So, who is this person?

Sup, I'm Vasilis

I'm a senior product designer with html prototyping skills based out of Athens. In my spare time I like working on nonprofit projects.

I enjoy working with committed teammates with a strong sense of humanity. The choices I make are guided by the wellbeing of people, communities and the environment.

C'est moi

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How I gets down

Finding simple solutions to complex problems is a task that I typically split up into the following steps:

  • Multiple user journeys
  • Wireframe top 3
  • Figma prototypes
  • User research with success criteria in mind
  • Feedback based iteration
  • Hi-fi mockups
  • HTML prototypes
  • User testing
  • Feedback based iteration
  • Developer handoff

Alternatively, if resources are unavailable, a team can speed things up moving on based on assumptions.

I enjoy prototyping and debugging the look and feel of my designs in multiple devices simultaneously →

My current desktops

My screens, my apps, my humps.

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Work experience

Enjoy the journey

Meta, Athens

Senior UX designer (April 2021 – March 2022)

accusonus (now Meta) was a company that built human-friendly audio software. Its mission was to democratize content creation.

While there, I designed and prototyped products from scratch. I also helped improve existing products.

Being part of a team with an ensemble of extraordinarily talented colleagues, led us to wonderful results.

Microsoft, Athens

Senior designer (April 2019 – January 2021)

Power Automate Desktop (included in Windows 11) is an automation building tool.

As the product’s principal designer, I was involved in all phases of the UX: user stories, journeys, wireframes, mockups & internal user research. I also designed all the UI elements including icons and illustrations.

ContactPigeon, Athens

Lead product designer (April 2016 – April 2019)

ContactPigeon is a marketing automation platform for e-commerce.

As the lead product designer I was responsible for all phases of the UI/UX process. Some of the adventures we dove in included the creation of an email editor, a popup editor and a push notication designer.

Ellinopoula, Athens

Product & visual designer (June 2015 - February 2016)

Ellinopoula is a start-up based in Athens with a mission to teach children of Greek imigrants around the world the Greek language through entertainment and interaction.

While there, I helped both product and marketing teams.

  • Teamed with the marketing
  • Designed and coded new pages and banners
  • Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS & JS

Sam media, Amsterdam

UI designer & front-end developer (April 2011 - April 2015)

Sam Media is a mobile content services company active in 30 countries with annual revenues reaching 20 million USD. Its pages are viewed by 50 million unique visitors per month.

  • Teamed with the marketing
  • Built successful banners, web and mobile landing pages using an agile methodology
  • Designed pages featuring a variety of consumer products, mobile apps, games and services
  • Set up and monitored A/B tests
  • Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, ActionScript, HTML / CSS, JS, GreenSock & 3DS Max

LR Health & Beauty Systems, Athens

Designer & front-end developer (April 2010 - July 2010)

LR Health & Beauty is one of Europe’s leading direct sales enterprises with offices all across the world.

  • Designed animated banners
  • Designed presentations which combined video, images and music
  • Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, After Effects and 3DS Max

Hellenic Army, Greece

Drafted (April 2009 – March 2010)

Childrens Hospital, Athens

Volunteer (February 2009 – April 2009)

This experience was truly unique and still affects me. In this institution, all I did was a big effort to put a smile on children's faces.

Dousis Publications, Athens

Graphic / web designer (March 2008 – March 2009)

Dousis publications is a group which owns many magazine titles along with online blogs. The founder Tasos Dousis was the host of the popular TV show "Icons".

  • In collaboration with marketing, I successfully designed all the advertorial pages
  • Social media banners
  • Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark & Flash

Potnia Thiron (art gallery), Athens

Graphic designer (November 2007 – November 2010 outsourcing)

Potnia Thiron is a contemporary art gallery in Exarcheia. It was chosen to be established there because the owner, Elisavet Lyra, loves the intense spirit of the neighbourhood which makes her heart pulpitate. It mainly features artists who are strongly opinionated about things and have a socio-political argument.

  • Designed catalogues, fliers, posters & web site elements
  • Collaborated with external partners to set up exhibitions
  • Tools: Quark, InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator

INKY, Athens

Graphic designer (October 2006 – November 2007)

INKY is mainly a t-shirt printing but not just! Check out the website to find out more.

  • Designed t-shirt prints
  • Designed shop window stickers (sales etc)
  • Tools: Illustrator & a Roland plotter that did wonders!

Meta logo
Potnia Thiron logo
ContactPigeon logo
BIOS logo
Sam Media logo
Plaisio logo
INKY logo
Traveller's Icons logo

Education

We don't need no

Middlesex University (AKTO), Athens

BA in animation & interactive media (2008)

Birmingham University, Birmingham

BSc in artificial intelligence and computer science (2003)

TEE Ellinikou, Athens

Computer science and networks (2002)

This is where HTML begun for me. I had graduated high school with a GPA of 17.5 😎

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Random access memories

A glimpse of my life

Music makes the people come together

What music do you listen to whilst designing?

Vasilis Kolip combines design with prototyping skills and user research to help create complete apps swiftly and successfully. He works on every project with the belief that humanity, creativity and purpose, transform companies and their relationships with the people they serve.

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