About

Hi! I am UI/UX, a visual designer, an illustrator from Helsinki.

I'm a passionate and versatile designer focusing on user experience, visual and interface design. Along with I have strong art skills and a keen eye for details. I am into design systems and use a systematic approach to creating a visual design language.

CV in PDF

Work Experience

Nov 2018present — UI and visual designer, F-secure Corporation, B2B Customer Experience department. F-secure provides innovative cybersecurity solutions for home and businesses.


Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining easy-to-use UI-kit for F-secure B2B web services (Adobe XD). 
  • Design system inventory, developing and support: spacing, typography, colors, icons, favicons, etc. 
  • Consulting product designers and developers regarding F-secure B2B products’ design system.
  • Writing documentation describing components’ purposes and behaviors.  
  • Designing dashboards’ widgets for data visualizations. 
  • Communication with developers, drawing up specifications, implementation control.
  • Participating in the rebranding process: color updates, interface renovation, product logos’ redesign.

End of 2016 – UI/UX, a visual designer at YouLikeMe. It is a social network service with applications for iOS and Android. It is a startup about inviting people to 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.

20142016UI/UX, a 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 supporting and updating the guidelines.   

20132014UI/UX, a 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, packaging designs, print materials, ads, and other visual products. I hired and supervised junior designers.

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

20112013a freelancer, I used to permanently collaborate with digital agencies as a designer. 

20102011visual 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 was participating in different kinds of design tasks.  

20062010a freelancer, I specialized at icons, pictograms, virtual gifts, and other miniature illustrations. 

Education

20062011Omsk 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. Thesis topic: «Teaching visual arts with using digital media at after-school children's institutions»

Skills

Interface design, prototyping, visual design (print & digital), iconography, typography, illustration, animation, web design

Tools

Professional level: Adobe CC: XD,  Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Animate; 

Basic level: Sketch, HTML, CSS, p5.js library for JavaScript, Processing framework (Java-based language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts), Git, TRIZ methods

Courses

Feb 2018presentintensive Finnish Integration course, Arffman kielikoulu. The course includes: Finnish language, traditions, working culture

20142015Artem Gorbunov Design Bureau course. The course includes: interface design and structuring information, typography and layout, project management, communication and collaboration, texting and editing, law regulations for designers. I took the 28th place of about 350 applications according to the results of a testing challenge. The certificate in Russian 

Languages

Russian, native speaker

English, advanced (C1, IELTS certificate)

Finnish, hyvä (B1.1, Arffman kielikoulu todistus)

Stocks

My portfolio on Shutterstock

My stock illustrations in use (Pinterest channel)

Interview with me about creating patterns, in Russian

Interests

Sketching, TRIZ, data visualization, programming, sustainable life, household optimization, quiz games, badminton, raising my son

Contacts

[email protected]

+044 953 76 83

https://www.facebook.com/nina.susik

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