Product designer

Product designer

bp (Contract)
  March 2023 - ongoing

Worked on multiple projects:

  • Evaluating Third-Party Products: Assessing proposed changes in third-party products from usability and visual design perspectives and effectively conveying the value proposition to senior stakeholders.
  • Logistics Research Project: Mapping existing manual processes, gathering user requirements, and delivering insights from user interviews, user personas, process flows, and user stories for Key Design Decisions (KDD).
  • Data Visualisation Enhancement: Enhancing data visualisation reports by refining presentation techniques, improving data accessibility, and ensuring effective communication of insights to stakeholders.
  • Establishing Consistency in Report Visualisations: Leading the effort to standardise report presentation and develop a cohesive visual language, resulting in more user-friendly and impactful reports.
  • KPI Dashboard Design: Designing and supporting the development of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) dashboards, providing real-time insights into critical metrics and performance indicators for the organisation.

Senior Product designer

Financial Times (Contract)
  April 2019 - December 2022 (3 yrs 8 mos)

Worked across two teams

Accounts Team: Was responsible for Settings & Account section of the FT.com, as well as Subscription, Transition (Subscription change) and Cancellation Journeys.
Impact: The new trial cancellation journey was launched in parallel to the existing journey, and was successful in retaining over twice as many users. There was also a 65% decrease in negative cancellation feedback responses and the subsequent volume of cancellation requests coming into Customer Care fell by nearly 80%.

Internal tools Team (Spark):
Focused on working on the Newsroom Tools, and created a flexible framework for experienced editors. This allowed them to produce the required visual depth of stories on a timescale that matches the news cycle, customise layout according to story needs, and publish competition-beating stories that contribute to an uptick in quality reads.

  • Conducting and analysing user research and turning user insight into effective UX solutions
  • Creating and testing prototypes and end-to-end user flows using Sketch and Figma
  • Applying best practices to designing inclusive and accessible experiences
  • Working closely with developers and product managers to create high impact solutions that provide great user experience
  • Working closely with stakeholders (Customer Care and Marketing, Desks Editors, Newsroom Operations)
  • Contributing to Design System to ensure product consistency and scalability
  • Working with other designers to ensure cohesive experiences across our products
  • Conducting competitor review and analysis

UX/UI Designer

March 2018 - April 2019

Lifebit provides an intelligent compute platform for genomic data analysis, which is cloud platform-agnostic and allows users to reduce analysis times and costs by up to 80%.

Key responsibilities involved design for their Saas platform, which saves time for bioinformaticians, researchers and biologists every day. Was also responsible for designing the company website, multiple campaign pages, creation and maintenance of the Design System, print materials and running all relevant design operations.

During employment with Lifebit, worked on an Innovate UK grant for a project of research, identifying business opportunities and user needs, as well as early interface ideas testing in microbiome and gut health.

  • Facilitating workshops with potential clients and business stakeholders to identify business challenges, goals and define priorities
  • Responsible for design discovery and validation (conducting usability tests with users). Adjusting work based on results
  • Owning the entire design process throughout the product life cycle, from discovering value, validating propositions all the way through to delivering products and services
  • Creation and maintenance of the in-house Design System
  • Working closely with the CEO, CTO and the development team

Web Producer/UX Designer

October 2012 - January 2018 (5 yrs)
  • Researching new interaction patterns to keep up with emerging trends and user expectations
  • Producing detailed wireframes based on the research, prototyping and testing output
  • Preparing insights gathered from user interviews for stakeholder presentations
  • Understanding of industry standard design and research tools
Web Production:
  • Creating bespoke micro-sites within the brand website for external advertorial clients such as BMWi, Michael Kors, Kingsman, Chivas
  • Engaging with key stakeholders across the business to understand their requirements and communicate progress
  • Partnering with the Design and UX team to deliver realistic solutions on time
  • Developing cross-browser compatible HTML, CSS and JavaScript microsites


Green Man Gaming
March 2012 - October 2012 (8 mos)
  • Writing code (HTML, CSS & Python) using core engineering principles & industry best practices to ensure quality, usability and performance
  • Contributing to the design, implementation, testing, and deployment
  • Close collaboration with the team of Designers, Product manager and Marketing to build the high quality products
  • Participation in the agile development process, including sprint planning workshops, code reviews and quality assurance activities

Web Designer (Contract)

August 2011 - February 2012 (8 mos)
  • Localising central and local campaigns according to received briefs
  • Taking responsibility for Russian (http://ru.sportingbet.com/) and German (http://de.sportingbet.com/) domains
  • Creating and implementing marketing e-mails, banners and promotional landing pages
  • Responsible for the redesign of the RU domain website
  • Worked in collaboration with the product manager and the development team to build an optimised user experience

QA Engineer

Bentley Systems
February 2008 - June 2011 (3 yrs 5 mos)
 Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Defining and executing test cases and scenarios, tracking software defects, and testing new features
  • Design, development and execution of automated or manual tests, use of test automation tools and utilities, reporting quality status
  • Assisting in the integration of technical and application components to meet business requirements
  • Conducting deployments of software applications to Test and Dev environments
  • Maintaining, tuning and repairing applications to keep them performing according to technical and functional specifications

Web Developer

Sept 2005 - Nov 2007 (2 yrs 3 mos)
 Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Building high performing and accessible e-Commerce websites using web standards HTML + CSS templates
  • Adding / expanding Content Management System functionality using ASP + SQL
  • Test websites across browsers, operating systems, and devices
  • Ensuring all projects meet W3C standards
  • Knowledge of SEO Core metrics and technical SEO implementation
  • Developing Flash ActionScript widgets according to specifications and designs

Flash Developer

4Team Corp
Sept 2004 - Aug 2005 (1 yr)
 Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Responsible for prototypes modelling for existing and planned products using Flash ActionScript
  • Interface icons concept and creation
  • Developing user interfaces for features, services and applications
  • Leading research and analysis of user Interface trends
  • Close interaction with product managers, technical writers and developers

Product Designer with 7+ years of experience in understanding complex problems and simplifying intricate tasks to create intuitive solutions for users. Able to handle end-to-end projects and learn new technologies rapidly. Also provides mentorship and contributes articles to industry publications.

B.S. in Computer Science Vilnius University
Sept 2000 - Aug 2004
Course in Graphic Design Vilnius College of Design
Sept 2004 - Aug 2005

Sketch, Figma, Axure

WCAG, Design Systems, User Research