From a one-man show to a team of experienced UX and UI designers
Hi! I’m Stef Ivanov, a UI/UX designer based in London. After working full time for all sorts of companies over the past 8 years - from agencies and e-commerce brands, to start-ups and digital art projects, I came to realise that what companies need the most is an injection of fresh design vision to help them build the product they’ve worked so hard for. Having spent considerable time as an in-house designer, I truly believe that designers are at their best when they’re involved in a variety of projects and have the opportunity to express their creativity with every new client. That’s why, hiring an external team of UX UI specialists brings better results than relying only on the in-house team.
Throughout the last year I’ve been lucky to work on a freelance basis with some very successful and growing businesses. This naturally led to my setting up of EGORILLA, a small team of UX and UI designers and marketers brought together to help me take the business further.
Our speciality is digital start-ups, but we also have the capacity to deliver larger corporate projects. We’ve designed for brands such as Nissan and the Foreign & Commonwealth office. I was the lead designer of Peerindex, a social media analytics platform that was acquired by Brandwatch in 2014.
I also spent a few months at Techstars helping another start-up, Kimono, to develop their projects.
Desi joined me as a co-founder after spending almost a decade working on the online marketing front. Her experience includes working with brands such as Betfair, Gamesys, Virgin Games and Jackpotjoy. She’s brilliant at understanding the online user journey and online behaviour, and she will always make sure you receive an exceptionally polished final product.
We’re working with very talented and motivated designers and developers based in different parts of the world. We believe that remote working is the future, and we prefer to choose the people we work with based on their skills and enthusiasm rather than how easy it is for them to commute to the office. This creates a happy and flexible work environment composed of professionals of diverse background, talent and experience. I’m still overseeing every single project, and I’m also the lead designer for all products that go into our portfolio.
We believe that good communication is key to building a healthy relationship with our clients and delivering successful projects, so we promise to be upfront and clear about what you can expect from the very first meeting. Ready to grab a coffee?