • Developed a new application architecture, improved the interaction experience, and developed a design system.
  • Built a new logotype and brand identity guide, including colors and typography, language and tone of voice.
  • Developed low and high-fidelity interactive prototypes.
Technologies: UI Design, Dashboards, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Design, UX Design, Information Architecture (IA), Prototyping, Wireframing, User Flows, Web App Design, SaaS, SaaS Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Branding, Consulting, User Interviews, Tablet UI, Adobe Suite, User-centered Design (UCD), Interviews, Color Schemes, Design Reviews, UI Design Standards & Best Practices, Digital Product Design, Holistic UX Design, Web

Design Director

2021 - 2022
Wargaming America
  • Headed 15 product and graphic design teams worldwide.
  • Delivered 40+ projects on services, tools, branding, and identities from scratch.
  • Developed UI/UX and implemented guidelines for SaaS people management tools for 5,500 employees.
  • Received honorable mention three times from Awwwards and got recognized as the best design agency by White Square.
  • Reinforced the brand by introducing identity design development.
  • Raised the efficiency of the design department by more than 20%.
  • Improved design processes by implementing new workflow methodologies.
Technologies: Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Apple Keynote, Principle, Gamification, B2B, Mobile UX, Mobile Web Design, Dashboards, Data Analytics, B2C, UI Components, Motion & Animation Design, WordPress, Landing Page Design, Corporate Websites, Information Architecture (IA), Strategy, Concepting, Mockups, Mood Boards, Financial Design, UI Animation, Interaction Design (IxD), MVP Design, Tables, User Journeys, Landing Pages, Logo Design, Pitch Decks, PowerPoint Design, Presentation Design, Diagrams, Microsoft PowerPoint, Web Page Mockups, High-fidelity Mockups, Brand Design, Presentations, Pitch Presentations, eCommerce, Marketing Design, Brand Guidelines, Marketing, Rapid Prototyping, Ideation Workshops, Brainstorming, Innovation, Design Systems, Mentorship, Usability Testing, Miro, Mentorship & Coaching, UX Research, Information Design, Interactive Dashboards, Design, Collateral Design, Conversion Rate, Web Content, Visual Identity, Website Redesign, UI Guidelines, Mobile UX Design, Brand Strategy, Logotype, Interactive Prototypes, Design Leadership, User Onboarding, Tone of Voice, Style Guides, Brand Books, Consumer Branding, Material UI, Visual Design Language, Icon Design, Illustration, App Design, User Personas, Corporate Branding, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Typography, UX Wireframes, Mobile, Strategic Design, Motion Design, After Effects CC, Lean UX, Competitive Analysis, Design Specifications, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Mobile Prototypes, Responsive Web Apps, Design Thinking, Web Applications, Low-fidelity Mockups, Agile, Jira, eCommerce Design, eCommerce UI, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Layout Design, Blogs, UX Design, Storytelling, Product Pages, Scroll Animations, UI Motion, Software as a Service (SaaS), Enterprise Design, Journey Mapping, UI Style Guides, Component Libraries, Product Design, Pixel Perfect, Consulting, Conversion, UX Strategy, Iconography, User Interviews, Design Sprints, Image Retouching, Visual Assets, Advertising, Tablet UI, StoryBrand, Analytics, Material Design, Adobe Suite, Team Mentoring, Leadership, User Testing, User-centered Design (UCD), Cross-functional Collaboration, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Mobile-first Design, SaaS, SaaS Design, Magazines, Blog Design, Interviews, Design Workshops, Report Design, Color Schemes, Design Reviews, WordPress Design, UI Design Standards & Best Practices, Digital Product Design, Holistic UX Design, Web, Best Practices in Design, Brand Identity, Discovery Workshops

Art Director

2019 - 2021
Wargaming America
  • Headed the design team of five product and visual designers.
  • Developed product design for Wargaming's launcher to an audience of 160 million.
  • Created UI/UX for Wargaming's people management tools with 5,500 employees.
  • Reinforced the brand by redesigning the identity and website.
Technologies: Figma, Apple Keynote, Adobe Suite, Principal, Corporate Branding, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Typography, UX Wireframes, Mobile, Strategic Design, Motion Design, After Effects CC, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web UX, Web UI, Web App UI, Web App UX, Branding, Lean UX, Competitive Analysis, Design Specifications, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Mobile Prototypes, Responsive Web Apps, Design Thinking, Web Applications, Low-fidelity Mockups, Agile, Jira, eCommerce Design, eCommerce UI, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Layout Design, Blogs, UX Design, Storytelling, Product Pages, Scroll Animations, UI Motion, Software as a Service (SaaS), Enterprise Design, Journey Mapping, UI Style Guides, Component Libraries, Product Design, Pixel Perfect, Consulting, Conversion, UX Strategy, Iconography, User Interviews, Design Sprints, Image Retouching, Visual Assets, Advertising, Tablet UI, StoryBrand, Analytics, Material Design, Team Mentoring, Leadership, User Testing, User-centered Design (UCD), Cross-functional Collaboration, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Mobile-first Design, SaaS, SaaS Design, Blog Design, Interviews, Design Workshops, Report Design, Color Schemes, Design Reviews, WordPress Design, Landing Page Design, UI Design Standards & Best Practices, Digital Product Design, Holistic UX Design, Web, Best Practices in Design, Brand Identity, Discovery Workshops

Art Director

2014 - 2019
HA Interactive Brand Studio
  • Founded a design studio specializing in digital design and strategies.
  • Led a team of seven designers and five full-stack developers, achieving a company growth of 300% in three years.
  • Delivered 70+ projects on time from scratch, from telecommunications to eCommerce clients.
  • Received honorable mention and Site of the Day award from Awwwards and got recognized as the best Belarusian agency by Rating Runeta.
  • Improved the design process by implementing new workflows and methodologies.
  • Mentored more than ten designers from junior to middle level.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Principle, Adobe Illustrator, SaaS Design, B2B, SaaS, Mobile UX, Mobile Web Design, Data Analytics, Mobile First, B2C, UI Components, Motion & Animation Design, WordPress, Landing Page Design, Corporate Websites, Information Architecture (IA), Strategy, Concepting, Nonprofits, Mockups, Mood Boards, Financial Design, UI Animation, Interaction Design (IxD), MVP Design, Tables, User Journeys, Landing Pages, Logo Design, Pitch Decks, PowerPoint Design, Presentation Design, Diagrams, Microsoft PowerPoint, Web Page Mockups, High-fidelity Mockups, Brand Design, Presentations, Pitch Presentations, eCommerce, Marketing Design, Brand Guidelines, Marketing, Rapid Prototyping, Ideation Workshops, Brainstorming, Innovation, Design Systems, Mentorship, Usability Testing, Mentorship & Coaching, UX Research, Information Design, Interactive Dashboards, Design, Travel & Leisure, Collateral Design, Conversion Rate, Web Content, Visual Identity, Website Redesign, UI Guidelines, Mobile UX Design, Brand Strategy, Logotype, Interactive Prototypes, Design Leadership, User Onboarding, Tone of Voice, Style Guides, Brand Books, Consumer Branding, Material UI, Visual Design Language, Icon Design, App Design, User Personas, Corporate Branding, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Typography, UX Wireframes, Mobile, Strategic Design, Motion Design, After Effects CC, Lean UX, Competitive Analysis, Design Specifications, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Mobile Prototypes, Design Thinking, Web Applications, Low-fidelity Mockups, Agile, Jira, eCommerce Design, eCommerce UI, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Layout Design, Blogs, UX Design, Storytelling, Product Pages, Scroll Animations, UI Motion, Software as a Service (SaaS), Journey Mapping, UI Style Guides, Component Libraries, Product Design, Pixel Perfect, Consulting, Conversion, UX Strategy, Iconography, User Interviews, Design Sprints, Image Retouching, Visual Assets, Advertising, Tablet UI, StoryBrand, Analytics, Material Design, Smart TV, Adobe Suite, Team Mentoring, Leadership, User Testing, User-centered Design (UCD), Cross-functional Collaboration, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Mobile-first Design, Blog Design, Interviews, Design Workshops, Report Design, Color Schemes, Design Reviews, Zeplin, WordPress Design, UI Design Standards & Best Practices, Web, Best Practices in Design, Brand Identity, Discovery Workshops

Lecturer | UI/UX and Web Design

2016 - 2018
European Humanities University
  • Taught a course on UI/UX in the department of visual design and media.
  • Managed lecture planning, preparation, and research.
  • Gave lectures and checked and assessed students' work and exams.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Apple Keynote, Presentation Design, Design, Visual Design Language, Adobe Suite, Team Mentoring, Leadership, Design Reviews

Senior Graphic and Web Designer

2012 - 2014
Red Graphic Systems
  • Developed the agency's first responsive website design.
  • Explored and implemented new approaches in design.
  • Created design concepts for web and mobile experiences.
  • Developed branding and identity through the entire design process.
  • Delivered more than 20 projects and concepts from scratch.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, B2B, B2C, WordPress, Landing Page Design, Corporate Websites, Information Architecture (IA), Strategy, Concepting, Nonprofits, Mockups, Mood Boards, UI Animation, Tables, Landing Pages, Logo Design, Pitch Decks, PowerPoint Design, Presentation Design, Diagrams, Microsoft PowerPoint, Web Page Mockups, Brand Design, Presentations, Pitch Presentations, eCommerce, Marketing Design, Brand Guidelines, Marketing, Rapid Prototyping, Ideation Workshops, Brainstorming, Design, Collateral Design, Conversion Rate, Web Content, Visual Identity, Website Redesign, Logotype, Tone of Voice, Style Guides, Brand Books, Consumer Branding, Visual Design Language, Icon Design, Corporate Branding, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Motion Design, After Effects CC, Design Specifications, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Layout Design, UX Design, Storytelling, Product Pages, Scroll Animations, UI Motion, Pixel Perfect, Consulting, Conversion, UX Strategy, Iconography, Image Retouching, Visual Assets, Advertising, Tablet UI, StoryBrand, Adobe Suite, User-centered Design (UCD), Blog Design, Color Schemes, Design Reviews, UI Design Standards & Best Practices, Web, Best Practices in Design, Brand Identity

Senior Graphic Designer and Art Director

2012 - 2012
Public Group | Branding
  • Generated creative ideas and concepts to fulfill the client's brief by working closely with the copywriter.
  • Produced sketches, storyboards, roughs, or scamps to communicate ideas to the client.
  • Commissioned photographers, artists, or filmmakers to work on projects.
  • Reviewed and approved other team members' designs, artwork, photography, and graphics.
  • Developed the overall look or style of a publication, an advertising campaign, and a digital project.
  • Improved quality results by studying, evaluating, and redesigning processes. Implemented changes.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, B2C, Concepting, Mockups, Mood Boards, Tables, Logo Design, Pitch Decks, PowerPoint Design, Presentation Design, Microsoft PowerPoint, Brand Design, Presentations, Pitch Presentations, Brand Guidelines, Marketing, Brainstorming, Design, Collateral Design, Visual Identity, Logotype, Tone of Voice, Style Guides, Brand Books, Consumer Branding, Icon Design, Corporate Branding, Layout Design, Visual Assets, Advertising, Adobe Suite, Magazines, Blog Design, Color Schemes, Design Reviews, Brand Identity

Sessional Graphic Designer

2011 - 2012
National Gallery of Modern Art Zacheta
  • Managed the development of the visual concept of the Opening the Door exhibition.
  • Led the graphic design for the Opening the Door exhibition.
  • Designed the catalog and all visual assets like posters, posters, and artwork captions for the exhibition.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Concepting, Design, Adobe Suite, Magazines, Blog Design

Sessional Graphic Designer

2010 - 2011
Contemporary Art Center | Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Acted as the leading graphic designer in the Opening the Door exhibition.
  • Managed the entire design process of all visual assets for the exhibition, including catalogs, posters, and artwork captions.
  • Developed the visual concept of the Opening the Door exhibition.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Concepting, Design, Adobe Suite, Magazines, Blog Design
2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design and Media

European Humanities University - Vilnius, Lithuania

Tools

Adobe, Adobe InDesign, Apple Keynote, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Affinity Photo, Sketch, Microsoft PowerPoint, Miro, After Effects CC, Jira, Zeplin, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Principle

Languages

Visual Design Language

Platforms

iOS, Android, WordPress, Adobe Suite, Mobile, Web

Industry Expertise

Marketing, Advertising, Travel & Leisure, Creative Tech, Consumer Products, Entertainment & Leisure

Other

Branding, Interactive UX, Interactive UI, Responsive Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Web Design, Graphic Design, Identity, Mobile App Design, Prototyping, Usability Engineering, User Research, Interface Design, Content, Art Direction, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, App UI, Apps, Responsive UI, Mobile UI, System UI, Visual Design, Web UI, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Websites, UI Design, Mobile App UI, User Experience (UX), User Flows, User Interface (UI), UX Flows, UX Prototyping, UI Prototyping, Web App Design, UX Design, Mobile Apps, Mobile Design, Tablet Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Product Design, Gamification, Animation, Data Visualization, Dashboard Design, SaaS Design, B2B, SaaS, Mobile UX, Mobile Web Design, Dashboards, Data Analytics, UI Branding, Mobile First, Responsive Web Apps, B2C, UI Components, Motion & Animation Design, Landing Page Design, Corporate Websites, Information Architecture (IA), Strategy, Concepting, Nonprofits, Mockups, Mood Boards, Financial Design, UI Animation, Interaction Design (IxD), MVP Design, Tables, User Journeys, Landing Pages, Logo Design, Pitch Decks, Web UX, PowerPoint Design, Presentation Design, Diagrams, Web Page Mockups, Wireframing, High-fidelity Mockups, Brand Design, Presentations, Pitch Presentations, eCommerce, Marketing Design, Brand Guidelines, Rapid Prototyping, Ideation Workshops, Brainstorming, Innovation, Design Systems, Mentorship, Usability Testing, Mentorship & Coaching, UX Research, Information Design, Interactive Dashboards, Design, Collateral Design, Conversion Rate, Web Content, Visual Identity, Website Redesign, UI Guidelines, Mobile UX Design, Brand Strategy, Logotype, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Prototypes, Design Leadership, User Onboarding, Tone of Voice, Style Guides, Brand Books, Consumer Branding, Material UI, Icon Design, Illustration, App Design, Customer Journeys, User Personas, Corporate Branding, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Typography, Color Palettes, UX Wireframes, Strategic Design, Motion Design, Lean UX, Competitive Analysis, Design Specifications, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Mobile Prototypes, Design Thinking, Web Applications, Low-fidelity Mockups, Agile, eCommerce Design, eCommerce UI, B2B2C, Layout Design, Blogs, Storytelling, Product Pages, Scroll Animations, UI Motion, Software as a Service (SaaS), Enterprise Design, Journey Mapping, UI Style Guides, Component Libraries, Pixel Perfect, Consulting, Conversion, UX Strategy, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Iconography, User Interviews, Design Sprints, Image Retouching, Visual Assets, Tablet UI, StoryBrand, Analytics, Material Design, Smart TV, Team Mentoring, Leadership, User Testing, User-centered Design (UCD), Cross-functional Collaboration, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Mobile-first Design, Magazines, Blog Design, Interviews, Design Workshops, Report Design, Color Schemes, Stakeholder Interviews, Design Reviews, UX Assessment, WordPress Design, Digital Product Design, UI Design Standards & Best Practices, Holistic UX Design, Best Practices in Design, Brand Identity, Discovery Workshops, Principal, Chatbots, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Accessibility, UI Audits, Heuristic Analysis, Social Media

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