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last updated - January 2023
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The day I became a better designer

The day I became a better designer I understood that — communication is at the base of everything. Design is communication. Translating design decisions into business decisions is value. A beautiful design doesn't help the client to achieve their business goals. User experience doesn’t happen on a screen, it happens in the mind. The design is not you and you are not the design. The rejection is only a rejection of an idea and getting it wrong is part of how you do your job - it’s part of the process. Working with people way smarter than me speeds everything. By asking the right questions we expose ourselves and others to information and clarity we might otherwise not get. Reaching out to mentors is a game-changer. Reinventing the wheel is a waste of time. The right tools save a huge amount of time. Pricing design can feel tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing your value is priceless. It’s all about the right choices - who to work with and how. You'll never stop learning.

Besides professional work

When I'm not working on projects, you'll find me at the gym or travelling the world. I love music and parties just as much as peace and quiet, so you can usually find me somewhere in the middle of all that!

Spain is my second home, I like to spend at least a few months per year there because of my quality of life and overall well-being.

Some of my interests are subjects like relationships, health, education, psychology, finance, business, blockchain and technology.

I'm a human being  just like you - I love spending time with my family, reading, partying or traveling. I’m committed to just a few people and a few interests. Everything else is temporary.

My hobbies include - driving, working out, hiking, going out, investments, reading, music selection, and learning something new.

Top three traits close people find in me:

1.  The doer (If I mean it, there is likely I will do it)
2.  The calm (Thanks to my patient mother)
2.  The soul of the party (Friends are saying I'm fun at parties)

What makes your work unique?

What kinds of projects are you looking for?

I am seeking opportunities to partner with established companies or brands to define or refine their digital presence, whether through an iOS app, a web store, or a marketing website.
My work is unique because it is tailored to the individual needs of my clients. I always aim for an invisible feel with proper visual accents, allowing the design to come through without being overwhelmed by unneeded complexity.

Design is a job

Experience

Product Owner
Olyn · SaaS
Jul 2023 - Present · 7 mo

Transitioned into the role of Product Owner from Product Design, leveraging my strong understanding of business and user needs to guide product development at Olyn.

My responsibilities include:

• Translating stakeholder needs into actionable user stories.
• Appling design principles to guide product development.
• Driving the product vision and strategy.

Senior Product Designer / Developer
Plytrix Analytics · SaaS
Jun 2020 - Present · 3 yrs 6 mos

Being the only designer, I’m taking the lead for all upcoming products of Plytrix including website and platform to deliver the best experience.

• Building the web app data platform for customers.
• Leading production of internal design system.
• Designed and developed website and services deck from scratch.

Co-Founder / Product Management
Om Studio · Agency
Apr 2021 - Apr 2023 · 2 yrs

Om studio is a human-centered design studio focused on creating brands that make a difference. Along with my partner, we manage to offer full services for business growth.

• Strategy
• Branding
• Product Development

Product Designer
Abra · Financial Services
Aug 2021 - Oct 2022 · 1 yr 3 mos

As the first role at Abra, I was tasked to refine and organize existing design components from Sketch and came up with new solutions for missing pieces.

• Built a robust Design System enabling everyone to streamline work in Figma.
• Designed full experience of Market Order & Limit Order for trading users.
• Created new features for Institutional Businesses platform.
• Contributed on several products like  Borrow, Earn, Fund and DeFi.

Digital Designer
Inbound FinTech · Agency
Nov 2020 - Jun 2021 · 8 mos

Worked with a diverse, multi-faceted team of designers, strategists, engineers, and marketers to deliver the best services for fintech companies.

• Designed marketing websites and improved conversion rates.
• Created animations for products, presentations, social posts, and interfaces.
• Contributed with development for several websites.

Digital Designer
Startupz.com · Agency
Jun 2020 - Oct 2020 · 5 mos

As the company's sole designer, I managed all aspects of design for startups including web design, product design and marketing assets.

• I redesigned all marketing websites by improving their look and experience.
• Improved user experience on the web applications to make the product easier for new users.
• Created animations and illustrations to give users a better understanding of the product.
• Designed sales decks and guides for investors.

Graphic Designer / Developer
Rainfall Branding · Agency
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018 · 1 yr 6 mos

Rainfall was my ever first experience working in a marketing agency, they gave me opportunity to experience what it's like to work in a professional team at a very young age.

• Learned how websites work and how to code them.
• Delivered design marketing assets for clients.
• Contributed with feedback and improvements of small projects.

Growth Moments

Product Psychology Masterclass
Humane.Design
Issued Dec 2021

This course covers essential psychological principles to improve digital products and identify
growth opportunities in an ethical and customer-centric way.

It allows graduates to understand user behaviors better, find gaps in digital experiences using the B.I.A.S. Framework, create delightful moments aligned with business goals, and better communicate product decisions to rally teams and stakeholders.

Design Mentor
adplist.org
Dec 2022 - Present

I'm proud to contribute to the growth and development of the design community through personalized mentorship sessions and constructive feedback.

I share  my knowledge and insights gained from years of practice to open up opportunities for those who might not otherwise have access.

Balint Bogdan
Product Designer
Available for work

The Psychology Behind Design

Explore how design and psychology connect, all explained with real-world app examples, to be able to recreate it.
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Design Sparks ✨

I've been crafting micro-lessons to share my design expertise in an easily digestible format. These quick insights cover topics like product psychology and user experience using real-world examples – one insightful nugget at a time.
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where do thoughts come from?
it rained that day...
jan 14th
Microlessons

How do you differentiate yourself from the rest?

What does your creative process look like?

I start by taking into consideration business and technical constraints, then I define and research the target audience so that I can gain insight into their specific needs, pain points, and areas where they would benefit from improved outcomes. That way I can deliver impactful results through the power of design.
The first step—perhaps the most enormous step—is to find what you are genuinely interested in. I’m passioned about design, because there are endless opportunities for improvement. I believe that if you can maintain your genuine interest and curiosity as the years accumulate, you will become hard to compete with because you will have skill to go with your passion.

How I can help you?

Websites & platforms

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I create websites and platforms that are strategically planned, visually stunning, and easily navigable.

Websites & platforms

Mobile applications

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I focus on delivering first-class mobile experiences because design is most of your user interacts with.

Mobile applications

Design systems

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Ultimately, I build design systems to streamline the design and development process for any project.

Design systems
Process
discover

My approach is always tailored to fit the particular needs of the project at hand. I take into account the business goals, the target market, and the technical constraints in order to create a product that is both practical and appealing.

Define

I define the target audience, research their specific needs and pain points, then focus on building a product that solves those problems that not only provide for users the best possible experience, but also have a positive impact on the business as a whole.

develop

In a successful product design timeline, the product will meet the specifications of the business, developing the brand and bring in a profit, solve the users' problem, and provide aesthetic value too.

Deliver

When I design products the most important thing is that I design for people - that’s why I deliver the right features with the right user experience for the right people.