Digital Designer Tailored to You
You require an experienced freelancer to assist you with a new client or project. I am here to help you deliver the best design and experience possible.
About Michal Semela
I have worked in the digital space for over seventeen years, specializing in advertising, UX, UI, web, and product design.
My focus is on exploring new technologies and implementing design thinking to create effective and accessible designs. I have freelanced and contracted for businesses of all sizes, working for a wide range of clients and companies.
Designing is my passion, and my technical background allows me to understand how things should look, function, and feel for users. I have worked in advertising, design studios, digital studios, and on the client-side, developing products to meet their customers' needs.
I enjoy pushing digital boundaries and creating intelligent designs that are both beautiful and simple.
How I work
Often times, things begin with an idea or a client/customer need, depending on the problem that needs to be solved. I start by putting my thoughts on paper, then move on to whiteboarding and outlining the solution before designing it.
This is a simple yet effective process that covers everything from strategy to delivery, including all the steps in between.
Pen + Paper for ideation
Customer or user research and mapping stuff
Creating collaboration space in whiteboarding tool (FigJam)
Wireframes, prototype and design is happing in Figma
For website creation Webflow is my choice
Working closely with Developers and collaborate on final delivery with them
Over the years, I have collected a wide range of skills, and I love learning new tools, techniques while being open-minded.
Vision & Strategy
High-Fidelity UI Design
Sitemaps & Wireframes
Design Systems & Components
Interactions & Motion
Technical SEO & Analytics
AI Powered Apps
Native Mobile Apps
Progressive Web Apps
Creative & Marketing
Digital Art Direction
Spatial Design Concepts
Are we good match
Async collaboration and project managment
Great and transparent communication
Primary focus on Product (Apps and WebApps) and Website
Design Thinking approach
Want to work with nice people
Respect and transparency
Ad agency, digital studios and client-side experience
Wide range of skills (strategy, creativity, knowledge and visual)
Using modern tools (Figma, FigJam, Notion, Adobe, Loom)
Fully transparent PM on my side. See what’s happening and what I’m up to anytime, daily or weekly updates.
Focused on collaboration
Creating and improving Design Systems & Kits
My approach to things is constantly changing and evolving. Bringing more fresh thinking into my designs and solutions.See all on LinkedIn
Michal was a great design partner in the team. I hired and worked with Michal at the Namecheap Cloud Design team for over a year. We collaborated on the product design of EasyWP and overall team processes. I always valued the pragmatism he brought to the work.
He keeps things simple, organized and clear. As I changed company, I trusted Michal to take the lead of the Cloud Design team and right away, he showed great skill in building relationships across the company, caring for the people in the team and advocating for customer-focused product.
— Igor Pascoal
Senior Product Designer at DuckDuckGo
Michal worked as a senior visual designer on a strategic project for one of New Zealand's leading brands. Michal did an excellent job on a demanding project, with tight timeframes and competing demands for his time. I was particularly impressed with Michal's professionalism and quality of output.
Throughout the project Michal was a calming presence, and he was a well respected member of the team. The quality of his outputs was also excellent. I really enjoyed working with Michal and hope we get to work together again in the future.
— Dan Pitcher
Director at Baringa Partners | Customer & Digital
Simple and transparent pricing. Ideal for established clients or agencies.
* Long-term discounts are available, as well as fixed prices for projects.
** Offering special discount 30% to Non-Profit organisations
Pay as you go (day)
From $549 USD
Ideal for companies that work with deadlines and need to accomplish tasks within a specific timeline. I provide complete focus on your project.
Collaboration and leadership experience
Using modern design tools
Experience working with clients from all around the world