About me

Hello! I’m Matt Bulbul, a senior product designer focused on UI/UX design, visual design, and design systems. With over seven years of experience in user experience design and design systems, I’ve done remote work for agencies, consulted for startups, and collaborated with talented people to create digital products for both business and consumer use.

I love working on complex products that are meaningful and provide the best human-centered experiences that are delightful to use. I create engaging, purposeful visuals and experiences to connect people and ideas.

Over the last ten years, I worked in a diverse number of industries – tech, retail, non-profit, e-commerce, and startup – while always keeping the focus on the user experience and the aesthetics of the product.

I believe in concept, creativity, and simplicity. I enjoy turning business needs, behavioral insights, and technology into inclusive products that people love, and I enjoy creating.

In my free time, I’m reading lots of design-related books, 📚 feed myself with visual inspiration, and eat a lot of sushi. 🍣

Oh yeah, I’m an iced caramel latte  🥤 snob (duh), hit me up here and we’ll grab a cup.

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Work experience

Fetch Rewards – Senior Product Designer
March 2021 -Current

Fetch Rewards is a mobile app that changes the way that people shop and earn rewards for the products that they purchase every day. You can earn free rewards just by scanning your grocery receipts.

Simul Media – Senior Product Designer
Nov 2020 – March 2021

Simulmedia delivers better ROI through data-optimized audience targeting on national TV and enables predictable, scalable customer growth. Worked closely with Product Managers, other UI, and Product Designers, Operations, and Developers to help build designs from idea to release.

King UI/UX Designer
May 2020 – Nov 2020

King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. Our franchises include Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue, and Bubble Witch.

Karmia Senior UI/UX Designer
Sept 2019 – May 2020, San Francisco Bay Area

Collaborated and led the product team to provide tailored user experiences. Helped and mentor junior designers. Developed wireframes, storyboards, mockups, prototypes, and more to communicate interaction and design ideas. Helped UXers for research, interviews, and testing activities to get closer user insights.

Apple – Interactive Production Designer
Aug 2019 – Sept 2019, San Francisco Bay Area

Via Hogarth Worldwide worked at Apple for a new product launch. Collaborated with the product team to provide localized user interface designs. Developed mockups and prototypes for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Catalina.

BRANDCLINIC – UX Designer
July 2016 – Aug 2019, San Francisco Bay Area

Worked for multiple projects including high-quality UX design solutions through wireframes, visual, and branding guidelines, design systems, flow diagrams, storyboards, site maps, and prototypes.

Le City deluxe – Art Director
April 2014 – July 2016, Florida

Created magazine layout designs, developed templates for e-newsletters, presentations, and sales kits. Designed UI and layouts for social media accounts.

Havas (Euro RSCG) – Graphic Designer
Sept 2010 – April 2014, Dubai

Developed creative concept designs and presentations for clients like Air France, Jotun, and Evian. Oversaw all design projects from conception to delivery.

Education

Designlab – UX Academy
User Experience Design
September 2019

Designlab – Design 101
Design Systems
June 2019

Mega University
Graphic Design
June 1999

Skills

Brand
Design Systems & Style Guides, Visual Brand Identity & Brand Development.

Design
Visual Design, Interaction Design, Wireframes & Mock ups, Rapid Prototyping.

Research
Design Exploration, User Research, Survey, Interview, Usability Testing, A/B Testing, Feedback Review, Persona & Scenario.

Tools
Pen and Paper, Sketch, Figma, Zeplin, Invision, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Slack, Jira, Balsamiq, XD.

Languages
English, Russian, Turkish.

Achievements

Patent pending product design.

St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY 2015 – 2016 Guest Speaker / Branding

Volunteer at Peace Islands Institute helped to organize events and forums to develop perspectives on social issues and build relationships among diverse cultures and traditions.