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Hello! I am Olga Bolshchikova

My design journey started with editorial design and then transitioned to UX design. I am honored that an interview about my hard journey to UX design, published in a couple of blogs, inspires people not to give up, but to keep going towards their goals.

  • I believe well-designed products can make people feel satisfied and willing to come back for more, resulting in transforming user emotions into tangible business value

  • I am curious and never afraid to say "I don't know". On the contrary, I believe that a willingness to admit it just opens the doors for more opportunities and experiences

– Senior Product Manager, Responsible Gold Supply Chain

– Senior UX Designer, G-Coin

– Senior Product Manager, Welkin Health

– VP of Product, Carrus

Kind words from my former coworkers

Olga is hardworking, self-directed, and very knowledgeable about all aspects of UX, particularly crafting usable and efficient interaction designs. She does fantastic work under less-than-ideal circumstances: rapid pace, lack of clear direction, and constantly shifting priorities. She is a team player who is willing to help on any project, and the outcomes are always better when she’s involved.

Olga is not afraid to ask questions if she approaches a problem from a different angle. She is naturally curious and empathetic, which are excellent traits to have as a UX designer. Her talent, enthusiasm, grace, and maturity will be a tremendous asset to anyone smart enough to hire her.

Olga is a very skillful designer with clear strategies to solve problems and apply a solid design process. As a person, she is kind, tolerant, and very respectful of other ideas. She provides constructive criticism helping teams to develop better ideas.

Olga is diligent in researching and understanding users. She is open-minded in the discussion, ideation, and in her approach to solving challenges. Olga and I have designed, redesigned, and trashed literally hundreds of screens making up dozens of flows and I can say without any hesitation that she is a rare credit to her profession. As a product manager, she is one of those individuals I would build a team around. 

I am a knitter and a crocheter. My hobby helps me to be very detail-oriented. You can find some of them

I am a world traveler and a hiker. My husband and I have visited 20 countries and 152 cities (and counting!). Some highlights:

  • Upper Yosemite Falls, CA

  • Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, CA

  • Angels Landing in Zion National Park, UT

And I Do Other Things

I am a musician (guitar, piano) and a singer

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