Michael

Michael

Michael

Yarygin

Yarygin

Yarygin

Digital Product Designer

Digital Product Designer

Digital Product Designer

Product designer with over five years of experience. I design mobile and web products that are both visually appealing and easy to use. My background in Economics and passion for user experience drive me to create products that are both user-centric and aligned with business goals.

I am a thinker who values clear vision as much as an evidence-based approach. I believe that both are essential for creating truly innovative and effective products.

Expertise

Expertise

Design Audit

UX/UI Design

User Testing

Inteviewing

Art Direction

Mentoring

Relevant

Relevant

Experience

Experience

Yandex Maps

Product Designer

2021–Present

The most popular mapping service in Russia, with approximately 11.5 million monthly users within the country and over 20 million worldwide.

I was hired to design a booking feature for the beauty sector. After its success, I was promoted to Senior Product Designer. As a Senior, I led the design across search and navigation. My achievements include: designing navigation for trucks, redesigning ad formats, which resulted in doubling of revenue, integrating Yandex Music into Navigator mode & developing an experimental day/night overlay feature.

Yandex Browser

Product Designer

2019–2021

Free and secure web browser, available for web and mobile devices. The 2nd market share after Google Chrome in the Eastern-European (19%) and 7th in Europe (~1%).

Joined the Browser team after my internship. Focused on making navigation, tabs, and downloads easier for users. Created a new and patented feature where users could see reviews for websites directly in the browser, no need to search elsewhere. Also redesigned the tabs section and added a dedicated downloads area, making things more user-friendly.

Smartseeds

UX/UI Designer

2018–2019

A transformative B2B platform in the grain transportation sector, an "Uber-for-X" service also offering electronic queues management for terminals.

As my first design role, I designed intuitive and user-centric experiences, partnering with the product owner on design iterations, collaborating with engineers to guarantee a seamless cross-platform experience, additionally conceptualizing the Forwarder app specifically for freight surveyors' needs.

Credentials

Credentials

Google

Google

Completed seven courses that include hands-on, practice-based assessments and are designed to prepare for roles in UX design.

Completed seven courses that include hands-on, practice-based assessments and are designed to prepare for roles in UX design.

Interaction Design Foundation

Interaction Design Foundation

The world’s biggest and most authoritative library of open-source UX Design literature with noted authors as Don Norman and Clayton Christensen.

The world’s biggest and most authoritative library of open-source UX Design literature with noted authors as Don Norman and Clayton Christensen.

Moscow University of Finance and Law

Moscow University of Finance and Law

Bachelor's degree, Economics

2016

My love of design started there. I learned through presentations, public speaking and exploring design principles, eventually becoming a self-taught designer.

My love of design started there. I learned through presentations, public speaking and exploring design principles, eventually becoming a self-taught designer.

Reivews

Reivews

UX Researcher at Semrush

"I worked with Michael during my time at Yandex. Throughout our collaboration, he showed a strong dedication to his projects and had a clear understanding of the business goals. One of Michael's greatest strengths is his ability to advocate for user feedback, ensuring that the end-users' needs and preferences are taken into account when designing new products, as well as stakeholders' requests. To reiterate, I highly recommend Michael as a talented product designer. He is a committed professional who is a pleasure to work with and will be a valuable asset to any team."

UX Researcher at Semrush

"I worked with Michael during my time at Yandex. Throughout our collaboration, he showed a strong dedication to his projects and had a clear understanding of the business goals. One of Michael's greatest strengths is his ability to advocate for user feedback, ensuring that the end-users' needs and preferences are taken into account when designing new products, as well as stakeholders' requests. To reiterate, I highly recommend Michael as a talented product designer. He is a committed professional who is a pleasure to work with and will be a valuable asset to any team."

Product Manager at Yandex

"Michael is a highly talented product designer, who leads complex projects. Usually he completes tasks which require deep understanding of the product and the main metrics used. Michael is great with his time management: he delivers prototypes exactly in time, and he is always available to discuss the project. Michael contributed to our pet project which emerged unexpectedly, however he still was able to find time and courage to help."

Product Manager at Yandex

"Michael is a highly talented product designer, who leads complex projects. Usually he completes tasks which require deep understanding of the product and the main metrics used. Michael is great with his time management: he delivers prototypes exactly in time, and he is always available to discuss the project. Michael contributed to our pet project which emerged unexpectedly, however he still was able to find time and courage to help."

Senior Product Designer at Yandex

"Michael is a very capable and strong designer. You can definitely rely on him in complex multi-component projects. One of his strong skills is the ability to think out of the box and come up with non-standard approaches for solving problems, even in a product where there are a lot of limitations. As a colleague, I can definitely recommend you Michael to work with."

Senior Product Designer at Yandex

"Michael is a very capable and strong designer. You can definitely rely on him in complex multi-component projects. One of his strong skills is the ability to think out of the box and come up with non-standard approaches for solving problems, even in a product where there are a lot of limitations. As a colleague, I can definitely recommend you Michael to work with."