Hello, I am Nina Susikova

 I am UI/UX, visual designer, illustrator from Helsinki

I can turn up your business ideas into the strong and user-friendly product. I have 10 years of visual design experience in the web industry.

I believe that digital design is about common impression from the product. It’s not only about images — it’s also about texts, usability, promos, everything related to communication with users.

I am 27 years, married, have a child. I am learning English and Finnish languages. I like reading, sketching, biking, badminton.

 

Work Experience

End of 2016 — UI/UX, visual designer at YouLikeMe. It is a social network service with applications for iOS and Android. It is a startup about inviting people for parties. I started working on it when the basic part had been done. I've performed some interactive prototypes, pages, and small tasks as well as promo screens for iTunes and Play Store. This project hasn't been launched yet.

2015—2016 — UI/UX, visual designer at Gdeetotdom.ru. It is a platform for ads about selling and renting accommodations. I've done a lot of interfaces, landing pages, illustrations and print materials. Also, I was in charge of guidelines support.   

2013–2015 — UI/UX, visual designer at Cold Brain. The company was founded by my partner and me. Our team has done a lot of projects like promo sites, online-shops, company sites, interfaces, illustrations, packages, print materials, ads and other visual products. I was supervising one designer.

2012–present — Stock contributor, I am working with Shutterstock, Istock, Creative Market, Depositphotos, Fotolia as a vector illustrator.

2011–2013 — a freelancer, I used to permanently collaborate with digital agencies as a designer. 

2010–2011 — visual designer at budetsdelano.ru. This is a web-studio where I've done a lot of sites, interfaces, company styles, illustrations, printed materials, and packages. I had really great experience in different types of issues there.  

2006–2010 — a freelancer, I specialized at icons, pictograms, virtual gifts and other miniature illustrations. 

 

Education

2006—2011 — Omsk State University of Pedagogics
Bachelor of Arts, Art Teacher. I learned classics arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, history of arts and different methods of teaching arts for children. I created new experimental methods and had a lot of practice in teaching visual arts, classic and digital. I had done my graduate work in methods of teaching computer graphic in children art school.

2014—2015 — Artem Gorbunov Design Bureau courses
The 28th place of about 350 applications according to the results of test challenges. I was learning following subjects: interface design and structuring information, typography and layout, project management, communication and collaboration, texting and editing as well as legal regulations. The certificate

 

Stocks

My portfolio on shutterstock

My stock illustrations in use (Pinterest channel)

Interview with me about creating patterns, in Russian