Steven Ligatsa, Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Steven Ligatsa

Verified Expert  in Design


Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
June 13, 2016

Steven is an established UX designer with over ten years of experience. Being an expert in devising seamless end-to-end customer journeys through thoughtful design, his passion lies in developing a product concept and experience strategy into a human-centered product. Previously, Steven was a key player in Disney Interactive's social experience team, where he was granted a US patent for his work. He currently leads iVirtual's human design team and oversees their products' UX design.


Work Experience

Senior UI/UX Designer

2011 - PRESENT
  • Designed admin and data-heavy dashboard platforms for multiple clients in multiple industries.
  • Designed the complete UI and UX of a web (responsive) platform for Found My Fitness (medical sector).
  • Designed the complete UI and UX of Goal Goodies (crowdfunding).
  • Designed the corporate landing and home pages for Interlink.
  • Designed a platform for medical insurance billing processing with machine learning.
  • Design the branding identity system and website for Alpha Hotel.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch

Principal UI/UX Designer

2017 - 2020
  • Turned the founder’s initial concept into rough wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes.
  • Built and implemented the design system library based on the company's brand guidelines.
  • Designed the complete end-to-end experience of the product. This includes websites, web apps, mobile apps, the internal dashboard, B2B dashboards, and presentation material.
Technologies: UX Design, User Interface (UI), Fintech, Loans & Lending, Web Design, Dashboards, Sketch, Figma

UI/UX Designer

2011 - 2013
Disney Interactive
  • Designed and rapidly prototyped the UI/UX for the Disney desktop and mobile social apps.
  • Enabled key features in prototyped apps, like avatars, chat, friends, like button, autocorrect, news feed, and mobile.
  • Received a US patent, US9183195 B2, for designing the UI and UX concept for autocorrection that supports the phrase-autocomplete function, which is essential in Disney products for children, such as Club Penguin.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2008 - 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

ArtCenter College of Design - Pasadena, CA, USA

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