Helping Software Companies Design Profitable Web Applications

Hello! I’m Jane Portman, an independent UI/UX consultant from Russia. I help software companies build focused, profitable products. Previously a creative director at a large agency, now I write books, run my own SaaS, do client work, train teams, speak at conferences, run a podcast, and raise two little boys. Check out products and services below to see how I can help your business.

The UI Audit

The UI Audit Book
Want to design web applications that are actually useful to people? This concise, hands-on book will teach you how to adopt a simple, strategic approach to UI/UX design — from product strategy to each individual screen.

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UI Breakfast Podcast

Join us for exciting conversations about UI/UX design, products, marketing, and so much more. My awesome guests are industry experts who share actionable knowledge — so that you can apply it in your business today.

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Tiny Reminder

Asking people again and again, with no result? Missing deadlines? This friendly web app plays “bad cop” for you when you need something from clients or guests. Just build a form and set a reminder schedule, and we’ll follow up with automated email notifications.

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The Content Guide

This guide is a curated list of free (or inexpensive) content, so that you can learn the essentials of our business ecosystem without paying top dollar for training. It starts with my own books and talks, and continues with other resources organized by topic. My articles and interviews appeared in Forbes, InVision,, and Net Magazine.

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As seen in Forbes, InVision,, Net Magazine

Would you like to hire me for your project?

Yes, let’s do it! For your convenience, I’m offering my best consulting services as low-risk, fixed-price packages. If you didn’t find a package to meet your needs, we can always discuss a custom engagement.

Starting at $299 for a strategy call. View all packages

“Jane delivered the unicorn of consulting!”

Joanna Wiebe“Jane’s been a godsend for us. Not only did she interpret our needs perfectly, but she was proactive about making additional design suggestions that enhanced our new product. Jane delivered the unicorn of consulting! No startup founder should dare launch without her guidance.”

— Joanna Wiebe, founder of Airstory and Copy Hackers

The 1-Hour UI Audit: Get Your Free Course

With this free email course you’ll conduct a simple do-it-yourself audit of your web app: eliminate the obvious design flaws, gain control of your features, and start building the UI that customers really want.