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Lukas Zygiel

Human-centered

UX/UI Designer


Profile

Convinced about designing neat user experiences and using system thinking and human-centered design as a source of inspiration to solve complex problems for and with clients and partners.

2+ years interaction design experience across a variety of digital media. Over 8 years graphic design experience shipping products across brand, marketing and publishing. Established in corporate & marketing graphic design, brand development, traditional and digital publishing.

Involved in all parts of the design process: user research, concept development, prototyping, working with developers, design care, contributing to proposal writing, and client relationship development.

Strong consulting and project management professional with almost 15 years in business and NGO fields. Proud dad, jazzer, coffee addict, get-done attitude, non-stop learner.


Skillset

Product Design

  • Information Architecture (IA)
  • Interaction Design (IxD)
  • Interface Design (UI)
  • User Experience Design (UX)

Graphic Design

  • Brand Design
  • Marketing Design
  • Digital & Print Publishing Design
  • Desktop Publishing Design (DTP)

Experience

2018 – at present | BIOT sp. z o.o.

UX/UI Designer

Spearheading the product design for Smart City SaaS app: digital product research & development; wire-framing; mockup design; prototyping; user interface design; user interaction & UX flows; feature expansion; workflow optimisation. Maintaining Sketch library based design system and keeping parity once designs are coded. Providing design recommendations and support through code review for the team, and supply iconography and illustration work as needed. Brand development and design system creation and maintenance.
2017-2018 | CCC.eu

Graphic Designer

Vital member of the creative team of 5, working on the very fast-paced marketing schedule and improving marketing design communication and services for our customers in 17 countries and by developing new concepts and supporting marketing team direction, increasing effectiveness of marketing campaigns for the largest retail footwear company in Central Europe – own sales network of 900 stores.

Working with company’s key brands such as: Adidas, Clara Barson, Disney, Jenny Fairy, Lasocki, NewBalance, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Rieker, Skechers, Sprandi.

2006-2017 | Studio Z2

Graphic & Web Designer

Responsible for art and copy layout, design and production of various marketing collateral (for digital, print and web-based) and brand design to support various marketing initiatives of clients.

  • Regularly and consistently produce compelling design and layout concepts that support various marketing channels (website, blog, landing pages, email, social media, display, paid search, press releases, video, events, print, TV, Radio, etc.) to attract, communicate, nurture, and retain our various audiences

  • Illustrate concepts by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts

  • Obtain approval of concepts by submitting rough layouts for approval by the client

  • Communicate and present design proposals and concepts

  • Prepare finished copy and art files for print or publication, and coordinate with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.

  • Provide design solutions in the form of marketing content to speak to various audience segments using email, digital, and social channel communication best practices, while utilizing optimization of email subject lines, keywords and SEO tactics

  • Grow new leads, including marketing-qualified leads, by increasing site traffic and converting that traffic to prospects through graphic design of calls-to-action, landing pages, and lead generation content

  • Brainstorm and mock up design ideas, present ideas to clients, meet with clients and adjust designs to fit their needs or taste, project budgets and schedules
2011-2019 | Side Project

Product Owner

Launched, developed & sold Miedziak.info.pl

Launched small network of 5 local news websites around the Glogow-Legnica region. Based on WordPress, incorporated Event Calendar and Local Classifieds features, it focused on editorial content.

8-year long endeavour to test various local news business models finally sold to a larger media group, thanks to successfully reaching 30K+ unique users and over 350K pageviews a month.

Full product creation, development and day-to-day management, with UX/UI optimisation aimed at reader's engagement.

Education

2017 | Cracow, PL

Robert Oles Typography Workshop

Advanced Publishing Design with Adobe InDesign

  • 9 styles theory – highly effective method for journal and book typesetting into 9 paragraph styles; Advanced typesetting techniques;

  • Modular grid theory; Practical work automation & GREP.
2017 | Cracow, PL

Robert Oles Typography Workshop

Typography and Book Design Workshop
– Introduction to book design

  • Classification, selection and merging of typefaces; OpenType fonts and Unicode standard; Lights and their hierarchy; Composition of books and desktop publishing rules; Introduction to main text typesetting; Book elements design regarding various text direction; Grid design; Asymmetric typography; Typesetting; Design of a selected book.
2015 | Glogow, PL

FLIS Coaching School

Trainer Course

  • Interpersonal training; Examining the training needs and preparation of the training offer; Training design; Atypical training tools – designing outdoor educational games; Conducting training – working with a group and coaching techniques; Evaluation of training; Stress in the work of the coach; Legal aspects of training; Building a coach’s image; Personal and professional development of the trainer.
2003-2006 | Zielona Gora, PL

University of Zielona Gora

English Philology – teaching specialty

Toolset

Design Tools

  • Ideation: pencil & paper, notebook, Airtables, Google Sheet/Excel
  • Information Architecture: FlowMapp, Gliffy
  • UX/UI Design: Sketch App, Figma, Adobe XD, Adobe Illustrator
  • Prototyping Tools: InVision, Sketch App, Adobe XD, Axure
  • Interaction Design Tools: Principle, Flinto, Adobe XD, Adobe After Effects
  • Design Handoff Tools: Zepplin, Sympli
  • Graphic Design Tools: Adobe CC (Illustrator,  InDesign, Photoshop)

Web Design Tools

  • Web programming: HTML, CSS, LAMP basics, MySQL basics, hosting administration
  • Content Managemen Systems (CMS): WordPress, Joomla

Office Tools

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Google Suite: Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides
  • Project Management: Trello, Asana, PivotalTracker, Jira
  • Communication: Slack, Discord, Skype, Hangouts

My colleagues about me

  • Software Engineer @ BIOT sp. z o.o.

    Konrad Derda

    In the course of cooperation with Lukas you can see that he is involved and as a UX designer he knows the latest trends and is constantly expanding his knowledge. Always strives to thoroughly understand the technical aspects of the project to propose the best solution for the user. He can clearly communicate his arguments in the discussion, which often translates into changes in other components of the product.

    Konrad Derda
  • Marketing Manager @ CCC Hrvatska d.o.o.

    Ivana Krsic

    I had the opportunity to work with Lukas and I can say that he is prompt, responsible, keeping up with deadlines and willing to help to make the project better. I am glad I had the chance to work with him.

    Ivana Krsic
  • PMP® Project Manager @ BIOT sp. z o.o.

    Miroslaw Chomicz

    I worked with Lukas in a project, where he was UX/UI Designer. He is scrupulous, fully commits to assigned tasks and presents very positive personal characteristics as a member of the project team. The designs developed by him are well thought out conceptually, based on solid information architecture and prioritize ease and intuitiveness of use.

    Lukas adapts his solutions to the product architecture while ensuring compliance with the rules of the user interface design adopted by the team. As our lead designer, he has created the whole design system of the product as well as individual components & functionalities. At each stage, he makes valuable observations, that are often an inspiration for new ideas and solutions.

    Miroslaw Chomicz
  • CEO @ Association for Children and Young People CHANCE

    Anna Lechowska

    I've got the pleasure to work with Lukas for over a decade now. I would not hesitate to recommend him to potential employers, but in fact I actually hope I might have the chance to cooperate with him permanently.

    He's a real forward-thinking man. He presents creativity, dynamics, understanding of the matter as well as open mind and reliable knowledge. Experienced and very competent Graphic Designer. I had opportunity to present his work across various channels and forums and it really works amazing.

    Anna Lechowska
  • Marketing Manager @ CCC.eu

    Marek Wachnik

    Lukas is a professional in the full sense of the word. We've worked together on over a dozen graphic projects – both larger and smaller projects.

    It should be emphasized that he performed all tasks flawlessly, in accordance with the client's vision and most importantly, always before the deadline. Extremely creative person, with interesting ideas, and at the same time open to substantive discussion.

    From a professional point of view, working with him is pure pleasure. Without a doubt, I recommend it!

    Marek Wachnik
  • Konrad Derda
  • Ivana Krsic
  • Miroslaw Chomicz
  • Anna Lechowska
  • Marek Wachnik

Human-Centered UX/UI Designer