Olha Bahaieva, Designer in Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
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Olha Bahaieva

Verified Expert  in Design


Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
Toptal Member Since
February 6, 2018

A six-time winner in international corporate web and print design contests, Olha has more than seven years of experience in web and UI/UX design. She is a seven-time top Medium design writer and public speaker. Olha has produced a range of solutions for clients including, Zazmic, Human Agency, Growth Channel, and Gronda. She is also a design course author with over 800,000 views. Olha's mentoring and leadership experience allows her to build quality, user-friendly products.


Work Experience

Lead UX/UI Designer

2021 - PRESENT
  • Conducted the company's online features improvement.
  • Brainstormed product roadmap ideas and implemented the best of them.
  • Handled improving current products and services based on user feedback and conducted testing.
Technologies: Sketch, InVision

Design Writer

2020 - PRESENT
  • Received a seven-time top writer status in design, art, startup, creativity, inspiration, and technology tags.
  • Created over 150 design articles published by top design publications on Medium, Muzli by InVision, and UX Planet.
  • Curated by Medium editors with two top design publications.
  • Gained over 4,000 active followers who read my articles about design daily.
  • Featured by The Startup, Mind Cafe, and other top publications.
  • Interviewed and featured as a Top Medium writer in the Illumination publication.
  • Founded my design publication "UX Designers Club" with over 700 followers.
Technologies: Writing & Editing, Technical Writing

Senior UX/UI Designer

2018 - PRESENT
Toptal Client
  • Improved the onboarding experience for a government incentive startup which included a mobile version. Updated the current dashboard with a more user-friendly design.
  • Conducted user testing and created a new corporate website for a masque sound company that assisted the Super Bowl and other massive events.
  • Redesigned educational web products for a medical and dentistry business.
  • Restructured onboarding steps for a fashion company. Created a universal solution for all unique users and figure shapes.
  • Bootstrapped email designs and marketing assets for a beauty nutrition business.
Technologies: Axure, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch

UX/UI Designer

2017 - PRESENT
  • Improved features for an AI marketing product that has been ongoing since April 2020. Acted as the UI/UX designer at Growth Channel.
  • Created a B2B and B2C marketplace from scratch. Made a promo video for a Kickstarter campaign. The project has been ongoing since September 2018. Engaged as a UI/UX designer at the FamHub Network.
  • Acted as the UI/UX designer at Gamify Wellness from April to June 2019. Created a wellness app with healthcare features.
  • Improved the features for Facebook and Google marketing ad campaigns. Created new features to simplify ad creation. Acted as the UI/UX designer from June to August 2019 at Human Agency.
  • Created a cryptocurrency app and web product for AllForCrypto. Took part as the UI/UX designer from April to May 2019.
  • Designed and prototyped product updates for a startup with over 50,000 users in the hospitality industry. Created a functionality that increased the users' registration speed up to 40%.
  • Performed as the lead UI/UX designer at Gronda from January to March 2019.
  • Wireframed 10 websites for corporate clients. Collaborated with teams of developers and marketers and was the UI/UX designer at Xavinci from May to December 2018.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Hotjar, Maze, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Sketch

Senior UX/UI Designer

2017 - 2018
  • Identified the user needs to be based on the brief and research results.
  • Performed the user experience and user interface design.
  • Generated various UI decisions when creating the app and web products from scratch.
  • Edited and changed existing layouts and designs to improve the UX and UI of the products.
  • Designed the websites and web applications for multiple industries and startups.
Technologies: Axure, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch

Senior Visual Designer

2014 - 2017
  • Designed WordPress themes from scratch according to the clients' brand identity.
  • Developed marketing assets to support business branding, such as business cards, flyers, and presentations.
  • Edited the Envato video templates for business promos.
  • Achieved a silver sponsor status for a company with one of my video works.
  • Visualized 3D objects and scenes for a furniture business.
Technologies: 3ds Max, CorelDRAW, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Visual Designer

2013 - 2014
Lux Design Studio
  • Created over 50 designs for press according to client brand identity, including business cards, flyers, brochures, magazines.
  • Designed a magazine with over 100 pages for a door business.
  • Collaborated face to face with clients on an hourly basis. During this time, I created marketing designs according to their brand and personal wishes.
  • Created a unique brochure design for a dancing and fighting business.
Technologies: CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
2008 - 2013

Specialist Degree in Design

Kharkiv State Academy of Design & Arts - Kharkiv, Ukraine


Beyond Usability: Learn the User Research Toolkit



How to Design & Prototype in Adobe XD



How to Record & Edit Video Content


AUGUST 2018 - AUGUST 2020


British Council


Web Design and HTML Fundamentals

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