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Nick Vyhouski

Nick Vyhouski

Designer
Minsk, Minsk Region, Belarus
Member since January 29, 2016
Nick is a senior UI/UX designer with eight 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. He believes that design is not about deliverables and beautiful pixels but about solving problems and achieving business and user goals.
Nick is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Workplaces
  • SelectStar
  • MeetnGreetMe
  • TravelRecon
  • Vendable
  • Strevus
Employment
  • Co-founder | Product Designer
    2015 - PRESENT
    MeetnGreetMe
    • 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, inbox, and the notification system.
    • Led team meetings.
    • Hired and managed fellow designers.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Pen and Paper, Whiteboard, JIRA
  • Lead UX Designer
    2015 - 2016
    eVote
    • Designed all aspects of the multi-channel experience of eVote voting platform.
    • Defined the core concept, designed core flows, and interactions.
    • Developed eVote's visual style across web and mobile platforms.
    • Designed iOS and Android mobile applications.
    • Created high-fidelity wireframes, screen flows, and specifications.
    • Built creative concepts, sketches, diagrams, and storyboards for stakeholders and developers.
    Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Balsamiq, Real Pen and Paper
Other Experience
  • Everything You Need to Know about UX Sketching (Publication)
    UX sketching is a crucial, yet often overlooked, aspect of user-experience design. Sketching is a very efficient way of communicating design ideas while allowing designers to try out a multitude of options and iterate them before settling on one. In this post, Toptal Freelance Designer Nick Vyhouski explains UX sketching step by step and outlines a range of tips and techniques used by leading designers.
  • 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.
Education
  • 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
Experience
  • Startups8 years
  • User Interface (UI)8 years
  • User Experience (UX)7 years
  • Prototyping5 years
  • Sketch3 years
Tools
  • Sketch
Minsk, Minsk Region, Belarus
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