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Vesna Planko

Based in San Francisco, CA

I’m Vesna Planko, San Francisco-based UX/UI designer and researcher. I love designing digital products. Currently, I’m CEO of Habitual., a user experience agency specialised for banking and finance apps. Startups I helped shaping products went trough YCombinator, 500 Startups and TechStars​ accelerators. I won best design award at the 2014 @Launch Festival in San Francisco.

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Recent Work

What students say

"Vesna is a great mentor! Very knowledgeable, accommodating and has been extremely helpful along the way! Really lucky to have her!"

- Beryl Chen, Design 101

"Had a really nice experience interacting with her. Very friendly and approachable. Really interested in the progress of the student."

- Ramya Sreenivasan, Design 101

"Vesna has an eye for good design. Her constructive criticism and thoughtful feedback helped me to improve my designs. She was timely leaving substantive responses, normally within 24 hours! She's a great mentor, and I would recommend her to anyone. "

- Lisa Lehrman, Design 101

"I had a great experience working with Vesna. I have received lots of necessary information, useful pieces of advice from real experience as well as constructive explanation of all mistakes. Vesna is an inspiring and encouraging mentor, I will be happy to work with her again."

- Olga Melnyk, Design 101

"Great help, great experience, kind person! Wish you the very best for your personal and business future!"

- Matthias Mülln, Design 101

Past Students

Helena Chen

Fremont, CA

Sally Chen

San Francisco, CA

Christine Chan

Alhambra, CA

Amara Schaffer

San Diego, CA

Beryl Chen

Sunnyvale, CA

Ashley T

Chicago, IL

Sangeeta Marwah

Dublin, CA

Tiffany Giang

Lynnwood, WA

Oksana Smetanyuk

Austin, TX

Robert Torres

Austin, Texas

Jana Yung

Richmond, BC

Ade Nurasih

Los Angeles, CA

Shelly Phu

La Jolla, ca

Kevin Lang

San Diego, California

Joanna Veleris

West olive, Michigan

Jack Dickson

Budapest, Budapest

Steven Shiozaki

Belmont, CA

Larissa Yee

Redwood City, CA

Sarah McEwing

Portland, Oregon

Paul Physioc

Brooklyn, New York

Samuel Kozhebrodsky

staten island, NY

Zita Rovó

San Diego, CA

Theresa Zhu

Flushing, NY

Edyta Niemyjska

Montreal, QC

Jamie Chow

Vancouver, British Columbia

Jen Mitchell

Livermore, CA

Rustam Baltabaev

Brooklyn, NY

Tony Tran

Seattle, WA

Henry Binning

St. Louis, Missouri (MO)

Karen Wong

Seattle, Washington

Kelly Martin

Buxton, Maine

Kevin Chen

San Francisco, CA

Daniel Omori

Carlsbad, California

Robbin Arcega

San Francisco, CA

Halie Homan

Tustin, CA

Ola Fagbohun

Sheffield, NA

Kathryn Goodman

Shaker Heights, OH

Janice Cheung

Markham, ON

Raffaele Abrile

Delray Beach, Florida

Molly Mann

Arlington, VA

Erin Sarsfield

Venice, CA

Lisa Lehrman

Castro Valley, CA

Kahlia Pyle

London, London

Lauren Bennett

Waterloo, London

Viet Hoang

Alexandria, VA

Anna Dehtiarova

London, London

Cleo Carty

London, N/A

Charles Hayble

Wembly, Middlesex

Jack Hoge

Berkeley, California

Conrad Crates

Norwich, Norfolk

Shruti Agrawal

Brooklyn, NY

Dan Howitt

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Yan Yang

Singapore, Singapore

Olga Melnyk

Zhytomyr, Zhytomyr oblast

Lydie Delpuech

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

Matthias Mülln

Siegen, NRW

Johan Halse

Gothenburg, Västra Götaland

Takuya Kobayashi

Inzaishi, Chiba



Sonja Bobrowska

Vienna, Austria