Matej Kvasnovsky

UX and Visual Designer, London

9 years of experience in all phases of the design thinking process. Focused on UI aesthetics, front-end development, software product management and its marketing.

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Portfolio

Selection of projects showing the range of skills.

Mobile Version of Trade Blotter
FlexTrade, 2017
Design Sprint – exploration of an idea that could help us to increase the value proposition of our product.

CMS Major Redesign
Kentico, 2015
Redesign of complex navigation, dashboard, and implementation of a new consistent visual language.

Trade Blotter Redesign
FlexTrade, 2018
Usability improvements of the crucial part of a trading platform - the list of all existing holdings.

Website Optimization
RefME, 2016
Content redesign of homepage describing the service including all of the extensions and subscriptions.

Word Plugin
RefME, 2016
Plugin that allows the users to cite as they write and manage their bibliography from within Word.

One-click Installation
Kentico, 2014
Foolproof and seamless process for both non-technical users and system administrators.

Internal UX Academy
FlexTrade, 2018
Series of seven theory and practice sessions covering the most common UX techniques in the design thinking process.

Tesabot UI & Brand
Freelance, 2016
Brand identity, visual language of AI software testing application and its pitch deck presentation.

UXWell Brand
Freelance, 2015
Name and logotype for Czech UX community where members share their experience.

Skills

UX generalist looking for design overlaps in software product lifecycle.

UX

User Research & Analysis, User Interview, Customer Journey Map, Information Architecture, Design Workshop, Lo-Fi and Hi-Fi Prototype, Usability Testing

UI

Atomic Design, Interaction Design, Microcopy, Heuristic Evaluation, Accessibility, Art Direction, Style Tiles, Moodboard, Visual Appeal Evaluation

Product Management

Design Upfront, Lean UX, Design Sprint, Agile Dual Track, MVP, Product Design Principles, Product Vision & Strategy

Product Marketing

Marketing Collateral, Content Outline, Product Voice & Tone, Identity Creation, Brand Styleguide, Logo Design

Front-end Development

HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Web Design, Design System

Believer in know-how sharing. Conferences attendee, occasional speaker and amateur organizer.

Attendee at Amuse Budapest 2018, Design Fintech London 2018, Canvas Birmingham 2017, UXCamp Copenhagen 2017, UXCamp Berlin (2013 – 2017), WebExpo Prague (2010 – 2016), etc.

Speaker at MS Fest Brno 2015, BarCamp Brno 2014, UX Monday Brno 2014, Kentico Connection Boston and Prague (2013 – 2014), Agile Web Project at Masaryk University (2013 – 2014).

Organizer of FlexTrade UX Academy, co-organizer of company tech-talks and Real UXCamp Bukovina (2014 – 2016).

Career

Eligible to work in the EU and the United Kingdom. Master’s degree in Applied Informatics at Masaryk University Brno, specialized in Graphic Design.

FlexTrade UK Ltd., London

September 2016 – present
Joined London office as the first UX designer in order to establish design thinking in the development process of FlexNOW application. In the first year, the team has adopted basic techniques, e.g. heuristic evaluation, user interview, usability testing, design studio. During the second year, we made a major visual redesign of the application, enhanced its pre-service phase and advanced UX techniques like design sprint, atomic design approach were implemented, too. Today, the team runs an agile dual track with balanced discovery and delivery backlogs.

FlexTrade is the leader in trading platforms for equities, FX, options, futures and fixed income, supporting clients worldwide from the offices in North America, EMEA and APAC. Even though my focus is FlexNOW application, I organize an internal UX Academy for all employees so together we could improve corporate UX maturity.

RefME Ltd., London

November 2015 – August 2016
Strengthening the product team consisting of product owners, researcher, UX and visual designers, to prepare for the launch of paid B2B and B2C subscription model. Responsible for prototyping and usability testing of new features and user flows in iOS, Android, web application, Chrome extension, and MS Word Plugin. Responsible for improving conversions and user promotions, maintaining visual consistency between product and marketing departments.

RefME automated the citation and bibliography process in over 7,500 citation styles. The service had over 1 million users globally and it was the winner of best British mobile startup in 2015. The company was acquired by Chegg, Inc. in March 2017.

Kentico Software s.r.o., Brno

December 2012 – October 2015
Joined Kentico as the first senior UX Designer, responsible for establishing UX department (grown to 1 manager and 6 designers) and involving UX techniques in the agile development process. During the flagship product redesign, I was in charge of a visual styleguide of the new UI, later for doing research, prototyping, usability testing in two development teams. I also founded and led company's Graphic Guild consisting of 4 graphic designers, where we together redefined the brand styleguide and had maintained a consistent visual language across the whole company including the marketing department.

Kentico CMS empowers more than 28,000 websites worldwide like Twinings, Sony, Mazda, Vodafone or Chiquita and in 18 months from establishing the UX department, we increased the product SUS score from 60 to 73.

QCM s.r.o., Brno

March 2010 – November 2012
Conducting customer interviews, wireframing and prototyping, creating graphic design for websites and GUI for web-based applications, implementing HTML and CSS, leading Web Department (6-8 people).

Contact

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Or get connected with my artistic alter ego KvasoArt and check my drawing style #concatism on Etsy or Instagram, in which I skew the reality by merging the unrelated, as the CONCAT function in the Excel does.