Olga Uzhykova, Designer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Olga Uzhykova

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 31, 2021

Olha Uzhykova is an award-winning design expert with ten years of experience in the healthcare, fintech, hospitality, and eCommerce industries. Her works have consistently received accolades from industry stalwarts such as the Webby, Red Dot, San Francisco Design Week, Awwwards, and ADCE. Olga grew a client's user base by 51% or 10,000 within five months of launching their app and raised $20 million for another client while managing their team.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Design Director

2018 - PRESENT
Netrix Digital
  • Received over 50 design awards, including Webby, Reddot, Sanfrancisco Design Week, Awwwards, ADC*E, ADC*UA, and Ukrainian Design The Very Best of.
  • Created the design for a mobile app for the Space Needle which reduce the amount of time needed to get photos taken by users decreased from 10-15 minutes to several seconds. As a result, 20% more users started using the new app within a month.
  • Won the San Francisco Design Week award for a project that helped our client, Crisis CleanUp (a work order management platform); it was a web and mobile app to manage volunteer work.
  • Designed and launched a platform used to create illustrations online ITG. It won Red Dot, Webby, SOTD on Awwwards, ARC*E, ADC*UA, and the Ukrainian Design: The Very Best Of.
  • Assisted in growing the design team from one to 17 members.
  • Grew the user base by 51% or 10,000 within five months of launching the online builder app. This has since increased to 12,000 per month.
  • Launched a redesigned version of the Staked app. Beta testing results showed tremendous results: 84.2 % of 597 beta testers labeled their experience as “very good” and “excellent” and 89.5% of users succeeded 100% in usability studies.
  • Launched a new version of the Netrix website which increased conversion 3x. The website won SOTD at the Awwwards.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Miro, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Slack, Web Design, App UI, Design, Web App UX, Healthcare, Web Platforms, SaaS Design, User Flows, UX Research, UX Design, UI Design, Visual Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Branding, Social Media Design, Digital Marketing Design, Mobile App Design, Web Applications, eCommerce, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile First, Art Direction, Data Visualization, Web UI, Landing Pages, Landing Page Design, App Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX)

UI/UX Designer

2018 - 2021
Rallyest
  • Acted as a lead UI/UX designer and was responsible for the overall design direction of the platform for treatment in the behavioral health field.
  • Worked closely with stakeholders and product owners from the client’s side to create cohesive product solutions and strategies for the digital platform in the behavioral health field.
  • Conducted usability testing, interviews and other research methods to create user-centered solutions.
  • Created thoughtful design solutions for the new platform version, including web and mobile applications to improve user experience, introduce new features, and achieve business goals.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, InVision, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Slack, Web Design, App UI, Design, Web App UX, Healthcare, Web Platforms, User Flows, UX Design, UI Design, Visual Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Mobile App Design, Web Applications, Data Visualization, App Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX)

Lead Designer

2018 - 2020
Crisis CleanUp
  • Worked on a free, open-source collaborative work order system that has helped organize 1.2 million volunteers from 1,600+ organizations organize themselves, helping 78,000+ disaster survivors in 130 disasters.
  • Improved by 25% the efficiency of 300,000 volunteers, resulting in more than $126 million in improved service delivery value.
  • Entered this project in a competition and was one of the winners of San Francisco Design Week.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Mobile Design, Prototyping, Web Design, App UI, Design, Web App UX, Web Platforms, User Flows, UX Design, UI Design, Visual Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Mobile App Design, Web Applications, Data Visualization, App Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX)

Lead Designer

2017 - 2018
Life House
  • Built the design department from scratch and managed a design team of five designers while serving as a lead product designer.
  • Was responsible for all design processes and solutions and helped to raise more than $10 million.
  • Assisted Life House to become the fastest-growing startups in the hospitality industry.
  • Created thoughtful design solutions that take into account user goals, business goals, and technology constraints while encouraging iterative experimentation and ideation.
Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Figma, Prototyping, Web Design, App UI, Design, Web App UX, Tourism, User Flows, UX Design, UI Design, Visual Design, Branding, Web Applications, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX)
JANUARY 2022 - PRESENT

Get Your Product Used: Adoption and Appropriation

Interaction Design Foundation

JANUARY 2022 - PRESENT

Google UX Design Professional Certificate

Google

DECEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Design for the 21st Century with Don Norman

Interaction Design Foundation

DECEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

The Ultimate Guide to Visual Perception and Design

Interaction Design Foundation

Tools

Figma, Slack, Sketch, Miro, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Trello, Asana, Jira, InVision

Platforms

iOS, Mobile, Android

Industry Expertise

Healthcare, Fitness, Exercise & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty

Other

Prototyping, Product Design, Web Design, Mobile Design, Design, UX Design, UI Design, Visual Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Branding, Mobile App Design, Web Applications, eCommerce, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile First, Art Direction, Data Visualization, Web UI, Landing Pages, Landing Page Design, Web UX, App Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Mobile Prototypes, Responsive UI, Mobile App UI, Social Media Design, Digital Marketing Design, Consumer Health, App UI, App UX, Apps, Web App UI, Web App UX, Web App Design, Web Platforms, Platform Design, SaaS Design, Workout, Websites, Tourism, UX Flows, Design Systems, Nonprofits, Wireframing, User Flows, User Personas, UX Research, Dashboards, Fitness Trackers, Appointment Booking, Interaction Design (IxD), Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Devices, Construction, Documentation, Web UI Design, Consulting, Creativity, Project Management System (PMS), Property Management, TV

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