Ivan Annikov

Ivan Annikov

San Francisco, United States
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Ivan Annikov

Ivan Annikov

Designer
San Francisco, United States
Member since October 24, 2015
Ivan is an experienced product designer with an entrepreneurial spirit, proven leadership abilities, and a thorough understanding of business fundamentals. His core competencies are in user experience, interaction, and interface design for both web and mobile platforms. Since relocating to Silicon Valley in 2011, he's worked with multiple startups in verticals ranging from ad tech and social networking to enterprise and SMB SaaS.
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Employment
  • Lead Product Designer
    LeadGenius
    2014 - 2016
    • Designed all aspects of an internal platform for managing sales lead data.
    • Created all aspects of an outreach product and conducted user testing sessions.
    • Worked closely with two of the founders on new product initiatives.
    • Collaborated with the marketing team on the re-design of the LeadGenius marketing website.
    • Designed and helped launch a client-facing dashboard.
    Technologies: Skecth, GitHub, Jira, Photoshop, InVision
  • Design Co-Founder
    Entio
    2014 - 2014
    • Conducted initial user research to validate product assumptions.
    • Designed clickable prototypes to test specific user flows.
    • Created all aspects of the client-facing web app for restaurant owners.
    • Designed all aspects of a consumer-facing iOS app.
    • Hired two engineers to join the team and guided them along the way to build a better product.
    • Conducted post-launch user testing to collect insights from the first clients.
    Technologies: Sketch, GitHub, Photoshop, InVision, iOS
Other Experience
  • Going Guerrilla: Affordable UX Research Tips And Alternatives (Publication)
    There are plenty of methods for conducting user research; however, many of these methods are resource-intensive and can be slow. In other words, they tend to be expensive and take a while to implement. This means many projects are often completed without any research, and this may prove problematic on many levels. User research doesn’t have to cost a fortune, though. In this post, Toptal Freelance Designer Ivan Annikov explains how it’s possible to conduct a sufficient amount of user research without burning heaps of money in the process.
Education
  • Master's degree in Marketing
    Maastricht University - Maastricht, Netherlands
    2010 - 2011
  • Bachelor's degree in International Studies and Communications
    Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA (USA)
    1995 - 1999
Experience
  • User Experience (UX)8 years
  • Web Apps7 years
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)4 years
  • HTML7 years
  • iOS4 years
San Francisco, United States
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