George is a Product Designer from Calgary, Alberta.




product designer at neo financial

Figma, sketch, invision, c suite, css, html, js.

I’m a first generation Canadian lucky enough to have parents who moved across the globe from Romania. Unluckily, 99% of European parents want their kids to be a doctor, a lawyer, or an engineer. So when I dropped out of university to run a painting business, there were some less than favourable responses. I ran with it and started my first successful business at just 19 years of age, producing $60,000 in revenue in just 6 months all while recovering from Major Double Jaw Surgery.

I gradually transitioned into the world of startups and created a company called Sprout. At my wit’s end, I taught myself everything about design, sales, and bootstrapping. This was the biggest learning experience of my life, and I’m not ashamed to say that it didn’t work out.

Right now I’m freelancing and learning full time, spending most of my days working in Figma, Invision, or Brackets getting a black-belt in web development. Besides that, I’m an avid rock climber, I eat books for breakfast and I don’t eat breakfast.

George Visan

CV available upon request.