For early/mid-stage startups who want an entrepreneurial product designer, I will ignite your 10x growth fuse 🔥. Is your team improving the world? Achieved P/M fit and ready to level up with a leading presence?
It was a pleasure having Josh on our team. He has a firm understanding of the business problem in order to create a smooth user experience and beautiful user interface. I'd say he's the best, certainly most well-rounded designer I've worked with in my career. Our excellent chemistry contributed towards many shared learnings. And not only is Josh a pleasure in the office, but I now call him a dear friend.
I work nearly all customer and web-based production stages up to and until backend development. That means I’m your guy for copywriting, customer interviews, CSS and even pitch decks. Consider me the founders' magician.
Designing for the web since 2004, I’ve worked in USA, Greece, Albania, Brazil and Panama. I’ve volunteered, traveled or studied throughout 21 more countries. If UX = empathy, then I’ve done extensive field research!
Designer of UI/UX · Product · Web · Marketing
OTE’s product, Hostelhops, is a marketplace and SaaS for independent tourism providers— hostels, hotels, tours and transportation companies. Their web-based applications are used by 200+ businesses in 30+ countries worldwide and their customers. As the first employee to our eventual team of 8, my responsibilities included:
To better understand my role with OTE as a UI/UX designer, I recommend taking a few minutes flip through the presentation below. It highlights one app’s design and its design process.View Product Highlights PDF 7MB
Open Travel Exchange was faced with a user behavior roadblock, resulting a chicken/egg marketplace dilemma. Including time before my employment, the resolution took 5 years and numerous iterations. The challenge was described by industry experts as impossible.
Our team was tired. Our runway was days from ending. But, we persevered and I conceived a solution — a Chrome Extension which automatically displays an enticing dashboard.
The extension and dashboard worked as designed, boosting engagement and transaction volume. Thus, we changed the habits of an obstinate user persona, which finally enabled marketplace liquidity. Our KPIs skyrocketed, and we extended our funding. 💪
To improve the world with easy-to-use, disruptive technologies so that people live happier, healthier and more accomplished lives.