Vlad S.

Vlad S.

Senior UI/UX Designer

Chișinău, Moldova
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Portfolio

Designer/Developer - VSArt
Designer/Developer - VSArt

This website is the core of the VSArt ecosystem. It contains a combination of all the best technologies for the most complex documentation template on the market. The platform is fast, extendable and easy to integrate with any modern framework. The platform records user behavior using Yandex Metrica to generate either live user acting videos or very informative and loud speaking heat maps; leading to the iteration of a dead simple checkout process with a “pay on delivery” option to avoid things like stock management, payment configuration or international delivery integration. The platform has a 5 star Author rating, featured on the Author's Hall of Fame and has clocked 1800+ sales to date.

Designer/Developer - PaleoMealPlans
Designer/Developer - PaleoMealPlans

Worked on the redesign and rebuilding of the meal planning application with a focus on creating the best onboarding user experience on the application. Designed and developed the meal planner dashboard and registration steps. Created a simple and straightforward experience within the app as one of the main requirements for the project. Redesigned the Pricing Plans to present a single featured plan with benefits and increase clearness. Sweetened the deal on pricing plans by showing the savings on annual subscriptions. Added a padlock symbol to increase the user’s general level of perceived security. Developed the web style kit, defined typography, color, grid, form, layering and whitespace management rules on the app.

Designer/Developer - Mindful
Designer/Developer - Mindful

Worked on the redesign of the Mindful page into a strong grid and component-based design, which made custom page builds and templates as easy as possible. Utilized the best solutions from competitors by overlapping multiple popular magazine grid systems to identify the common call to action areas and other content types arrangements for the solution. It has an in-built time restraint - with a consistent vertical and horizontal rhythm and fully customizable grid system, covering things like infinite scroll, private and public content, grid breaking modules and mobile-friendly rearrangement.

Designer/Developer - Engineering Management Institute Dashboard
Designer/Developer - Engineering Management Institute Dashboard

Designed and developed a powerful dashboard to improve user experience and increase the client’s community engagement with content by moving away from the initial scary forum-like layout to a more social-friendly structure. Identified and prioritized content modules and their relationships depending on the way they were used and blurred the initial state to discover wrong accents and content hierarchy. Reduced unnecessary data to the minimum with better typography hierarchy. Constructed a more engaging layout by rearranging modules like “Activity” and “New Discussion” buttons. Created a fresh looking design language with young colours to reduce formality with less metadata and more space for content that really matters.

Designer/Developer - VSDocs
Designer/Developer - VSDocs

Designed and developed the first documentation HTML template on the market. The solution won a contest due to its modularity and ease of use.

Designer/Developer - CSSWars
Designer/Developer - CSSWars

Designed and developed this tool to help developers better understand the CSS specificity behaviour. It is a minimalist game that teaches users how CSS specificity works. It was developed as a fun project for the community.

Work history

UpStack
UpStack
UI/UX Designer
2019 - Present (3 years)
Remote
  • Creating and developing innovative software solutions for clients across a broad range of industries.

Tomodomo
Tomodomo
Designer/Frontend Developer
2016 - 2019 (3 years)
New York, United States
  • Managed the creative assets for the development of UIs on forums for popular game and media communities.

  • Provided top-notch UI solutions for complex issues considering the technical limitations of the forum's platform.

  • Efficiently refined the client's crucial emergency timelines for the delivery of detailed solutions for the forum.

TestTriggers
TestTriggers
Frontend Developer
2016 - 2018 (2 years)
New York, United States
  • Developed alternative UI variations on an already working project; leading to an increase in sales for the client.

  • Learned and utilized new approaches in jQuery for the optimization of UI responsiveness to avoid UI A/B flashing.

  • Developed an offline tool that fast tracked the development process by up to 4 times; increasing the number of variations developed per day.

VSArt
VSArt
Founder/Art Director
2013 - 2019 (6 years)
Chișinău, Moldova
  • Designed and developed the first pure JavaScript page builder called VSBuilder.

  • Successfully engineered an Atomic Design like CSS architecture before Atomic Design was announced.

  • Inducted into the Authors' Hall of Fame on ThemeForest digital market with numerous revolutionary well-structured HTML templates with 1,700+ sales.

Cosmo Themes
Cosmo Themes
Designer/Frontend Developer
2012 - 2013 (1 year)
Chișinău, Moldova
  • Offered expertise for the design and development of different user interfaces for WordPress Themes.

  • Developed a seamless workflow that improved communication between departments and reduced theme creation time by half from 2 to 1 month.

  • Worked on the design and development of a UI theme that reached 6.900+ sales and won the most wanted contest on the market.

Invenietis (currently Signature Code)
Invenietis (currently Signature Code)
Designer/Frontend Developer
2011 - 2012 (1 year)
Paris, France
  • Offered expertise for the design and development of innovative UIs for clients of the company.

  • Built and deployed a feature rich customer chat service for a client using the SignalR library.

  • Actively participated in user experience design, user interface testing and research on projects for clients.

Education

Education
Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science
Sorbonne VI, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
2010 - 2012 (2 years)
Education
Bachelor's Degree, Radio and Telecommunication
Technical University of Moldova, Chișinău, Moldova
2009 - 2010 (1 year)
Education
IT Essentials
CISCO
2009 - 2009