Tim Pleiko-Izik, Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States
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Tim Pleiko-Izik

Verified Expert  in Design


San Francisco, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 8, 2019

Tim is a product designer with a degree in computer science who focuses on discovering and solving problems based on people's needs. Throughout his career, he's worked in a creative design agency and an IT leader company, switching between mobile, web, and desktop environments. He's a dependable person, a team player, and also a master of time management. To stay on top of the latest trends in design and mobile technology, Tim reads and makes an effort to learn every day.


Work Experience

Senior Product Designer

2019 - PRESENT
  • Worked for AnchorFree which is the producer of Hotspot Shield, the world's best known and most trusted VPN, which has more than 650 million downloads.
  • Designed for iOS, macOS, Android, Windows, and Chrome extension from the ground up.
  • Partnered with product and engineering to identify requirements, use cases, and user journeys for products.
  • Used data collected from research, user testing, and market analysis to create truly user-centric designs.
  • Illustrated and communicated complex design solutions across uses cases by creating process flows, wireframes, motion studies, prototypes, and high-fidelity mockups.
  • Collaborated with engineering throughout the product development life-cycle to iterate on and deliver a user experience that meets the highest quality bar
  • Developed and maintained detailed design documentation including specifications, redlines, and style guides.
  • Used a variety of metrics to analyze and continuously improve the user experience.
Technologies: InVision Studio, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch

Senior UI/UX Designer

2015 - 2018
Awesome Design
  • Created human-centered experiences for different industries including healthcare, enterprise, the blockchain, finance, travel, music, and social media.
  • Worked on projects for companies such as GoFundMe, Intel, Uber, and others.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch

Design Lead

2011 - 2015
  • Worked for Automated-Stores, a company that specializes in the design, technology, software development, and operation of automated retail stores. Automated-Stores technology and services support automated, self-service retail stores located in airports, malls, and other public places.
  • Contributed my design skills to projects for the following clients: LEGO, Bosch, A1 (leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers), La Poste (French national postal services), and others.
  • Created and led the design.
  • Designed unique projects reflecting the culture of different brands.
  • Presented projects for the company's partners.
  • Defended UX design decisions.
  • Mentored and trained junior designers.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop

Product Designer

2008 - 2011
  • Worked for ALEDO, a medical company based in Riga, Latvia (Northern Europe).
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop
2015 - 2015

Diploma in Computer Science

ITALT - Riga, Latvia

2014 - 2014

Diploma in Mobile Development

ITALT - Riga, Latvia


Sketch, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Zeplin, InVision Studio, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Passenger


iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS

Industry Expertise

Transportation & Shipping, Sports, Marketing, Retail & Wholesale




User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Mobile App Design, App Design, Wireframing, Design, User Experience (UX), Chrome Extensions, Web Design, Mobile UX, Web Banner Design, Creative Strategy, Mobile Apps, Public Transportation, App UI, Driving, Cars, Navigation Design, Apps, Medical Applications, Medicine, Reminders, Extreme Sports, Energy Drinks, Sportswear, Sport Branding, TV Sports, App Promotion, Sports & Athletics, Animals, Pet Adoption, Pets, Dogs, Donations, Animal Shelters, Profile Design, Core Foundation, Nonprofits, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Cryptocurrency Payments, Stock Exchange, Stock Trading, Stock Market, Portfolios, Web UI, Online Shops, Online Shopping, Online Store Design, Work Portfolio Design, Company Portfolio Design, Newsfeeds, News, Personalization, eCommerce, Vue

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