About

Get to know me

Hi, I’m Kat

I have over 15 years of experience in User Interface Design and 10 years in User Experience Design working closely with my own clients but also being a part of design teams in great agencies and in house product teams.

I specialise in web and mobile applications, e-commerce, visual communication and branding but also do a project management. I am excited by all things digital.

I am always thinking about the end user and will challenge you and your team to always consider their goals and needs first. I see every project I work on as a partnership. I will work closely with you in a discovery process to understand the goals and vision for the project so you’ll know what to expect.

Let’s make good things!

Questions, inquires, rates or a simple hi are all welcome. I’m always happy to hear from you!

WORK EXPERIENCE

June, 2013


Product Designer – Self employment

Designing UI/UX for mobile apps, responsive websites and eCommerce platforms. Working closely with clients on concepts and business direction to derive the right type of creative solution. Defining a brief and updating customer throughout process to ensure high quality results. Creating visual design and illustrations, branding, motion graphics and animation. Working with remote developers and overseeing projects.

June, 2013
August, 2016


User Experience Architect at Microlise

Creating UX strategy for Microlise products to best support end user’s needs and stakeholder’s business goals. Responsible for the look and feel of the digital platforms. Conducting user research, facilitating stakeholder workshops, running usability testing and creating necessary artefacts to drive the design process. Technical lead of UX/UI team. Part of Senior Architecture board to create processes and governance procedures during company’s transition. Responsible for the creation and management of the UX design process.

August, 2016
September, 2015


User Interface Designer at Microlise

Designing user experience and interaction for Microlise products. Responsible for UX/UI strategy and planning. Creating information architecture, wireframes, prototypes and visuals for web and mobile apps. Responsible for creating Design System and redesign of current products. Acting as a Product owner. Presenting finalised ideas, designs, and concepts to stakeholders. Working closely with Developers, BAs and Product management in an Agile environment.

September, 2015
August, 2008


Graphic Designer and Animator at Janmedia Interactive

Generating ideas for social media campaigns, games and websites. Designing user interfaces for websites, native mobile and tablet applications. Creating illustrations, print materials and brand books. Worked alongside UX Designers and Developers in cross functional teams. Team coordination for Energa project (Production of short animations and UI for games.)

August, 2008
June, 2003


UX/UI Designer – Self employed (Poland)

Worked directly with clients in the e-commerce, IT, travel, transport & logistics, utility, and insurance industries. Art direction and development of concepts and creative solutions. Delivering high quality work keeping in mind the client’s business, marketing and brand objectives.

June, 2003

EDUCATION

MA with Merit, Digital and Visual Communication

Oct’12 – Oct’13 | University of Wolverhampton
Employed various creative approaches to develop understanding of digital and visual communication. Developed comprehensive research techniques.

BA Photography and Multimedia

Sept’09 – Jun’12 | The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design
Typography and graphic design projects incorporating the use of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Second year prize received for good performance in academic study. Part of Erasmus exchange student program at University of Wolverhampton.

BS Environmental protection

2005 – 2008 | University of Silesia

Satisfied Customers

  • Working with Kat was a pleasure. She is a perfect combination of analytical and creative mind. She was able to show through her designs my goals for the business and the personality behind my brand: elegant and approachable. Through the process she helped me to understand the elements of the brand identity, getting to know my target audience, how I can grow my social media engagement and what I can do to market my services better. I felt truly looked after.
    Natalia Chmielowiec, Photographer at fotonata.com

  • I had a pleasure working with Kat on my photography website. She understood right away my artistic expression and what I was looking for. She gave me ideas, what looks presentable without losing my artistic vision I had for the website. Very inspiring, flexible with a great overall eye for detail. She was very honest and authentic in communicating if something wasn't in my best interest or if things looked confusing. Very patient and skilful. She built my website on Squarespace from empty canvas starting with website structure up to details on all subpages. My website was created a few years ago but I am still in contact with Kat to keep updating my website and also to get her professional insight on ever changing media platforms. I am very grateful for working with her and I feel proud to present my website to my clients.
    Ania Kosma, Photographer at aniakosma.com

  • Kat is a dedicated professional to her work and to the people she is offering high quality services to. I can recommend Kat for projects that try to push limits. She is always focused on solving a problem, and prepared to do whatever is necessary to reach a solution. She was fantastic to work with when we studied together at the University of Wolverhampton. She is a precise perfectionist, self-motivated, result driven and eager Animator. I highly recommend Kate for employment. She is a team player and would make a great asset to any organisation.
    Aisha Wels

Let's start a project together

If you like what I did for others, contact me so we can start working together.
If you're planning a project you'd like to discuss I'd love to hear from you.

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