Matthew Mandravelis, Designer in New York, NY, United States
Matthew Mandravelis

Designer in New York, NY, United States

Member since March 23, 2016
Matthew is a 30-times, award-winning, lead-product UX/UI designer, advisor, and creative director with more than twelve years of hands-on experience. He's worked with leading Fortune 500 brands and startups, including Disney, Samsung, Sony, Adidas, BMW, Lufthansa, to bring impact via innovation. Matthew's mission is to deliver the most efficient, engaging, innovative, and high-quality experience with an emphasis on user experience.
Matthew is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Freelance Lead-Product UX/UI Designer, Advisor, and Creative Director

    2017 - 2020
    Clients (via Toptal)
    • Led product design for dozens of projects (B2B/B2C, SaaS, fintech, healthcare, medicare, travel & leisure, food, education, retail, and social products), serving established corporations and exciting startups by following a user-centered design approach (UX/UI), intensive design thinking, prototyping, and testing.
    • Championed UX/UI improvements to existing products (web & mobile apps, responsive websites, and wearables) as well as getting involved in a very early project phase, handling the work during the entire product cycle—from concept to final execution while working hand-to-hand with PMs and Engineers.
    • Conducted competitive and comparative analysis, user and customer interviews synthesized results and defined requirements for various products in different stages to validate user experience and business sustainability.
    • Outlined critical paths in the user journeys and discovered bottlenecks that inhibit the user's experience while ideated on core concepts through highly interactive design prototypes.
    Technologies: Whiteboarding, Google Analytics, Asana, Trello, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Zoom, Miro, OptimalWorkshop, UserZoom, Validately, Zeplin, Anima, InVision, Framer, Sketch, Figma, Google, Adobe Experience Design (XD)
  • Freelance Lead-Product UX/UI Designer, Advisor, and Creative Director

    2015 - 2020
    Self-employed
    • Helped design dozens of new digital products for Fortune 500 executive brands and global startups. Provided services include UX research, product strategy, design thinking, ideation, product design, and implementation.
    • Designed specific outputs for different industries, included mockups, interactive products, heuristic evaluations, user personas, empathy maps, multi-variant testing, interactive prototypes, animations, and videos.
    • Implemented UX research practices include multiple variant testing, A/B testing, usability testing, observation, system usability scale, user flows, user journeys, and storyboarding.
    • Worked as a sole product designer for top-tier European VC firm and collaborated closely with PMs and engineers with an agile process, funding of $164 million.
    • Led the product design (UX/UI for a web platform and mobile app; both Android and iOS) of JOBSbnb, an innovative premium talent-human resources Marketplace that addresses the tourism and catering industry needs for permanent or urgent hiring of personnel at all specialties. It won two silver awards during the Mobile Excellence Awards 2019 for digital innovation through the mobile & innovative mobile application/startup company 2019.
    Technologies: Whiteboarding, Google Analytics, Asana, Trello, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Zoom, Miro, OptimalWorkshop, UserZoom, Validately, Zeplin, Anima, InVision, Framer, Sketch, Figma, Google, Adobe Experience Design (XD)

Education

  • Diploma in Technical Network Engineer in Computer Systems and Networking
    2005 - 2007
    Public Institution of Vocational Education - Kozani, Greece

Certifications

  • Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology
    OCTOBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Udemy | Achology Certified
  • Mobile User Experience with Honors in UX Design
    OCTOBER 2020 - PRESENT
    IDF | Interaction Design Foundation
  • Gamification: Motivation Psychology & The Art of Engagement
    OCTOBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Udemy
  • Fast and Rigorous User Personas
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - PRESENT
    CXL Institute
  • Master Digital Product Design: UX Research & UI Design
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Udemy
  • Data Science: Visualization
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    Harvard University | via edX

Experience

Location

New York, NY, United States

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