Matej Kvasnovsky

UX and Visual Designer
in London

6 years of experience in UX Design, covering all phases of the design process, and agile development. Focused on UI aesthetics, front-end development and brand building.

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Portfolio

RefME is a multi-platform tool that automates the bibliography process and has over 1 million users globally. Best British mobile startup in 2015.

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

RefME Website Optimization
Content outline redesign of the main website describing the service including all of the platforms, extensions, and subscriptions.

Kentico CMS empowers more than 25,000 websites worldwide. Within the last 18 months UX team increased SUS score from 60 to 73.

One-click Installation
Fool-proof process for both non-technical people and system administrators.

Information Architecture
Redesign of over-complex navigation, tabs and dashboard included.

Look And Feel Of UI
Visual redesign and institution of detailed visual language of the application.

Official Kentico 8 Microsite
Landing page for the potential clients and partners interested in redesigned Kentico CMS.

Notable side projects:

Tesabot
Brand, visual language of AI software testing application and its presentation.

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

RealUXCamp Event
Barcamp which honors its name - camping and presentations in the wild countryside.

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Skills

Designer, typography and book lover, occasional conference speaker, former Czech UX Academy lecturer.

Blog Posts

Presentations

  • UX in Agile Team at MS Fest 2015 (slides)
  • Agile Web Project in .NET Course (guest speaker at Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University, Brno, 2013, 2014)
  • Kentico Connection 2014 in Prague
  • Kentico Connection 2013 in Boston
  • Kentico 8 Redesign at BarCamp Brno 2014 (slides)
  • Service Design Course (guest speaker at Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, Brno, 2013)
  • UX Monday Brno

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Master's Degree in Computer Science, Graphic Design

Career

Master’s degree in Applied Informatics at Masaryk University, Brno in 2010. Specialised 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 techniques in one of product teams.

FlexTrade Systems Inc., is the industry pioneer and global leader in broker-neutral, execution and order management trading platforms for equities, foreign exchange, 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, a researcher, and UX and visual designers, to prepare for the launch of a 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 is a multi-platform tool that 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.

Kentico Software s.r.o., Brno

December 2012 – October 2015
Joined Kentico as the first senior UX Designer and led a UX team to redesign the complex CMS product, making me responsible for the look and feel of the new UI. Establishing the UX department (growing it to 1 manager and 6 designers) and involving UX techniques in an agile development process. Responsible for doing research, prototyping, usability testing in the Cloud & SaaS Team and the WebPro Team.

Increasing the SUS score from 60 to 72.5 after the product redesign, of a highly complex CMS powering more than 28,000 websites like Twinings, Sony, Mazda, Vodafone or Chiquita.

Founder of company's Graphic Guild, which is a group of 4 graphic designers from marketing and development departments. Together we maintained a consistent visual language, reviewed our work and shared knowledge. Moreover, we have become an authority and we have defined brand visual styleguide, i.e. rules for logotype and subbrands usage, typography, colors, imagery, etc.

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. Became team leader of implementation department which consisted of project managers, implementers, graphic designers and frontend developers (6-8 people) in 2011.

Freelance

December 2007 – present
Design projects, mainly: branding, website development (graphics, HTML/CSS) or UX consulting.

Contact

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Or say hello in person on my trips throughout the world, from which I love to upload Instagram pictures. Join me on the streetball court and shoot a few hoops with me.