Iryna Nezhynska
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Bio

 

I create brand identities for tech startups and design languages for digital products helping new companies communicate their values visually in a memorable way. 

It is my daily job and my passion.
It is the air I breathe.


Here’s a longer and more official-sounding version:

"Iryna Nezhynska is a visual communication designer specialising in design languages for digital products and brand identities for tech startups.

Previously a senior visual designer at Deloitte Digital and design team lead at Norwegian software agency Chimera Prime, she has recently moved to Berlin to join blockchain startup Jolocom.

Always being a “person from branding” she has been working in several industries - traditional advertising for local banks and industrial companies, digital publishing for international consumer and retail brands, software development for German fintech companies, brand experience design for insurance and financial corporations and, finally, back to software development - this time for Norwegian tech scene.

She is best known for the Designer's Guide to Startup Weekend - a brief guide full of tips for young designers on how to participate in startup events and hackathons. It got a worldwide recognition across Startup weekends and was featured in the Infinite Icon as one of best icon-based designs.  

 

right now I'm


⟶ part by part releasing the case study of Jolocom rebranding;

⟶ working on the visual communication strategy of the upcoming IPDB Hackathon, and looking for service/product/ux designers to join and guide dev teams toward true human-centered solutions;

⟶ waiting excitedly for the Internet Archive team to publish my DWeb Summit UX/UI recap ⟶ read the pre-published version;      

⟶ have just finished "The End of Average" by Todd Rose, now back to "Extreme Ownership" by J.Willink and L.Babin.

 

speaking & awards
 

October 2018 - Facilitated the workshop on a better onboarding of non-tech users to dapps and blockchain products during Web3Summit

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April 2018 - Gave a talk "3 steps of visual design strategy to differentiate your product" at Berlin UI/UX Designers Meetup (download takeaways slides here)

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December 2017 - Joined E-Commerce Berlin Awards 2018 jury panel evaluating nominees in Best Agency and Best Communication Platform categories.

March 2017 - Gave a talk "You’re allowed to talk to stakeholders – use it!" at Dribbble Warsaw Meetup

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November 2016 - Gave a talk about emotional branding workflow and how to run branding workshops at Design Practice meetup

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October 2016 - Gave a session "How to create emotional connection with customers" at ProductCamp Berlin  

September 2016 - Gave a talk "Beyond product features" at Codemotion Warsaw. Later the same month - gave a session on using emotions in UI design at UXcamp NL 2016

June 2016 - Facilitated the workshop on branding for digital products at UXcamp Europe 2016

March 2016 - Mentored teams on UX/UI at Devmuster hackathon

October 2015 - Facilitated the workshop "How your startup idea can benefit from beacon technology” at Wolves Summit  

July 2015 - Gave a talk at the first Polish Dribbble meetup Gdańsk

May 2015 - Organised Behance Portfolio Reviews Warsaw

October 2014 - Won the Wordshop Academy Logo competition

March 2014 - Won the Central Open Data Hackathon (3rd place, role in the team: logo & web design for sejmotrendy.pl)

August 2013 - Won the Warsaw Startup Weekend (3rd place, role in the team: identity & app design for Pollbear)

May 2012 - Gave a talk at Behance Portfolio Reviews Kharkiv

December 2011 - Won Premija Design Awards (1st place, category: branded packaging)

October 2011 - Won Melnitsa Design Competition (1st place, category: logo and identity concept)

May 2010 - Won Kingston USB Design Ukraine (3rd place, category: eco-packaging)