I’m Dmitri, a full-stack user experience engineer working in information architecture, designing applications, building websites, and producing gorgeous graphics. For over 20 years, I’ve been tailoring creative solutions for global brands.
Working with confidence on…
Planning a product's structure, usability, functionality, user scenarios, data flows, and development strategy.
Creating style guidelines, setting up a verbal tone, specific terminology, and the naming convention.
Enhancing the content with custom iconography, superb graphics, precise typography, and color consistency.
Designing wireframes, patterns, inputs, and widgets, then introducing visual and functional prototypes.
Building and optimizing web resources, embedding the server-side scripting code, and connecting databases.
Taking on creative leadership and project management, evaluating effort, budgets, and timelines.
Understanding the concept
Transforming an idea into a concept, I research, map, and bring together factors like stakeholders’ requirements, brand guidelines, production timeframe, usability, and the following support. Modeling the concept’s behavior in this multidimensional system gives me a deep understanding of each product aspect, in fact, before the work begins. It helps predict and eliminate potential problems.
Less is more
Visual noise and excessive functionality are common problems in modern information design. An overly complicated design leads to unreasonably complex development and resource-demanding support. On the contrary, keeping things simple helps a user stay focused. The simplicity is a guide for a user wandering in a maze of a complex application. Let’s not be afraid of simplicity.
Standards don’t restrict innovation
Standards are great. Following the standards builds a strong foundation for a seamless user experience. Understanding the standards plus common sense is necessary to create a project-specific sustainable standard that, if properly designed, can be reused in other projects. Eventually, this paves the way to innovations.
Perfection is the ultimate experience
A well-designed product requires less future intervention, and it lasts. I strive for this perfection, though in reality, it’s challenging. However, setting high goals helps to get over any difficulties. In the end, we recognize when a product’s poorly designed, and on the contrary—we often don’t even notice the UX job is done right.