Hello. I’m Yana.
I believe that collaboration, curiosity, and desire make anything possible, and that product teams can unleash creativity that leads to world-changing innovations.
I am a product designer and strategist with more than eight years of experience designing digital products. I follow a human-centered approach, and help my teams do the same. I fall in love with the problem as much as the solution, and I enjoy connecting people so we can build world-changing products together.
If you believe things will work out, you see opportunities. If you believe that they will not you see obstacles. — Me
What I can do
I can tailor my approach to meet the problem space and need, using my multi-discipline prowess — user research, discovery, and design — or going deep within a specific discipline.
qualitative research • quantitative research • research sprint design • data analysis • persona development
facilitation (individual & group) • business & user requirements • problem articulation & prioritization • product ideation • mental modeling • user journeys
Interaction design: user flows • sitemaps • wire-framing • rapid prototyping
Visual design: style tiles • style guides & pattern libraries • concepting • accessibility
team building • coaching, mentoring & sponsoring • cross-department partnerships • design practice advocacy & growth
A little bit more…
I currently reside and work in the beautiful city of Chicago. So far I have been a resident of three countries and eight cities worldwide, and I am open to opportunities locally and elsewhere in the world.