Hello there

Builder of digital products and experiences.

I’m a designer with over 10 years of experience in solving problems for digital interfaces across different platforms.

Experienced in designing for iOS, Android, Mac OS & Windows native applications. Though I have a soft spot for web applications.

See some more of my work at Toptal & Dribbble.


Socrates Spyros Kolios socrateskolios.com

Resume & work experience

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NN/G Certified digital product designer.
Specialising in interaction design, usability testing and design systems.

Experience


Ki Insurance

Lead Product Design Consultant Remote ❘ 2021 ‐ Present

Working with Ki to help create the first fully digital and algorithmically driven syndicate.

  • Performing UX/UI audits of the current platform.
  • Working closely with product owners and project managers to identify priority items and setup the roadmap for Ki's new initiatives and features.
  • Doing full discovery, research and design on Ki's new platform.
  • Performing user tests and improving core features of the product through a design thinking iterative approach.

Qatalog

Principal Product Designer Remote ❘ 2020 ‐ 2021

Joined Qatalog early on its journey towards becoming the all-in-one remote working operating system and project management platform.

  • Worked through the end-to-end design processes of new product features and its iterations.
  • Supported design and development throughout a successful first launch phase.
  • Conducted user research and setup the processes for a UX culture with regular user testing.
  • Managed, developed and standardised the Mosaiq design system.
  • Conducted design sprints & iterative design thinking workshops.
  • Mentored and supported junior members of the team.

EY | Emerging Technologies, Innovation Hive

Senior Product Designer London, UK ❘ 2018 ‐ 2020

Worked with the firm’s partners and clients within EY’s innovation hub, I helped bring to life revolutionary tax technology solutions through a human-centric approach.

  • Using rapid prototyping and design thinking to bring product ideas to life at internal workshops.
  • Leading, designing and implementing Innovation Hive's design system and pattern library.
  • Collaborating with customers and team members to create an outstanding user experience in an Agile environment.
  • Continuously researching and evaluating UI/UX solutions and product features.
  • Evangelised UX, coached and encouraged teammates to learn and improve on usability.

Toptal

Digital Product Designer Remote ❘ 2018 ‐ Present

Working on small & short-term projects for Toptal clients as a digital product consultant and designer.

Livedrive

Senior Product DesignerLondon, UK ❘ 2016 ‐ 2019

Enhanced Livedrive's products across both web and native (iOS / Android & MacOS / Windows) applications. Introduced a UX oriented culture & User Research methodologies.

  • Created and implemented a design system to establish consistency across all products.
  • Conducted UX Research and workshops to improve features across web, mobile and desktop applications.
  • Fully revamped the user experience, accessibility and interface of the iOS and native desktop applications.
  • Collaborated with the development teams and introduced lean UX agile methodologies.

We Got POP

UX/ UI Designer London, UK ❘ 2015 ‐ 2016

Performed research and user testing, assessing the usability of the casting platform.

  • Administered interviews with stakeholders and early users compiled in a UX strategy.
  • Performed user testing for core features of the product.
  • Conducted further UX research for POP’s new online desktop application. Including comparative assessments, heuristic reports, survey data and user testing.

Adtrak

Web designer Nottingham, UK ❘ 2013 ‐ 2015

Designed and developed fully responsive product & services websites for a variety of B2B and B2C clients. Responsible for managing clients in an agency environment.

Skills


Design & UX

  • UI & IxD design
  • Lean UX
  • User research
  • Web development standards
  • Accessibility guidelines
  • iOS & Material guidelines
  • Design systems
  • Design thinking

Tech

  • Figma
  • Zeplin
  • Balsamiq
  • Invision / Marvel
  • Principle

Front end development

  • HTML5
  • SASS
  • Liquid
  • JQuery
  • Angular
  • Git

Certifications / Education


Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Digital Transformation - Certification

University of Sydney

Design strategy: Design thinking for business strategy and entrepreneurship - Certification

Nielsen Norman Group

UX Specialist in Interaction Design - Certification

De Montfort University

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

IPS College of Athens

I/T Networks & Security Diploma

Side projects


ADPList - Mentor

Mentoring and supporting new members of the design community at ADPList.org.

UAL - Mentor

Mentoring and supporting design graduates as part of University of Arts London mentoring scheme.

Languages


  • English

  • Greek