Nick Skitev, Designer in New York, NY, United States
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Nick Skitev

Verified Expert  in Design


New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 14, 2017

Nick has seven years of experience as a Product Designer for online services, and as a Product Manager aligning roadmaps across teams using project management tools such as Jira and Confluence. He has the ability to think both strategically and tactically in a fast-paced environment, facilitating product sessions, conducting story-mappings, and creating and prioritizing user stories.


Work Experience

Senior Product Manager / Designer

2014 - 2017
  • Launched and improved several strategic monetization products including an internal advertising system and subscriptions.
  • Initiated and managed an innovative product to transform the business model from an online classified to a marketplace.
  • Created and managed roadmap for all payment products.
  • Successfully implemented 3 new payment methods.
  • Executed several A/B tests with real users increasing the average conversion rate by 15%.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch

UX Designer

2013 - 2014
  • Built new back office system for paid services and advertising management from scratch to replace legacy system.
  • Spearheaded SCRUM process integration.
  • Automated on-boarding and sales processes from manual work.
  • Collaborated with product owner and software engineers to determine common goals.
Technologies: OmniGraffle, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Axure

UX Designer

2011 - 2012
  • Analyzed requirements for the product.
  • Created technical documentation.
  • Built prototypes and mockups for development.
Technologies: OmniGraffle, Axure
2015 - 2017

Master of Business Administration Degree in Design

London Metropolitan University - London, UK

2004 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology - Moscow, Russia


Jira, Sketch, InVision, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle


HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Industry Expertise

Banking & Finance


Axure, iOS, WordPress


User Stories, Product Management, Story Mapping, Usability, UX Research, Marketplace Design, Fintech, Payment Gateways, Money Transfers, Personal Finance, Mobile Wallet, Balanced Payments API, Classifieds Submissions, Marketplaces, Transactions, Credit Card Processing, Stripe Payments, BrainTree, PayPal, Administration, Dashboards, Machine Learning, Airbnb, Booking, Location Services, Coworking, iPad, iPhone, App Reviews, Nonprofits, Responsive, Donations, eCommerce, Conversion Rate, Customer Success, Interviews, Usability Testing

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