Ilya Sizov, Designer in New York, NY, United States
Ilya Sizov

Designer in New York, NY, United States

Member since April 1, 2020
Ilya is a digital designer with more than a decade of experience in UI/UX, web, and mobile app design. His experience spans across digital agencies where he worked for clients like Unilever, Panasonic, WWF, among others to fast-paced international startups where he led marketing and product design. Ilya is passionate about crafting engaging experiences by means of appealing and polished visual design.
Ilya is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Design Lead

    2019 - PRESENT
    Smartcat
    • Revised and solidified the brand identity, built cohesive and scalable guidelines to be used across all marketing communications (social media, newsletters, banner campaigns).
    • Created the design system for the company’s marketing website; created and implemented UI components library that allows building new pages quickly and easily. Thanks to this easier content delivery process and mobile-friendly design system, the website traffic doubled rising from 50,000 to 110,000+ unique visitors monthly.
    • Redesigned the newsletter templates and collaborated with developers to establish an easy-to-implement email component system.
    • Implemented web UI improvements and visual guidelines for the company’s blog—helping it to grow the audience from 4,000 to 58,000 in ten months.
    • Led the super-fast design of identity, website, emails, and other marketing materials for LocFromHome—the biggest online conference in the industry (2340 attendees from 97 countries, 34 speakers, and 12 hours of non-stop streaming).
    Technologies: Principle, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Figma
  • Design Director

    2016 - 2018
    Fasten
    • Led the complete overhaul of the mobile app for iOS and Android. The app was downloaded over 1 million times since the launch and had over 50,000 monthly active users.
    • Redesigned the marketing website to align it with the values and culture of the company. The website, apart from giving all the necessary information, conveyed the idea of a new approach to ride-hailing where driver’s happiness was the priority and everyone benefited from it.
    • Revised and updated the company identity guidelines to make the visual language more consistent, scalable, and easy to use.
    • Art-directed numerous advertising campaigns, both online and offline, seen by hundreds of thousands of people. That included the remarkable marketing campaign of Fasten being the main SXSW-2017 ride-hailing partner.
    • Led the improvements of the drivers’ app which included user research, user interviews, and quantitative data research alongside rethinking and redesigning the app for riders.
    Technologies: InVision, Adobe After Effects, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Framer, Principle, Sketch

Education

  • Curator of the UX/UI design course in Creativity and Advertising
    2014 - 2015
    The School of Creative Thinking IKRA - Moscow, Russia
  • Postgraduate diploma in Graphic Design
    2008 - 2009
    British Higher School of Art and Design - Moscow, Russia
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy
    2002 - 2009
    Moscow State University - Moscow, Russia

Experience

Location

New York, NY, United States

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