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