Hi, I'm Miklos, a Lead User Experience Designer and Product Design Strategist
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User experience design and product design strategy is my passion.

I'm a Lead UX Designer and Product Design Strategist with over 16 years of experience in both the B2B and B2C world. While remaining a hands-on UX practitioner, over the last 6 years I've also built and led small design teams.

As a champion of user–centered design practices and strategic thinking, I mediate between user needs, business objectives, and technical feasibility, resulting in product designs that please people, make their lives easier, as well as impact the bottom line.

As UX and design is my passion I write articles regularly, speak at design events and conferences—sometimes as a member of the Toptal Speakers Network.I also mentor UX designers of all levels at various educational and professional organizations.

Over 16 years of UX design experience
Interaction design - 16 years Experience

Wireframing - 16 years Experience

UI design - 15 years Experience

Prototyping - 13 years Experience

Personas & User Journeys - 13 years Experience

Experience maps & Storyboards - 12 years Experience

User flows & User stories - 12 years Experience

Leading ux teams - 10 years Experience

User research - 8 years Experience

User testing - 8 years Experience

My human-centered design process
Research and Observation

Making assumptions and hypotheses. Conducting user research. Answering the critical question: “Who are we designing for?”

Identifying Users and Ideation

Distilling user research. Building empathy maps. Crafting personas and customer journey maps. Sketching and wireframing.

Wireframing and Prototyping

Testing solutions by simulating the look and feel, and the functionality of a real product. Iterating on feedback and usability tests.

User Testing and Validation

User testing and validation: does the product solve a problem? Usability testing: is the product usable by people?

Iterating and Improving

Based on learnings and key insights from user testing, perfect the design by iterating, and repeating user testing.

Implementation and Measurement

Ensure pixel-perfect implementation by facilitating a proper hand-off to design teams and design QA. Measure and analyze results.

Miklos Philips - Product Designer, UX Designer, UX Strategist
UX is not UI

User experience design is not about pretty pictures. It's not art. It's not just about the UI.

Though aesthetics matter, my UX work is about applying a rigorous user-centered design process and crafting solutions to real issues. A design that works for people.

Work Highlights
Empathy is at the heart of design.
Without the understanding of what others see, feel, and experience, design is a pointless task.
Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO
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