Phone: 347 - 446 - 8226
Yan Vishnepolsky
User Experience professional with 9+ years of thought leadership, ux strategy, interaction design, usability analysis, design architecture, product development and team building. Previous entrepreneurial experience in mobile app development as a service.

College: SUNY Albany
Degree: Bachelors of Arts
Major:  Russian Language (some courses in translation)
Minor:  Criminal Justice
MBA: CDL Symbiosis, India
MBA Finance (coursework only)
Online Courses: Udemy
UX Design Essentials, Typography for Developers and Designers, Adobe XD UI, The Complete Sketch 5 Course, Build Responsive Real World Websites with HTML 5 & CSS
Online Courses: LinkedIn Learning
Improve Your UX Design Skills
Leadership, Team Building, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking Workshops, Mentoring, Problem Solving, Design Process Integration,Strategy, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Rapid Prototyping, Paper Sketching, Storyboarding, Storytelling, UX Communication, Wireframes, Light Visual Design, Usability Analysis, User Testing, AGILE, Scrum, HIPPA Compliance, Section 508, Lean UX.

Experience in Platform, Product and Mobile Design
Java, Oracle DB, SQL development, LAMP Stack, HTML 5 & CSS, Augmented Reality, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
Working knowledge of Axure, Sketch, JIRA, Confluence, Adobe Creative Suite, Eclipse, Figma, Balsamiq. Moqups, Invision, Flash, Lucidchart, Microsoft Visio, MS Word, PowerPoint, Keynote, SharePoint and Excel.
Oracle OCP, Java Professional, PMP Coursework (full)

Work Experience

User Experience (UX) Lead, July 2019 - January 2020
Client: Infosys C-Suite
A UX research focused, high visibility project from the CEO, Salil Parekh. User Experience research conducted to improve company UX where internal communications is concerned. Scope of User Experience includes both technical & non-technical solutions, primary focus being communications within the Americas, but project has a global scope.

Role: Product Manager & UX Lead
  • User experience research included usability interviews (with employees, contractors, etc) and inter-geographic/cross-cultural surveys, software redesign & competitor research.
  • Three surveys: former employee survey, current employee survey, software-focused survey.
  • Managing & leading an on-site team of 10+ including designers, developers, and testers.

  • Designed three Social Surveys: 100's of data points, spent weeks trying to reduce various forms of bias within the surveys. Survey data was collected in Tableau and then analyzed against initial hypotheses.
  • Conducted Usability Testing: Discovered pain points for each app and platform examined, using testing methods such as A/B testing, paper prototypes, digital prototypes, as well as testing the existing apps (130 apps and two platforms).
  • Conducted Usability Interviews: in-person, with predefined scripts.

Client Project: Sysco
Role: UX Lead & Senior Designer
  • Team Lead of offshore and onsite UX and UI design teams
  • Project size: 250+ screens/pop ups, browser-focused
  • Comprehensive and total warehouse management software redesign

  • UX research that overturned assumptions on the employee UX of warehouse management system
  • Total redesign of backend warehouse management system from a legacy system to a modernized approach
  • Product Management (leading design and technology management)
  • Leading UX Teams
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Social Surveys
  • User Journey Mapping
  • User Personas
  • Usability Interviews
Tools And Techniques
  • Trello
  • Whatsapp chat groups
  • Paper wireframing & Prototyping
  • Balsamiq
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Agile
  • Waterfall

Synechron Technologies
Consultant, January 2019 - May 2019

Worked as a full-time consultant and UX evangelist. Established and drove UX best practices and recruitment drives (including Design Thinking workshops) to afford frictionless design to development flow and velocity in an AGILE environment.

  • User Testing (remote/moderated/unmoderated)
  • User Personas
  • User Journeys
  • Prototypes
  • Heuristics Inspection
  • JIRA + Confluence
  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • Zeplin
NiiD Technologies
Cofounder & Design Director, March 2012 - May 2018
Software services company focused on mobile app development in areas of emerging tech. Projects frequently involved machine learning (ML) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technologies.
Key Responsibility Areas:
  • Manage UI, UX, Operations at NiiD Technologies
  • Assist management of projects involved Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, All iOS devices, 75% Android projects
  • Brainstorm, design and deliver creative solutions for various cutting-edge projects.
  • UX Design including prototypes, UX research, UX testing
  • Leading UX Teams
  • Business Analysis including SoW documents, business proposals, mind maps, flowcharts
  • Sales Support
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Technology & UX Recruitment
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • User Interviews (In Person, Remote)
  • Human Factors
  • Empathy Maps
  • Social Surveys
Client Projects (100+):
  • 31% of projects consisted of a backend ranging from customized Hospital Management Systems (HMS) to Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • 31% of projects involved both an app (either iOS/Android/both)
  • 15% of projects consisted of Augmented Reality (AR) elements
  • 11% of projects involved Machine Learning
  • 11% of projects involved Virtual Reality (VR) technology
  • Computer vision body scanning project for iPads (point cloud based algorithms)
  • OrangeFS platform wizard design project (Big data platform)
  • 10 + Augmented reality projects mobile app devices (Swift, Java, Metaio, Vuforia)
  • LAMP stack projects
  • Azure-backend projects

Synechron Technologies
Software Associate, March 2010 - March 2012

Client: ABN-AMRO
Role: Fintech Business Analyst, Java Developer, Oracle DBA
  • Oracle DBA, Hot and cold databases
  • Java Developer, Core Java + Hibernate
  • Business Analyst, specialising in Investment Banking

Client: Asurion
Role: SQL Server DBA
Asurion provides insurance. The project concerned phone insurance, specifically with respect to database maintenance of the records for phone insurance.

The project existed in a .Net environment so it made sense to choose SQL Server as the database technology for the project. With its comparatively easy to use GUI, it was easy to maintain the databases for the project. The project consisted of the upkeep of both hot and cold databases. There were 6 hot databases and 24 cold databases, with each database getting backed up to 4 databases for redundancy. SLA dictated an uptime of 99.9%.