Yusuf Algan

Berlin, Germany

Hi there!
I’m a Product Designer from Berlin. I have a passion for minimalistic yet clear and simple design. Steve Krug said: “Don’t make me think” - Design needs to feel natural, an extension to your environment which fits in seamlessly and ideally leaves you happy and satisfied. 

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Design is a broad term, which nowadays is misused, abused and not significant enough to be considered as the essence of human interaction and behaviour.

My focus is on creating great products by solving real user problems using the Lean UX method. I collaborate early with the my team by creating Experience Canvases together and explore all aspects around the problem.

Research the status quo & define the problem
Interviews, Personas, Site maps, User flows

Reflect on possible solutions & concept tangible ones 
Sketches, Infographics 

Create, evaluate and iterate on prototypes
Paper prototype, Invision, MVP

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Since Aug 2015  
DaWanda GmbH | Berlin
Product Designer
- Designing and constantly improving the UX & UI of the DaWanda app on Android & iOS
- Working in cross-functional agile teams with devs, POs, stakeholders
- Doing research, mockups, testing loops, prototypes, high fidelity designs
- Improving the DaWanda responsive site in order to offer a consistent experience to our customers 

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015 
Freelancer | Berlin
3D Artist Working with Indie teams on different game projects (modeling, texturing, shading)
- environments, buildings, export & import to Unity3D (5.0 and earlier)
Software: Blender 3D, Unity, Photoshop, Trello

Aug 2014 - Dez 2014 
Freelancer | Cologne
Product Designer
Westwing Universal App
- asset creation
- xcode interface builder

TapCom - App

- design app from scratch
- user interface and user experience design
- asset creation
- xcode interface builder
- webdesign
- logodesign

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014 
VibrantCore | Bonn
Product Designer
Worked on "randuell" by ProSiebenSat1 Games for the Apple AppStore

- wireframes
- mockups
- user interface design
- Xcode Interface Builder
Tools: Photoshop, Xcode

Oct 2013 - Dez 2013 
Brainseed Factory | Bonn
3D Artist
Worked on Mecca 3D & Typoman

- 3D environment modeling, texturing, lighting in Blender 
- Setting up the scene in Unity3D
- Providing assets for the devs

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