For over 20+ years, I have developed a diverse set of skills – optimal for small teams and early-stage products.
I can deliver not just Figma files to your developers, but HTML/CSS as well.
I need no oversight and have excellent self-management skills.
I genuinely care about my customers’ product success and their users’ experience.
Startups change direction often—I am ready to adapt.
I enjoy async communication and write documents that are clear and concise. My system of choice is The 37signals Guide to Internal Communication.
Last but not least, people find me friendly and positive!
Vlad has a rare combination of strong analytical skills and clever creativity. This allows Vlad to deeply understand every assignment given and complete it with superb quality. And I am yet to meet another designer who is as efficient and productive as he is.
To top it off, Vlad is an excellent communicator and has been universally admired by all our staff. I would recommend Vlad for any project that could take full advantage of his rich and exceptionally strong skillset.
Alex Khachatryan, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and CEO, Reasoning Mind
Vlad worked under my direct supervision for five years as the lead designer of our products. He is exceptionally strong in UX, UI, and graphic design being very creative and detail oriented. Vlad was a co-product manager and lead designer of Blueprint, an award winning educational product for elementary school students and teachers. Since 2018 Blueprint has benefited millions of users nationwide.
Vlad solely designed all functionality and graphics for the rich teacher interface, which received raving reviews and accolades. I greatly enjoyed working with Vlad and would not hesitate to recommend him as a lead designer for any product.
Co-Founder and Art Director , Reasoning Mind
As Director of Application Architecture at OpenText, I was in charge of a major UI facelift for our flagship product, the OpenText Content Server. Vlad came highly recommended by a colleague of mine, and after the normal due diligence I hired Vlad and flew him to Chicago to work on the project. He was a complete professional and a pleasure to work with, and the results were astounding - a new state-of-the-art UI that Vlad had a large part in designing that is still largely used in this industry-leading ECM product today, almost 20 years later. Not many user interfaces can boast such a long life! I highly recommend Vlad - you won't find better than him.
Founder, partner and CEO of Global Cents, an authorized OpenText Technology Partner
I worked with Vlad for about 5 years in a team of superstars, and he stood out even among them: for his dedication, for his ingenuity, for his ability to do *anything*. From running usability testing to artistic drawing, Vlad can do it all. We needed a high-fidelity mockup? Vlad taught himself to make one. As a product manager, I found it easy and refreshing to work with Vlad. He understands good design, usability, and users intuitively. Whoever hires Vlad will be crazy lucky to have him.
Director of Capital Projects & Infrastructure at Harris County Office of Management and Budget
Agencies usually offer higher reliability, backed by multiple designers and complex processes. However, they are much more expensive than one-man studios, and usually slower.
In my experience, a high-quality full-stack product designer is the perfect fit for startups and small B2B SaaS businesses.
A designer specialising on, e.g., only branding is a good fit for larger companies, where many designers work each on their particular fields.