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Nikol Stein

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Product Designer - UX,UI,Visual Design and Branding. Love working on products for kids, families and social/humanitarian causes.

Product Designer - UX,UI,Visual Design and Branding. Love working on products for kids, families and social/humanitarian causes.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Positions

Contract UX designer Kixeye May 2015 - present
UX designer (contract) Kixeye May 2015 - present
Freelance Designer - Product Design (UX, UI, VD, Branding) Nikol Stein August 2009 - May 2015
Senior Product Designer SUM Interactive November 2012 - May 2014
Art Director / Product Designer Kazaana February 2010 - November 2012
Freelance Designer - UX,UI,Visual Design and Branding Nikol Stein August 2009 - present
Art Director / Visual Design SUM Interactive November 2012 - May 2014
Art Director Kazaana February 2010 - November 2012
Contract 3D and Texture Artist Riot Games March 2011 - August 2011
Adjunct Professor Santa Ana College July 2010 - August 2011
Adjunct Professor Laguna College of Art and Design July 2010 - December 2010
3D Artist - Contract Digital Embryo November 2009 - April 2010
World Artist Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment September 2007 - January 2009

Education

Illustration Academy 2009 - 2009
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Game Art and Design 2004 - 2006

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Games
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Brand building • Creative Direction • Creative Strategy • Design Thinking • User Experience Design

Key Accomplishments

Built RV Runner (mobile game) with 1 other designer and got the product into 2 conferences (AppsWorld and Captivate Conference).

Assisted in Raising 2 million for Pixy Kids' Series A by providing market insight, UI, Illustration and UX for the Prototype version.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Collaboratively and Honestly working off each other's strengths.

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Carl Nolting
We worked together  •  Previously Sr. UX/UI Visual Designer, Next Issue Media. Previously Sr. UX/UI Visual Designer, Verizon. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig
She understands people.
David Sunshine
We worked together  •  Owner / President , TriviaDatabase.
Nikol has been an invaluable asset on a number of projects we have worked on together, She is a first class designer who takes the time to ... fully understand the goal of each project. Nikol's attention to detail makes her a UI designer who always delivers the best possible result..
Smruti Vyapari
We worked together  •  QA Lead, Basis Science. Previously Product Manager, Kazaana Inc.
Nikol is made for being an entrepreneur!! Her ideas and skillful tactics in handling the project is great. I have worked with her and known ... her for 4 years now and her continues eagerness to build apps and complete with enthusiasm is amazing. She has everything in her to become one!
Sheri Murad
They're my advisor  •  Associate HR Director/Senior HR Business Partner, Firmenich. Previously Global HR Manager, Organon International.
I have watched Nikol work in a creative forum in larger companies to brainstorm and provide direction to the creative process and have also ... watch her work with start up companies and provide everything from the actual artwork to the direction of the development of the product and everything in between. She has a unique blend of the creative mixed with insightful understanding of business and connecting the business and their products to the end user (consumer). She is very passionate about her work and the people/companies she partners with. She will treat your business as if it were her own. A creative, business minded asset who is a pleasure to work with.

David Sunshine
We worked together  •  Owner / President , TriviaDatabase.
David is constantly thinking of new ideas and how to get them out there. He is not scared of risk or doing what needs to get done.

Carl Nolting
We worked together  •  Previously Sr. UX/UI Visual Designer, Next Issue Media. Previously Sr. UX/UI Visual Designer, Verizon. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig
Carl has great ideas with artistic flair. He will make beautiful products that people will love to watch and interact with. He's open to oth ... er's opinions and shares information fluidly.

Sandy Appleoff
Chair of the Art of Game Design MFA, Laguna College of Art + Design.
Sandy is extremely passionate about art and education. She was the Design Chair at Laguna College of the Arts while I was a Teacher there an ... d she was always open to suggestions from her high quality staff (that she found and hired) on how to make the program better for the students. She is forward thinking and solutions oriented. She was always looking for ways to bring more exposure to the program. I would definitely work with Sandy.