Lead UI/UX & Product Designer
Hello! My name is Michal Magdziak and I am the Lead UI/UX & Product Designer at Rift Pay Inc. I am currently working on product vision, innovation, development, management, and marketing. I was born in Warsaw, Poland, which is where I lived and attended school until my graduation from ALON42, a private education institution located in the city center of Warsaw. After graduating high school in 2015, I took a gap year to mentor underprivileged children in Jamaica; it was an enlightening cultural exchange and one of my favorite experiences thus far. I moved to the United States in 2016 in order to attend some English courses in multiple schools located in Boston and New York. In the fall of 2016, I started my undergraduate education at Austin College located in Sherman, Texas.
During my time as an undergraduate student, I have taken numerous leadership roles in my classes and organizations, some of which include, Retail/Marketing Practicum, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. In regard to investment management, I managed $1.5 Million in an Austin College student fund course; I analyzed stock performances and purchased a well-performing stock in order to contribute to the student scholarship fund. At the moment, I am finishing my senior year and getting my bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and a minor in Exercise and Sports Sciences. Some of my favorite courses that I have taken so far are financial and managerial accounting, finance, investment management, international finance, and strategic management; I believe these courses have aided me in becoming more successful not only in the classroom but in the workforce as well.
With my current involvement in Rift Pay, I am hoping to improve accessibility by designing the app for the sole purpose of providing an easy and efficient product for users in order to ensure a pleasurable and practical financial experience. I believe that through my current experience with Rift Pay, I have improved my creative abilities, gained insightful knowledge as to how startup companies develop and how to serve customers.
Fun Fact: When I am not working on Rift Pay or attending school, I enjoy partaking in hobbies such as skiing, weightlifting, and mixed martial arts. I look forward to what the future has to hold and am grateful for this opportunity to make Rift Pay an outstanding product.