Socrates Kolios, Designer in London, United Kingdom
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Socrates Kolios

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Designer

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
April 6, 2018

Socrates is an NN/g-certified UX/UI designer who's comfortable in both agency and in-house roles and a staunch proponent of user-centered design. Socrates has worked on app projects ranging from the web to mobile and desktop. His work with digital products begins with in-depth research and conceptualization to marketing and full product release and upkeep.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Lead Product Designer

2022 - PRESENT
DeepScribe
  • Built a design system with UX guidelines and branded UI components to drive branding and user experience consistency, which is currently used in the web and iOS applications.
  • Collaborated closely with customer success and product teams to collect user insights, perform user testing, and collect data. These insights helped drive new decisions on features and improved user efficiency across all product touchpoints.
  • Performed workshops with the product team to optimize our product development processes from conception to release, leading to better, more organized development sprints and quality assurance with each product release.
Technologies: Agile Sprints, Agile UX, Remote User Testing, UX Workshops, Figma, iOS, Web UX, Web App UI, Voice UI Design, Healthcare, Design Workshops, Desktop App Design, Cloud, Web Applications, User Validation Testing, Surveys, Early-stage Startups, Wireframing, Iterative Design, Responsive Web Apps, Web, User Research, UX Research, Prototyping, Mobile UX, Audits, Heuristics, Visual Design, Product Delivery, Enterprise Systems, Enterprise, Personas, Workflow Diagrams, Design, Web App UX, Slack, Balsamiq, Enterprise Software, Comparable Company Analysis, User Surveys, User Testing, Responsive Design, Web App Design, Lean UX, Digital Product Design, Dashboard Design, iOS UI Design, Front-end, Rapid Prototyping, High-fidelity Mockups, Mobile Design, App UI, MacOS, User-centered Design (UCD), APIs, Design Leadership, Layout Design, UI Components, User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, User Stories, CSS, SaaS, UI Style Guides, Color Theory, Typography, High-fidelity Prototypes, Responsive UX Design, Design Sprints, SCSS, Interactive UI, Dashboards, Software as a Service (SaaS), Data Visualization, Mobile UI, UI Prototyping, Stakeholder Management, Mobile, Communication, Heuristic Review, Mobile UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Navigation Design, Navigation, Navigation Redesign, Taxonomy, Mobile App Design, ChatGPT, Chatbot Conversation Design, Heuristic Analysis, UX Review, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Mobile UX Design, App Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Product Strategy, Discovery Workshops, Workshop Facilitation, Best Practices in Design, Style Guides, Business Intelligence (BI), Health & Wellness, Healthcare IT, Mockups, UX Prototyping, Accessibility, Atomic Design, Cognitive Psychology, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Apps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, Professional Services, MVP Design, Web UI

Lead Product Design Consultant

2022 - 2023
Ki Insurance
  • Conducted a comprehensive audit of the platform's user experience (UX) and user interface (UI), meticulously evaluating its usability, visual appeal, and overall effectiveness.
  • Leveraged the insights gained from the audit to identify and prioritize key areas for improvement, collaboratively developing a roadmap for new initiatives and features in close partnership with product owners and project managers.
  • Undertook a thorough discovery, research, and design process to create a brand-new platform for Ki, ensuring a deep understanding of user needs and pain points to inform the development of user-centered solutions.
  • Employed a design thinking approach, integrating user feedback and iterative testing, to continually enhance the platform's core features, fostering an environment of constant improvement and innovation.
Technologies: Agile Sprints, Figma, Web App UX, Remote User Testing, User Surveys, Prototyping, Fintech, Visual Design, Enterprise Systems, Enterprise, Personas, Workflow Diagrams, Design, Heuristics, Audits, UX Research, Responsive Web Apps, Iterative Design, Web App UI, Early-stage Startups, Slack, Balsamiq, Surveys, User Validation Testing, Enterprise Software, Comparable Company Analysis, User Testing, Responsive Design, Web App Design, Lean UX, Digital Product Design, Dashboard Design, Rapid Prototyping, High-fidelity Mockups, App UI, MacOS, User-centered Design (UCD), Design Leadership, Layout Design, UI Components, User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, User Stories, Branding, SaaS, UI Style Guides, Color Theory, Typography, Landing Page Design, High-fidelity Prototypes, Responsive UX Design, Design Sprints, SCSS, Interactive UI, Dashboards, Finance, Software as a Service (SaaS), Data Visualization, UI Prototyping, Stakeholder Management, Communication, Heuristic Review, Mobile UI Design, Navigation Design, Navigation, Navigation Redesign, Taxonomy, Mobile App Design, Chatbot Conversation Design, Heuristic Analysis, UX Review, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Gamification, App Design, Product Strategy, Discovery Workshops, Workshop Facilitation, Best Practices in Design, Style Guides, Business Intelligence (BI), Mockups, UX Prototyping, Accessibility, Atomic Design, Cognitive Psychology, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Apps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, Professional Services, MVP Design, Web UI, Investments

Lead Product Designer

2021 - 2023
Agnostiq Inc
  • Developed the user experience and interface for Covalent, a platform that leverages quantum computing to manage, deploy, and scale workloads.
  • Collaborated with the product team to identify pain points and improve user journeys through workshops.
  • Built a balanced UI to meet user needs and platform requirements.
  • Created a design system that provides consistency across the platform, making it easier for users to navigate and understand.
  • Collaborated with developers to ensure successful implementation.
Technologies: UI Design, Dashboard Design, Workflow Diagrams, Quantum Computing, Personas, Enterprise, Enterprise Systems, UX Design, Design Systems, Product Design, Product Delivery, Visual Design, Design, Heuristics, Audits, UX Research, Responsive Web Apps, Iterative Design, Web App UI, Web App UX, Early-stage Startups, Slack, Figma, Balsamiq, Surveys, User Validation Testing, Enterprise Software, Comparable Company Analysis, User Surveys, User Testing, Responsive Design, Web App Design, Lean UX, Digital Product Design, Rapid Prototyping, High-fidelity Mockups, App UI, MacOS, User-centered Design (UCD), Design Leadership, Layout Design, UI Components, User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, User Stories, Branding, SaaS, UI Style Guides, Color Theory, Typography, High-fidelity Prototypes, Responsive UX Design, Design Sprints, SCSS, System UI, Interactive UI, Dashboards, Software as a Service (SaaS), Data Visualization, UI Prototyping, Stakeholder Management, Mobile, Communication, Heuristic Review, Mobile UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Navigation Design, Navigation, Navigation Redesign, Taxonomy, Mobile App Design, Heuristic Analysis, UX Review, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, App Design, Information Technology, Product Strategy, Discovery Workshops, Workshop Facilitation, Best Practices in Design, Style Guides, Business Intelligence (BI), Mockups, UX Prototyping, Accessibility, Atomic Design, Cognitive Psychology, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Apps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, Professional Services, MVP Design, Web UI

Principal Product Designer

2020 - 2021
Qatalog
  • Led the restructuring of the design system and developed design handoff and QA capabilities between design and engineering.
  • Gathered business requirements and collaborated with my team to conduct user research and usability testing to deepen our understanding of customer needs.
  • Built several key business features through iterative design thinking methods, including user research, prototyping, and a full product feature launch and support.
Technologies: Figma, Agile Sprints, Slack, APIs, Usability Testing, SaaS Design, Design Systems, SaaS Product Management, Startups, Early-stage Startups, Web Applications, In-app Messaging Systems, Heuristic Evaluation, Wireframe to Product, Web App Design, UI Design, UX Design, User Interface (UI), App UI, Web UX, Low-fidelity Mockups, Agile UX, User Experience (UX), UX Audits, Low-fidelity Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Agile, Product Design, SaaS, UX Workshops, Task Flows, Interaction Design (IxD), Cloud, B2C, B2B, Git, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web & Mobile Applications, Responsive Web Apps, Iterative Design, Web App UI, Web App UX, Design Workshops, Desktop App Design, User Validation Testing, Surveys, Web, User Research, UX Research, Prototyping, Mobile UX, Audits, Heuristics, Visual Design, Product Delivery, Enterprise Systems, Enterprise, Personas, Workflow Diagrams, Design, Balsamiq, Enterprise Software, Comparable Company Analysis, User Surveys, Omnichannel Marketing, User Testing, Responsive Design, iOS, Lean UX, Digital Product Design, Dashboard Design, iOS UI Design, Front-end, Rapid Prototyping, Mobile Design, MacOS, User-centered Design (UCD), Design Leadership, Layout Design, UI Components, User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, User Stories, CSS, Branding, UI Style Guides, Color Theory, Typography, Landing Page Design, High-fidelity Prototypes, Responsive UX Design, Design Sprints, Instant Messaging, SCSS, System UI, Interactive UI, Dashboards, Software as a Service (SaaS), Data Visualization, Mobile UI, UI Prototyping, Stakeholder Management, Mobile, Communication, Heuristic Review, Mobile UI Design, Navigation Design, Navigation, Navigation Redesign, Taxonomy, Mobile App Design, ChatGPT, Chatbot Conversation Design, Heuristic Analysis, UX Review, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Gamification, App Design, Information Technology, Social Media, Product Strategy, Discovery Workshops, Workshop Facilitation, Best Practices in Design, Style Guides, Business Intelligence (BI), Mockups, UX Prototyping, Accessibility, Atomic Design, Cognitive Psychology, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Apps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, Professional Services, MVP Design, Web UI

Senior Product Designer

2019 - 2020
EY
  • Assisted in bringing to life revolutionary tax technology solutions through a human-centric approach.
  • Contributed to the design and building of a digital tax platform.
  • Utilized rapid prototyping and design thinking to bring ideas to life at internal and external client workshops.
  • Collaborated with customers and team members to create an outstanding user experience.
  • Researched and evaluated UI/UX solutions continuously.
  • Coached and encouraged colleagues through constant learning to improve their skills.
Technologies: UX Design, Git, Marvel, Sketch, Figma, SaaS Product Management, Zeppelin, Web Applications, In-app Messaging Systems, Heuristic Evaluation, Wireframe to Product, Web App Design, UI Design, User Interface (UI), App UI, Web UX, Low-fidelity Mockups, Agile UX, User Experience (UX), UX Audits, Usability Testing, SaaS Design, Design Systems, Low-fidelity Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Agile, Product Design, SaaS, UX Workshops, Task Flows, Interaction Design (IxD), Cloud, B2C, B2B, Fintech, Android Design Guidelines, Android, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web & Mobile Applications, Responsive Web Apps, Iterative Design, Web App UI, Web App UX, Web, User Research, UX Research, Prototyping, Mobile UX, Audits, Heuristics, Visual Design, Product Delivery, Enterprise, Personas, Workflow Diagrams, Design, Slack, Balsamiq, Surveys, User Validation Testing, Enterprise Software, Comparable Company Analysis, User Surveys, User Testing, Responsive Design, Lean UX, Digital Product Design, Dashboard Design, iOS UI Design, Front-end, Rapid Prototyping, Mobile Design, MacOS, User-centered Design (UCD), Layout Design, UI Components, User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, User Stories, HTML, CSS, Branding, UI Style Guides, Color Theory, Typography, Landing Page Design, High-fidelity Prototypes, Responsive UX Design, Design Sprints, Instant Messaging, SCSS, Interactive UI, Dashboards, Finance, Software as a Service (SaaS), Data Visualization, Mobile UI, UI Prototyping, Stakeholder Management, Mobile, Communication, Heuristic Review, Mobile UI Design, Navigation Design, Navigation, Navigation Redesign, Taxonomy, Mobile App Design, Chatbot Conversation Design, Heuristic Analysis, UX Review, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Mobile UX Design, App Design, Information Technology, Product Strategy, Discovery Workshops, Workshop Facilitation, Best Practices in Design, Style Guides, Business Intelligence (BI), Mockups, UX Prototyping, Accessibility, Atomic Design, Cognitive Psychology, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Apps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, Professional Services, MVP Design, Web UI, Investments

UI/UX Designer

2016 - 2019
Livedrive
  • Enhanced Livedrive's usability across multiple platforms and products.
  • Created a UX-oriented culture and introduced user research.
  • Designed both web and native (iOS/Android and macOS/Windows) applications.
  • Held all-inclusive UX workshops and led development teams through multiple stories and projects.
  • Developed a design system and core brand guidelines to improve consistency among multiplatform products.
Technologies: UX Design, Git, Sass, HTML5, Balsamiq, InVision, Sketch, Adobe Suite, SaaS Product Management, Startups, APIs, Web Applications, Heuristic Evaluation, Wireframe to Product, Web App Design, UI Design, User Interface (UI), App UI, Mobile Design, Web UX, Low-fidelity Mockups, Agile UX, User Experience (UX), UX Audits, Usability Testing, SaaS Design, Design Systems, Low-fidelity Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Agile, Product Design, SaaS, UX Workshops, Task Flows, Interaction Design (IxD), Cloud, B2C, iOS UI Design, Android UI Design, Android Design Guidelines, Android, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web & Mobile Applications, Responsive Web Apps, Iterative Design, Web App UI, Web App UX, Surveys, Web, User Research, UX Research, Prototyping, Mobile UX, Audits, Heuristics, Visual Design, Product Delivery, Enterprise, Personas, Workflow Diagrams, Design, Early-stage Startups, Slack, Figma, User Validation Testing, Enterprise Software, Comparable Company Analysis, User Surveys, Omnichannel Marketing, User Testing, Responsive Design, Cloud Storage, iOS, Lean UX, Digital Product Design, Dashboard Design, Front-end, Adobe Creative Suite, Rapid Prototyping, MacOS, User-centered Design (UCD), Layout Design, UI Components, User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, User Stories, HTML, CSS, Branding, UI Style Guides, Color Theory, Typography, Landing Page Design, High-fidelity Prototypes, Responsive UX Design, Design Sprints, SCSS, System UI, Interactive UI, Dashboards, Software as a Service (SaaS), Data Visualization, Mobile UI, UI Prototyping, Stakeholder Management, Mobile, Communication, Heuristic Review, Mobile UI Design, Navigation Design, Navigation, Navigation Redesign, Taxonomy, Mobile App Design, Heuristic Analysis, UX Review, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Mobile UX Design, App Design, Information Technology, Product Strategy, Discovery Workshops, Workshop Facilitation, Best Practices in Design, Style Guides, Mockups, UX Prototyping, Accessibility, Atomic Design, Cognitive Psychology, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Apps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, Professional Services, MVP Design, Web UI

Product Designer

2018 - 2018
Upliftr
  • Performed user research and user testing to test, iterate and make suggestions for future implementations and improvements.
  • Implemented several design improvements on the UI of the Upliftr web application based on the data collected.
  • Designed the content and mockups for the Upliftr product website.
  • Provided usability solutions to collect, analyze, and follow up on user feedback.
  • Created unique assets based on research, such as Lean UX Canvas and UX personas to dictate company direction towards the UX.
  • Conducted prioritization workshops to enhance the developer team's Agile board.
Technologies: UX Design, Zeplin, Balsamiq, InVision, Sketch, SaaS Product Management, Startups, Web Applications, In-app Messaging Systems, Heuristic Evaluation, Wireframe to Product, Web App Design, UI Design, User Interface (UI), App UI, Mobile Design, Web UX, Low-fidelity Mockups, Agile UX, User Experience (UX), UX Audits, Usability Testing, SaaS Design, Design Systems, Low-fidelity Prototypes, High-fidelity Mockups, Agile, Product Design, SaaS, UX Workshops, Task Flows, Interaction Design (IxD), Cloud, B2C, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Wireframing, Web & Mobile Applications, Responsive Web Apps, Web App UI, Web App UX, Web, UX Research, Prototyping, Mobile UX, Audits, Heuristics, Product Delivery, Personas, Workflow Diagrams, Design, Early-stage Startups, Slack, Figma, Surveys, User Validation Testing, Comparable Company Analysis, User Surveys, User Testing, Responsive Design, iOS, Lean UX, Digital Product Design, Android Design Guidelines, Front-end, Adobe Creative Suite, Rapid Prototyping, MacOS, User-centered Design (UCD), User Journeys, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, HTML, CSS, Color Theory, Typography, High-fidelity Prototypes, Design Sprints, Instant Messaging, SCSS, Interactive UI, Dashboards, Software as a Service (SaaS), Mobile UI, UI Prototyping, Mobile, Communication, Mobile UI Design, Navigation Design, Navigation, Navigation Redesign, Taxonomy, UX Review, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Mobile UX Design, App Design, Mockups, UX Prototyping, Accessibility, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Apps, Feature Prioritization, UX Wireframes, MVP Design, Web UI

UX/UI Designer

2015 - 2016
We Got POP
  • Provided extensive user experience research for POP’s new online desktop application.
  • Designed parts of the UI and the web app and performed several UX improvements on the search feature.
  • Worked with multiple stakeholders in a startup environment supporting our product, UI, and design operations.
Technologies: UX Design, InVision, Balsamiq, Adobe Suite, SaaS Product Management, Startups, Web Applications, Heuristic Evaluation, Wireframe to Product, Web App Design, UI Design, User Interface (UI), App UI, Web UX, Low-fidelity Mockups, Agile UX, User Experience (UX), UX Audits, Usability Testing, SaaS Design, Web Design, High-fidelity Mockups, Agile, Product Design, SaaS, Task Flows, Cloud, B2C, Web & Mobile Applications, Responsive Web Apps, Web App UI, Web App UX, Early-stage Startups, Web, User Research, UX Research, Product Delivery, Personas, Workflow Diagrams, Design, Slack, Comparable Company Analysis, User Surveys, User Testing, Responsive Design, Lean UX, Digital Product Design, Front-end, Adobe Creative Suite, MacOS, User-centered Design (UCD), Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, HTML, CSS, Color Theory, Typography, High-fidelity Prototypes, Design Sprints, SCSS, Interactive UI, Dashboards, Software as a Service (SaaS), UI Prototyping, Stakeholder Management, Heuristic Review, Navigation Design, Navigation, Navigation Redesign, Taxonomy, Mobile App Design, UX Review, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Mockups, UX Prototyping, Accessibility, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Web UI

Senior Web Designer

2013 - 2015
Adtrak
  • Managed an array of medium-to-small businesses, from brief to full design and web development.
  • Created responsive designs for a range of different industries across the UK, including major construction companies and B2B businesses.
  • Fully developed, tested, and released responsive web projects following the latest technologies and web standards.
Technologies: jQuery, Sass, HTML5, InVision, Adobe Suite, Heuristic Evaluation, UI Design, UX Design, User Interface (UI), Web Design, Mobile Design, Web UX, Agile UX, User Experience (UX), UX Audits, High-fidelity Mockups, B2C, B2B, Marvel App, Web, Visual Design, Product Delivery, Design, Iterative Design, Slack, Comparable Company Analysis, Omnichannel Marketing, Front-end, Adobe Creative Suite, Rapid Prototyping, MacOS, User-centered Design (UCD), User Stories, HTML, CSS, Color Theory, Typography, Landing Page Design, High-fidelity Prototypes, Responsive UX Design, Design Sprints, SCSS, Jekyll, System UI, Interactive UI, Mobile UI, Mobile UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Navigation Design, Navigation, Navigation Redesign, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Mockups, UX Prototyping, Accessibility, User Behavior
2009 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

De Montfort University - Leicester, England

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

Digital Transformation

Boston Consulting Group

OCTOBER 2018 - PRESENT

Design Strategy: Design Thinking for Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship

University of Sydney

APRIL 2017 - PRESENT

NN/g UX Certification

Nielsen Norman Group

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