ICQ (Aol Company)

Conceptualized and managed the design of company's flag project, (new version of ICQ 7.0 the Instant messenger) building the visual concept from scratch, giving art direction to designers and working closely with the development team to make sure high standard of production and top level of user experience.
2008 - 2011
Lead Product designer
Visual Design
Web App
Android & iOS
As a Creative & UX Director at ICQ (an AOL company), I am pleasured to recommend one of the best interactive designers I have worked with, Igor Ginzburg. I was Igor's manager for more than 3 years and I am very impressed with his work, creativity and enthusiasm.
As the lead designer of our main product, Igor has designed 2 major versions and 3 minor ones. His work is one of the major factors in continued growth of our company. Igor has not only designed our products so well, but he has also managed other designers and worked very closely with other teams like Product, R&D and marketing to understand the users' needs and come out with the best creative solutions. He is a true inspiration for the team. Igor was also involved in the design of more than 20 products from scratch to end product and I would say he has done his job more than wonderfully.
It is really sad for us all to see Igor leave. But we understand that Igor must leave us so that he can relocate to New York and keep on exploring new paths in his professional life. I whole heartedly would without any reservation recommend Igor. I am sure he will be a tremendous asset to the next company he will work with.

Amit WurgaftDirector, Creative & User Experience at ICQ (AOL)
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