London. August 2019.
I'm Mike Yukhtenko, Digital Product Designer and User Experience Researcher. Caring about sustainability and durability I try to create a functional, delightful and valuable experience, which have a positive impact on people and the environment.
I started my career in a slightly different way than most designers. After graduating from high school, I was determined to build a meteoric career in software development. However, a few years into university, I realized that software development was not something I wanted to dedicate my time and effort to. At a young age of 19, I started to learn design all by myself. Years of hard work, sleepless nights and countless deadlines have finally paid off. Today, I'm a Product Designer and User Experience Researcher.
Both independently and teamed up with other specialists, I was privileged to create a wide range of products and services for major regional players and global brands. My extensive portfolio includes projects for Emirates Airlines, Asus, Armani/Casa, Nokia, Intel, and other globally recognized companies.
As the art director, I was involved in development and launch of the entire lineup of Asus Zenfone 3 smartphones in the Russian market. Currently, Zenfone is one of the top popular smartphones in Russia. With smooth teamwork of skilled experts, sales of the 3rd-generation lineup lived up to all expectations.
Restless and aspiring, I never stop to expand my skills and look for new challenges, including Virtual and Augmented Reality projects, development and design of iOS and Android apps, and game design.
As a side project, I'm running educational programs in the visual art sphere, some of these programs are available on my site — Desbook. Since its launch, these educational programs have been popular among both beginning designers and experienced specialists.
I'm also keen on photography, some of my works have been used by major companies (like MarvelApp, Kayak, Aviasales) in their marketing and promo activities. You can easily explore my collection on Unsplash or Instagram.