Greg·Wolanski —designer

What makes me stand out as a designer

You

You’re reading my words. You’ve decided to read my “About” page. Thank you, I take that as a compliment.

Coding

I can design in a web browser. I have experience prototyping in React Native. I’ve worked in Objective‑C. I’ve done things in React, Angular, and a few others. I can talk to software developers.

Writing

For 18 months, I published an article once a month. After the publication of one of my texts, Balsamiq, producer of a popular tool for designers, held an interview with me.

Involvement

I don’t know how to not get involved in work. Gray hair in my beard? All related to work. :)

Learning

I’m constantly learning new things. I read books, listen to podcasts, watch talks, practice new skills, and experiment. I also have the ambition to share knowledge.

Products and e‑commerce

There are certainly interesting things going on in software houses and advertising companies, but I’m currently interested in working on a product or in the e‑commerce industry.

Numbers

I don’t have a professorship in statistics, but I’m not afraid of numbers. I have an analytical and open mind, I can code, and I like data‑informed design.

Building a company

I tried to build a company. For 4 years. Without subsidies or funding. I know how difficult it is. I learned a lot from this experience. I have great respect for business.

Fine with being the second

I’m a mature designer. I’m aware of my ego. If you’re looking for a second, third, or even fourteenth designer to fill a gap or take care of something you or your team don’t want to deal with, I’m your man.

Work organization

I can work without a project manager. I can manage my time, take notes at meetings, and prioritize tasks.

Punctuality

Designing without time or budget constraints is a hobby, not a job. I’m professional in what I do.

Beliefs

I believe in transparency and open source, that words are important, and that everything is a remix.

Mistakes

I’m not trying to be infallible. I openly admit my mistakes. I take responsibility for them. I do what I must to not repeat them.

Done

You can throw a problem at me and rest assured it’ll be resolved. Every problem has a solution. If there’s no solution, there’s no problem.

A–Z

I designed, optimized, accepted, supervised, commissioned, priced, sold, programmed, developed, maintained, edited, positioned, promoted, and tested websites and web applications for clients from micro‑enterprises to stock‑offering companies. I have a pretty good grasp of the whole process.

No

I say “no.” You can professionally argue with me and count on my honesty.

Awards

Three for accessibility, one for innovation.

You!

Yes, you again. You scrolled through the page about me to the very end. That means something. I appreciate it. Thanks! :)