Hey, I'm MJ.

I'm a product designer with a specific interest in making a collaborative impact. I’m currently leading design teams at Kiwi.com where we build the future of travel. I love to write & run.

MJ sitting on a colorful staircase.

Selected Projects

Design Operations
in 2021

Global Travel Jam

Reinventing airplane seat selection

Management gardening

work in progress...

Current Mission

Building the Virtual Global Supercarrier

I’m helping to create a service that can enable people to travel from any point A to any point B in the world. Disrupting the current ways transportation carriers have been operating and putting the customer at the center. Together with my teammates, we want anyone to travel anywhere at any time.

Build a product centered around our end user
Shape a friendly, respectful and high performing team
Scale into a sustainable business
Grow as a designer, leader and as a person


Kiwi.com – Product Design Manager

2020 – present

I helped scale the design organization across Europe, and together with research & content managers, we matured our UX operations. I worked in a triple leadership setup with product and engineering leaders focusing on strategy and the technical execution of Kiwi.com consumer product. My teams shaped the end consumer experience, including the website & mobile APP. We led the organization through a pandemic while improving our unit economics and retention.
I’m honored & humbled to be part of this…

Kiwi.com – Product Designer

2017 – 2020

I contributed to building the first help & support centre and new revenue streams through ancillary services (seat selection, insurance, hotels). Over time these features scaled to independent product teams. My focus was to drive the design process from initial problem definition to final engineering support. My closest peers were UX Writers, UX Researchers, Product Managers, Data Analysts, Design System designers.

Edookit – Product Designer

2015 – 2017

I helped to create tools for the future of education. I started as the first designer establishing product patterns. Together with the founders and first engineers we have built an all-in-one cloud based school administration ecosystem. Later, I continued to work on mobile apps and innovative growth experiments like a social network for schools.

Freelance designer & filmmaker

2013 – 2015

As a freelancer I tackled various creative projects. From designing websites for political campaigns to creating promotions for musicians. My voluntary project on child abuse has been awarded by United Nations and officially acknowledged by the President of Slovakia. During these times I found my passion for journalism, filmmaking & writing.