Mariusz Ciesla

Angestellt, Lead Product Designer, Design Manager, Lilt

Berlin, Germany

About me

Product design generalist with over a decade of experience. Currently focusing on design operations (or designops, for y'all who love buzzwords) and design leadership. I tend to cross the boundaries between design, business, code and product a lot and I really enjoy it. Boundaries are stupid anyway. Skills I use daily: - customer development - product strategy & product management - UX strategy & user-centered design - user interface design — from flowcharts to prototypes - user testing, user research, market research - measuring design success & linking design activity to business KPIs - visual identity design - designing, building and managing style guides & design systems - leading, mentoring and managing design teams

Skills

User experience design
User experience
Product design
User interface design
Design management
User experience evaluation
Product Lifecycle Management
Design
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Design Systems
UX/UI Design
UXD
User Research
Usability
Usability Testing
Usability Research
Usability Consulting
Rapid Prototyping
Framer
Mobile Design
Mobile App Design
Mobile Application Design
Visual Identity
Mentoring
User Interface
Product Design
Design Management
Mentorship
Prototyping
Interaction Design
Wireframe
Figma
Produkt

Timeline

Professional experience for Mariusz Ciesla

  • Current 2 years and 7 months, since Aug 2020

    Lead Product Designer, Design Manager

    Lilt

    Lead Product Designer & Design Manager for Enterprise, Government and Services Solutions. Responsible for providing our customers with simple solutions to complex problems that enterprises face when managing localization projects. Also helping coordinate design and development of our internal design system, to align the user experience layer across all products.

  • 4 years, Oct 2016 - Sep 2020

    Lecturer: User Experience Design

    AGH University of Science and Technology

    I'm incredibly humbled to be given a chance to teach User Interface Design at AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Humanities, UX & Product Design postgraduate course (http://wh.agh.edu.pl/ux/).

  • 6 years and 11 months, Oct 2013 - Aug 2020

    Head of Design

    anynines

    Responsible for big picture thinking about the brand identity, how it relates to business goals and evolution of anynines offerings & services, as well as contributing to day-to-day marketing design, service and experience design and working directly across teams and with top level management on their marketing, product and branding efforts.

  • 7 years and 3 months, Jun 2013 - Aug 2020

    Senior User Experience Designer

    Mariusz Ciesla

    Digital product designer and design consultant. Mostly focusing on product design, corporate identity, branding guidelines and design systems. I can help you with: - corporate identity design - copywriting and UX writing - UX research - UX design - UI design - managing brand guidelines, style guides & design systems - building, growing, managing and mentoring design teams

  • 3 years and 4 months, Oct 2014 - Jan 2018

    Co-founder & Lead Product Designer

    Lifetramp

    As "the product guy", I'm responsible for the high-level overview as well as overseeing details of user experience and product design, down to implementing the flows and interfaces. Also supporting my co-founder at day-to-day operations of the company.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Nov 2015 - Dec 2017

    Lead Product Designer

    Lilt

    Worked on initial version of the user-facing interface of Lilt, upcoming features in both product and marketing design side, as well as expanding the design and implementation of the budding Lilt's internal design system. Worked directly with the founding team and the CEO on thinking through, designing and contributing to implementation of new features.

  • 3 years and 9 months, Oct 2009 - Jun 2013

    Lead Product Designer

    Kanbanery

    Working with the product team and the CEO — from early sketches to working prototypes and final solutions. Skills utilized: - UX design - UI design - HTML, CSS and JavaScript development - Less, SCSS

  • 5 years and 6 months, Jan 2008 - Jun 2013

    Senior User Experience Designer

    Lunar Logic

    Responsible for designing interfaces and delightful user experiences for customer projects. Skills utilized: - UX design - UI design - HTML, CSS & JavaScript development - Sass, Less, SCSS

  • 1 year, Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

    Designer & Front-end developer

    Making Waves

    Working as a front-end developer with internal projects (Second Brain), as well as client projects from Norway. Technologies utilized: - user interface design & development - HTML / CSS - JavaScript

  • 2 years and 4 months, Oct 2004 - Jan 2007

    Web Designer

    Mariusz Ciesla

    Freelance web & identity designer for a variety of small and large clients.

Educational background for Mariusz Ciesla

  • 4 years and 9 months, Oct 2004 - Jun 2009

    Human–computer interaction

    AGH University of Science and Technology

    Applied Computer Science / Human-Computer Interaction (Industry)

Languages

  • German

    Intermediate

  • English

    Fluent

  • Polish

    First language

  • Spanish

    Intermediate

  • French

    Basic

  • Portuguese

    Basic

  • Italian

    Basic

Wants

Remote jobs
Full-time roles
Offers as a speaker
Job offers

Interests

Music production
Digital Photography
Cycling

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