Szandra Karakai, Designer in Budapest, Hungary
Szandra Karakai

Designer in Budapest, Hungary

Member since June 3, 2019
Szandra is passionate about creating innovative designs that users love. She has worked at LogMeIn, where she redesigned newly acquired products, and co-founded Rollet, a startup that revolutionizes the parking industry. Szandra principally focuses on cutting-edge technology and mobile application design in which she has extensive experience.
Szandra is now available for hire

Employment

  • Designer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Freelance Designer
    • Conducted client interviews, carried out research, and created the visual identity, branding, and logo design for both startups and individuals.
    • Designed mobile apps for MVPs, individuals, startups, and hobby project makers.
    • Created graphic design, illustration, and iconography for mobile apps and websites.
    • Constructed responsive web design for landing pages, created MVPs, performed UX research and information architecture as well as UX and UI design and redesign for existing web pages for small companies, startups, and individuals.
    Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Affinity Designer, Abstract, Zeplin, InVision
  • Product Designer

    2019 - 2021
    BlackRock
    • Created design concepts spanning across several phases that introduce new features to the existing product.
    • Maintained high accessibility standards, following the iShares.com team’s accessibility guidelines.
    • Aligned with stakeholders inside and outside the team to ensure the design concepts were in tune with the overall strategy; coordinated with the development team to ensure feasibility and smooth handover to design deliverables.
    • Leveraged design critique, revised, and performed brainstormed sessions inside and across teams to increase quality throughout the design process.
    • Conducted user tests and iterated on designs based on test findings to maximize usability and client satisfaction.
    • Emphasized minimizing the difference between the experiences across breakpoints and utilized the design system foundations to ensure development costs were kept relatively low.
    • Ensured all relevant regions and regional differences were adequately covered by design concepts.
    • Maintained a mobile-first approach and aimed to design solutions that would be re-used for future breakpoints.
    • Relied on analytics to make data-driven design decisions where possible and paved the way for future metrics by supporting the creation of analytics events of new features.
    Technologies: InVision, Sketch 4, Usertesting.com

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology
    2006 - 2010
    Eötvös Loránd University - Budapest, Hungary

Certifications

  • User Experience Designer
    DECEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
    Xlabs Inc.

Experience

Tools

Location

Budapest, Hungary

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