About me

Hardi Kõvamees is passionate about making the web clean, accessible, and wicked fast 🔥

UX design
Everything starts with a user story. Then we figure out what's the story map: what are the individual steps needed to achieve user goal. Then we prototype and get feedback to figure out the scope of the minimal delightful version.
Game design
We play games to have fun and feel smart, strong, brave and witty doing it. Good game design gets out of the way. Helps you discover the rules with minimal effort and then lets you focus on the things that matter most. Clear text, bright colours and cute graphics smooth out the experience.
Web design
Fast, clean, and focused. Life is too short to wait for popups, ads, "related content", and "you might also like" sections to load. All you want is this actual page with these words and pictures.
2020–nowFoodDocsSimplifying food safety.
2018–2020Estonian PostDesigned user flows and design system for internal Android and web applications. Moved all internal design processes to Figma. Mentored junior front-end developers regarding modern Javascript, proper CSS, and accessible HTML.
2016–2017SMITDesigned intranet experience for 2000+ users. Designed an internal incident management tool. Designed and architected the front-end solution for several public sector websites using Jamstack and Vue.js.
2015–2016GoWorkaBitWorked on the design and prototype of public website refresh. Started the transition to Vue.js of their job application wizard.
2014–2015ADNGamesAnalysed the information architecture and main workflows for a CRM product. Based on feedback turned this information into storyboards and mock-ups. Established the design language based on stakeholder feedback and branding needs.
2012–2014Brain GamesLearned the importance of understanding and anticipating customer needs in order to recommend board games based on player personality, rules complexity, and thematic preferences.
2011–2012Apollo BookstoreSold board games, movies, games, music, and books
2008–2011TTK UASStudied applied architecture, design thinking, art, and 3D modelling.
2007ExactConverted PSD files into valid HTML/CSS templates