Elena is a UX/UI designer focused on prototyping, design, and development of rich and big data applications. She passionates about designing for emotion and thinks design is about solving problems.
Elena is a Microsoft MVP: Expression Blend. She has more than 10 years of experience in design (graphic, web, UI) including 5 years specifically with Silverlight and WPF. She has used Expression Blend professionally since the first version, is a community supporter, writes blog posts, articles and books for UI designers, and has spoken at Microsoft events and taught WPF/Silverlight courses.
Now, Elena is doing UX/UI design at The Frayman Group, a leading provider of enterprise risk management software for law firms, combining industry expertise with innovative technology to help customers automate business processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness.
User Experience Design
Microsoft Expression Blend, Design
Adobe Creative Suite
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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine unites Leading Companies from over 50 Nations across the Globe. The Chamber Membership Directory is highly sought after Members Only benefit that is published on an annual basis that provides the contact details and an in depth description of each Member company as well as other useful information about the Chamber and the business and diplomatic community.
Created a series of Dynamic SketchFlow Prototypes, designed User Experiences for the new Chamber Membership Directory. Provided all the graphics and created app UI elements based on colors from the brand book. Was responsible for the application design, WPF resources, iconography, developed styles, control templates and animations. Designed UI of the C++ bootstrapper.
A sample project used for event speaking and conferences, training courses and my book. The demo application shows a rich catalogue of guitars.
Created a series of BW and color Paper Sketches, Dynamic SketchFlow Prototypes and designed User Experiences for this demo. Developed a color scheme, provided all the graphics and data samples. Was responsible and created a user interface, a navigational system, graphic interface elements, styles, control templates and animations. Implemented the design solution with the Silverlight technology.
Today’s law firms require a redefined approach to conflicts management and resolution, one that automates repetitive tasks to improve performance and accuracy, ultimately providing the firm with a competitive edge. Compliguard Analyze is designed to reflect the modern conflicts clearing processes that rely on conflicts analysts for up-front, in-depth vetting.
Created a series of Dynamic SketchFlow Prototypes for Analyze and Hold products. Responsible for research and design user experiences for the enterprise risk management software. Work closely with program management and development teams, providing insight and recommending ways to improve the user experience. Created a color scheme, design custom Silverlight controls and layouts, styles and control templates, write Styles Guidelines, review UI development and verify styles and behaviors for all controls according to the standard. Design and manage iconography for all Compliguard Suite products.
Did You Know You Could Rent TFS? Team Foundation Server Can be Rented too! We offered hosted TFS and allowed companies to use the software while saving up on time and money.
Being a UX designer and part of a great startup team, I was involved in building the web application from absolute scratch to a complete product. I also created advertising materials and helped to promote the TFS4YOU service. It was really interesting to design a startup product, create an own brand and give an easy way to use TFS for end developers/designers.
Skinning is a common Microsoft Expression Blend task that enables designers to completely change the look and feel of default Microsoft Silverlight or WPF controls. The tasks of skinning range from simple styling to creating and designing new control templates, which control the visual representation of elements in a unified way. With skinning, you can make controls of the same target type look and behave similarly throughout your application.
Created the second and free version of "Caramel" sweet theme for default Silverlight controls. Totally redesigned styles and control templates. Separated XAML Resources, elegant styles, compact scrollbars, DatePicker, TabControl, New States were added to the second package. Published at the Expression Gallery. In general, I achieved a Gold Gallery Contributor status and demonstrated an on-going commitment to share quality contributions to the galleries.
You know, it's very important to create right icons for your application and keep them as simple and clear as possible. Sometimes you should go with abstract and universal concepts so people from anywhere around the world can quickly understand them.
I created a simple set of MINI icons for Silverlight Navigation Application and Silverlight Business Application. I also converted them for WP7 usage. Many of these icons would work great as Metro icons for Windows 8 applications.
I started my career in the web design industry over 10 years ago. Having the Computer Sciences background and a passion for design, I worked as the web designer and front-end developer at the same time.
Also I produced a wide variety of print and electronic materials including posters, banners, corporate identity, CD packages, interactive demos and other promotional materials.