Things About Me ✨

My name is Karolina Malaczynski, but my friends and family call me Karo. I'm a UX designer, adventurer, and a life-long learner. I'm currently at Groupon, working remotely from Chicago.

Aside from focusing on people's everyday thinking, emotions, and behavior to create products that improve the daily life of people, I spend my days hiking, painting with gouache, experimenting with new recipes or playing with my cat Basil.

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2013 to 2014

Columbia College Chicago

BFA Graphic Design
2014 to 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BFA Graphic Design
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Work Experience

2021 to Current


Product Designer

Lead the design in the top of the funnel, with the focus on improving the homepage, booking, search and browse experience across all platforms. Planned and lead cross-team workshops with multiple stakeholders to brainstorm problems and solutions.

2019 to 2020

2020 to 2021

Kin + Carta

User Experience Designer

Worked with clients such as: Rockwell Automation, Nieman Marcus, and Gordon Food Services. Leveraged UX research insights to communicate concepts for interactions and translate research to design decisions. Organized complexities to promote modern interaction design patterns. Worked with a cross-functional team in an agile setting. Planned, facilitated and synthesized user research for client and delivered high-fidelity prototypes. Enchanced ordering feature and building upon the established design system.

2020 to 2020

Closerlook inc.

Visual Designer

Supported creative projects from concept to completion. Projects include websites, mobile apps, emails, videos, social media campaigns and more. Worked along art directors and copywriters to design creative solutions for pharmaceutical clients’ digital marketing campaigns.

2018 to 2019

Leo Burnett | Arc Worldwide

Junior Art Director

Form retail solutions and point of sale elements to create a cohesive shopper journey for Dunkin’. Developed digital menu boards and other marketing communication materials in order to promote trial of new Dunkin’ products. Participated in the redesign of Dunkin’ menu boards through wire-framing, prototyping and using architecture information.