The next 5 years?

Now, the last 5 years, earlier, the next 5 years

Now

I’m currently working as a product designer at Deep.BI. #saas #b2b #ai #bigdata #startup

The last 5 years

Without revealing trade secrets:

5 years ago, I was working for a company that produced mobile apps. I designed apps for iOS, designed their conversions for Android (before Material Design), maintained contact with clients and prospects, worked closely with software developers, learned programming in Objective‑C, and actively used this programming knowledge in my daily work.

In the span of 12 months, I was able to take part in 6 mobile‑app projects:

  • 3 were projects I designed from scratch
  • 1 was a new version of an existing app in the App Store
  • 2 were projects inherited from other designers

I designed the apps and helped code my designs.

In October 2014, Adam Hoscilo called me, said he needed an extra pair of eyes for a mobile app project for a telco company, and invited me to cooperate. I agreed.

Was the project a success? Well, I can say that after the project, the client offered Adam additional ones, and he offered me the opportunity for long‑term cooperation.

Looots of prototyping. This is the common denominator of all our projects.

In 2015 and 2016, I had the opportunity to co‑create and look after the prototype of a large application, which we developed with the help of a technology used by YouTube in 2018.

In the meantime, we also created, among others things, an iPad sales app for the employees of a company that produces pacemakers. The customer got back to us after a few months, satisfied with the value provided by the app, and ordered an update and the creation of several new language versions.

When I wasn’t designing for money, I was working on Niepelnosprawnik, pozytek.ngo.pl, and a few other things.

I asked Adam for a testimonial when our time working together was coming to an end:

Gregory is a smart, creative problem solver and a great designer in the real sense of the word (not just a visual pixel pusher). He learns new things quickly. We worked together for 4 years. I loved every minute of it. Highly recommended, you can’t go wrong with him! I will truly miss working with him.

Adam Hoscilo
UX Designer, Enveloop

Earlier

In a nutshell, before that:

  • in 2006 I worked remotely for foreign companies as a front‑end developer.
  • In 2007 I organized a barcamp in Zielona Gora.
  • From 2008 through 2009 I promoted the culture of technology entrepreneurship by co‑organizing the barcamp Aula Polska in Warsaw, one of the largest barcamps in Poland at the time.
  • From 2009 through 2013 I tried to bootstrap a company without subsidies and co‑financing.
  • I designed, optimized, accepted, supervised, commissioned, priced, sold, programmed, developed, maintained, edited, positioned, promoted, and tested websites and web applications for clients from micro‑enterprises to stock‑offering companies.

The next 5 years

  • I finish my current projects.
  • We work together on a profitable product or e‑commerce project.
  • I take advantage of the fact that we don’t know each other to take a look at your business from a fresh perspective.
  • I get to know your company and build trust.
  • Ultimately, I take off your shoulders entire business problems and opportunities, from A to Z.

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