Interaction Designer, Product designer, UX designer, Chief Experience Officer
Expert (+10 years experience)
Older works: http://old.indigokids.lt/#/portfolio/
It’s not how you see or talk about your business, it’s all about how people experience it. My journey to design world started 14 years ago. I took up any challenge in the field of digital technology and visual communication. Through attempts and failures, I learned how to understand people‘s expectations and how to deliver great user experiences.
I bring years of invaluable experience and know-how to the table — gained from working on hundreds of projects, offering expertise in fields related to everything from B2B & B2C e-commerce and corporate website to advertisement and branding
When making design I try to understand user's desires, needs, motivations, and contexts. Also I need to understand business, technical, and domain opportunities, requirements and constraints. Using that knowledge as a foundation for plans to create products whose form, content, and behavior is useful, usable, and desirable, as well as economically viable and technically feasible.
In 2007 I've created my own IT company Indigo kids. For the last 3 years Indigo kids develops Menu123.com (Brooklyn based startup). I'm responsible for the overall user experience (UX) of this project, strategy behind and user interface design of the organization's products and services. As a product owner I represent the stakeholders in this project. I'm accountable for ensuring that the team delivers value to the business. I write customer-centric items (typically user stories, acceptance criteria, BMPN schemes, wireframes, design mockups), rank and prioritize them, add them to the product backlog.
As co-owner of Indigo kids I'm also responsible for hiring new developers & designers, negotiate with clients, interview prospects and communicate with existing customers.
My key duties and responsibilities include, among others, the following:
- Meeting clients to discuss the objectives and requirements
- Understanding the client’s needs and developing suitable concepts
- Estimating the amount of time needed to complete projects
- Designing different types of illustrations and layouts as per brand guidelines
- Produce excellent visual solutions
- Working alone or as part of a team as per the requirements of the project
- Collaborating with copywriters, photographers, printers, stylists, illustrators, and account managers to give the best service to the clients
- I define Customer journey maps
- Run usability tests
Good communication and listening skills are paramount for a designer, and I excel in both verbal and written communication. I am a team player to the core, but am also at complete ease when working alone.
This is the list of books that shaped my professional view:
- About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (A.Cooper)
- How to Win Friends and Influence People (D. Carnegie)
- Design Is a Job (M. Monteiro)
- Start with No: The Negotiating Tools That the Pros Don't Want You to Know (J. Camp)
- Thinking, Fast and Slow (D. Kahneman)
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It (M. Gerber)
- Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (S. Krug)
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (C. Heath)
- Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Web Application ( 37 Signal)