Nikos Pappas, Designer in Athens, Central Athens, Greece
Nikos Pappas

Designer in Athens, Central Athens, Greece

Member since August 16, 2017
Nikos is a senior digital product and service designer, currently based in Athens, Greece. He is passionate about defining, designing, and developing the right product. He fosters deep collaboration between design and engineering and enjoys crafting seamless digital experiences and developing solutions to complex problems by focusing on people.
Nikos is now available for hire

Employment

  • Senior Product Designer

    2018 - PRESENT
    ANIXE - FTI Group
    • Crafted digital experiences for an international audience of thousands of tour operators and travel agents. ANIXE - FTI Group's internet booking engine (IBE), Youtravel.com, supplies accommodation, transfer, and excursion products.
    • Led and coordinated the service design and user experience research activities across key locations and markets, such as Dubai (UAE), London (UK), Malta, and Orlando (US), to ensure that all target audiences’ needs are considered and addressed.
    • Improved the conversion channels on Youtravel.com by designing experiences around users' needs and wants. For instance, by analyzing how users use the company's search module, we decreased the average search time (per task) from 21.2 seconds to 5.35 seconds (-74.8%) and minimized users' average number of attempts to find what they are looking for from 3.4 to 1.8 (-45.9%).
    • Deployed monitoring tools and established processes that provide a clear overview of customers' overall experience with Youtravel's IBE so that our agile teams could promptly detect swifts in the market and/or user behavior and respond quickly.
    • [permanent, full-time position]. FTI Group founded Anixe (see https://www.fti-group.com/en/brands/, https://www.linkedin.com/company/fti-group/), a leading travel technology provider specializing in third-party hotel supplier aggregation and distribution, accelerated search and response, offline rate and availability exports, hotel and room type automated mapping, and high data load and traffic management.
    Technologies: Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Photoshop, Principle, Hotjar, Google Analytics, Metabase
  • Senior Product Designer and Interim Product Owner

    2017 - 2018
    Home Run
    • Defined the product vision for Home Run's partner and shopper web and mobile applications.
    • Designed new processes and crafted new experiences for Home Run's partners.
    • Fostered closer collaboration between product and operations teams to improve two key business metrics: units [collected] per hour (UPH), which soared by 88%, and on-time performance (OTP), which reached 97%.
    • Led the UX, CX, and SD activities for customer-facing and partner products from usability testing to customer journey maps and service blueprinting.
    • Defined and prioritized new features development.
    • Leveraged usability optimization to improve the path to purchase and customer engagement by analyzing users’ behavior and conducting online testing of features, structures, and user interface design approaches to boost conversions. This optimization process led to an impressive 320% conversion increase for certain customer segments.
    • Monitored vital CX-related KPIs (e.g., NPS score, complaints frequency and type, and retention cohorts) to identify improvement opportunities.
    • Designed the final UI elements and organized them into design systems, interactions, and style guidelines.
    • Contributed to creating and executing the campaign for Home Run's successful equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs.
    • Improved Home Run's partner app results for harnessing technology and design thinking to improve operations: UPH soared by 88%, OTP reached 97%, and communication had 65X fewer messages between operations and partners.
    Technologies: Sketch, Adobe Experience Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Zeplin, Principle

Education

  • Master of Arts degree in Digital Communication
    2015 - 2017
    American College of Greece - Athens, Greece
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics
    2008 - 2014
    University of Athens - Athens, Greece

Certifications

  • Managing the Company of the Future
    APRIL 2019 - PRESENT
    London Business School
  • Product Management: Building a Product Roadmap
    FEBRUARY 2019 - PRESENT
    LinkedIn
  • Scrum: Advanced
    MARCH 2018 - PRESENT
    LinkedIn
  • Fostering Innovation
    MARCH 2018 - PRESENT
    LinkedIn
  • Agile Product Owner
    FEBRUARY 2018 - PRESENT
    LinkedIn
  • User Experience
    AUGUST 2016 - PRESENT
    Lynda.com
  • Facebook Blueprint
    JULY 2016 - PRESENT
    Facebook
  • Gamification
    APRIL 2014 - PRESENT
    The Wharton School
  • Art and Inquiry
    AUGUST 2013 - PRESENT
    The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Experience

Location

Athens, Central Athens, Greece

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