Hello, my name is Michael Tsirakis and I am an UX/UI Designer with a strong Visual Design background, in addition to Interaction Design and UX Research and User Testing.
Please view my Resume here.
I have been involved with digital media and visual design strategy + strategy since 2006 and am currently a UX/UI Designer at LinkedIn. My work at LinkedIn includes redesigning the job posting flow in order to allow Small-Medium sized businesses to post a job for free on LinkedIn's flagship app and website. I work on a cross-functional team and am primarily responsible for all UX/UI deliverables. This includes: user personas, research, sketching, wireframes, flows, mockups, prototypes, interaction design, visual design, user testing and iterations. Further, a large part of my role includes design reviews, where I appreciate critical feedback on my designs and contribute in providing feedback to others. My designs directly impact LinkedIn, so ensuring that I understand the business impact of my designs and using data to support design decisions is crucial. Further, I directly support engineers on design accessibility, and I'm an accessibility ambassador for the Jobs team at LinkedIn.
I am a graduate of the University of Toronto, earning an Honors Bachelor of Arts. I majored in Digital/Visual Communications and received the BookNet Canada’s Prize and the Gilbert’s LLP Prize in Design Thinking. In addition, I earned a certificate in digital media from OCAD University, specializing in user experience design and a certificate in UX/UI Design from RED Academy.
When I'm not designing, ypu can find me playing basketball, staying active at the gym, taking photography of landscapes and architecture, immersing myself in a new culture or on my constant quest to find the best donut in America!
My specialties include:
- Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD, Dreamweaver, Muse, some After Effects)
- Sketch, Balsamiq, Marvel, InVision and Flinto
- UX/UI Design
- User Research (Interviews, Surveys, Card Sorting)
- A/B Testing
- Prototyping & Wireframing
- Interaction Design
- Design for Accessibility
- Cross-Platform Design
- User Journeys
- Persona Creation
- User Testing
- HTML/CSS (some)
- Designing for Localization
- Keynote Presentations
Please have a look at some of my work and if you require any UX/Design assistance feel free to send me an email!