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Denis Suhopoljac, is a Vancouver based design director with expertise in human-centered design. For over a decade he has had the honour of leading, mentoring and empowering growing design teams to solve complex and ambiguous problems. Formerly UnbounceMainframe (Rainmaker)Blast Radius & Mentor @VFS.

He is currently focused on defining the future state of products @PayByPhone | Volkswagen through strategy, research and design.

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“I was very fortunate to work with Denis for about 2 years at Unbounce. He has a deep understanding of creative and how to translate it into effective designs. His skill-set spans many areas of design from UX/UI, creative campaigns, branding and illustration. He's a skilled researcher capable of backing up any design decision with both qualitative and quantitative insights. He is a collaborator and leader that doesn’t cease to inspires the team. On top of all that he's just a great person and pleasure to be around.”

- Shawna Jones 
Product Design Lead @Unbounce


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Experience


Director of Design, PayByPhone | Volkswagen
Feb 2020 – Present

Defining the next generation of PayByPhone products and the user experience vision. Focused on establishing and evolving design strategy, human-centered design practices, processes, tools and functions. Leading, coaching, mentoring and empowering a growing user experience team.


Design Director, Unbounce
Oct 2016 – Feb 2020

Defining all concept development for R&D projects and discovering customer value. Coaching, mentoring and empowering a growing user experience team. Accountable for the creation of brand standards, voice and tone and a unified design system. 

 

Art Director, Unbounce
Dec 2011 – Oct 2016

Mentor, Vancouver Film School
May 2014 – May 2016

Creative Director, Zeros 2 Heroes Media
Jan 2010 – Dec 2011

Creative Director, Mainframe Studios
Oct 2007 – Jan 2010

Lead Designer, Riptown Media
Aug 2004 – Oct 2007

Senior Designer, Kubix Media
Jul 2003 – Aug 2004

Interface Designer, Blast Radius
Feb 2003 – Jan 2003

Coaching & Leadership

Global Leadership Programme
2020 – Adaptis

Personal Leadership and how to build and shape resilience through change. Developing talent and building coaching habits in your teams.


The Leader's Discipline
2019 – The Roy Group

Increase their ability and confidence in giving and receiving honest feedback. Practice and build on their ability to coach leaders and teams of leaders.


Leadership Development
2015 – Virtus

Discover and leverage leadership and team strengths, while uncovering blind spots and developing plans to match.

 

Denis has a rare ability to define a strategy through research andbring a product vision to life! He can weave a compelling user-centric story that will engage, inspire and motivate teams to make it a reality. Besides his abilities as a UX practitioner, he is a team player and fun to work with.

- Chris Brownlee
Senior Director of Product Management @Unbounce

 

“What I'll always remember about working with Denis is how much I admire his ability as a mentor and leader for me at my time at Unbounce. Denis brings people together and creates safe environments for ideas and creativity to flourish, and his passion and meticulousness for his work inspires others to do their best work. Denis is a straight shooter who creates genuine connections and believes in the potential of people. I believe he will be a change maker and asset to any team he joins and I look forward to working with him again.”

- Jordana Mah
Senior Product Manager @PayByPhone




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