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Paweł Hawrylak

Head of Design at Monterail

About:Paweł is Head of Design at Monterail – a software house based in Wrocław, Poland, where he leads a wonderful group of 5 designers, designs meaningful experiences through interfaces, and creates design strategy for the company. Paweł is also co-organizer of UX Wrocław – the best design meetup in this part of Poland.Experience:Paweł’s over 10 year design experience is strongly rooted both in his history as PhD candidate at Wrocław University of Technology Faculty of Architecture, where he taught classes on spatial planning, as well as leading his own design studio that specialized in branding and editorial design. In both of those places he collected knowledge about duality of the design world – where one can’t do a good job without constantly shifting one’s attention from detail to big picture, where just starting is always better then overthinking and where the best design needs a story in it. At Monterail, he worked on a range of software projects, including enterprise web applications with data visualizations for complex network engineering logic, HR-oriented web & mobile app for the B2B market and range of consulting offline-to-online solutions.

He specializes in the discovery phase and the kick-off of projects where he advocates validating product concepts as early as possible. Main fields of expertise:Product Design, Humane Leadership, Design StrategyTarget audience:UX designers and Product managers — how to validate by designing early on and ask questions on something that is tangible and ready.