Taras Savytskyi

Taras Savytskyi

Senior Product Designer in Toronto





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Work Experience

2021 — Now
  • Scaled admin experience from a simple tool to a robust application that helps to reduce the time of an admin from several hours to just minutes per day;

  • Established and improved a design system to ensure consistency and efficiency across all products;

  • Developed a workflow for capturing user feedback and implemented it as a streamlined process to ensure continuous improvement of the product;

  • Worked across the entire design organization to ensure that the quality of craft execution and our design practices are to the high standards that our business and customers expect;

  • Conducted user research and analyzed data to inform design decisions and ensure that the product met the needs of customers;

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2019 — 2021
Toronto, Canada

Key Achievements:
Successfully developed and launched the Textkit app from inception to delivery, resulting in increased engagement, user satisfaction and more business opportunities from other industries;
Led the design and implementation of the Hummingbird Design System, which improved the consistency and usability of the company's products and services;
Improved the efficiency and effectiveness of cross-functional teams by defining user journeys, creating personas, and conducting user testing;
Successfully managed and mentored design co-op experience, fostering growth and development in junior designers;
Developed and implemented data-driven optimization strategies for product user experience, leading to measurable improvements in KPIs and achieving business goals;

2016 — 2020
Product Designer (Contract) at Infinity Intelligence
Toronto, Canada

I’ve worked with many creative people and small businesses that needed a unique design. Our digital agency came up with hundreds of solutions for our clients. We have created a web-based product that improves item tracking for small to midsize businesses that mostly work with cash flow. Moreover, we developed an educational art project for people who enjoy reading and learning more about different forms of art.

2019 — 2019
2018 — 2019
Senior Product Designer (Contract) at Ultramar
Toronto, Canada

○ I've designed and shipped engaging user experiences for complex POS applications.
○ Delivered visually delightful designs that reflect modern aesthetic and interaction standards.
○ Understand market needs for those managing gas stations all over Canada.
○ Beta version of the app was launched to some user groups in January 2019.
○ Features launched include dashboards with different metrics, search throughout the list of the store items, selling statistics, tags, etc.

2017 — 2018
Whitby, Canada

When I joined 360Insights my primary focus was aimed at improving design processes and redesigning essential products like Rebates and Spiffs. Also, I've started working on design systems for each product that the company-owned.
I redesigned an upload tool that now has a much better user experience and clearer flow. By working closely with the development team, I ensured our final products operate exactly the way they were designed.

2015 — 2016
London, Canada

○ Prototyping and testing interface solutions for the brand new website
○ Developed and implemented (HTML/CSS/JS) tablet ADs for the new La Press digital format
○ Work with clients for implementing online ads on mobile devices

2014 — 2015
Product Designer at Disel Engineering
Kyiv, Ukraine

○ Designed interface components with careful consideration of aesthetics, functionality and usability.
○ Conducted user research, designed wireframes, and created high-fidelity visual designs with interactive prototypes.
○ Collaborated with software engineers, product managers and producers to ensure the vision and strategy of the products were being met.