Saurabh Mathur, Designer in Berlin, Germany
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Saurabh Mathur

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Designer

Location
Berlin, Germany
Toptal Member Since
March 6, 2017

Saurabh is a UX/UI designer with over 14 years of experience—designing for platform-specific iOS and Android apps and the responsive web. He excels at helping with product strategy, micro-copy, and motion prototyping (Principle, Framer). He's also worked with multiplatform scrum teams using the agile approach. In his career, Saurabh's worked at SlideShare (LinkedIn) and Babbel and co-founded two startups in the B2C/B2B space.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Product Design Lead

2018 - 2019
Yunar (a Deutsche Bank Company)
  • Served as a design lead at Yunar, a Deutsche Bank company, building the fastest-growing loyalty app in the fintech space.
  • Managed and mentored a design team in an organization with more than 120 employees in Berlin, Germany.
  • Managed the tools, processes, and collaboration frameworks with product and engineering.
  • Hired and mentored embedded designers in full-stack teams.
  • Built and maintained a comprehensive atomic design component system.
  • Collaborated and communicated with branding to deliver a unified design experience across all user touch-points.
  • Set up and facilitated design sprints and workshops to tackle product challenges from a design perspective.
  • Oversaw the delivery schedules and growth roadmap for the overall design framework at Yunar.
Technologies: User Research, User Testing, Abstracts, Sketch, Figma, Design Sprints, Scrum, Agile, Communication, Branding, UX Design, UX Research, Design Leadership, UX Strategy, Conversational Interfaces, Conversational UX

Lead Product Designer

2018 - 2019
Jetpack
  • Designed a peer-to-peer consumer marketplace native iOS app for campus students (Piloted at Stanford University).
  • Completely overhauled the key user flows and journeys of the app, helped create a brand identity and an extensive Atomic design component system for the mobile apps in Figma.
  • Responsible for product inputs, micro-copy and UI and UX design (wireframes) for the app.
  • Conceptualized and designed engagement and retention patterns in the app via vanity metrics and leaderboards aimed at a younger audience.
  • Built the iOS app on Apple HIG guidelines with the client's CI.
Technologies: iOS, Figma, Sketch, UI Design, Mobile App Design, UX Design, UX Research, UX Strategy, Conversational Interfaces, Conversational UX

Lead Product Designer

2018 - 2019
ZipIQs
  • Designed and managed product for native Android app for a B2B delivery fleet management platform for retailers.
  • Designed and implemented a brand styleguide based on the client's market positioning and competitive landscape.
  • Conducted UX research on involved stakeholders for a deep dive into how the use-case was being served currently, to validate the UX choices that were being made.
  • Created a Material Design-based mobile app UI and interaction design.
  • Designed an Atomic Design component library.
  • Managed the team (a Toptal managed project) as a product manager and collaborated with client and engineering.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, Material Design, Android, Mobile App Design, UI Design, Branding, UX Research, UX Design, UX Strategy, Conversational Interfaces

UX Lead

2017 - 2018
Deliveryhero
  • Led UX design and research at DeliveryHero (Pizza.de), the largest food-tech company in Berlin, Germany on a project to streamline and unify the core back-office B2B apps for order and restaurant management.
  • Audited the UX and created the design and information architecture.
  • Conducted stakeholder interviews and mapped the customer journey all the way to the interaction design.
  • Created the conceptual wireframing, the design system, and high-fidelity UI design for the web apps on a massive ecosystem of 17 legacy web apps; this ecosystem was used by a large group of customer care agents and leaders spread across five functional teams.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, UX Design, User Interviews, UX Research, UX Strategy

Senior Product Designer (Freelance)

2015 - 2016
Babbel
  • Worked as a multi-platform designer for Android, iOS, and the web for Babbel—the world's leading language learning platform.
  • Crafted UX designs and wireframes for mobile and the web.
  • Created static (Principle/InVision) and interactive (Framer) motion prototyping.
  • Crafted designs for the iOS and the responsive web.
  • Worked on micro-copy and tonality.
  • Integrated material design principles for the native Android app design.
  • Created the design for a conversational UI/chatbot.
  • Worked in Google Design sprints and the Agile methodology.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, UXPin, Pixate Studio, Principle, Zeplin, InVision, Sketch, UX Strategy

Design Head | Co-founder | CEO

2014 - 2015
Halfbake
  • Created the user interface and experience design as a co-founder of a B2B SaaS startup.
  • Made a roadmap collaboration and feedback tool for agile teams.
  • Handled the motion prototyping for the web and mobile interactions.
  • Developed the front-end development to ship the MVP.
  • Worked on micro-copy and tonality.
  • Designed branding and chose the typography.
  • Conducted user research and designed the product roadmap.
  • Worked on social media design and pitch-deck designs.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Zeplin, Sketch

Co-founder | CEO | UI/UX Designer

2012 - 2014
Motorpaneer
  • Conceptualized and crafted the product strategy for an extensive B2C technology startup in the automotive space concerning a data-driven, personalized new car recommendation engine.
  • Worked on the branding, typography, and art-direction for Motorpaneer.
  • Conducted user Research.
  • Crafted wireframes and led the visual design.
  • Led the creative direction for the social media design and content.
  • Handled the micro-copy and tonality.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch

UI/UX Designer | Co-founder

2011 - 2012
Noobjob Interactive
  • Led the UI/UX design and development for the web and mobile-based microsites and advergames for FMCG brands like Pepsi, Yahoo, Airtel, Hewlett Packard, Samsung, and Intel.
  • Created Flash animations for advergames and microsites.
  • Developed with ActionScript 3.
  • Handled the micro-copy and tonality.
  • Led the art-direction for illustrations.
Technologies: Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Flash Animation

UI Designer | Flash Engineer

2008 - 2011
SlideShare
  • Worked on the user interface design and development (using Flash and ActionScript 3) for SlideShare (now acquired by LinkedIn)—the world's largest presentation sharing platform.
  • Designed and developed Slideshare's content viewer, video player, and embeddable widgets used by millions of active users every day.
  • Designed the user interface for web-based slide viewers, video player, and embeddable widgets.
  • Developed with ActionScript 3.
  • Handled the micro-copy and tonality.
  • Implemented analytics (Google and other third parties).
Technologies: Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Design Head | Co-founder

2008 - 2008
HashInclude
  • Designed (UI/UX) and developed (Flash and ActionScript 3) campaign microsites and advergames for new media brands like Microsoft, John Players, and ACK Media (India).
  • Crafted the user interface design for microsites and advergames.
  • Developed with ActionScript 3.
  • Worked on Flash animation and motion prototyping.
  • Handled the micro-copy and tonality.
  • Led the art direction for illustrations and branding.
Technologies: Adobe Flash, ActionScript 3, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Flash Animation

Flash Games Designer and Developer

2006 - 2008
Webchutney
  • Designed (UI/UX) and developed (Flash/ActionScript 3) based advergames for FMCG and retail brands such as Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Lay's, Mirinda, Citibank, and others.
  • Crafted the user interface designs for microsites and advergames.
  • Designed Flash animations and motion prototypes.
  • Developed with ActionScript 3.
  • Handled the micro copy and tonality.
  • Led the art directions for branding and illustrations.
Technologies: Flash, ActionScript 3, Adobe Photoshop, Flash Animation

Tools

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, UXPin, Framer Prototyping, Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Principle, Figma, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Flash, Pixate Studio, Illustrator CC

Languages

Charity, ActionScript 3, CSS, HTML5

Platforms

Mobile, iOS, Web, Android, OS X

Industry Expertise

Automotive

Other

Product Design, UI Design, Branding, Mobile App Design, Communication, Design Sprints, User Testing, User Research, Responsive UI, Responsive, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web App Design, Web Design, Mobile Design, B2B2C, B2B, Apps, Web UX, Android UI Design, Android App Design, iOS Design Trends, iOS UI Design, Android Design Guidelines, Web App UI, Typography, UI Animation, iOS App Design, iOS UX Design, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, Social Design, App Design, App UI, B2C, Customer Research, Landing Pages, Landing Page Design, Two-sided Marketplaces, Android Material Design, Mobile App UI, Android Screens, Interaction Design (IxD), Fintech, Donations, Marketplaces, MVP Design, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Rapid Prototyping, User Personas, User Stories, Visual Design, Information Architecture (IA), Responsive Web Apps, Web UI Design, Web UX Design, Dashboard Design, Dashboards, Startups, SaaS, Enterprise SaaS, Information Design, Web App UX, User Experience (UX), Web UI, User Flows, Microcopy, Wireframing, User Journeys, Google Material Design, User Interface (UI), UX Research, UX Design, Marketplace Design, Design Systems, Atomic Design, Material Design, Apple Human Interface, Presentation Design, PowerPoint Design, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), UX Strategy, Conversational Interfaces, Conversational UX, Agile, Scrum, Brand Identity, Motion Graphics, Design Leadership, User Interviews, Abstracts, Game Design, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Mobility, Scooters, Flash Animation

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