Piotr Adam Kwiatkowski

Hi, I’m Piotr, a pragmatic product design leader with over 15 years of experience in the digital industry.

I'm currently a Head of Product Design at Salary Finance, helping millions of people become financially healthier and happier.

Previously, I have led and managed design teams and projects at Checkout.com, Oaknorth, Palantir, and Sage.

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Salary Finance

Head of Product Design

2023 - Present
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As the Head of Product Design, I lead a dedicated team in creating user-centric financial solutions. With a passion for blending form and function, I oversee the entire design process, ensuring our products surpass user expectations and contribute to our mission of revolutionising financial well-being.

  • Design Strategy: Aligning design with business goals, guiding product development and innovation.
  • Team Leadership: Mentoring a high-performing team, fostering growth for exceptional design output.
  • User-Centric Approach: Prioritising user needs through research for intuitive, engaging experiences.
  • Collaborative Development: Integrating design seamlessly with cross-functional teams for efficient product launches.
  • Efficient Development: Applying design thinking for quicker, agile product releases.
  • Boosted Engagement: Implementing enhancements for higher user retention and adoption.
  • Positive Impact: Eliciting user satisfaction and improved financial well-being through design-driven solutions.
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Director of Product Design

2021 - 2022
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As the Director of Product Design, I spearheaded design initiatives with a far-reaching strategic influence on both customer experience and product development. With a focus on payment optimisation and fraud prevention, I managed design teams across two critical product areas, driving innovation and excellence.

  • Strategic Design Leadership: Driving initiatives that shaped the customer experience and product strategy, aligning design with business goals for long-term growth.
  • Cross-Domain Collaboration: Managing teams in Payment Optimisation and Fraud Solutions, enhancing products, ensuring efficiency and security in a unified customer experience.
  • Agile Development: Through strategic design, accelerating product releases, staying ahead in the dynamic payment and fraud landscape.
  • Improved Customer Journey: The design-led approach streamlined payments, boosted security, and heightened user trust and satisfaction.
  • Tangible Outcomes: The efforts led to increased adoption, reduced fraud, and established the company as a leader in payment optimisation and fraud prevention.
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Product Design Lead

2019 - 2021
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As a Product Design Lead, I assumed a pivotal role in shaping the design landscape, focusing on process development, strategic design hiring, and effective people management. Collaborating closely with product leadership, I played a vital role in driving product direction, setting priorities, and ensuring seamless execution.

  • Strategic Hiring: Curated a high-performing team with fresh perspectives, driving innovative product development.
  • Optimised Processes: Refined workflows for efficient, high-quality design cycles, enabling timely delivery of solutions.
  • Focused Resource Allocation: Fine-tuned resource distribution for products that resonated effectively with our audience.
  • Aligned Product Direction: Collaborated closely with product leadership, defining clear priorities for a cohesive product roadmap.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Ensured seamless integration of design considerations into product development through proactive engagement.
  • Innovative Solutions: Strategic hiring, refined processes, and robust collaboration led to user-centric, successful products.
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Product Designer

2014 - 2019
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As a Product Designer, I immersed myself in a diverse range of projects, spearheading efforts to enhance product interfaces and elevate user experiences. In addition, I took the lead in establishing a comprehensive company-wide design system, unifying design principles and standards across all aspects of our offerings.

  • Enhanced User Experiences: Improved interfaces for seamless and intuitive user experiences, leading to increased satisfaction and engagement.
  • Established Design Consistency: Created a company-wide design system for a unified look and feel, enhancing brand recognition and user efficiency.
  • Streamlined Development: Standardised design processes led to quicker iterations and faster product launches.
  • Improved Collaboration: The design system facilitated better teamwork and understanding across departments.
  • Elevated Product Aesthetics: Meticulous design principles resulted in visually pleasing and cohesive products.
  • Positive User Feedback: Users expressed higher satisfaction and ease of use, validating the impact of the design improvements.
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UX Designer

2012 - 2014

As a UX Designer, I took the helm in shaping the user experience for financial software. My role encompassed a comprehensive approach, involving user research, visual design, interaction design, and front-end development support, all of which collectively contributed to delivering a seamless and effective digital experience.

  • User-Centric Solutions: Informed by in-depth research, I tailored solutions to meet specific user needs in financial software.
  • Visual Excellence: Meticulous design ensured an engaging and intuitive interface, optimising user satisfaction.
  • Intuitive Interactions: Crafted designs for smooth navigation, enhancing user task efficiency and experience.
  • Cross-Functional Support: Provided front-end development, ensuring seamless design implementation.
  • Streamlined Workflows: Improved financial processes for enhanced user productivity and satisfaction.
  • Positive User Impact: Received positive feedback, affirming improved usability and experience.
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Other work

Selected screenshots of work in progress and side projects – powered by my Dribbble feed.

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Leading Product Design

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Fraud Detection

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Portfolio Monitoring

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Blueprint - Design System

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