Miklos Philips

Miklos Philips

New York, United States
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Miklos Philips

Miklos Philips

Designer
New York, United States
Member since April 26, 2016
A proponent of user-centered design thinking, Miklos has 16+ years of experience as a principal UX/UI designer in a variety of industries working in both agency and corporate environments. As a "full-stack" user experience designer, he effectively mediates between user needs, business objectives, and technical feasibility. Miklos doesn't follow design trends, but focuses on creating the best user experience possible.
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Portfolio
  • Advertising Tech Platform (B2B) UX Design
  • Advertising Tech Platform (B2B) UX Design Artifacts
  • Onboarding Experience Design
  • SeeFlight | Flight Search Startup UX Design
  • UX/UI Design for Guitar Center
  • Advertising Tech Platform UX/UI Design
Employment
  • Principal User Experience Designer
    Pubmatic
    2015 - 2016
    • Worked on business requirements, user goals, persona definition, and conducted user-research and testing.
    • Redesigned the overall look and feel of the entire platform.
    • Created common component and stencil libraries.
    • Built wireframes and clickable prototypes.
    • Crafted the visual design on SaaS applications.
    • Created extensive UI style guide standards.
    • Led the UX/UI design on this ad-tech B2B enterprise platform.
    Technologies: OmniGraffle, Sketch, InVision, Axure, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Head of User Experience
    SeeFlight
    2015 - 2015
    • Defined project goals with business stakeholders and evaluated technical feasibility.
    • Conducted competitive analyses and drew up recommendations for the product design.
    • Wireframed and prototyped product solutions; conducted moderated user testing to arrive at the optimum solution.
    • Created on-device mockups to enable startup founders to present the final product vision at pitch sessions with potential startup investors.
    • Designed the user experience for the entire product of a flight meta-search startup: desktop, tablet, and mobile.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Sketch, InVision
Other Experience
  • A Rant against Pretty Designs (Publication)
    Often, designers make the mistake of designing apps for their own vanity, focusing on the veneer instead of designing a great user experience. As Steve Jobs once said, "Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like." In this article, Toptal UX Designer Miklos Philips discusses Jobs's point of view and clarifies the importance of designing for people.
  • Design for Emotion to Increase User Engagement (Publication)
    When done well, emotional design increases engagement and can elicit an emotion that will deliver a positive response in users.
  • Anticipatory Design: How to Create Magical User Experiences (Publication)
    In this article, Toptal Designer Miklos Philips explains how to create magical user experiences by creating anticipatory designs. What is anticipatory design? It’s output, without much need for input. A world where our computing machines are designed for interaction methods optimized for humans, not computers. A digital world where we move from user intent that’s deterministic to user intent that's probabilistic.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Visual Design
    Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design - Budapest, Hungary
    1979 - 1981
Experience
  • User Experience (UX)17 years
  • UX Design17 years
  • UX Wireframes16 years
  • User-centered Research10 years
  • OmniGraffle10 years
  • Sketch5 years
  • Axure5 years
  • InVision4 years
Tools
  • InVision
  • Axure
  • OmniGraffle
  • Sketch
New York, United States
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