Valeria Nyman, Designer in Lisbon, Portugal
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Valeria Nyman

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Product Designer

Lisbon, Portugal
Toptal Member Since
November 28, 2017

Valeria is a UX designer who translates business goals into user satisfaction. She believes at the core of every successful product is a user-oriented strategy. Being inspired by innovation, Valeria enjoys dealing with new tools and methods. Valeria works proactively, and beyond mere practical execution, she can also assist in the actual definition of the requirements early on throughout the project.


Work Experience

Product Designer

2019 - PRESENT
Various Clients (via Toptal)
  • Designed the information architecture, user flows, and high- and low-fidelity mockups for a complex dashboard-based SaaS app.
  • Created the ready-for-production UI components libraries for various web and mobile design projects.
  • Developed fitness social media app mockups (Sketch) and a functioning prototype (InVision) in close collaboration with the development team.
  • Crafted a functional high-fidelity prototype of a social media app ready to be presented to investors (Figma).
Technologies: Sketch, Figma

Product Designer

2020 - 2020
  • Created user flows and wireframes for an updated version of the app.
  • Built a new UI and components library used by Flutter developers.
  • Designed new visual icons, achievement badges, and onboarding illustrations.
  • Created a high-fidelity interactive prototype (InVision).
  • Composed the app documentation and led the client communication in German.
  • Designed and implemented the visual functionality for the gamification.
Technologies: Sketch

UX/UI Designer

2018 - 2019
Various Clients (via Toptal)
  • Created a survey-based app MVP mockups: prepared testing scenarios and several iterations of high-fidelity clickable prototypes.
  • Redesigned a customer-facing site for a restaurant delivery CMS; also crafted a scalable design system.
  • Designed an eCommerce web platform; including high-fidelity mockups for the product list, product page, cart, and order confirmation.
  • Refined user flows and information architecture for one of the biggest in Northern America retailer chain. Worked with the client's UX research team to evaluate and redesign the navigation structure.
  • Crafted user flows and a clickable prototype for an IoT app's MVP.
Technologies: Google Material Design, Sketch

UX Designer

2017 - 2017
  • Developed a UX concept for a typography community at
  • Closely collaborated with stakeholders and analysts to define project requirements and customer needs.
  • Created and tested multiple design ideas via several iterations.
  • Formulated a strategy for integrating existing social media channels in the community.
  • Analyzed existing touch points: blog, newsletter, and forum.
  • Also worked out a strategy to gradually integrate them into the community ecosystem.
Technologies: Sketch

UX Designer

2014 - 2017
McFIT Global Group
  • Worked in a scrum-organized team to create digital products for the company.
  • Organized AB tests for the company's eCommerce site.
  • Created a UX concept and a content strategy for the company's job portal.
  • Designed an app for gathering customer feedback.
  • Conducted user tests for the new automated gym experience.
  • Worked on campaign landing pages.
  • Designed a white label search module that was adjustable for multiple brands.
  • Tested and improved information architecture on the company's websites.
Technologies: Optimizely, Sketch

UX Researcher Intern

2012 - 2014
Fraunhofer MeVis
  • Conducted a one-year research project for my master's thesis.
  • Analyzed the state-of-the-art medical app market.
  • Developed a project proposal and conducted stakeholder interviews.
  • Conducted observations and documented service processes during a short internship in a real hospital.
  • Created multiple prototypes of an app, that aimed to help improve patients' treatment experience.
  • Recreated the therapy consultation experience in small scale to test the existing approach against my prototype.
Technologies: Axure

Freelance Graphic Designer

2009 - 2014
  • Prepared layouts for the printing house.
  • Performed photo-retouching tasks.
  • Designed UI elements within the existing style guide.
  • Created 3D models for mockups.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign

UI Designer Intern

2012 - 2012
Lifestream Creations
  • Contributed to multiple design iterations, incorporating feedback from stakeholders and users to continuously refine and improve the UI/UX.
  • Worked with the design team to create illustrations, infographics, logos, icons, and other visual assets.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams, including product managers, developers, and UX designers, to contribute creative insights and integrate feedback effectively.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2010 - 2014

Master of Science Degree in Digital Media

Bremen University - Bremen, Germany

2005 - 2010

Diploma in Applied Computer Science in Media Design

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University - St. Petersburg, Russia


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