Hugi Hlynsson

I make user interfaces

Hugi Hlynsson

About me

I’m a 29 year old digital product designer and creative developer. My interests lie in design in general, mobile computing, electronic vehicles and making coffee. I live in Reykjavík, Iceland, with my wonderful fiancé and two kids.

I ideate, design and deliver websites and apps using the latest web technology. I might not be immediately available for hire but I love talking about an exciting project or collaboration. Let me know what you are up to: hugi@hey.com

Current projects

Avo

Avo helps teams ship faster without compromising data quality. Coming out of the YC winter batch of 2019 Avo is used by companies like Patreon, Sotheby’s and Fullstory. In my role I work with the tight-knit, remote-first team to take ideas to delivery, making the complex world of analytics intuitive.

View avo.app

Veldu Rafbíl

Choosing an electric car is a new experience for most and can be a daunting task. Whether you’re looking for new or pre-owned car, Veldu Rafbíl presents your options in an easy way, highlighting the info that’s most important in this next chapter of automobiles. See code on GitHub.

View veldurafbil.is

Selected projects

Yuzu.is

Yuzu needed a website for their debut restaurant. Working in close collaboration with designer Júlía Runólfsdóttir I built a website focused on delivering information to the user. Content coming from Prismic CMS allows the chef and owners to easily update the copy and menu on their evolving restaurant. This project is on GitHub.

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Rafræn Fjárhagsaðstoð

Working with my team at Kolibri, joint with a team of experts from the city of Reykjavík, we digitalize their process for financial aid. The two resulting products, Ósk for applicants and Veita for counsellors, received 3 nominations at the Icelandic Web Awards in 2019 and won for the best web system. Read more in Kolibri’s case study.

View fjarhagsadstod.reykjavik.is

Digital TM

As a rooted insurance company, TM was looking to digitalise some of their services. Joint with my team at Kolibri, we built an app (iOS, Android) with the user’s insurance overview and an automated claims process with a scripted chat bot that we named Vádís. While we continued to evolve the app we migrated Vádís to the web, this time helping users purchasing general insurance online—a first in Iceland.

View tm.is/kaupa

Kolibri

Kolibri helps companies materialise their vision with value-driven product teams. At Kolibri I took part in product development in multiple interdisciplinary teams consisting of developers, designers and team coaches using metholodies like Agile development and design thinking.

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Takumi

Takumi is an influencer marketing platform connecting Instagram users and advertisers. I worked with closely with the co-founder and product owner as well as the small development team on designing and implementing Takumi’s three products, the mobile app, a public facing marketing website and an internal and client facing interface.

View takumi.com

QuizUp

Funded by Seqoia Capital, QuizUp became the fastest ever game to reach 1M downloads. At QuizUp I had the opportunity to design and be part of the team implementing a fully featured web version of the trivia app. QuizUp.com was awarded the best webapp at the Icelandic Web awards in 2015.

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Blær

Blær is an independent publication on the web with 13 issues to date – and counting. As the only developer I worked closely with the core team and designer to select the tech stack and build the first version of the web. From there on we iterated on the product with new feature and layouts and onboarded new journalists and photographers to the CMS. Blær has received multiple awards from FÍT and the Icelandic Web Awards.

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Bulsur

After trying the Icelandic made vegan sausages for the first time and wanting to buy some more I noticed that they didn’t list sellers anywhere on the web. I contacted their founder and together we designed their new responsive website that I implemented using Wordpress. The seller’s list is up to date to this day.

View bulsur.is
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