Nikola Uzunov, Designer in Varna, Bulgaria
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Nikola Uzunov

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Varna, Bulgaria
Toptal Member Since
November 9, 2017

Nikola is a passionate designer who loves exploring and solving problems. He has over eight years of experience in UI/UX fields, designing for renowned startups and products, successfully leading teams, and managing a local design studio. Nikola strives to create incredibly easy-to-use and intuitive user experiences and designs in his work.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Product Designer

2020 - 2023
Lithic
  • Collaborated with PMs and stakeholders on different projects as the first design hire at the company and worked on everything that a customer could interact with.
  • Designed the UI/UX for an iOS app and a web platform.
  • Created marketing pages and motion designs for specific sections.
  • Produced marketing assets for various platforms and ads and internal and external decks.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, Web Design, User Flows, Fintech, User Interface (UI), Product Design, User Experience (UX), Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile App Design, Mobile Design, Design Systems, User Journeys, Style Guides, UI Components, Landing Page Design, Logo Design, Websites, Web App Design, Web App UI, Marketing Design, Dashboard Design, Website Redesign, UX Wireframes, Layout Design, Slack, Web App UX, Web UI Design, Digital Product Design, Consumer-facing Product Design, Native Mobile Apps, Responsive Web Apps

Founding Designer

2018 - 2020
Stopwatch
  • Built the UI and UX of the MVP for iOS and web platforms.
  • Tested different concepts with the Stopwatch community.
  • Expanded the brand look and feel beyond the original logo.
  • Built pitch decks, supporting materials, and marketing assets for various media channels.
  • Explored ideas for using motion design on both mobile and web platforms.
Technologies: Figma, After Effects CC, Web Design, User Flows, User Interface (UI), Product Design, User Experience (UX), Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile App Design, Mobile Design, Design Systems, User Journeys, Style Guides, UI Components, Landing Page Design, Logo Design, Websites, Web App Design, Web App UI, Graphic Design, Marketing Design, Dashboard Design, Social Media Apps, Website Redesign, UX Wireframes, Layout Design, Slack, Art Direction, Web App UX, Web UI Design, Digital Product Design, Consumer-facing Product Design, Native Mobile Apps, Responsive Web Apps

Creative Director

2015 - 2018
Dtail Studio
  • Solved various UX problems through wireframes that turned into prototypes.
  • Created innovative UI solutions that follow the latest trends and styles.
  • Led a team to create the best possible user experience for world-known products and startups.
  • Conducted client talks and negotiations and led a successful studio-funded project.
  • Managed project tasks and schedules while handling the overall communication with the clients.
Technologies: Teamwork, Adobe CC, Sketch, MockFlow, InVision, Web Design, User Flows, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile App Design, Mobile Design, eCommerce UI, Landing Page Design, Websites, Marketing Design, eCommerce, eCommerce Design, Website Redesign, UX Wireframes, Layout Design, Slack, Project Management, Web App UX, Web UI Design

Founder

2010 - 2015
UnickDesigns
  • Produced creative solutions and experiences for interesting projects using various tools, such as Figma, InVision, Sketch, and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Managed several Instagram accounts. Built products for iOS, Android, and the web.
  • Contributed to projects in fintech, streaming, media, and more.
Technologies: Teamwork, Adobe CC, Sketch, MockFlow, InVision, Web Design, User Flows, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, eCommerce UI, Landing Page Design, Websites, eCommerce, eCommerce Design, Squarespace, Website Redesign, UX Wireframes, Layout Design, Framer Prototyping, Adobe Experience Design (XD), MacOS, Design Direction, Slack, Windows, Project Management, Art Direction, Dental Care, Bio Design, Web App UX, Shopify
2013 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Economics Varna - Varna, Bulgaria

2008 - 2013

Associate's Degree in Computer Science

Technical High School, Varna - Varna, Bulgaria

JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT

Certificate in Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen

Harvard Business School Online

Tools

Photoshop CC, InVision, Sketch, Figma, After Effects CC, Zeplin, Illustrator CC, Slack, Photoshop CC 2019, MockFlow, Adobe CC, Framer Prototyping, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Trello

Platforms

iOS, MacOS, Shopify, OS X, Craft CMS, Windows, Web

Industry Expertise

Marketing

Other

Mobile App Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Landing Page Design, Web UI, Wireframing, iOS App Design, UI Design, Web Design, Art Direction, UX Design, User Interface (UI), Product Design, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile Design, Web App UI, Web App Design, Visual Design, Dashboard Design, Design Systems, Style Guides, UI Components, eCommerce UI, Websites, Component Libraries, Marketing Design, eCommerce Design, Website Redesign, UX Wireframes, Layout Design, Web App UX, Web UI Design, Digital Product Design, Consumer-facing Product Design, Native Mobile Apps, Responsive Web Apps, Design Direction, Prototyping, User Flows, eCommerce, Fintech, User Experience (UX), Market Research, Branding, User Journeys, Logo Design, Graphic Design, B2B, Social Media Apps, Squarespace, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Adobe Experience, Teamwork, App Design, iOS UI Design, App UI, RSS Feeds, Newsfeeds, Apps, UI Prototyping, Instagram Growth, Instagram Marketing, To-do Lists, Writing & Editing, Dental Care, Bio Design, Platform Design, Gaming Platforms, Project Management, Mobile UI, Web Marketing, Brand Strategy, Strategy, UX Strategy, UI Motion, Social Media, Chrome Extensions, Firefox Extensions, Competitive Analysis, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Animation

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