About

My Image

Inspired by human creation – visual arts, architecture, and fashion, the heartbeat behind my mission is to create meaningful user experiences through humanizing and aestheticizing digital products.

My Story

Artist turned UI designer. I used to draw, paint, research and analyze. My academic background in Fine arts gives me an intrinsic understanding of composition and the feeling of color. Experience in Research, Analyses, Project curation, writing, and Public speaking has taught me to develop a project from idea to accomplished product. 

Embracing the world. After moving from my home country Kazakhstan to Japan and now to France, traveling in Europe and the US in between, I felt it was a time for me to put aside the theory and history of arts as my own work history and move to intangible, to digital, to creation.

Searching for Golden ratio. Experience of living in different countries let me embrace values common to humanity unifying and nurturing Kazakh tolerance, Japanese perfectionism, and French style. Thanks to the years of scrutinizing the worlds’ best creations, I developed both an intrinsic appreciation for aesthetics and the empathy needed to grasp the real meaning that the artist wanted to convey in his artwork. I want to make a difference by producing visual designs that are both beautiful and user-friendly.

Currently I am available for full-time roles in the South of France.

Skills & Tools

Relevant Skills

  • User Research
  • Competitor Analysis
  • User Interviews
  • User tests
  • User Flows
  • User Diagrams
  • Rapid Wireframing
  • Design systems
  • Style Guides
  • Prototyping
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Java Script

Tools I use

  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Invision
  • Flinto
  • Protopie
  • Miro
  • Photoshop
  • Git
  • Jira

Testimonials

Irina was an excellent student at CareerFoundry. She picked up fast the lean product design approach and created professional UI designs by the end of the course. If you get the chance, work with her!

- Michael Alexander Holker, Senior Product Designer at KeyWe

Testimonials

I’d be happy to recommend Irina for any employers and teams as I am confident in her capabilities in design skills and the positive energy she brings in. She always shows her passion, a committed attitude, and openness to feedback, which makes collaboration work effective. In addition to this, her educational background both in Liberal Arts and Design is a great combination to come up with aesthetic design solutions. It was my pleasure working with her throughout her journey at CareerFoundry.

- Nori Yamada, Product Designer and Consultant

Testimonials

As her Mentor @ CareerFoundry, I have been working with Irina for CareerFoundry’s online specialization course 'Frontend Development for Designers'. This is an 8 week part-time course covering the most important frontend development skills HTML, CSS, JavaScript while building a fully tested and personalized responsive portfolio site. During this course Irina showed a great participation and engagement and developed a really good understanding and deployment of these skills including testing. Irina is very pro-active, does her own research in finding solutions and is very open minded to feedback. I'm very confident that Irina will be a valuable team member in any design team.

- Carlo van der Pluijm, UX/UI & Web Consultant