Hello, my name is Bartek Jagniątkowski
I poke holes in products looking for problems, trying to find the best solutions and ways to fix them.
First things first
I work for quite some time now, doing all sorts of things and dipping my hands in everything — from building plaster walls, digital pre-press, sound engineering, to software development, and way-finding problems for the hearing impaired. I have a knack for picking my own brain in too many ways, what used to cause me plenty of headaches and stress.
Now I work on harnessing that skill to dig through products I use on a regular basis or someone asks me to (mostly digital — that’s my forte). I poke holes in those products, trying to find a solution for problems I find or I’m asked to solve.
What do I actually do?
With over 25 years of experience, working with many companies and across various mediums, I became an evangelist of common sense. During all those years it became apparent to me that most of the problems with projects stem from not asking the right questions. This became the main problem I try to focus on, not only in professional work but also in my private life.
I usually work with digital products — I design and audit applications and systems, help manage teams, backlogs, and roadmaps. I build user flows, write epics, find new features and ways to expand the product. I look for pain points and ways to ease them.
I’m a facilitator, connecting various disciplines, using knowledge from many fields I’ve worked in during my professional years.
I’m a mentor and lecturer, I speak and write on topics that I find interesting and challenging, ranging from philosophy and semantics to self-improvement and product design.
I found out I work best with bigger, rather backend and back-office solutions, almost enterprise-level software, but I don’t mind helping with small startup solutions and ideas. If you would like to talk about my work or hire me for a project you need help with, please do contact me — it’s always good to talk.
Some of the things I worked on recently
Two major projects I had a pleasure of working on in recent years are ifinity’s navigation app supporting blind and vision-impaired people, and Indoorway’s way-finding solution for warehouses and factories.