Sanja Zakovska

  • @zakovska
  • Head of Product @ Panther | ODD2 Fellow and Mastermind Facilitator
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Head of Product

  • Panther
  • Oct 2020 - Present

Fellow and Mastermind Facilitator

  • On Deck
  • Sep 2021 - Present

Product Lead

  • Chefit
  • Jul 2019 - May 2020

Product Designer

  • Farm Dog
  • Jul 2019 - May 2020

Senior Product Designer

  • MKhost
  • May 2018 - Mar 2019

QA Manager (MA Internship)

  • Fit Analytics
  • Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
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Sep 24, 2021
Sep 24, 2021
Received Product Feedback
Anxiety in choice is what happens when the user doesn't know if the product can help them get the job done. This is exactly what happens during sales demos - the more unknowns, the more worried prospects become.

Startup founders and investors tend to forget how important the user experience is in reducing that anxiety, and how much of a differentiator it is when it comes to choosing a solution.

Super straightforward product, it’s all quite impressive and for sure the easiest and most user friednly out of all the [competition] I checked out so far. So that’s a big sell.

- Panther prospect during a sales demo
Head of Product, Panther
Sep 20, 2021
Sep 20, 2021
Became a Mastermind Facilitator
I'm a Mastermind Facilitator at On Deck Design 🤯

So excited to be assigned as a Mastermind group facilitator in the On Deck Design Fellowship.

Already hacking a workspace together in Notion 🛠
Fellow and Mastermind Facilitator, On Deck
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 20, 2021
Designed a New Component
Just finished handoff on this modular input component.
Use it as a standard dropdown list, a searchable list, a multi select, or even for item creation. Modularity (and Figma variants) for the win!
Head of Product, Panther
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021
Documented Product Requirements
Kicked Off a New Product
Kicked off a new product 🎉

Best part about it? Documenting everything in Notion, setting up templates for design specs and project plans for future use, defining user stories, acceptance criteria, technical constraints. 

Have I mentioned that documentation is 🔑 when working with remote teams?
Head of Product, Panther
Jul 11, 2021
Jul 11, 2021
Earned a Certificate
Just completed a great course by edX on remote work, called "Remote Work Revolution for Everyone".

Amazing insight on topics like:
  • the social presence problem
  • the different dimensions and types of communication
  • choosing communication tools based on the team's goal
  • different types of trust and how to build them
  • re-launching teams
  • overcoming language and cultural bariers 
Jun 23, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
Participated in User Research
Enjoyed helping Matt out with some user research on Polywork. Bonus points - I now get to tag someone in a post 😄
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