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Ivan Annikov

Ivan Annikov

San Francisco, CA, United States
Member since October 24, 2015
Ivan has been working at Silicon Valley startups since 2011. His core competencies are in UX, interaction, and UI design of both web and mobile software products. In the past 4 years, he's been primarily focusing on the UX/UI design of SaaS products for the enterprise. Ivan also helps his clients with design and development of marketing sites, including sites built on WordPress and Webflow.
Ivan is now available for hire
  • Lead Product Designer
    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
    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.
  • 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
  • User Experience (UX)8 years
  • Web Apps7 years
  • SaaS4 years
  • InVision4 years
  • Sketch3 years
  • Sketch
  • InVision
San Francisco, CA, United States
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