Victor Kernes

Victor Kernes

Senior Product Designer in San Francisco, CA, He/him

Looking for a new role and would love to connect! Email me at or reply here.

7 months ago


I have six years of experience working at startups and small teams, focusing on growth and solving complex problems. I’ve built design systems, 0-to-1 experiences for the web and iOS, led the design for all projects I’ve worked on, contributed to business decisions, outlined team roadmap initiatives, and created experiences used by millions of people.

Work Experience

2021 — 2023

Led the designs efforts for our e-commerce platform and enhanced the online shopping experiences across the web and our iOS and Android apps.

Shipped features that improved our checkout conversion rate and helped us reach over $100 million in sales revenue.

Contributed to the design and development of our internal design system by creating complex components using all of Figma’s features such as Auto-Layout, Variants, and Properties.

Collaborated with engineers and product managers to decide on projects and features for the company roadmap that continued pushing us toward achieving our OKRs.

2020 — 2021
San Francisco, CA

Led the designs for our iOS and Android app that allowed students to submit homework assignments and receive feedback on their phones.

Designed features that allowed thousands of higher education instructors to grade homework assignments more quickly and efficiently, including the ability to reuse comments when providing feedback.

Led an initiative to transition the team from Sketch to Figma, allowing for better collaboration amongst designers, engineers, and product managers.

2017 — 2020
San Francisco, CA

Led the designs for our Growth team where I designed our patient enrollment portal experience from 0-to-1. I was responsible for prototyping, running A/B tests, analyzing data and conversion rate, and developing UI on the front-end using HTML & CSS and React.js.

Designed an experience for our iOS and Android apps where patients could share positive feedback about their treatment with their HR department so we could continue being offered as a health benefit.

2014 — 2017
San Luis Obispo, CA

Designed and created all the marketing materials for our website, print advertisements, television commercials, and internal promotional items.

Led the rollout of a brand refresh to provide a more sophisticated and modern look for a prestigious college.



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2022 — Now

Mentored the Product Design & Intro to UI Design courses.

Taught students about the end-to-end design process and working at start-ups.

Lead design critiques and discussions on a variety of topics including Color Theory, Typography, Accessibility Standards & more.

Provided career guidance and interviewing advice for entry-level designers.