Josef Pacal

Digital Product Designer | Consultant | Helper

Tampere, Finland
I stand at the intersection of visual design, user experience and business. I help my clients uncover opportunities to improve their bottom line by employing design as means to increase customer's happiness, retention.

I specialize in digital products, such as apps, websites and online brand experiences.

Work Experience

Pac.al

Digital product designer for hire

January 2009 - Present Czech Republic

Pitchme

Co-founder / Product Lead

Pitchme is a platform where teams share & discover the best ideas hiding in their organization helping to motivate employees, increase transparency and better turn-over times for bright ideas.
March 2013 - Present Tampere, Finland

New Factory Startups

Volunteer | Mentor | Helper

I've been helping startups at New Factory with Design, UX and branding. Some of my good friends and mentees are Orava.co (recruiting), Dogs of Joy (dog fashion), Sensotrend (health).
Tampere, Finland

Tgthr

Founder, Product designer

Tgthr has been building apps for eventgoers–making networking and event navigation easier than ever with beautiful design and premium usability.
August 2013 - January 2014 Tampere, Finland

Leadin

Jr. Visual Designer

March 2013 - August 2013 Tampere, Finland

Wikitude

Designer

External designer at Wikitude. Resolving any visual / brand challenges the company asks me to. I am mostly asked to work in domain of User interface and advertisment.
October 2011 - Salzburg, Austria

Fontai

Visual Designer / UX Consultant

Fontai is a small family-sized freelancer database I am finishing my expertise for right now. I developed several products and visual solutions for this company and am planning to continue providing my support to this great place.
October 2009 - Prague, Czech Republic

Gameful

Visual Designer

Volunteering for the startup organization Gameful.org.
August 2011 - December 2011 San Francisco, California, United States

Machinemachine

Layout designer

I've been working for MachineMachine independent artbooks publisher based in Montreal (CA) since May 2010. I am doing consultations and layout designs for this year. I am also expecting some short term design request in the nearest future.
May 2010 - December 2010 Montreal, Canada

Education

Střední Umělecko-průmyslová škola, Jablonec Nad Nisou

none

High and higher grade education in fine arts, graphic design and artistic manufacturing domain.
January 2008 - May 2012 Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

Tampere University Of Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

Degree in media. Specialization in Branding and Interaction.
August 2012 - Present Tampere, Finland

Languages

English (Fluent),
Czech (Native),

Awards

GRUND

Final round - product Ruble

200906

MachineMachine™

Magazine editiorial.

2010

International Folklore Festival

CID competition.

201004

XXIIVV

Research with Devine Lu Linvega

Czech Student Design

Laureate of Czech Student Design 2013

2013

Skills

Adobe Photoshop,

Volunteer Experience at Gameful

Designer / consultant at Gameful

I was irregularly providing my services to improve the quality of the community and helping them raising awareness of Augmented Reality gaming and it's use in education and solving first world sicknesses.

Volunteer Experience at Gaian

I worked with Steffen Knoesgaard to create direction for Gaian.me trailer video and prepared visual materials for the project's website.

Volunteer Experience at MindTrek 2012

I was helping to organize MindTrek conference by giving any hand I could have to them. I also photographed the whole event with few friends using solely the amazing Nokia 808 PureView phones. Please take a look at the PureView photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mindtrek/