Samuel Bednar

Things that look good should work.
- Your UX/UI guy

I have been in the business of making digital stuff since 2006. I have a background in graphic design, pixel pushing and art direction. My current specialisation are applications – UX Design > Research and user validation > UI Design. Being part of the whole flow provides true insights and allows designing for real people.

I consider myself a result driven independent professional, always up to a challenge, triple checking outputs and religiously delivering above the scope. I believe in an intense collaboration and power of a team.
Samuel is an incredible UI/UX designer -- by far the best with whom I have ever worked. He has truly brought to life our product vision across iOS, Android, mobile web, and desktop web. Throughout our six months working together he has consistently over-delivered in record time across two very demanding projects...
Brian Theisen, Director of Business Operations at Snapchat
Samuel's abilities go far beyond superb User Interface creation. He is an incredible resource for user experience creation, lean startup methodologies including quick iterations and constant feedback, and will motivate the rest of your team through leading-by-example...
Matthew Tendler, Senior Director of Analytics & Reporting at Medidata Solutions
I have worked with Samuel for almost two years. During this time he has delivered many briliant designs and ideas for our clients. I would like to highlight his ability to learn and to impove his skills constantly. Definitely recommend him for tough jobs.
Rastislav Subert, Agency Manager at Aurius
I have worked with Samuel on a number of projects including high-end land development... Samuel had always shown ingenuity, pro-client approach, creativity and delivery of results on time. As an Art Director, he had managed his team to deliver superb results from the first sketches up to the final execution of the digital and print media.
Juraj Nevolnik, Business Development Manager at Penta Investments
Samuel is an incredibly talented UI/UX designer who has designed unique, clean, and beautiful user experiences for several projects I've worked on over the last few years. He is always thinking outside the box and pushing the design to the next level. I have always been amazed by how quickly he turns around beautiful designs.
Darren Bassman, Co Founder at Smooch Labs Inc.
Samuel provided our company with an exceptional design manual and online presentation. We truly appreciated his ability to understand our visions and the way he managed to bring them to life. I might say that the result always overreached our expectations.
Tomas Miks, Lawyer & International Relations Manager at SOZA

UX Specialist

2013 – now
ESET
Working as a Product Designer on the best antivirus and IT security solutions for the Windows, OS X, Android and Web platforms.

Making sure products look awesome and are easy to use. Preparing wireframes and flowcharts, polishing UI, interactions and closely cooperating with product managers and development. User research and usability testing enthusiast.

UI & Icon Designer

2008 – now
daren&curtis, freelance
User Interface and Interaction Design of mobile apps (iOS & Android), Web Design, Branding and Visual Identity Design. Supervision and Consultancy related to mentioned fields.

During my visual assignments I focus on pixel perfection. No detail is too small. During a process I iterate as long as necessary to make sure I find the best form for my idea.

Art Director

2008 – 2013
MADE BY VACULIK
In charge of the overall visual appearance of digital projects in the company. A part of creative team preparing advertising and marketing concepts.

Working in a team, steering people to results and direct interaction is a reward itself. I was lucky to land a group of talented people. Learning from others and using complementary skills is the essence of a good team.
My works represented these companies:

Skills & Know-How

  • Product Designer - Wireframes and User Flows, Wordings
  • User Experience Researcher – Screener and Protocol preparation, Facilitating research (Usability testing, Survey, Interviews, Experience mapping)
  • Art Director – Team leading, Brainstorming,  Presenting
  • User Intergace & Graphic Designer – Application Desing, Web Design & HTML/CSS, Icon Desing, Logo Design & Branding
  • Interaction Design – UI Motion Design

Portfolio

Here you can see samples of my visual work, but I also curate Behance portfolio.

Since 2013 I have been focusing mostly on wireframes, user flows, charts, task analysis & tables and UX research, but occasionally I need to take an action and design frontend or create an iconset.

Stay in touch!

» I keep my favourite communication tool oldschool – email.
» You can also follow me on the Twitter, just to stay in touch and occasionally drop a line.
» I keep my LinkedIn up-to-date as a form of my online CV.
» Behance and Dribbble are my graphic accounts – though I am not very active there right now.