Miklos Philips

Lead UX Designer and Product Design Strategist

London, United Kingdom
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Projects credited in

  • Visual Designer / UI / Creative / Design Director
    Lead UX Designer and Product Design Strategist

About me

Miklos is a lead UX/ product designer & UX strategist with 18 years of experience. As a full-spectrum user experience designer, he effectively mediates between user needs, business objectives, and technical feasibility resulting in product designs that impact the bottom line.

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  • Digital Design
  • Interaction Design
  • UX Design
  • Sketch
  • Prototyping
  • UI Design
  • Photoshop
  • Product Design
  • User Experience
  • Strategy

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Toptal LLC

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          Rubicon Project

          Work history


          Principal Lead, Product Design and Lead Design Blog Editor

          Toptal LLC

          Dec 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Toptal has the top 3% of designers in the world on its platform. Each freelance UX designer is thoroughly vetted and trusted by top companies for their most critical UX design projects including McKinsey, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Airbnb, JPMorgan, Motorola, Zendesk, Shopify, Pfizer, Google, Accenture, Warner Bros, Exxon Mobil, Gucci and more.


          Head of UX


          Dec 2016 - Oct 2018
          • New York, United States
          • Full Time
          • DoubleVerify is a B2B ad-tech company. I oversaw the entire user experience on the platform. Collaborated with the VP of Product on design strategy and UX. Lead a design team, collaborated with other key department stakeholders and performed hands-on UX work, including UX research, wireframes, prototypes, UI design, visual design, design system and user testing.


          Principal User Experience Designer


          Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
          • New York, United States
          • Full Time
          • I worked on several design initiatives with the ultimate goal of delivering frictionless digital customer interactions. I implemented a redesign of the entire user experience of the platform which increased positive NPS. My primary objective was to present a clean and simple user interface and design for effortless interaction. I focused on visual quality (to increase trust-level), robust features (increase performance) and business-class functionality (elevate the brand). I collaborated with members of the UX team (researchers, interaction designers, visual designers), product managers and engineers in creating the most efficient, user-friendly products. My process included conducting user-research and testing, I have introduced new UX tools and processes that increased team efficiency 3x, crafted a company-wide UI Styleguide and UI stencil libraries.


          Lead User Experience Designer

          Rubicon Project

          Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
          • Los Angeles, United States
          • Full Time
          • Working with customer experience, product managers, and engineering, I led the UX team on the overall user experience design for this global ad-tech platform. Employing user-centered design methodology, I designed for optimum usability and interaction. In order to achieve the best user experience I defined personas, drafted user journeys, experience maps, built screen flows, wireframes, mockups, created interactive prototypes, guided user-research, user-testing and visual design.


          Lead User Experience Designer

          Guitar Center

          Dec 2009 - Nov 2012
          • Los Angeles, United States
          • Freelance
          • Delivered improved user experiences across various desktop and mobile e-commerce projects that resulted in increased engagement and completed purchase metrics. Worked extensively on futuristic, innovative internal black box “concept lab” initiatives with the vision to drive consumer engagement as well as redesigns for such projects as product search & browse, shopping cart and checkout. Also, worked on the designs of many internal applications such as a universal order system, online store and brick-and-mortar syncing systems and consumer-facing micro-sites. Developed personas, crafted journey maps, experience maps, user task-flows, analyzed use-case scenarios, created wireframes, mockups, prototypes, visual design, and specifications.


          Lead User Experience Designer


          Nov 2007 - Nov 2010
          • San Francisco, United States
          • Freelance
          • Lead User Experience Designer for desktop and mobile applications with Autodesk Location Services, a division of Autodesk, Inc. Performed development of personas, user task flow analysis, wireframing, usability studies, prototyping, user interface design and visual specifications.



          Bachelor's degree in Graphic design and Visual communications

          Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

          Dec 1978 - Dec 1982
          • Budapest, Hungary