About: Who I am

I am Michael Kalmykov, a creative of all disciplines spanning the entire UX stack, including UX Researcher, UX/UI Designer, UI Developer, and Information Architect. I have over 10 years of experience in each of these roles. I am the bridge connecting business needs with user needs. I have a long track record of crazy cool projects that solve real world problems.

I love rapid prototyping, quickly learning and iterating to create engaging solutions while keeping the user at the center of the process . I am an avid advocate of the “one design, many devices” school of thought. I’m currently seeking out creative people and places where I can work, learn, laugh, and grow.

What I do

  • UX Research / Design / Implementation

  • Web / Mobile Apps UI

  • HTML5 / CSS3 / JS / React / Angular

  • Adobe / Sketch

  • Visual Studio Code

  • Illustration

  • SEO

What I Love

  • My Family

  • Typography

  • Interaction Design

  • Branding

  • Pandas

  • Fitness

  • Playing Guitar

What I've done

  • 100 in-depth user interviews

  • Eliminated 80% of user support calls

  • Designed 50,000 customer banking interface

  • Saved 20 hours a week per person via ux iteration

  • User workflow observations

  • UX strategy alignment

  • Cross department project management