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Luboš Volkov

Luboš Volkov

Prague, Czech Republic
Member since April 22, 2015
Luboš is Toptal's Lead Product Designer, and along with his team has led all design initiatives at Toptal since 2012. He writes frequently about the design industry, how to optimize design workflows to deliver better results on time, remote collaboration best practices, and more. He is driven both by beauty and business functionality in all of his designs.
Luboš is now available for hire
  • Lead Visual Designer
    2012 - PRESENT
    Toptal, LLC
    • Responsible for product design, working with a team of four front-end developers on internal core products and side projects. Toptal, funded three years ago in the Bay Area, is the network connecting top developers all over the world with top companies like Airbnb, Axel Springer, Artsy, IDEO, Samsung, and many more. I have never worked in such a great environment before.
    Technologies: Adobe
  • Lead Product Designer
    2012 - 2013
    • Contributed to the development efforts of a ten-person distributed team, working on Pinerly's social platform. Pinerly was part of a plug-and-play accelerator used by over 500 startups. My job was to take care of every aspect of the product design, both web and mobile.
    Technologies: Adobe, Mac
Other Experience
  • Design In A Remote Setting: A Toptal Design Talk (Publication)
    Without an office manager, or shift supervisor to look over your shoulder, or set your schedule for you, design in a remote setting can be difficult for some to manage. As well, for those who use the freedom that remote work offers, how can one ensure to find a healthy balance between life, fun and of course work? In this article, Toptal Technical Editor Kent Mundle discusses strategies for designing in a remote setting with Lubos Volkov, Toptal Lead Designer. Lubos explains the importance of good planning, a strong will, but also the ability to break the rules and get outside when the world calls you.
  • 2016 Design Trends: New Tools, More Automation, Full Stack Design (Publication)
    2016 design trends are an evolution and extension of existing design languages and patterns. We are not reinventing the wheel this year, so this leaves room for innovative designs based on familiar building blocks. However, while the underlying basics remain unchanged, designers will have to master new skills and employ new tools to keep up. In this post, Toptal Lead Designer Lubos Volkov lists a number of design trends that are likely to mark 2016. These industry trends are not limited to visual appearance or the advent of new tools. Some of them could potentially redefine our understanding of what it means to be a designer.
  • Batchelor's degree in Electromechanics
    2007 - 2011
    SPŠE Pardubice - Czech Repblic
  • User Experience (UX)8 years
  • User Interface (UI)7 years
  • Icon Design7 years
  • Design7 years
  • Adobe InDesign5 years
  • Adobe Illustrator5 years
  • Adobe Photoshop5 years
  • Illustration5 years
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
Prague, Czech Republic
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