Tamaz Murguliya, Designer in Tbilisi, Georgia
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Tamaz Murguliya

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Designer

Location
Tbilisi, Georgia
Toptal Member Since
May 30, 2019

Tamaz is a UX designer and product executive with 17 years of experience in UX and visual design. His expertise lies in cross-functional UX across several fields, including web and mobile app design and UX in VR experiences. His work has won Gamescom's "Best VR/AR Game" award and was a nominee for the VR Awards' "Best VR Experience of the Year." Tamaz has also found success in the Grand Prix Appy Awards and the World Summit Awards Mobile, and his work has been featured in the Google Play Store.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Founder, UX Director

2015 - PRESENT
UXTM
  • Led a remarkable team of professionals with combined expertise in product design and user interface, specializing in non-trivial UX tasks to manage complex projects.
  • Handled the studio's most complicated projects as a lead designer.
  • Designed one-of-a-kind apps, interlinking VR and healthcare, and gaming.
Technologies: InVision, Principle, Figma, Sketch, Adobe, UI Design, Virtual Reality (VR), Wireframing, Art Direction, App UI, UX Design, User Journey Maps, iOS, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Web UI, Websites, Mobile Design, Android, Mobile eCommerce

UX and Art Director

2019 - 2023
Bulberry
  • Designed the UI and UX, shaping the overall art style for the studio's flagship mobile game project Wargard.
  • Built the studio's brand identity, including logo, color palette, and website.
  • Came up with gameplay and lore ideas that helped build a better user experience.
Technologies: Figma, Art Direction, App UI, UX Design, User Journey Maps, iOS, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Web UI, Mobile Design, Android

Cheif Experience Officer

2016 - 2019
VRTech Global: Neurogaming
  • Managed the project, oversaw the art direction and creative and user experience design for the biggest VR production house in Europe. We shaped the entire network of VR arcade halls, and established the production of VR content for them.
  • Released 13 pieces of content in under two years, one of which has been acknowledged and licensed by a AAA worldwide title as the VR part of the highly successful World of Tanks VR game.
  • Won the Best VR/AR Game of Gamescom in 2018, and was the VR Awards' Best Out-of-home VR Experience of the Year nominee.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Figma, InVision, Sketch, UI Design, Virtual Reality (VR), Wireframing, Art Direction, App UI, UX Design

Design Director

2013 - 2016
NPTV
  • Grew a small startup under the UNDEV umbrella, into an innovative cloud-based interactive media platform.
  • Directed the designing process of the company ecosystem, including user experience across various devices, interaction patterns, and product features. Created guidelines for all third-party applications.
  • Achieved many firsts, such as designing the company's first-ever mock-ups and prototypes and supervising NPTV's design studio, located in the city of London.
Technologies: Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, UI Design, Wireframing, Art Direction, App UI, UX Design, User Journey Maps, iOS, tvOS UI, Web UI, Websites, Mobile Design, Android, Mobile eCommerce

UX and UI Designer, Art Director

2012 - 2013
News360
  • Developed and expanded the design concepts of a highly sophisticated aggregator of news and information.
  • Led the team in enhancing the reading experience and re-designed the Android and WinMobile applications.
  • Received the award for "Best News App of 2013" by the Appy Awards.
  • Featured in "News and Editors Choice" on the Google Play Store in 2013.
  • Won in the Media and News category of the UN World Summit Award Mobile (WSA-mobile) in 2012, and the Grand Prix Appy Awards in News in 2012.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Wireframing, Art Direction, App UI, UX Design, User Journey Maps, iOS, Web UI, Mobile Design, Android

Art Director

2010 - 2011
Undev
  • Designed the prototype of a Cloud-based TV platform that was later expanded to NPTV–a stunning interactive platform.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, UI Design, Art Direction, App UI, UX Design, User Journey Maps, iOS, tvOS UI, Web UI, Websites, Mobile Design, Android

Art Director and Head of the Creative Group

2006 - 2010
FCBi
  • Assisted the CEO in transforming the Media Arts holding department into an independently operating digital agency.
Technologies: Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction

Designer, Art Director

2002 - 2006
Web-Masterskaya
  • Designed various projects, spanning from websites to extremely non-trivial UI through which I developed an in-depth understanding of UI specialization. My work helped win our first international award: Pobediteli.ru—the UN World Summit Award in E-Culture in 2005.
Technologies: Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, UX Design, User Journey Maps, iOS, Web UI, Mobile eCommerce
2008 - 2010

Diploma in Visual Communications

British Higher School of Art and Design - Moscow, Russia

1997 - 2004

Master's Degree in Information Technology

Bauman Moscow State Technical University (MSTU) - Moscow, Russia

Tools

Sketch, Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Principle, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Flash, Adobe

Platforms

iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, Adobe Suite

Industry Expertise

Games, Healthcare, Health, Health & Wellness, Transportation & Shipping

Other

Web UI, Virtual Reality (VR), Art Direction, App UI, App UX, UI Prototyping, UI Design, UX Design, Web Design, Wireframing, User Journey Maps, tvOS UI, User Experience (UX), Websites, Mobile Design, Mobile eCommerce, Animated Prototypes, Animation, User Interface (UI), Web UX, Gaming Platforms, In-app Purchases, Wireframe to Product, Creative Design, Investment Banking, Financial UX, Animated Interactions, iPhone, Communication, Mobile Platforms, Prototyping, Wellness, Conversational UI, Personal Assistance, Mobile Web, Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Home Entertainment, Responsive Design, Cargo & Shipping, Platforms, Online Delivery, Visual Communication, Information Systems

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