I’m Dominik Väyrynen, a scandinavian product + industrial designer & mentor. Building services at Unity3D.

I have 10+ years of experience in working with digital products. Currently designing at Unity in Helsinki, Finland. Prior to that at Shopify in Ottawa, Canada and at Holvi, Nosto and other companies that value good design.

I care about ethical design, privacy, copywriting, health and remote work culture. I live outside of Helsinki in countryside, enjoy the outdoors, woodworking, sailing in Finnish archipelago, and hanging out with my pug dog, Nuppu.

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Shopify
Gina Tricot
Unity
Bjorn Borg

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GDPR [iOS & Android]

GDPR

Providing a good experience sometimes means personalization, and certain ammount of data collection. It should be clear to users what exactly is happening when agreeing to such things. We wanted our GDPR consent to be as straightforward, and transparent as possible. No hidden settings, no psychological traps that lead to unwanted user choices. In close collaboration with legal and copywriters, we crafted our copy using direct, and easy to understand words and call to actions.

Unity User Acquisition

Acquire dashboard is used by game developers, to — you guessed it — acquire new users for their game. When implemented to the core game mechanics well, free to play mobile game ads, can be enjoyable and rewarding experience for the player, as an alternative for in-app purchases. This project was a full redesign of the acquire dashboard.

Shopify

Shopify

During my time at Shopify i worked on redesigning the partner dashboard with Shopify Polaris. Shopify partners are agencies and indivials helping merchants build their online stores.

Moodboard MacOS App

I love native MacOS finder app for organizing, collecting, tagging and previeving inspiration and references when working on our projects. However, i felt like browsing through the images can be quite inconvenient. That’s what this app is trying to solve, while still using native Mac file system. You choose where your files are stored, and simply use the app for bookmarking and previewing those folders in more visual way.

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What people i worked with say (Source: LinkedIn)

Dominik is an incredible product designer, who displays an outstanding ability to understand the business, it's customers and can transform that to beautiful product UX. His strong understanding of frontend technologies also allows him to work with the development team very efficiently. I would get the chance to hire Dominik again, I'd do so in a heartbeat.

Senior Director at Unity Technologies

It has truly been a pleasure to work with Dominik who is an extremely talented product designer with a passion to build beautiful, seamlessly working products. Dominik has been driving the product design from the early sketches all the way to the production environment where we do lean development and continuous deployment. He has been an important link ensuring the communication in between different design teams, business and engineering. Dominik's frontend skills ensure his designs take also the engineering into account. I can warmly recommend Dominik to lead product design and wish to be able to work with him some day in the future again.

Product Director at Unity Technologies

Dominik is very enthusiastic, reliable, driven professional and one of the nicest guys to work with. Always punctual, energetic and careful colleague that cannot be overestimated.

One of the nicest co-successes that we had with Dominik was when Dominik found the necessary time (though he was overworked) to help me win the biggest deals at Nosto. A wise team player and ready to deal with difficult situations and solve the problems on time. I would highly recommend working with Dominik.

Investor & Partner at Nosto

Dominik and I were working hand-in-hand to create the best user experience on the fashion mobile app we were developing together. While he was in charge of the product design, I was leading the product vision and I really enjoyed our close collaboration on brainstorming on ideas, concepting them together and applying them to the app.

Dom is very fast and good at concepting different versions of an idea, iterate fast on it, until we come to the best satisfying version from a PM and designer point of view. Besides his technical skills, he's a great person to work with, very passionate to develop and create new ideas, and transparent, loyal and honest in his work ethics. I would love to work again on a future project with him, if we had the opportunity to.

Executive Producer at Rovio

Dominik has a broad expertise on modern client side technologies. He implemented our website, www.futureplaygames.com, with genuine craftsmanship. His skills combined with a pleasant and a humble personality, makes him a rare gem.

Co-founder at Futureplay Games

Dominik did an outstanding job, not only technically but also in the design, enhancing the user experience all together. He took my conceptual brief and execute it beyond perfection. He is reliable, smooth to work with, adaptable and very positive!

Marketer at Futureplay Games
What designers i mentored say (Source: Design Lab)

Graduating from Design 101 was the perfect way to kick-start my learning journey as a designer, and in no small part was it thanks to Dominik as my mentor. I would not have levelled up as much as I did without his guidance and the thoughtful conversations we had during our sessions. He was incredibly patient and understanding. He clarified any - and all! - questions and concerns I had, and the detailed feedback he offered, both positive and constructive, greatly improved my designs. I appreciated the stories he shared, including his mistakes and successes, and his approach to his own work influenced the way I approached my projects (and no doubt will continue to inspire future stuff). But the most valuable piece of wisdom I took from our mentorship, was learning to have the confidence to own your design decisions and be able to justify and communicate them. Dominik's teaching style involves asking a lot of questions - the Socratic method - that got you reflecting on your designs to better understand and improve them. Never once did he make you feel you were doing something "wrong" or "right" according to the "rules" or his preferences, but instead empowered you to think more deeply about your design's goals and also do what made you happy. I could not have asked for a better teacher for a design beginner, and anybody lucky enough to learn from him, will learn a lot.

Christine D.

Dominik is a calm, patient, and straightforward mentor which was very grounding for me as a complete beginner to design.

Pooja L.

I felt really relaxed talking with Dominik and he was very professional. He gave great advice even with issues outside of the projects. He provided constructive feedback and I really feel that I improved during the course. It was nice that I could use my own project for the final project and got good comments on that. He was very supportive throughout the course.

Katja V.

I’d like to say what a pleasant tutor Dominik Vayrynen has been. He’s helpful, cheerful, full of resources and I learnt a great deal from him.

Natalie L.

Dominik was really helpful to get me started on design, on both thinking and putting in practice. He shared with me experiences, stories, tips and always answered my questions, giving more clarity to the things I was unsure about or I misunderstood. Dom have also often asked me questions that made me think about my work and take a step back, which is really valuable; more than learning actual results, I also learnt about the methodology! It was a very good fit for me, as a webdeveloper and unconfident designer at the beginning. Now I feel pretty confident about kicking off awesome webpages.

Xavier C.

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