Sam Nissinen

Sam Nissinen

Designer
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania
Member since September 7, 2017
Sam is a full-stack designer who's spent the past nine years occupying both production and executive design roles with extensive experience taking full ownership of design projects. Focusing on UX, research, UI, interactions, he's also very comfortable with copywriting and branding. Having worked with both startups and enterprise clients during his career, Sam always keeps the bigger picture in mind when working on a project.
Sam is now available for hire
Portfolio
Digital Design
  • Social Adventures App Prototype
    Social Adventures App Prototype
  • Fitness Sessions On-demand Mobile App
    Fitness Sessions On-demand Mobile App
  • Gamified Mobile Payments App Prototype
    Gamified Mobile Payments App Prototype
  • Ride-sharing App for Women
    Ride-sharing App for Women
  • Responsive Website and App Concept for an Insurtech Company
    Responsive Website and App Concept for an Insurtech Company
  • Responsive eCommerce Website for a Premium Vitamin Brand
    Responsive eCommerce Website for a Premium Vitamin Brand
Employment
  • Founder
    2017 - 2019
    Foundium
    • Created a rapid idea validation program designed to generate real market feedback.
    • Helped tens of founders to test their ideas.
    • Analyzed data gathered from website usage, advertisements, and general feedback.
    • Handled all of the design, branding, and marketing for the business.
    • Worked on both digital products and retail ideas.
    Technologies: Figma, InVision, Photoshop, Sketch, Principle, UXPin, ProtoPie, Webflow
  • Co-founder | Chief Design Officer
    2015 - 2017
    Hyper
    • Worked as part of a founding team that bootstrapped the company from 0 to $1.5 million revenue in 18 months.
    • Hired and managed a team of 20 onsite individuals and 40+ remote designers; also set up an offshore office. Reviewed over 500 candidates and interviewed over 100.
    • Fully designed Kubo and did all the UX, branding, and design concepts for Shebah; both projects won Gold in the World Tech Design Awards.
    • Prototyped over 25 ideas.
    • Worked with over 50 founders to validate their ideas.
    • Conceptualized, created workflows for and managed the strategy and execution of a pre-revenue prototyping and capital raising program.
    Technologies: InVision, Photoshop, Figma, Sketch, Principle, ProtoPie
Experience
  • User Interface (UI)9 years
  • User Experience (UX)9 years
  • Web9 years
  • Interaction Design (IxD)7 years
  • Gamification7 years

Location

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania

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