Evan Samek's Portfolio

 Evan with his lovely and talented wife in  Zaanse Schans, Netherlands

Driven by joy, passion, and ambition to create award-winning, smile-inducing products for users to fall in love with.

Director of UX  @ HelloWallet - I used behavior economics and cutting edge behavior change experimentation to design products that helped anyone get a hold on their finances and life goals. This included shipping HelloWallet's mobile apps (iPhone, Android, iPad), main web app, and Retirement Explorer

Director of UX, Product & UX Architect @ Fugue, Inc - I taught the Fugue team Agile development best practices as their interim Director of Product Management.  As Director of UX, I lead all efforts to design an assortment of graphical user interfaces to register, download, use, and manage Fugue's various products. Including an Fugue Composer, Fugue's Download Portal, and Fugue's upcoming Enterprise Web Console.

This experience has given me...

  1. A Creative Vision - The ability to construct something from nothing, while not falling into the pit of perfection.

  2. Engineering and Design Experience - Knowing how you can solve a problem accelerates the conversation between design and engineering–while avoiding common technology limitations.

  3. Confidence in Giving Direction  - Having lead the UXD team at HelloWallet & Fugue as well as advising other companies on lean, agile principles of iterative-design means confidence in ability to lead.

  4. Curiosity and Hunger - Has a reputation for not accepting the status-quo and constantly pushing the boundaries of new technology and meaningful ways of solving age old problems.

Design & UX

UX Design
UI Design
Mobile UI
Desktop UI
Interaction Design
Wireframing
Information Architecture
Data Visualization
User Research
Rapid Prototyping
Usability Testing
Sketch
Adobe CS
Figma

Engineering

JavaScript (ES6)
ReactJS
Node.js
NPM
WebPack
Electron
d3.js
SASS
CSS(3,4)
HTML(XHTML,4,5)
SVG
PHP
Java
Unix/Linux
GWT
MongoDB
MySQL
Usability Engineering
AWS

Product & Leadership

Agile Methodologies
Product Management
Product Development
Product Marketing
Pricing
Competitive Analysis
SEO
Financial Software
Cloud Software

Other

Video Production
Music Production
Computer Music
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Evan is an extraordinary talent. He is creative, artistic, technical, passionate, smart, dedicated, loyal, fearless, entrepreneurial, and, most clearly, a can-do guy that wants to win. He was responsible for countless product decisions and implementations over the years that better positioned us to win in the market. He also was a critical partner thinking through product strategy.
— Matt Fellowes CEO of HelloWallet β€’ CIO of Morningstar, Inc.
 

I believe in holistic design, thoughtful choices & fast iteration.