Warren Lebovics, Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States
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Warren Lebovics

Verified Expert  in Design


San Francisco, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
December 26, 2019

Warren is a product designer with a decade of design leadership and consulting experience. Warren has led design in-person and remote teams and projects at companies large and small, including LinkedIn, Sony, Blackberry, Jumpstart, and more. Warren also has experience co-founding companies and taking companies through funding and acquisitions. He communicates extremely well and can lead and execute with teams of all sizes.


Work Experience

Design, UX, and Product Strategy Consultant

2009 - PRESENT
  • Provided product, process, design strategy, and mentorship to a company working on connecting the dots in the healthtech industry.
  • Designed and branded product for an app that provides customized algorithmically-generated exercise routines for advanced gym-goers.
  • Handled product design, branding, and research for an app that allows users to buy and sell space in travelers' bags.
  • Provided product design, branding, and research for a mobile and desktop experience empowering retailers and suppliers in the beverage industry to discover partnership opportunities.
  • Handled product strategy, design, and research for a web app where doctors and lawyers can discuss medical malpractices.
  • Provided product strategy, design, and research for a cross-platform product that cuts out the middle person when buying and selling property.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, Figma

Head of Design

2018 - 2019
  • Led and grew the design team.
  • Introduced a marketplace with a consumer student experience and an enterprise recruiter experience across mobile and desktop.
  • Established design systems and user research best practices.
  • Set the design direction of all products across mobile, desktop, and more.
  • Rebranded the company.
  • Implemented processes for cross-discipline collaboration across design, engineering, product, sales, and marketing.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, Sketch, Principle, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, Figma

Design Lead

2015 - 2019
  • Led design for the LinkedIn News Feed across all platforms, managing a small team.
  • Introduced the LinkedIn News and Interests experience.
  • Re-imagined the Follow and Connect ecosystem on LinkedIn.
  • Brought hashtags to LinkedIn.
  • Brought likes on comments and replies to comments to LinkedIn.
  • Redesigned the LinkedIn mobile app.
  • Revamped Who's Viewed My Profile.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Principle, InVision, Sketch

Head of Design

2014 - 2015
Refresh, Inc.
  • Led the product and branding design of consumer and enterprise products, resulting in an acquisition by LinkedIn.
  • Shipped 10+ products from ideation to implementation.
  • Rebranded the company.
  • Designed and built numerous marketing websites.
  • Created product and marketing videos with After Effects.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, InVision, Marvel, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite

Co-founder and Head of Design

2012 - 2014
Fether, Inc.
  • Created an application that displayed Android notifications on Windows.
  • Led all design and user research.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, InVision, Marvel, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite

User Experience Designer

2012 - 2013
  • Drove the design of the Sony Catalyst Production Suite from ideation to completion.
  • Created visual design systems, style guides, and iconography that are still used to date.
  • Collaborated closely with team members across Canada, USA, and Japan.
  • Introduced "Dark Mode" to Sony Media Go.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, InVision, Marvel, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite
2009 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Digital Communication and Economics

University of Waterloo - Ontario, Canada


Accessibility for Web Design



Design Management Fellowship

Designer Fund


Human-computer Interaction

Stanford University


Sketch, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Marvel App, Principle, Zeplin, Marvel, Swipe


iOS, Web, Android, Mobile, Desktop

Industry Expertise

Fitness, Exercise & Fitness, Social Networking


HTML5, CSS, HTML, JavaScript


User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Visual Design, Design Systems, Mobile App Design, Web App Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Icon Design, Branding, Startups, Early-stage Startups, People Management, Design Direction, Responsive Design, Presentation Design, Product Strategy, Design Leadership, UX Mentoring, UX Process, Wireframing, Interaction Design (IxD), Graphic Design, Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Desktop Web Design, Product Design, Digital Design, Digital Product Design, Lean UX, Art Direction, SaaS Design, Enterprise Design, Marketplace Design, Consumer-facing Product Design, eCommerce Design, Motion Design, Illustration, Funding Presentations, User Research, Web Development, UI Development, Accessible Design, Tablet UI, Tablet UX, Exercise & Gyms, App UI, Flat Design, Minimal UI, Mobile Design, Travel, Travel Design, App UX, App Design, iOS App Design, Recruiting, Motion Graphics, iOS UI Design, iOS UX Design, Social, Social Media Apps, Profile Design, User Profiles, Logo Design, Push Notifications, Team Leadership, Mobile Web Design, Android App Design, Web Design, Fortune Global 500, News, Engagement Strategy, Leadership, Management, Cross-functional Collaboration, Product Management, eCommerce, eCommerce UI, eCommerce UX, eCommerce Web Design, Shopify Design, Shopify Customizations, Marketplace Platforms, Web UX, Web UI, Foodtech

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