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Nikos Kotsakis

Freelancer, Senior UX/IA Designer, Freelancer

Berlin, Germany

Skills

User Experience
Concepts
User Interface Design
Signage Systems
Photoshop
Illustration
Editorial Design
Branding
InDesign
Information Architecture
Web Design
UX/UI Design
Designing UX-concepts flows user journeys and personas for digital products. Information & Navigation Architecture
Creating wireframes & Mockups
Creating UX documentations
Preparing and supporting the prototyping proccess
Writting expert reviews and task assignements
High fidelity artwork for production and pixel perfect designs
Information Design and Design of Signage Systems
Visual Communication
Low/ Medium fidelity artwork for fast preview and user testing
Interface Design
Interaction Design
Corporate Design
Art Direction
Graphic Design
Storyboard
Design Sprint
Healthcare
User Experience Design

Timeline

Professional experience for Nikos Kotsakis

  • Current 5 years and 6 months, since Jan 2016

    Senior Service, Business and UX Designer

    notallbad | Digital Consulting & Experience Design hub

    Testing and establishing dynamic service models, the main goal is to offer multilevel support to companies and projects on their active workflow. Also, as a team, we work with companies of all sizes to apply innovative design systems and shape their business proposition and create customer and user-centered products and services.

  • Current 8 years and 11 months, since Aug 2012

    Senior UX/IA Designer

    Freelancer

    Working mostly in the pre-production phase of healthcare products conducting ux research and testing as well as high-level concepts and MVP definition and contributing on the planning of the digital strategy for various healthcare products.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Mar 2017 - Aug 2018

    UX Lead for V-App

    Vodafone GmbH

    As the Lead Designer for the V-App, the core V by Vodafone app with nine products, a V-SIM and a platform released across six of the largest EU markets, I worked in close collaboration with all stakeholders - product owners, dev team, solution designers, business analysts etc. - on concepts as well as implementation support and I have been involved in all Vodafone CIoT streams, like the V-Home (SmartThings Connect by Samsung), V-Auto, V-SOS Band, Kippy, Arlo, Movetrack TCL, TCL Move and Trackimo.

  • 6 months, Sep 2017 - Feb 2018

    Design Mentor

    CODE University of Applied Sciences

    As Design Mentor I had the chance to dive into mentoring, and have an influence to the future of design and technology. In close collaboration with professors and other mentors, we shaped the curriculum for Interaction Design degree and its definition with the aim to facilitate students through a practice-based learning process, built across human-centred design methods and creative entrepreneurship and to create space for exploration on design ethics, and technology’s impact in local and global scale.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Oct 2014 - Jan 2017

    Senior UX Designer - Information Architect

    Momedica GmbH

    As a UX Designer at Momedica I worked in close collaboration with the product team from the initial ideation to the final product delivery, supporting all development phases and had the opportunity to familiarise myself with some of the medical protocols and legal requirements as well as the obstacles in the communication between the medical staff and the patients.

  • 9 months, Apr 2015 - Dec 2015

    Visual Designer

    Cisar - consulting and solutions GmbH

  • 2 years and 3 months, May 2010 - Jul 2012

    Cofounder, working as Art Director and Conceptual Designer

    SOCIALTHING, Social Design Agency in Athens

  • 1 year and 2 months, Sep 2009 - Oct 2010

    Art Director and Illustrator

    PPD, Design Studio in Athens

  • 8 months, Feb 2009 - Sep 2009

    Graphic Designer, Illustrator

    PPD, Design Studio in Athens

  • 6 months, Aug 2008 - Jan 2009

    Assistant in Creative Department

    NRGMEDIA, Publications Agency in Athens

  • 1 year and 10 months, Nov 2006 - Aug 2008

    Internship in Creative Department

    NRGMEDIA, Publications Agency in Athens

Educational background for Nikos Kotsakis

  • 2011 - 2011

    Design Thinking Bootcamp

    Hasso Plattner Institute

  • 2 years and 10 months, Oct 2005 - Jul 2008

    GRAPHIC DESIGN

    AKTO

    Illustration, Photography, Visual Communication, Typography, Editorial Design, Advertising, Conceptual Design, Strategy and Branding Visuallization

  • 4 years and 10 months, Oct 2005 - Jul 2010

    VISUAL COMMUNICATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN

    Middlesex University

    BA Thesis: Signage System Final Research: History and Anatomy of Heraldry

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • Greek

    First language

  • German

    Basic

Wants

Collaborate
Business Opportunities
Networking
Innovative Projects
Social Design
Design Thinking
User-Centered-Design
Mission-Based Experience Strategy
Game Design

Interests

Design
Photography
Prototyping
Music playing/ composing
Horse riding
Internet surfing
Dog Walking
Book Reading
Quilling
Wind surf

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