Silviu Runceanu, Designer in Remote, France
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Silviu Runceanu

Verified Expert  in Design


Remote, France
Toptal Member Since
May 15, 2019

Silviu is a passionate and multi-disciplined UX/UI senior strategist and designer with 15+ years of experience working on everything from large-scale SaaS platforms to applications for startups and small businesses, building elegant interfaces, easy-to-use flows, and complex visual design languages. He has extensive experience working with remote teams, managing tasks, and liaising between teams.


Work Experience

Head of Product Design (Consultant)

2016 - PRESENT
Paladin Software
  • Designed the company brand, color direction, and overall look and feel.
  • Built up the entire design experience: information architecture, user experience, user interface, and interaction design across all web and mobile apps.
  • Introduced, design, and created visual design language as a standard across all apps.
  • Took charge and oversaw UI development and visual design.
Technologies: Design Systems, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flinto, Zeplin, InVision, Trello, Sketch

Product Designer

2017 - 2019
  • Created the UX/UI strategy and wireframes for both web and mobile native apps.
  • Designed a native cross-platform mobile app and adapted it to the web medium without compromising the smooth experience.
  • Developed a universal cross-device visual design system.
Technologies: Design Systems, InVision, Zeplin, Flinto, Trello, Sketch

Head of Product Design

2014 - 2019
Bent Pixels
  • Redesigned and helped launch a new online presence for the company.
  • Created the company brand book and online-offline presence.
  • Oversaw, operated, and designed company marketing strategy.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Apple Keynote, Microsoft PowerPoint, InVision, Flinto, Zeplin, Axure, Trello, Sketch

Product Designer

2016 - 2018
  • Produced wireframe and prototype experience.
  • Created the web and mobile design concept and strategy.
  • Introduced, created, and designed a cross-device visual design language.
  • Defined and supervised UI development and visual design.
Technologies: Design Systems, InVision, Flinto, Zeplin, Axure, Trello, Sketch

Product and UX/UI Designer

2012 - 2014
X3 - International Awarded Digital Agency
  • Held UX, UI, typography, and digital best practice workshops for the company departments and new interns.
  • Built and designed interactive prototypes and product designs for iOS, material design (Android), and Metro UI (Windows) native apps.
  • Worked closely with the development department for key clients and in-house SaaS platforms.
  • Produced new and maintained existing visual design languages for web apps and mobile apps.
Technologies: Trello, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Freelance Art Director and Senior UX/UI Designer

2009 - 2014
Retina Web Agency
  • Designed the digital and print experience for key clients including Michael Port, Coaches Console, and Certified Coaches.
  • Managed projects and had direct contact with the main agency clients.
  • Implemented workflows and UX/UI best practices.
  • Defined the web and mobile concept and strategy.
Technologies: Sketch, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Web Designer

2007 - 2009
Avantaj Net
  • Led and managed the design department.
  • Worked closely with key company clients like Credit Europe Bank, Pepsi, and Men’s Health.
  • Handled a full-range of graphic design work for both digital and print projects.
  • Contributed to the briefing, planning, wireframing, and design of various SaaS platforms and medium-sized corporate websites.
Technologies: Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Web Designer

2005 - 2007
  • Designed websites and online marketing campaigns for Hostway main clients.
  • Worked on designing and building high-end website templates for key clients.
  • Worked alongside the development teams using emerging technologies.
  • Designed and implemented new eCommerce experiences, updating and improving the checkout flows.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2001 - 2006

Bachelor in Engineering

University Politehnica of Bucharest - Bucharest, Romania

1996 - 2000

Diploma for Associate Programmer in Computer Science

The National College “Ecaterina Teodoroiu” - Targu Jiu


Certified Web Professional - Site Designer (CWP)

The Ministry of Education and Research, Romania


Sketch, InVision Studio, Flinto, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, Trello, Zeplin, InVision, Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote


iOS, Android, Web, Windows, MacOS, Axure

Industry Expertise

Restaurants & Dining, Retail & Wholesale, Real Estate, Media, Hotels & Lodging


Visual Design Language


Wireframing, UI Research, Animation, SaaS, Product Design, Design Systems, Mobile Design, UI Design, UX Design, Branding, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Agile, Dashboards, B2C, B2B, Mobile Apps, Mobile UX, App UI, UX Research, Web Applications, Responsive, iPhone, SaaS Design, Web App UI, Web App UX, UI Design Standards & Best Practices, Mobile App Design, Websites, Interaction Design (IxD), Prototyping, Web App Design, Responsive UI, Responsive Design, UI Guidelines, Innovation, Web UI, Influencers, UX Flows, Illustration, Mobile UI, Publishing, Animated Prototypes, Interactive UI, Brand Books, Logo Design, Website Redesign, Celebrities & Influencers, Presentation Design, Pitch Decks, Web UX, Web UX Design, Startups, User Flows, Responsive Web Apps

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