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ABOUT ME

So... Who is Rasim Nadzhafov? You will find all information about me below.
I'm IT Project / Product / Delivery Manager & UX-Designer. Multiple products full-cycle management, development, improvement and market research. I define and convert business needs into technical requirements and provide product vision.
OVERVIEW

Hello there! My name is Rasim Nadzhafov.

 

I have 7 years of successful experience in Project/Product Management and more then 10 years in IT Industry. I convert business needs into technical requirements/tasks and provide product vision. I deeply understand the development life cycle and the monetization mechanisms in IT industry products: Web, Ecommerce, B2B, Social, Education, Software and Gaming products. I manage multiple international products with several teams, both in production and in development state. I m a Senior Project/Product/Program Manager & UX Designer with experience in advising top companies & brands. I’m open to new propositions and cooperation.

 

I know and use Waterfall and Agile methodology: Scrum, Kanban. I ve passed professional scrum master training. High Jira proficiency, Confluence, Bitbucket, Gitlab etc. I have experience in BA and in making all kind of weighed data-driven decisions (A/B testing, User Testing, Analytics, Market Research, Competitor Analysis and KPIs). I have a huge experience with projects based on Java and PHP frameworks Laravel and Yii2. Also I know well Magento 1/2 platform (CE&EE), CMS Opencart, Shopify, Prestashop, WordPress (+Woocommerce), Joomla, Drupal. I have good manual QA skills. I have great SEO and marketing knowledge. I know HTML/CSS, a little JS, PHP and Java.

 

Besides, I have 4+ years of successful experience in UX design + 2 years as a Creative Director in the field of web-products and extensive knowledge of UX / UI-design and all its trends. Wireframing: Moqups, Axure, Balsamiq, Marvel app. I can make an effective&detailed wireframe/prototype of any complexity.

 

Except IT, i m interested in Game Dev, and I ve been watching this market: all the news, trends, conferences and releases. I m interested in new opportunities in Game Dev too.

 

My qualities:

Self-developing, responsible, proactive, sociable, creative, enduring, erudite, attentive, purposeful and resourceful.

I have experience with international exhibitions and conferences. For example, I participated as an exhibitor in the biggest exhibition in the gaming industry ICE London 2020 (ICE Totally Gaming). I represented the company and all its products developed under my leadership/management to existing partners and participated in the promotion and sale of these products to new potential b2b clients from all over the world. Also, I collected all new trends and market requirements, requests of leads and partners to translate them into technical tasks and user stories for the team to support timely and continuous relevance of all the company's products.
I'm true generator of creative, useful & profitable ideas with knowledge how these ideas can be implemented and realized with minimal cost. Relationship with clients and high quality of service are my top priorities. From prototyping to full IT-project management. I know how to raise, grow and expand a business through the best digital solutions.

MY EXPERIENCE

Program / Product Delivery Manager
Company: MOHIO Sports GmbH
April 2019 – present time
Lviv / Linz

– I manage company products: B2B CRM, games and all related betting/gambling software products for online, self-service terminals and land-based channels. Also I lead 3-rd party integrations.

– I manage several teams. 15 specialists from Ukraine and a few from Austria/Germany: Front-End (React/Knockout JS), Back-End (Java: Spring/Ninja) and UX/UI. Also I make industry research, develop designs and detailed wireframes (UX/UI) and lead a brainstorms etc

– I invent new functionality/features that covers all the business needs of MOHIO and B2B clients

– Full cycle of product and project management with all kind of proactivity like: daily meeting, sprint reviews, retrospectives, backlog grooming, sprint and poker planning. I optimize all work processes and the value of each user story and prioritize them

– I’ve integrated Agile into the company – Scrum/Kanban and continuously improve all workflows. Also I manage Jira and implemented notifications through slack and customized useful bots

– Cooperate / negotiate with company owners from Austria
– Product\Release planing and support
– I participate in some pre-sales jointly with top management
– Testing products, tasks and functionality

– I participated as an exhibitor in the world’s biggest exhibition in the gaming industry ICE London 2020. I represented the company and all its products developed under my leadership/management to existing partners and to new potential b2b clients from all over the world

– I develop, prepare and conduct my own various trainings for teams on such topics: Agile (Scrum, Kanban), UX Design, BA, Release Management, SEO

– I’m involved in the corporate site SEO and research-based copywriting (English & Russian) and I have top results without investing in promotion: Top Betting Games, What Betting Games Are In Demand, Distribution Channels of Gambling etc
– I help the CEO with recruitment
– I introduce and implement new ideas to improve productivity and to increase company income

Founder, CEO, Creative Director
Company: Bastard Studio
December 2015 – May 2019
All over the world

– Bastard Studio is outsourcing company founded by me and now my partners are currently engaged in this business. This company can be called a fully automated business with passive income for my side.

– In the past I’m engaged in full management of the studio: monitoring the implementation of projects, negotiations with clients, calculation determination of budgets, search and hiring of employees, сonclusion of contracts & partnerships with companies. Also, I’ve been in charge of the creative direction.

– My knowledge of UX/UI-design and its trends helps me to create easy and comfortable workflow for any complexity projets for small and big brands. In such a wide range from landing page to dating service.

– I successfully coached UX/UI designers and PMs by my personal method to reborn them into a high level specialists of creative sphere.

– I write research articles based on my experience, analytics and the experience of users who gave me feedback. You can find these articles in a blog of Bastard Studio and in my self-brand/personal blog Rasim.pro.

Achievments:
– I advised about the creation of promotional & corporate sites, E-Commerce and positioning in some issues of the brand such major brands aggregator as Global Spirits — a world leader, international alcohol holding with a portfolio of brands such as: Vodka Khortytsa, Morosha, Pervak, Khor, Leaf, Shustoff etc, Wine Oreanda and Mikado.
Also I worked with Case Library – unique book-like case brand which I helped to develop from scratch., MigVapor – one of the biggest vape products provider in USA, Capezio – legendary world manufacturer of dance products.

– Strong partnership with several marketing and development companies such as Lead Point, BBF Media, Zlodei, СaseStudy, Shturman, Navix, Lidery Mneniy, Lapitsky Media Network, Troyash

– I’ve set up fully automated for my side business with passive income

– Several clients have left feedback about working with me in their video reviews on our website.

Senior IT Project Manager
Company: Absolute Web Services
September 2018 – February 2019
Miami/ZP Office

– I lead major projects of famous brands and help them develop E-Commerce on Magento 1 and 2 platform (Community and Enterprise) in the US market. The income of my clients is constantly growing.
– I manage several teams. 35+ specialists: Front-End, Back-End and UX/UI. I follow each stage of product development so that it is of the highest quality and effective. No detail passes by me. I work very closely with Front-End developers and Web designers on the appearance, design, details, wireframes, UX/UI.
– I collect reports for clients, I watch productivity in teams
– Release Planning and Post-Release Project Support
– I help the HR with IT staff recruitment
– I constantly come up with new ideas to improve efficiency and implement them in the company
– The job was 6-month contract / temporary until projects closure

My achievements:
– I created a completely new JIRA workflow that increased productivity and efficiency for the entire company.
– I conduct trainings in various fields, such as SEO, JIRA, UX/UI
– I have organized monthly meetings among developers and designers, retrospectives etc
– I have been trained as Magento Solution Specialist

Creative Director
Company "Shturman"​ / Digital Agency
September 2017 – September 2018
ZP Office

I personally have successfully implemented more than 80 projects of the company, except internal company projects. Conducted consultations and brand development for major high-level brands, different products and projects. I leaded & supported a multitude (up to 20) of company projects, control the work of project managers, work with designers, SEO & PPC specialists, Frontend & Backend developers. Worked with clients, supported a high level of service, and conducted negotiations with top managers. Crisis management of the company and large projects. Conducted common trainings for employees and trained/couched project managers.
Experience in managing company up to 50 specialists.

Senior Project Manager & UX Designer
February 2017 – September 2018

I successfully managed several company teams and led a large number of projects, up to 20.
Daily negotiations with customers, both online and in person. Also, I was involved in pre-sale processes.
I engaged in development and creation of high-detailed prototypes. The construction of logical and the correct UX-architecture, which effectively affects the user (leads him to the target action). Development of the simplest way (understanding) of the user on the site, depending on the target audience of the client. Control the construction of visual communications of the end user with the product. I leaded internal studio projects. Release Planning and Post-Release Project Support.
Experience in managing a team of up to 15-35 people.

I’ve experience in developing (managing and wireframing) online builders, ecommerce products, social networks, corporate sites, web services, marketplaces, dating sites, mobile versions of the site. Projects implemented on the local & international market. I work in Moqups, Axure, also I can quickly master any other program for wireframing.
I used methodology: Waterfall and Agile: Scrum, Kanban.
In work with team were used: Jira, Trello, Slack etc.
I know HTML, CSS, a bit PHP and JS and I used it
I worked with the frameworks: Yii, Laravel, AngularJS, React.
I worked with CMS WordPress, Opencart, Magento etc.

A few achievements:
When there were sharp mass dismissals of incompetent project managers in the company without transferring projects, I took all their crisis projects on my own, and in total I had more than 20 projects with unfriendly customers and burning / already burnt deadlines. I’m successfully closed all projects, worked in overtime until late at night.

Also:
I cut company costs and relieved the stress from the dev department by attracting & integrating outsourcing.

Product Manager / UX Desinger
Company: Expat Laws Foundation / IT Tropico
September 2016 – June 2017
Phuket, Thailand - Remote

– I managed a few company products in parallel, but the main product was Expat Laws Foundation.
The meaning and the goal of this product: Any Internet user can read actual laws for foreigners (in any country) and easile find lawyers in any country in his language. The basis of the service was donat system. I attached wireframe image of one version of the front page which can explain product.
– The second product like a delivery map service which is based on the volunteering of Internet users and their recommendations regarding the institutions that deliver something to your home/any address.
– The third product was similar to a somekind political exchange service with petitions aggregator (parcer), on which users from different countries could vote for certain petitions, so that the goverment of the some country pay attention to this and subsequently make these laws / requests into reality.

– I was involved in the process of developing a business plans, naming, hiring teams, scrum integration, interfacing service functionality / wireframing-prototyping
– I led 3 outsource teams. Back-end – Yii2, Front-end – JS.
– Cooperated / negotiated directly with stakeholders/CEO.
– I led brainstorms, sprint reviews, daily meetings, collect reports from teams.
– Worked on product backlogs, sprint and release planing.
– I made some marketing and customer-based researches in products fields
– Searched and conducted negotiations with potential partners
– Testing products interface and functionality

Business Development Manager
Company: SVOI Inc.
May 2016 – September 2016
Greater Los Angeles Area

The job was on the basis of a short-term contract.
I worked with customer reputation, data research (include mining & entry), call center, search customers and partners, conclusion of contracts, working with the different CRMs. Also I was involved in developing and researching sales scripts for a call center.

IT & PR Director / Webmaster
Companies: Bloggers Media Networks BBF Media, Lapitsky, Zlodei, Troyash
October 2015 – November 2016
All over the world

– I worked with many famous CIS bloggers (youtube, twitch, instagram, vk).
– We negotiated with customers and created advertising integrations, commercials, prerolls and postrolls.
– I developed websites for the few of most popular Media Ad Networks in CIS.
– Supervise contractors: designers, copywriters, animators, web designers and SEO-experts, work on advertising projects with partners from different companies.
– PR-management of Yuri Khovanski, Vladislav Kopcev (Firamir), Karina the Streamer (Sharishaxd), Eugene Lapitsky, Nick Khabuliani, also wrote PR articles. SEO management.

SEO expert, IT Project Manager, Webmaster, Copywriter
Freelance
August 2010 – September 2016
All over the world

– I was engaged in freelance work in the field of creating websites on the CMS Opencart and WordPress and just CSS/HTML layout.
– I optimized websites for SEO and was engaged in link building
– I wrote articles: regular articles, SEO articles, advertising texts and a series of full-fledged PR articles
– Work and make changes/edits on HTML, CSS, JS and PHP
– Hosting and domain management
– During my work on freelance, I gathered experts from various IT and creative fields and became their manager
– Founded an outsourcing team of remote IT and creative specialists

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
CARITAS
SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER
Company: Caritas Internationalis
January 2015 – June 2016

Humanitarian aid:

I worked with internally displaced persons, in the American Caritas project – OFDA, these people suffered in the South-East of Ukraine. Psychological assistance and support for newcomers and socially vulnerable IDPs. Registration of immigrants. Communication and assessment according to various criteria to determine the necessary assistance (financial or other) to the affected family or individual. Housing monitoring. Preparing for the winter. Working trips and business trips to work with immigrants throughout Ukraine, including front-line zones such as Mariupol and the rest of Donetsk region. I worked on the hotline of Caritas Ukraine. Called for the purpose of monitoring or alerts, invitations to those who received a cash grant. Setting up and updating company iPads, as well as other equipment.

I significantly strengthened my skills and knowledge of psychology: behaviorism, physiognomy, and the psychology of manipulation. I came up with an idea and began to engage in information management: notification through social networks about new projects, which significantly increased awareness among the affected population (IDPs) and reduced the same type of calls to the organization’s hotline. This freed up many social workers to more efficiently accept IDPs and not create crowds.

We helped more than hundreds of thousands of victims of the humanitarian crisis and military conflict in Ukraine.

FACTS ABOUT ME
01
I founded and managed my IT company for 4+ years, gathered a strong team, entered into long-term partnerships and automated the business.
02
Advised and worked with top brands such as Global Spirits (Khortytsa, Morosha etc), Capezio, Migvapor etc.
03
I integrate and use Agile frameworks in various teams.
04
I know HTML / CSS and a little bit of JS, PHP etc
05
Development experience from scratch and maintenance: Ecommerce, Marketplace, CRM, Web Service, Dating Site, E-Learning, Social Network, Brand / Corporate Site and Promo Landing, Betting/Gambling Software, Gaming Products, B2B and B2C products.
06
I led projects based on React / Angular / Knockout / Vue and Java / Laravel / YII2 / Symphony. And other.
07
I have significant experience with the platform Magenta (EE & CE) and CMS: Opencart, Wordpress (+ Woocommerce), Prestashop, Shopify, Joomla, Drupal.
08
I managed games and software development teams, both in the field of Betting / Gambling, and in the classic game dev. Game design and management.
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UX Design & Creative Directing. I have experience in market research and UX/UI/Motion Designers Management.
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Since 2012, I began to study SEO, SMM and Marketing. I have excellent experience working with the output to the top low-frequency and midrange queries.
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10+ years in IT Industry
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More then 300 successfully completed projects/products and business cases.
reviews
Denys Sviatokum
Co-Founder & Executive Director at FitEat & Woman Reself
I liked working with Rasim Nadzhafov and his team, because they really very quickly and promptly respond to all requests, readily adapt to new requirements. As a result, we received a high quality product. The more companies like they will be on a market, the business results will be much better than today.
Serhii Snesar
Founder of UDI Digital Agency
I'm familiar with Rasim and have been working for 4 years already, during this time we have become friends and jointly carry out many great projects. I recommend Rasim as the coolest specialist in brand, design and whole IT development - he does it all at the highest level of quality. For all the time working with him, there have never been torn deadlines, dissatisfied customers or worthless designs. I see how magnificently he communicates with clients, and how clients respond about him. Thank you for making excellent results to people and for me being really not ashamed to recommend you.
Lara German
Founder & CEO at Lara German Architecture & Design
Rasim has developed a beautiful and wonderful site for our company. I have a lot of experience working with designers and many of that is negative, which was absolutely not in working with Rasim, because the work was done efficiently, quickly and even he did more than we thought. Many thanks to Rasim! I recommend him to everyone!
Nik Khabuliani
Founder And CEO at BBF Media - Bloggers Agency
I needed help creating a SEO optimized site. Rasim did everything in beauty, everything works, everything is super, there is still support for the site. Rasim promptly helps to resolve any issues and tasks. I'm pleased with everything. Who needs a good website, Rasim with his team will help.
Bogdan Repnoy
Founder and Videographer at Med Video Production & Content Factory
I would like to express my gratitude to Rasim and Bastard Studio for helping me with the development of the website that is currently working, helping me and "bearing fruit"/profit. Without these guys, I would not have it that way. Many thanks!
recommendations
Mykola Zinchenko
Vice Chief Executive Officer at Arsani Auction house

It was a great time when we started to deal with Bastard Studio under Rasim's governance. In 2018 Rasim developed the website landing page www.arsani.art for our Arsani Auction House. It was a creative work and client-oriented relation all the time. So in two years Arsani auction CEO decided to make a language localization for that website and we contacted Rasim with an ask for help to assist with that. So Rasim reacted operatively and we got an immediate support on this request and now thanks to Rasim and his team we have a website that is understood on 3 languages. With Best Regards,

Ivan Dyolog
CEO at Movit Tech and and Head Office MOHIO Sports

Rasim is a hard-working manager, with great attention to details and an intuitive understanding of what is the best way to treat certain projects. He is not afraid to speak his mind and is always full of great ideas and suggestions for improving the work process.

Ranks and awards
Deep Knowledge In SEO

I deeply understand all SEO processes and have many Google top results.

Researcher And Writer

I write IT & Business related articles based on comprehensive research and my own experience/knowledge. I lead two blogs: rasim.pro/blog and bastard.studio/blog

Entrepreneur, Founder, CEO

I have top management experience. I founded and managed my IT company for 4+ years, gathered a strong team, entered into long-term partnerships and automated the business.

Successful Business Idea & Plan Development

I developed from scratch business idea & plan for a new product and Case Library website, led it up to ready product with good income. It's a unique book-like case brand - the most popular in USA in the field.

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