I have worked on products in a variety of industries and with diverse team structures.
I have over 19 years of experience in User Interface Design and 11 years in User Experience Design. Nowadays my core expertise is in UX strategy, I am also capable of research, visual design, illustration and product management.
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Collaborating on product and design strategy for end to end experience. Design lead for cross-functional team. Responsible for Discovery and Design phases enabling the delivery of Purplebricks Agent portal and Valuation stream. Working closely with stakeholders and other teams making sure of consistency with the PB Design System. Conducting remote user research, facilitating stakeholder workshops, running usability testing and creating necessary artefacts to drive the design process. Mentoring mid designers.
UX Designer – Purplebricks
Design lead for cross-functional team. Responsible for Discovery and Design phases enabling the delivery of Purplebricks mobile app. Working closely with stakeholders and other teams making sure of consistency with Blueprint (Design System). Conducting remote user research, facilitating stakeholder workshops, running usability testing and creating necessary artefacts to drive the design process.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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
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
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