Nassos Kappa, Designer in London, United Kingdom
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Nassos Kappa

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Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
January 18, 2021

Nassos is a sought-after product designer and design director with 20 years of experience in branding and interface design. He brings human-centered design from concept to validation and information architecture and from user experience to interface design and marketing, managing costs and risks. Nassos' multifaceted work is at the forefront of innovation, balancing design, technology, and digital culture to develop products and services that deliver positive social impact.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Product Design Lead

2021 - 2023
Kantan
  • Improved the team's performance and the app's experience with a new scalable design system.
  • Scaled and managed the design team to support Kantan's products in three different squads.
  • Delivered a POC to expand the business to a marketplace and supported Kantan's expansion nationwide.
  • Supported Kantan in growing their weekly active users by 30%.
  • Enhanced the brand and communication visual language.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Miro, Mockups, Creative Direction, Product Design, Design Direction, UX Design, UI Design, Product Branding, Web Design, Mobile App Design, UI Animation, Branding, App Design, Animated Prototypes, Web App Design, User Experience (UX), Wireframing, User Journeys, MVP Design, Product Vision, User Interface (UI), User Flows, Data Visualization, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, Dashboards, Visual Design, Best Practices in Design, UI Components, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Responsive UI, Information Architecture (IA), UI Templates, Prototyping, User Testing, Sitemaps, Design Systems, Web UX, Web UI, Design, Dashboard Design, Collaborative Design, B2C, B2B, User Stories, Use Cases, Workshops, Mobile Design, Apps, Roadmaps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, UX Strategy, Responsive Web Apps, Rapid Prototyping, Design Leadership, Product Roadmaps, WCAG 2, Atomic Design, Brand Guidelines, Art Direction, Interactive Prototypes, Graphic Design, Collateral Design, Lean UX, Agile UX, Responsive Design, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Design Specifications, Competitive Analysis, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, UX Prototyping, Interactive Design, Usability Heuristics, User-centered Design (UCD), Brand Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Social Networks, SaaS, Leadership, UX Leadership, Geolocation, Design Thinking, UX Research, Market Research, Component Libraries, Websites, Landing Page Design, eCommerce, WordPress, Landing Pages, Collaboration, Enterprise, User Research, Checkout, Product Pages, Mobile, User Interviews, CSS, Squarespace, Layout, UI Libraries, Conversion Rate, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Copywriting, Mobile App UI, AI Design, Interface Design

Design Director, UX Consultant, Founder

2020 - 2021
Bitniks
  • Increased the ROI and user acquisition by redesigning the UX of a product that helps analytics professionals and data scientists by offering a universal data engine to access, analyze, and share complex datasets with any tool at planet scale.
  • Designed a digital platform that helps patients get their prescriptions remotely and quickly, submit an order to the closest pharmacy, and set up notifications easily to follow the prescription alone or with the help of a family member.
  • Served as the UX consultant for the kickstart of a community platform for modern retirees, bringing together members to share in activities and have discussions in a safe and inclusive space.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Miro, Figma, Sketch, Website Redesign, Agency Websites, Creative Direction, Product Design, Design Direction, Product Branding, Web App Design, Marketing, Web Design, Mobile Web, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Layout, Web App UX, Web App UI, Adobe Experience Design (XD), E-shops, Mobile Apps, Responsive, Information Gathering, Mockups, UX Design, UI Design, Mobile App Design, UI Animation, Branding, App Design, Animated Prototypes, User Experience (UX), Wireframing, User Journeys, MVP Design, Product Vision, User Interface (UI), User Flows, Data Visualization, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), UX Audits, Dashboards, CRM Design, Visual Design, Best Practices in Design, UI Components, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Responsive UI, UI Templates, Prototyping, User Testing, Design Systems, Web UI, Design, Dashboard Design, Collaborative Design, B2B, User Stories, Use Cases, Finance, Fintech, Workshops, Mobile Design, Apps, Roadmaps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, UX Strategy, Responsive Web Apps, Rapid Prototyping, Design Leadership, Product Roadmaps, Edtech, WCAG 2, Atomic Design, Brand Guidelines, Art Direction, Logo Design, Interactive Prototypes, Graphic Design, Collateral Design, Lean UX, Agile UX, Responsive Design, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Design Specifications, Competitive Analysis, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, UX Prototyping, Interactive Design, Wireframe.cc, Usability Heuristics, User-centered Design (UCD), Brand Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Social Networks, SaaS, Leadership, UX Leadership, Geolocation, Design Thinking, Social Media Apps, UX Research, Market Research, Component Libraries, Websites, Landing Page Design, eCommerce, WordPress, Landing Pages, Asana, Web 3.0, Collaboration, Enterprise, User Research, Checkout, Product Pages, Travel, Travel & Leisure, Travel Design, Mobile, User Interviews, CSS, HTML, Squarespace, Layout, UI Libraries, Conversion Rate, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Copywriting, Mobile App UI, AI Design, Interface Design

Product Design Lead & Co-founder

2019 - 2020
107% Startup Studio by Concentrix
  • Designed an app that helps families manage their time during the COVID-19 lockdown, educate family members on the best ways to spend their time, and share ideas with everyone. It's under development, but the interest has been proven via research.
  • Created and led the strategy of an app that helped professionals quickly digitize their analog notes and workshop outcomes and manage and export them to the software of their choice, such as Trello or Jira.
  • Collaborated with two other co-founders in leading the design and production of products and the R&D for new business ideas for Concentrix, the parent company.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Sketch, Creative Direction, Product Design, Design Direction, Product Branding, Web App Design, Marketing, Web Design, Mobile Web, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Layout, Web App UX, Web App UI, Figma, Miro, Adobe Experience Design (XD), E-shops, Mobile Apps, Responsive, Information Gathering, Mockups, UX Design, UI Design, Mobile App Design, UI Animation, Branding, App Design, Animated Prototypes, User Experience (UX), Wireframing, User Journeys, MVP Design, Product Vision, User Interface (UI), User Flows, Data Visualization, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Dashboards, Visual Design, Best Practices in Design, UI Components, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Responsive UI, Information Architecture (IA), UI Templates, User Testing, Sitemaps, Design Systems, Web UX, Web UI, Design, Dashboard Design, Collaborative Design, User Stories, Use Cases, Workshops, Mobile Design, Apps, Roadmaps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, UX Strategy, Responsive Web Apps, Rapid Prototyping, Design Leadership, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Product Roadmaps, Edtech, WCAG 2, Atomic Design, Brand Guidelines, Art Direction, Logo Design, Interactive Prototypes, Graphic Design, Collateral Design, Lean UX, Agile UX, Responsive Design, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Design Specifications, Competitive Analysis, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, UX Prototyping, Interactive Design, Wireframe.cc, Usability Heuristics, User-centered Design (UCD), Brand Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Social Networks, SaaS, Web Platforms, Leadership, UX Leadership, Design Thinking, Social Media Apps, UX Research, Market Research, Component Libraries, Websites, Landing Page Design, WordPress, Landing Pages, Asana, Web 3.0, Collaboration, User Research, Checkout, Product Pages, Mobile, User Interviews, CSS, HTML, Squarespace, Layout, UI Libraries, Conversion Rate, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Copywriting, Mobile App UI, AI Design, Interface Design

Global Design Director & Head of Brand

2016 - 2018
Tigerspike (acquired by Concentrix)
  • Redesigned the company's brand, including strategy, mission, messaging, visual identity, and communication strategy, and completely re-engineered how the internal designers worked.
  • Initiated a new digital products department, as the company was only a service provider until then, starting with big data analysis and visualization software, which became the core of Tigerspike's offering.
  • Led and supported global design teams of up to 10 designers, participating in solutions development for major organizations, such as Apple, Emirates, and the United Nations.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Creative Direction, Product Design, Design Direction, Web App Design, Web Design, Mobile Web, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive Layout, Web App UX, Web App UI, Airport Transportation, Big Data, Mobile Apps, Responsive, Information Gathering, Mockups, UX Design, UI Design, Product Branding, Mobile App Design, UI Animation, Branding, App Design, User Experience (UX), Wireframing, User Journeys, MVP Design, Product Vision, User Interface (UI), User Flows, Dashboards, CRM Design, Visual Design, Best Practices in Design, UI Components, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Responsive UI, Information Architecture (IA), UI Templates, Prototyping, User Testing, Sitemaps, Design Systems, Web UX, Web UI, Design, Dashboard Design, Collaborative Design, B2C, B2B, User Stories, Use Cases, Finance, Fintech, Workshops, Mobile Design, Apps, Roadmaps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, UX Strategy, Responsive Web Apps, Rapid Prototyping, Design Leadership, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Product Roadmaps, WCAG 2, Atomic Design, Brand Guidelines, Art Direction, Interactive Prototypes, Graphic Design, Collateral Design, Lean UX, Agile UX, Responsive Design, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, High-fidelity Prototypes, Design Specifications, Competitive Analysis, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, UX Prototyping, Usability Heuristics, User-centered Design (UCD), Brand Design, Interaction Design (IxD), SaaS, Leadership, UX Leadership, Geolocation, Design Thinking, UX Research, Market Research, Component Libraries, Websites, Landing Page Design, eCommerce, WordPress, Landing Pages, Collaboration, Enterprise, User Research, Product Pages, Travel, Travel & Leisure, Travel Design, Mobile, User Interviews, HTML, Layout, UI Libraries, Conversion Rate, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Copywriting, Mobile App UI, Interface Design

Senior Product Designer

2014 - 2016
Tigerspike London
  • Led designers and project teams, usually split on 70% of UX and 30% of UI, successfully delivering solutions and products for clients, including Lloyds Bank, Halifax, BP, Channel 4, The National Health Service, and Nuffield Health.
  • Designed a prototype for VR solutions for architects creating spaces and buildings for children with special needs.
  • Inspired and mentored a global team of designers by conducting workshops set up as local presentations, sharing them as videos, or even traveling to share lessons learned from our most recent projects.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Sketch, Product Design, Web App Design, Web Design, Responsive Layout, Web App UX, Web App UI, Airport Transportation, Big Data, Mobile Apps, Information Gathering, Mockups, Creative Direction, Design Direction, UX Design, UI Design, Product Branding, Mobile App Design, UI Animation, App Design, Animated Prototypes, User Experience (UX), Wireframing, User Journeys, MVP Design, User Interface (UI), User Flows, Data Visualization, CRM Design, Visual Design, Best Practices in Design, UI Components, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Responsive UI, Information Architecture (IA), UI Templates, Prototyping, User Testing, Sitemaps, Design Systems, Web UX, Web UI, Design, Dashboard Design, Collaborative Design, B2C, B2B, User Stories, Use Cases, Finance, Fintech, Workshops, Mobile Design, Apps, Roadmaps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, Rapid Prototyping, Design Leadership, Product Roadmaps, Atomic Design, Brand Guidelines, Art Direction, Logo Design, Interactive Prototypes, Graphic Design, Collateral Design, Agile UX, Responsive Design, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Design Specifications, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, UX Prototyping, Wireframe.cc, Usability Heuristics, User-centered Design (UCD), Interaction Design (IxD), SaaS, Web Platforms, UX Leadership, Geolocation, Design Thinking, Social Media Apps, UX Research, Component Libraries, Websites, Landing Page Design, eCommerce, WordPress, Collaboration, Enterprise, User Research, Checkout, Product Pages, Travel, Travel & Leisure, Travel Design, Mobile, User Interviews, Layout, UI Libraries, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Mobile App UI, Interface Design

Creative Director

2011 - 2014
Ogilvy
  • Led a fully digital group and grew it from two to eight designers in one year.
  • Collaborated with planners, ATL creative directors, copywriters, and PMs on demanding transmedia storytelling projects.
  • Delivered award-winning work for clients like IKEA, Bacardi, Nestle, P&G, Unilever, and FAGE.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Mockups, Creative Direction, Design Direction, UI Design, Web Design, Mobile App Design, Branding, User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Responsive UI, Information Architecture (IA), UI Templates, Sitemaps, Design Systems, Web UX, Web UI, Design, Collaborative Design, UX Wireframes, Design Leadership, Art Direction, Logo Design, Interactive Prototypes, Graphic Design, Collateral Design, High-fidelity Prototypes, Interactive Design, User Experience (UX), User-centered Design (UCD), Brand Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Social Networks, Leadership, Design Thinking, Social Media Apps, Websites, WordPress, Landing Pages, User Research, Checkout, Product Pages, Mobile Design, Mobile, CSS, HTML, Layout, Mobile App UI, Interface Design

Creative Director

2007 - 2009
Tribal DDB Worldwide
  • Joined a small team that kickstarted Tribal DDB in Greece.
  • Grew business and a creative team from 2 to 10 designers.
  • Delivered award-winning designs for Toyota, Vodafone, Dewar's, AXE, Unilever, and Alpha Bank.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Mockups, Creative Direction, Design Direction, UI Design, Web Design, Branding, User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Style Guides, UI Style Guides, Information Architecture (IA), Sitemaps, Web UX, Web UI, Design, Collaborative Design, Design Leadership, Art Direction, Interactive Prototypes, Graphic Design, Collateral Design, High-fidelity Prototypes, Interactive Design, User Experience (UX), User-centered Design (UCD), Brand Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Social Networks, Leadership, Design Thinking, Websites, WordPress, Landing Pages, CSS, HTML, Layout
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