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Toms Varpins

Senior Product Designer

Works remotely from Barcelona

  • 41.400347
  • 2.159592
  • Suggested rate €300 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Location
Barcelona, CT, Spain
Remote only
Primarily works remotely

Preferences

Project length
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Company size
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
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Verifications

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Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • Latvian

    Native or bilingual

Categories

Skills (16)

Toms in a few words

With 10 years in design, I have experience building web and mobile apps, platforms and technical products either as an independent contributor or as part of a cross-functional team, usually playing a driving role.

I'm passionate about Product Designer because it allows for continuous evolution:
- explore the problem space and become deeply knowledgeable about a topic
- explore potential solutions to move the needle forward
- deep understanding of users through research on pain points and goals
- continuous validation of design decisions and experiments
- feedback culture that is focused on users behaviour and business metrics
- ... and so much more that I like about this role.

Experience

Freelance

Senior Product Designer  - As a freelancer

Barcelona, Spain

November 2021 - Today (1 year)

Owning the E2E design process to modernise a platform that enables businesses to self-manage gov. services and an admin portal to service businesses inquires.
- Collaboratively go from idea to a plan
- Facilitate discoveries to find user pain points and needs
- Prototyping concepts for validation
- Organise & conduct user research and testing
- Analyse research results and compile insights
- Continuously iterate and improve the product space

Thoughtworks

Business Analyst

Barcelona, Spain

August 2019 - November 2021 (2 years and 3 months)

As part of a cross-functional consultant teams working with enterprise clients, we:
- built a service that processed 1B in transactions within the first month after launch for a fintech startup
- continuously developed and A/B tested new features to help with finding growth opportunities
- as part of a digital transformation project we built the part of the service that will have to handle 6 billion GBP annually. My role: Organised and facilitated 12 discoveries, 20+ design thinking workshops and 50+ retrospectives. Understand and map business processes, analyse requirements, challenges and dependencies, build a roadmap, own the teams backlog and facilitate team processes and stakeholder management.

Freelance

Senior Product Designer  - As a freelancer

Barcelona, Spain

February 2018 - August 2019 (1 year and 6 months)

Worked with clients within different team setups:
- Owned the design function in a startup building a mobility service platform.
- Designed an analytics dashboard for a BI software startup and owned the engineering handover role
- Consulted a big data analysis software company about conducting user research
- Prototyped a new website and backend admin and consulted on content strategy for a small startup
- Designed an user analytics dashboard for an alpha version for a small startup
- As part of a team we developed a long-term UX strategy for a government and organised user tests

tawk.to

Product Manager

Riga, Latvia

May 2016 - February 2018 (1 year and 9 months)

As part of a startup team I helped:
- The business to go from minus revenue to the break-even point
- The product go from #2 most used to #1 most used in the world
- Designed, tested and launched improved iOS and Android apps
- Improved the design and usability of the web and desktop versions
- Created a product roadmap by balancing the founders vision with user requests
- Hired and onboarded people for a new department that lead revenue growth
- Designed the customer and agent onboarding experience
- Facilitated the continuous improvement for the most profitable part of the business

Scandiweb

Project Manager

Riga, Latvia

August 2015 - May 2016 (9 months)

Most impact: Scrum master & Magento Solutions Specialist certifications Role: As a project manager for a Magento agency working within cross functional remote teams we delivered e-commerce sites to international clients.

Draugiem Group

Product Designer

Latvia

October 2014 - August 2015 (10 months)

As a shared UX resource across the different startup teams, I:
- Re-designed parts of 6 existing products (3 mobile apps, 3 responsive sites)
- Prototyped 3 new products (2 dashboards, 1 mobile app)
- Launched 1 new product (admin panel for an app)
- Facilitated 3 user tests
- Facilitated 3 design thinking workshops
- Responsible for design resource allocation and UX process development

Grizzly Riga

UX Designer  - As a freelancer

Latvia

October 2013 - October 2014 (1 year)

Most impact: A research project for the national post to define a self-service system for customers. Role: sales pitches with the focus on user-centered approach, gathering requirements and prototyping solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Mostly websites and simple back-end systems.

CUBE systems

UX Designer  - As a freelancer

Latvia

November 2012 - October 2013 (11 months)

Noteworthy achievements:
- 3 Usability Audits for existing systems
- 4 User Research & Testing projects
- 6 different system prototypes delivered Role: Analyse existing systems, understand user pain points, create and test prototypes, present user research results and deliver working system prototypes

Mailigen

Tech Support & Business development

Latvia

September 2011 - November 2012 (1 year and 2 months)

Greatest achievement: Participated in a conference about e-mail marketing best practices. Mailigen is an e-mail marketing provider for which I provided customer support via phone, e-mails and support desk. I also was tasked to find new integration partners to expand Mailigen's functionality.

Agera

Door-To-Door Sales Representative

March 2011 - September 2011 (6 months)

Door-To-Door (B2C) sales representative distributing Latvian Mobile Telephone services and finding the best solution for each individual.

Education