Yana Barysheva

Thoughtful, easy-going, full-stack designer


I’m a generalist with over a decade of experience in tech, start-ups, and media, and feel equally at home in all phases of the product lifecycle, from user research to UI design. Thus, to borrow a term from engineering: full-stack.

Value driven

Behind my views, actions, and approach to design are a set of guiding principles: integrity, empathy, compassion, kindness, understanding, and an open mind.


In addition to being a UX and product designer, I am an artist and a writer. I don’t always get around to those things, but I did recently write a cookbook! Read more.

A few case studies

Non-Work Projects


Drawing, painting, illustation, printmaking. Mostly concerning faces, people, the human condition, and my cat.

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Kurochka Gifts

Goods and gifts – t-shirts, prints, home decor, and more – inspired by Russian & Ukrainian culture. Co-founded with my mom, Ellen.


More Than Borsch

A book of Russian & Ukrainian recipes, culinary history, foodie literature, and other tidbits. Co-authored with the very same mother, Ellen.