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Yana Sanzhapova

Digital Product Designer (UX/UI)

Works remotely from Berlin

  • 52.517
  • 13.3889
  • Suggested rate 650 € / day
  • Experience 2-7 years
  • Response time 1 hour
Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Yana's quote.

This freelancer is available part-time (1 day per week) but hasn't confirmed their availability in over 7 days.

Part-time, 1 day per week

Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Yana's quote.

Location and workplace preferences

Berlin, Germany
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
Would prefer:
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Automobile
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Banking & Insurance
+40 other
Would prefer to avoid:
Defense & Military
Company size
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
+2 other


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Verified email


  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • Chechen


  • German



Skills (23)

Yana in a few words

Hello 👋

I’m a designer of systems and experiences, helping innovative startups and tech companies transform their ideas into meaningful user-centered products.

I find I'm at my best when problem-solving, finding simple patterns in complex systems, and translating them into useful and elegant design solutions.

I'm comfortable owning the entire design process through problem definition and research, ideation and usability testing, all the way to development support and post-release iterations.

I create design systems with React, Android and iOS components.

Based in Berlin, I'm working with tech companies and startups from all over the world. Let's chat to see how I can help 📩


Friday Insurance

Banking & Insurance

Product Designer  - As a freelancer

Berlin, Germany

July 2022 - October 2022 (3 months)

• Remote usability tests: scoping, writing the protocol, conducting tests, reporting with recommendations & next steps, and presentation to the stakeholders (Dovetail, Miro)
• Design of complex flows for web and mobile according to the design system
• Prototyping (Figma,Sketch, InVision)
• Balance between business needs, technical limitations, etc.
• Quality assurance, creation and maintenance of documentation (Confluence)

Product Design Product Discovery User Research Usability Testing Prototyping UI Web Design UX Design

Algolia - Algolia


Senior Product Designer, Growth  - As a freelancer

Berlin, Germany

June 2021 - March 2022 (8 months)

I helped Algolia to rethink and redesign their current onboarding experience by tailoring it specifically to developers as they are the main champions of Algolia's product. As a senior product designer in the Growth team, I was behind numerous experiments and improvements to the signup and activation flows — all of these helped us to increase the retention and activation of the new users.

Digital & IT

Founding Product Designer  - As a freelancer

Paris, France

June 2020 - May 2021 (11 months)

I joined Airfair as their first designer and together with the co-founders team built an online events platform from scratch, shaping the UX, tone of voice, and the design system. My design played a key role in raising the seed round and bringing the product to private beta.
UI Design UX Design UX Writing Konzeption Design System

Algolia - Algolia


Product designer

Paris, France

July 2019 - February 2020 (6 months)

I was behind the design and release of the visual editor, a tool that helps non tech savvy customers define their search and discovery experience without a single line of code. Partnering with PM, engineering, and customer success teams, I owned the end-to-end design process through user research and benchmarking, user journeys and flow maps, usability testing, design specs, QA and post-release iterations.

Qonto - Qonto

Banking & Insurance

Product designer

Paris, France

September 2018 - July 2019 (10 months)

As a designer at Qonto, I crafted dozens of features and helped them make it to production, bringing core banking experience across desktop and mobile. Together with the head of product and the engineering team, I also redesigned a complex setup flow for recurring direct debits and helped to significantly decrease the amount of rejected payments.

1 project on Malt

(1 rating)

Chloé Spaleniec - Chloé Spaleniec


I've known Yana for a few years now, and she is an extremely thorough and dedicated designer. Her interests in design are diverse, from architecture to typography, which gives her a rich and broad background to build from. She strives for innovative, reliable and impeccably executed work. Any project would be lucky to have her on board.

Marine Commerçon - Qonto


I had the pleasure to work with Yana on the Qonto mobile app. She had plenty of ideas, didn’t count hours to find the best solution and was able to respect the delivery and the constraints of the project. The communication was easy because each feedback was well received. I can only highly recommend her !