Ilya Zdorik | designer

I’m Ilya, experienced UI/UX Designer working with interfaces on mobile & web products in Odesa, Ukraine.

I’ve spent the past 11+ years working across different areas of product design; marketing site pages, eCommerce, SaaS, Web and Mobile app UI/UX, design systems, motion.

These days my time is spent UX researching, prototyping, designing, analytics, to my current goal making product clear and easy to enjoy. I also help designers gain new experiences.

Out of the work you’ll find me dreaming of traveling, blogging, creating electronic music, and petting all the cats.

A last experience


Senior UI/UX Designer


Saldo Apps

Middle UI/UX Designer



UI/UX Designer


Currently reading

The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win

Steve Blank

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are

Jason Schreier

The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work

Scott D. Anthony, Mark W. Johnson, Joseph V. Sinfield, Elizabeth J. Altman

Design paradigm

These quotes will best describe the basis of my position

A Definition of Design and the Function Complex

The wheel's hub holds thirty spokes
Utility depends on the hole through the hub.
The potter's clay forms a vessel.
It is the space within that serves.
A house is built with solid walls
The nothingness of window and door alone
renders it usable,
That which exists may be transformed
What is non-existent has boundless uses.


All men are designers. All that we do, almost all the time, is design, for design is basic to all human activity. The planning and patterning of any act towards a desired, foreseeable end constitutes the design process. Any attempt to separate design, to make it a thing-by-itself, works counter to the inherent value, of design as the primary underlying matrix of life. Design is composing an epic poem, executing a mural, painting a masterpiece, writing a concerto. But design is also cleaning and reorganizing a desk drawer, pulling an impacted tooth, baking an apple pie, choosing sides for a back-lot baseball game, and educating a child. Design is the conscious effort to impose meaningful order.

Victor Papanek
Source: Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change

Few facts about me

I have a cat

I picked him up last year and since he lives with me

"I'm comfortable"

My first hobby was photography

But I retouched them more than I photographed. Made precious moments to the newlyweds brighter

Like movies

I know a lot about cinematography. But I haven't seen ALL yet ...

Let's connect

Get in touch for opportunities or just to say hi! 👋