Palo Alto / San Francisco, CA
Piotr Chojnowski Phone: (650) 388-6055
Attention to detail and perfectionism are the values that take the lead in any project I put my
hands on. I love knowing that I've done everything using my skills and creativity to provide the
best solution possible for a given task. At the same time, I realize that keeping deadlines and
teamwork are just as crucial to any success. After hours, snowboarding and mountain biking
keep me going and in shape for upcoming challenges.
Web, UX & Graphic Designer July 2006 - present
Own freelancing company | www.piotrekchojnowski.com
manage company, team and multiple projects simultaneously
design and develop websites and applications
prototype and conceptualize
design, analyze and improve user experience
create graphics for web and print (corporate identity, promotional campaigns)
creatively incorporate new technologies and offer best solutions
UX & UI Consultant August 2009 - present
tap.info - social communication startup | Palo Alto, CA
analyze and improve user experience for innovative social communication platform
design user-centered interaction models (use cases, wireframes, workflows etc.)
create graphical and functional UI prototypes
Lead UI Designer October 2008 - June 2009
E-Board.pl internet store | Wroclaw, Poland
prototyped and designed user interface of the store
analyzed, tested and improved user experience on the website
created digital graphics for web and print purposes
managed design team
Creative Designer » Lead Creative Designer September 2005 - December 2007
Wrocek International Festival | Wroclaw, Poland
designed, developed and maintained rich multimedia festival website (Flash)
created graphics for web and print for promotional purposes
after promotion in August 2006, managed design team
Multimedia Software Designer INTERN July 2005 - September 2005
Albion, Publishing Company | Wroclaw, Poland
created educational software in Flash technology
designed and developed rich multimedia online applications
communicated bilingually as a great part of clients were from Spain
Master's Degree, Computer Science October 2002 - August 2007
Internet and Distributed Systems Engineering
Technical University of Wroclaw | Wroclaw, Poland
Master's thesis title: "Multimedia tourist guide for PDA in Adobe Flash Lite and GPS
technology – design and application" (graded A).
Part of Master's Degree, UX / UI design & testing September 2005 - July 2006
Universidad de Granada | Granada, Spain
European Union Socrates / Erasmus study abroad scholarship.
San Flashcisco User Group active member from July 2009
The San Flashcisco user group aims to promote understandings of wide Adobe Flash
Platform technologies within and around the San Francisco area with emphasis on learning,
fun and networking (http://sanflashcisco.com/).
Warsaw Adobe Flash Camp June 2009
Official Adobe conference organized by Adobe Creative Suite User Group in Poland presenting
new features of FlashCS4, FlashBuilder4 and FlashCatalyst (http://www.g-media.pl/aug/flashCamp/).
UX design (prototypes, use cases, workflows, wireframes etc.)
practical knowledge of user-centered design
graphic design for web & print (Adobe Creative Suite)
website design & development (XHTML, CSS, Flash)
RIA design & development (Flex, ActionScript, XML)
work enthusiasm and initiative
English, Spanish fluent
HONORS & AWARDS
Dean's Award for Distinguishable Thesis at the Technical University of Wroclaw (2007).
Technical University of Wroclaw President's Award for Significant Achievement in Building
and Improving Student Networking (2005).
After hours, I am passionate for…
Active lifestyle – snowboarding (international instructor since 2007), mountain biking, coaching
basketball (freshman team at Sequoia HS in Redwood City, CA), playing tennis & racquetball.
Additionally – ergonomics, photography, board games, discovering Latin culture and Spanish language.