Vlad Balan

Vlad Balan

Designer
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania
Member since April 14, 2016
With several years of experience under his belt, Vlad is a seasoned product strategist specializing in UX/UI design. In the past year alone, he's worked with over 45 startups to bring their ideas to life and transform them into digital prototypes. Due to a passion for entrepreneurship, Vlad enjoys creating products that people love but even more importantly, that are products that solve a real problem.
Vlad is now available for hire
Portfolio
Digital Design
Employment
  • Freelance Product Designer
    2006 - PRESENT
    Vladesign
    • Ran design sprints with a Brazilian B&B guest house to remodel their customer base.
    • Embarked on a UX-oriented path with a focus on mobile app design while working with 45 startups.
    • Established a few ongoing key client relationships (completed over 100 projects): Evoluxis, Yazamo, Ursus Breweries, Farmec, and so on.
    • Worked as a freelance web designer with clients from Romania and the US, specializing in eCommerce sites.
    • Developed user interfaces for small businesses in the US market through different contractors.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, InVision, Toggl, Business Model Canvas, Design Sprint Methodology
  • Product Design | Team Lead
    2016 - 2018
    Hyper
    • Onboarded the client and workshopped the initial idea in order to create a happy flow for the prototype.
    • Developing the UX wireframes while incorporating design patterns.
    • Created UI screens that followed established moodboard directions and finally prototyped the mobile app.
    • Made presentation calls with the founders and ironed out any uncertainties or questions that showed up during our process.
    • Worked as a team lead and built and nurtured a design team; also ensured the company’s objectives were fulfilled.
    • Created internal design processes to ensure unity and projects flow.
    • Attended weekly team lead meetings that allowed collaboration on internal projects within the departments of executive, marketing, sales, and operations.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Overflow, Tetra, Slack
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Computers and Automation
    2004 - 2009
    Technical University of Cluj-Napoca - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Experience

Location

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania

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