Nick is a senior UI/UX designer with ten years of professional experience specializing in designing applications for startups. He is used to working remotely and has his tools and processes tailored to meet the demands of a fast-paced lean workflow and an unpredictable startup environment. Nick believes that design is not about deliverables and beautiful pixels but about solving problems and achieving business and user goals.
Worked closely with the leadership and the engineering teams on client projects and internal tools.
Technologies: InVision, Pen & Paper, Figma
Co-founder | Product Designer
2015 - PRESENT
Managed and was responsible for all aspects of product design, starting from gathering requirements and competitor research to running ideation workshops with the team, conducting design QA and usability testing.
Defined the overall concept and designed the overall experience of the two-sided marketplace.
Created the overall visual direction of the platform.
Designed the core elements of the key components of the platform such as onboarding, the inbox, and the notification system.
Led team meetings. Hired and managed fellow designers.
UX sketching is a crucial, yet often overlooked, aspect of UX design. It’s a very efficient way of communicating design while allowing designers to iterate multiple ideas before settling on one.
Nick is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program.
This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high
quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are
looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Nick
shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every
week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making
it in the industry.
Bachelor's degree in Media and Communication: Visual Culture
2009 - 2016
European Humanities University - Vilnius, Lithuania
Completed credits towards a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Design
2007 - 2008
Institute of Modern Knowledge - Minsk, Belarus
Completed credits towards a bachelor's degree in Marketing
2005 - 2006
Belarus State Economic University - Minsk, Belarus