Matej Kvasnovsky

UX and Visual Designer, London

8 years of experience in all phases of the design process and agile software development. Focused on UI aesthetics, front-end development, and brand building.

LinkedIn Profile

Portfolio

Selection of notable projects.

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

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

Trade Blotter Redesign
FlexTrade
Usability improvements of the crucial part of a trading platform - the list of all trader's existing holdings.

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

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

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

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

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

My Artworks
Leisure
A parallel art world where I escape from the daily serious-business-stuff and I can live as a painter.

Skills

Designer, typography and book lover, occasional conference speaker, and UXWell mentor.

UX

Heuristic Evaluation, Research & Analysis, Design Sprint, Design Workshops, Wireframes, Prototypes, User Interface Design, Usability Testing, Journey Maps

UI

Art Direction, Application & Web Design, Typography, Style Tiles, Moodboard, Design Systems, Atomic Design, Visual Appeal Evaluation, Interaction Design

Development

HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, Agile Development

Branding

Brand Strategy, Identity Creation, Logo Design, Brand Styleguides

Presentations

  • How to be a decent visual designer? (slides)
  • Heuristic Evaluation (slides)
  • Kentico Redesign at BarCamp Brno 2015 (slides)
  • UX in Agile Team at MS Fest 2015 (slides)
  • Agile Web Project in .NET (guest speaker at Masaryk University in Brno)
  • Service Design Course (guest speaker at Masaryk University in Brno)

Career

Master’s degree in Applied Informatics at Masaryk University, Brno in 2010. Specialized in Graphic Design and Multimedia.

FlexTrade UK Ltd., London

September 2016 – present
Joined London office as the first UX designer in order to establish research and design thinking in one of the product teams. In one year the team has adopted basic techniques like heuristic evaluation, usability testing, prototyping, CRAP and also advanced techniques like design studio, design sprint or atomic design approach. Corporate UX maturity scale has grown from 3 to 4 and the rest of the company has started being interested in UX evangelism too.

FlexTrade is the global leader in broker-neutral, execution and order management trading platforms for equities, FX, options, futures, and fixed income. With offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, FlexTrade has a worldwide client base.

RefME Ltd., London

November 2015 – August 2016
Supporting and 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 automates the citation and bibliography process in over 7,500 citation styles. The service has over 1 million users globally and it is the winner of best British mobile startup in 2015, 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 both Cloud & SaaS and WebDev 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 within 18 months we increased 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. After 14 months, I became a team leader of implementation department consisting of project managers, implementers, graphic designers and frontend developers (6-8 people).

Contact

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Or say hello in person on my trips where I love to take Instagram pictures. You can also join me on a streetball court and shoot a few hoops with me and my friends.