User Experience Design Portfolio

Gaidai family

Personal

My name is Alex Gaidai [pronounced guy-dye]. In the picture above I’m with my beautiful wife and our three children. I was born in Ukraine, immigrated to United States with my parents 14 years ago and now live in Mount Vernon, Washington.

I currently work as a User Experience designer for Boeing, where I get to transform user research and feedback into hi-fi mockups that are handed over to the template team and subsequently to the devs.

I began designing in high school. Soon I found myself as a designer for my friend's startup, and not long after, a co-owner. I studied Multimedia and Interactive Technologies at Skagit Valley College. Although my professional responsibilities shifted and evolved over time, user experience was always at the core of my focus.

Philosophy

User experience design is much more than slick UI or a satisfied stakeholder. I believe it is a balanced cross-over of business and user goals. Good UX design is both art and science. It’s a complex process that requires deep understanding of human interaction with the modern world.

UX is more than just design."

It goes beyond designing for a screen. At the end of the day, functional design should affect not just the user experience, but also “the bottom line”.

Professional

Expertise

Demonstrated experience in:

  • Visual & Interaction Design
  • Taxonomy & Information Architecture
  • User Research & Testing
  • Strategic UX Design
  • Rapid Prototyping

Strengths

My strengths are:

  • Project Management & Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • User Centered Design
  • Web & Mobile Technologies
  • Optimizing through Analytics
  • Film and Multimedia Production

Toolkit

Sketch

Photoshop

Illustrator

Premier Pro

Omnigraffle

Balsamiq

HTML

CSS

JavaScript

WordPress

Joomla

Umbraco

Google Analytics

Hotjar Insights

Brackets HTML Editor

Always Trying Out New Ones