Hello (♫ it's me),Tomislav - Digital Product Designer.

I'm a hyper-organized artist & a problem slover.
I tell your story. I make your products work.

Also - UX UI designer, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Stand Up Comedian,
Freelancer, World Traveler, Biker, Gamer, No Bullshit Bro
and some other buzz words as well...

A bit about me

With over 10 years of freelancing experience, I've been involved in all types of projects. I started out in print and transitioned to web where I kicked some serious HTML and CSS butt for some time. As smart phones came to play I switched my focus to mobile apps, and latley I've been working on B2B and SaaS web and mobile apps and managing digital products as a User Experience designer and creative team lead.

As a part of Toptal community in the last three years I had an opportunity to work with clients from all over the world on challenging and interesting projects and products.

Being a freelancer gives me the chance to give talks, lectures and workshops while I travel. I enjoy work and travel lifestyle of a digital nomad; I teach and share my experience whenever and wherever I have a chance.

I enjoy building communities as much as teaching. I have co-founded Secret Project - Tech Brokers Guild, as well as NSFW UX Guys. I've formed the biggest Croatian network of Web designers "Web Designers Croatia"(3000+ members) where I organize regular web design and Dribbble meetups and give talks on variety of subjects.

When it comes to work, I look for interesting projects that will employ my problem solving skills, which I can take from idea to a finished product. If I work with a team, mutualy inspiring atmosphere and positive attitude is a priority.

From my Dribbble feed

A lot of work I produce is under NDA. Feel free to contact me for aditional examples and details.

From my Instagram feed

My Service is the "From Start to Finish" Design Process*

Research

Through user interviews and polls I will identify user's thought process and desired reactions toward each task flow segment of the product.

Prototyping

With pen and paper as my primaty tool I will visually communicate abstract concepts with users and team members to generate feedback.

Design

I practice clean and simple design with clear communication with the user, and this is the stage where every part of the product becomes beautyful.

Documentation

As project evolves I create visual up-to-date document with design desicions to steamline communication with product development team.

*There is so much more to this, so feel free to contact me for more details on how I work and to find out more about my process.

Talks

  • Life of full-time Freelancer

    What is it actually like to work for your self? The truth.

  • Your designer is NOT your slut!

    It's about how product managers and developers perceive their designer or design team - and why is it wrong.

  • NSFW UX

    How porn industry shaped and advanced development of technology trough history, and how porn sites adapt their design to better tailor user experience of their members.

  • Being both Ninja & Rock Star

    Should designers code, and pros and cons of being a designer that knows to code.

Workshops

  • Thinking as a user

    Course for user centricity. Putting your self into average user shoes, understanding and sloving problems and translating data into actionable design.

  • Design Sprints & Rapid Prototyping

    Using pen and paper and gathering early feedback from tests.

  • From Prototype to Finished Assets

    Entire design process. From idea, sketch, to finished assets and developer documentation. Including working with POP, Sketch, Zeplin and Photoshop.

Organizing a conference? And would like me to give one of my talks, do a workshop or prepare a new one with strong emphasis on freelancing, UX design, product design, experience in the industry? Let me know - I am looking forward to speaking opportunities.

Latest from my Medium Blog

If you want to work with me, let me know!

I am always available to discuss interesting projects and new opprotunities.
If you want to talk use this nifty litte form or e-mail me directly at tomislav@kozacinski.com.

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