John Valustik

UX/UI Designer, Coder & Product Manager.
Hong Kong, Singapore and beyond.

Projects
Experiments

Skills

UX/UI & Product

I design UX and UI for websites, microsites and apps. From understanding a problem through information architecture, user flows, wireframes and prototypes to comprehensive UI style guides in Sketch or AdobeXD.

I'm used to be in charge of product roadmpas, write user stories and prioritise features. I focus on data analytics and various techniques of user testing. I believe in rapid product development based on continuos learning.

Creative problem solving
Ideation and prioritization
Wireframes, prototypes
UI design systems
Product management

Frontend Code

I can code what I design. I write modern and mobile-focused frontend code, mostly in JavaScript ES2015, html and PostCSS. I focus on performance and love discovering new UX concepts.

HTML prototypes
Interactive microsites
Creative webs
Small web apps

People say
about me

John joined HipVan as a Product Manager and quickly went on to lead our product and UI/UX efforts with his technical skill sets and strong sense of product design. More
Always bringing a fresh perspective and the ability to execute quickly and independently, John is perfectly suited for any start-ups looking to give their product a boost. Being a joy to work with is just another plus for anyone looking to bring John into their team, which I highly recommend.

Danny Tan
CEO at HipVan
John is extremely talented individual with strong knowledge of trends in technology and business. His hard-working and determined approach to work is extraordinary. More
It was a pleasure to cooperate with him on many projects. He is a very inspiring person and for sure One to watch and work with

Zuzana Bratova
Marketing professional
Working under John had been such an enriching experience. I've never met another person more motivated and dedicated than him. He literally eats/breathe/live UI/UX. More
And that's where you know you've got the right person for the job. He's definitely an asset to any job/workplace. Always ready to impart his knowledge, without an air of judgement and always encouraging. Making my job under him such a breeze as well and I've learnt so much more than I did before. We still remain friends to this day and hope that we can somehow work together again in future.

Phoebe Philo Tan
Junior Art Director at NEIGHBOR

How

10 Years of Digital

I've been shipping webs since high shool and worked on various projects accross continents. Every project brings something new to learn. I'm super excited about the future ones.

UX Obsession

UX obsession is the key to great products and websites. There are many levels of UX though. My advantage is that I understand details about UX in frontend (RAIL principles etc.) as well as high level UX and CX.

Result Oriented

Understanding your business goals and plans is important for our cooperation. My magic is to combine them with user needs and deliver great experience. And when users are happy, revenue is growing.

Mobile focus

Nowadays web lives mostly in phones. However, you have probably noticed that most webs don't perform well on mobile devices, they are slow and luggy. Let's change that together, let's improve the mobile web.

Big picture

Combining skills like code, UX and business, I always see the big picture. When I'm working on a project I contribute beyond what I was hired for.

Office or remote

I love to work remotely, it inspires me and allows me to be creative. Anyway, we can meet regularly or I can work from your office as well. It depends on your project.

My side projects

I build my own UX/UI tools

I love building stuff and helping people solve their problems with technology.

However, I believe that everyone should be able to create her own app to solve her own problems, enhance abilities and improve efficiency. All people will need to leverage technology to stay competitive.

I believe that in the future, there will be no coding skills and programmers required to build a useful piece of software. Eventually, software will eat software.

I'm working on this future in my free time.

Hi

John Valustik

Hello there, when I occasionally don't design or code, I probably play the drums, ski, surf, read books or enjoy time in nature. I also travel a lot. Check out some of the places I've been to on Instagram.

I'm looking for new opportunities in Hong Kong, Singapore and beyond: valustik@gmail.com