Igor Lanko

Igor Lanko

Designer & programmer in Chralotte, NC



Started a small product that allows to capture and organize images with context.


In 2019 I lead the product design of a cloud-based loop synthesizer Output Arcade. It was a big revamp of browsing experience of the plugin, which lead to another significant change—using web tech in local music software.


I was fortunate to work along with Neil Hallimen and Daniel Lepik to bring an amazing granular FX plugin they designed into a digestable UI ready for programming.

Side Projects


Tinder for tax deductions. Helps separate business from personal money. Generates profit/loss reports for you to make your April easier.


A space to save, organize, and share inspiration via screenshots. Designed and built along with Denys Petrov from Ukraine and LA.

Work Experience

2021 — 2023
Los Angeles, CA

• Lead the design of a single account ecosystem to rule all the game platforms, connecting it with payments and game items inventory blockchain network;
• Supported & mentored 2 amazing designers;
• Shaped the core principals of the design system;
• Worked with the software engineers on the code directly.

2013 — 2021
Los Angeles, CA

I dropped out of college to found a design studio. In almost 9 years working as a freelance design studio owner, I learned:

• Acquiring clients is tougher than they say on the internet;
• Avoid clients that have multiple cooks in the kitchen, and if they do, appoint one;
• How to lead business, design, and at times frontend and devops operations, while my partner fullstack developer handled frontend and backend for our clients;

Primarily worked with small local businesses in CIS and China.

2018 — 2020
Los Angeles, CA

I lead product design of Output's flagship subscription-based product Arcade.

• Brought to live a design & tech overhaul of the in-app browser;
• 100,000 music producers use it each month. (2020);
• Built and lead the design system;
• Helped to launch Output Portal, designing its Advanced and Presets, error, and activation screens;
• Built Output Portal components system.

2018 — 2018
Raleigh-Durham, NC

Helped shape the experience of one of the internal tools marketers use to estimate Cisco's services offering cost to their e2e clients.