Niko Xydakis

Niko Xydakis

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Niko Xydakis

Niko Xydakis

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a Product designer with over 4 years in the industry, a degree in computer science + advanced learning in digital user interface design, user experience design and user research methods. I love clean designs and disruptive thinking and my work balances simplicity and familiarity. I’ve had the pleasure to work on a big variety of projects in various fields including financial services, crypto, hospitality and more. I love taking on challenges and solve complex problems in team-oriented environments. I’ve touched upon many design fields in the recent years that include product design, branding events, 3D design and more. My passions include AR, VR, illustration, music and art.
Projects
  • Mode App Dashboard
    Mode App Dashboard- The problem - Since our app redesign a number of users had contacted Customer Support to ask about how to use the new dashboard. The majority of people had trouble finding out where they can switch between their Bitcoin and GBP accounts as well as how to top up and use the payment functionality. In the current implementation the user has to click on the little chevron icon to reveal their different account and on the actions icon in order to transact.
  • Fast User Checkout
    Fast User Checkout- The problem - The Mode app offers users a quick and frictionless way to pay using QR codes or buttons for mobile stores. Users that don’t have the app can still pay at checkout with Mode using Open Banking via our web portal. After going live with our web checkout flow we could see a big drop-off during the first steps of the flow. Especially in the steps before user were transferred to their bank.
  • Motion Specs
    Motion Specs- The problem - Having a development background I can easily understand that things designers find obvious for developers that might not be the case. One of the most well known examples is animations. For us designers it’s pretty easy to make a transition in After Effects or create a prototype on Figma of how an animation should work in an app. However if you send the prototype to a developer and ask them to make it oftentimes you’ll spend an extensive time going back and forth trying to explai
  • Mode Website Redesign
    Mode Website Redesign- The problem - When we introduced payments and Bitcoin Cashback in the app we need a new webpage to showcase in an elegant and informative way all these new features. Additionally marketing needed a fresh new experience for people that were visiting out website. - The solution - We’ve researched extensively how other companies approach their web content and one thing that stood out was the amount of moving content companies using on their websites. The idea was to recreate how the main featu
  • Bringing Drawings to Life
    Bringing Drawings to LifeWith all that's been happening lately I've been feeling really homesick of my home island. So I decided to channel those feelings to give me inspiration for my next side project. Basically started experimenting with AR - bringing digital drawings to life! P.S. For anyone who's interested the landmark is called Paraportiani and it's located in Mykonos, Greece!
  • Landing Page Design
    Landing Page DesignEvery app needs a landing page. A space where it can grow, gain popularity and show what it can offer to the user as well as how it does that. Therefore, CRYSTAL got its own brand new landing page where people can find everything about the app. The design of the page follows the application’s design and keeps everything minimal and clear while following the company’s identity.
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Work history
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    Product DesignerMODE
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    During my time at Mode I have touched upon all sorts of design projects and key highlights include: - Redesigned the company branding - worked with typography, colour psychology and iconography to build a strong branding that reflects the business’ values - On the product front I’ve led the design efforts for both the iOS and Android app, applying platform specific knowledge to cater for both type of users. - I’ve build an extensive UI library that adheres to the company branding for our product designs as well as structured key files for each department - I’ve organised and performed user research (remote and in-person), analysed results and applied findings to the product designs - Worked on motion graphics, small animation both for product and marketing use - Touched upon 3D modelling, rendering and showcasing the product on social media and more. - Designed marketing material for events including stands, merchandise and more. - Worked with all departments in the business to elevate our design efforts both for internal and external marketing. - Worked closely with the executive team to provide support for our investor decks, business plan and IPO documentation - I’ve helped built a small but mighty design team in order to upscale our design efforts - Comfortable working with FCA regulations when it comes to designs
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    Designer/DeveloperNX Designs
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    During my time as a freelance designer/developer, I have completed several brand designs for clients from various fields such as hospitality, beauty and nonprofit. Key highlights include: - Successfully create branding guidelines and branding assets for small sized businesses. - Working with typography, colour phycology and iconography to present the client's values and personality. - Worked with a variety of media including print, digital and motion. - Worked with industry leading software to delivery high quality assets and picked up new technologies and software skills along the way. - Worked with clients, and client briefs and developed my negotiation skills to ensure that the business' best interests are being represented in a meaningful, eye-catching way. - Developed strong UX and UI skills that can be applied to a variety of platforms. - Worked on personal projects around AR, VR, app development and illustration.
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Skills
  • Logo Design
  • Brand Design
  • Illustration
  • UX Design
  • Web Design
  • Developement
  • Digital Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • UI Design
  • 3D Design
Education
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    BSc ComputingThe University of Essex
     - Colchester, United Kingdom
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    Computer Systems Support, Applications and Networks Diploma1st Technical High School of Mykonos
     - Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Awards
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    Volunteering Project of the YearUniversity of Essex Students' Union
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    Extra Mile AwardUniversity of Essex Students' Union