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Professional Status

Entrepreneur
Open to opportunities

About Me

I am on the lookout for projects that are innovative & high-impact (launching rockets to Mars / electro cars / AI / robotics / social networks), projects that are beneficial for society, or projects that bring joy and fun to people (games).

I love creating great products.

Since 2009 I have been concentrating on interfaces and interactions for web, mobile apps, and games.

I am now very interested in the mediums of the future, such as VR and AR.

I've been also playing various roles in the web & digital field since 2006: design, management, front-end dev, online advertising, content creation & content management, QA.

I am proficient with UI/UX and experienced with QA, collaborating with designers & developers, managing people, outsourcing, content creation, video creation, design for marketing and more.

I am a versatile designer with focus on UI/UX, but with lots of additional skills that can be useful in any environment.

My management & entrepreneurial skills and interest in a more responsible role make up for a great fit for a Mid / Senior lead position, as well (in a role of, for example, Design Manager / Art Director / Product Manager / Project Manager).

I am also interested in CX and service design.

I am very pedantic and ideally I strive for the best possible quality of my work and require excellence in others' work as well, although I can find balance between quality & available resources (in terms of time, skills & money).

Some of my recent work & projects:
https://marketing-wp.com
https://wow-webtools.com
http://wow-demo.com
https://wow-estore.com
https://codecanyon.net/user/dayesdesign/portfolio
https://wow-affect.com
http://hivemii.com
http://betterbest.ru
http://crem.tv
http://fancytimer.ru
http://9gagslideshow.com
http://dayesdesign.com/
http://alexandertazh.com

Video production:
https://goo.gl/3qg1fy
https://goo.gl/zqo7IB

Portfolio:
http://alexandertazh.com/portfolio
https://codecanyon.net/user/dayesdesign/portfolio

Courses:
https://www.udemy.com/ios-guidelines

Apps:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=little.kisa

Experience

UI/UX Designer, Partner, Entrepreneur

Wow Company
Since December 2015
  • Improving UI/UX of Wordpress plugins
  • Designing web pages
  • Designing marketing content
  • Designing logos
  • Marketing campaigns planning & execution
  • Creating documentation
  • Customer support
  • Quality assurance
  • Collaborating with programmer
  • Hiring & training

UI/UX Designer

Gameloft Helsinki
August 2015 to December 2015
  • Designing UI for games. It's awesome!
  • Studying and producing UX and UI for games on smartphone/tablet.
  • Contributing to conceptualize and producing appealing interface
  • Offering solutions that are intuitive (ergonomics), functional (architecture) and aesthetically pleasing (visual design)
  • Creating pictograms, icons, buttons and their effects
  • Follow / enhance the art-direction of the game
  • Participation in game design
  • Close collaboration with developers

Designer & Co-Founder

HiveUp
Since August 2013
  • Vision, UI/UX design, graphic design, motion design and more.

Freelance Designer

AlexanderTazh.com
Since October 2010
  • Client management, project management, design & development.
  • Mostly design and development for web and mobile. Some print.
  • http://alexandertazh.com

Client-side developer

Actis® Wunderman
August 2009 to 2010
  • Web pages markup
  • Newsletters markup
  • Content management
  • HTML/CSS/jQuery markup (web, mobile web, newsletters)

Content Designer

SABMiller
November 2008 to 2009
  • SABMiller RUS (Russian subsidiary of SABMiller plc) corporate intranet site administration, content design and development, content management.

Mobile Website Manager

DMC
March 2008 to 2008
  • mobile site administration, content management, promotions, customer support;
  • proposing website improvement ideas;
  • collaboration with designers and developers;
  • searching and contacting content right owners;
  • systematic research of mobile industry, startups and trends

Copywriter & Content Designer

AKS-Software LLC
June 2006 to January 2007

Education

Bachelor of Arts & Design

Kymenlaakson University of Applied Sciences
September 2011 to 2015

Design

Service design course

Savonia University of Applied Sciences
2011 to 2012

Web design course

Umeå University
September 2010 to 2011

Web design course

Bachelor of Sociology

State University — Higher School of Economics
September 2005 to 2009

Sociology, marketing, economics

Skills

  • UI/UX Design
  • Graphic Design
  • 3D
  • Motion Design
  • Front-end Development
  • Back-end Development
  • Content Creation
  • Video Production
  • Copywriting
  • Content Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Product Management
  • QA
  • SEO
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • AngularJS
  • MySQL
  • Jade
  • Stylus (stylesheet language)
  • AJAX/AHAH
  • PHP
  • Nodejs
  • Expressjs
  • Web sockets
  • Git
  • npm package manager
  • REST
  • LESS
  • Sass
  • BItbucket
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Edge Animate
  • Balsamiq
  • MS Office
  • Cinema 4D
  • Google Docs
  • 3ds Max
  • Unity
  • SourceTree
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Camtasya
  • Wordpress + Woocommerce
  • Joomla
  • modX
  • Typo3
  • 1C Bitrix
  • SAP Netweaver
  • Opencart
  • Atlassian Jira
  • 3ds Max Essential Training
  • Cinema 4D Essential Training
  • Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1-5
  • Quick Start to Modeling in 3ds Max vol. 1 - 5
  • Mograph Techniques: Shape Animation in After Effects
  • Mograph Techniques: Modeling and Animating with C4D Cloners
  • Mograph Techniques: Animating with C4D Effectors
  • Creating a Show Open in After Effects and CINEMA 4D
  • Creating Flying Logos with After Effects and CINEMA 4D Lite
  • Creating UI Elements for Games in Unity
  • Modern UI Development in Unity 4.6 (part 1 of 2)
  • Flash Professional: Creating a Simple Game for Android Devices
  • Flash Professional: Creating a Simple Game for iOS Devices
  • Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell
  • Interaction Design Fundamentals by David Hogue
  • Foundations of Graphic Design History
  • Before & After: Logo Design Tips and Tricks with John McWade
  • The Science of Logo Design with William Lidwell: ARMM model
  • LogoLounge: Visual Effects in Logo Design with Bill Gardner
  • LogoLounge: Shapes and Symbols in Logo Design with Bill Gardner
  • LogoLounge: Handmade Aesthetic in Logo Design with Bill Gardner
  • The Five-Step Creative Process with Stefan Mumaw
  • Ideas that Resonate with Stefan Mumaw
  • 20 mins about functional UI animation with Dmitriy Karpov
  • Foundations of Branding for Designers with Sean Adams
  • Communicating with Confidence by Jeff Ansell
  • Persuasive UX – Influencing Behavior Patterns by Chris Nodder
  • Persuasive UX - Harnessing Illogical Reactions by Chris Nodder
  • Persuasive UX - The Power Of Self-Image by Chris Nodder
  • Before & After: Graphic Design Best Practices
  • Data Visualization Fundamentals with Bill Shander
  • The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web by J. J. Garret
  • Web design by Dmitriy Kirsanov
  • Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug
  • Contemporary web design by Yuliya Syrykh
  • Kovodstvo by Artemiy Lebedev
  • The 8 Steps Blueprint to your own Viral Online Business by Constantin Sorin
  • Online Marketing Fundamentals with Brad Batesole
  • App Marketing: How to Generate Pre-Launch Buzz by Steve Young
  • Growth Hacking Fundamentals with Brad Batesole
  • Viral Marketing: Crafting Shareable Content by Jonah Berger
  • Marketing iOS Apps Using App Store Optimization (ASO)
  • Genius Marketing: 60 day Marketing Coaching

Interests

  • Design
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Technology / nature balance
  • People
  • Communication
  • NLP
  • Global basic income
  • World peace
  • Startups
  • Sports
  • Pets
  • Games