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Innovation in the world of loans and investments

DesignMobile appFintechTOP app in the Czech republic

Project introduction

People lend to people. This is the motto of Zonky, a startup for lending and investing, which, despite the original vigilance of investors, is very successful. Today, they have hundreds of employees, a lot of money on loan and more than 55,000 active users. Zonky is a member of the PPF Group, which operates in 24 countries with roots in the Czech Republic. At Pixelmate, we're improving and expanding the Zonky mobile app to make things work great and bringing more and more lending and investment opportunities.


We have been invited to significantly expand mobile applications - to expand abroad, addition of new services and their connection, the overall modernization and refresh of the mobile app

Scope of work

01Feature Architecture
02UX solution design
03Design of a new visual
04Design creation
06Animation & Interaction

New features

Automatic document validation

For fintech applications, the rule is that onboarding tends to be very long, especially from the legislative measures that applications must meet. Our goal, as opposed to the existing app, was to reduce the exit rate and make onboarding as enjoyable as possible for the user - playful and clear.


Designing the app's visual

Primary color palette

The primary color palette has undergone modernization and was fundamentally reflected in the logical division of individual roles in the application. This helps users to simply and intuitively orientate through the entire application.


Compared to the original application, where the Roboto Slab (Serif) font was used, we chose a more modern, footless variant from the font family Roboto. Once again, we have confirmed that the design is about the details and even a small change can lead to a big shift forward.

Spacing & layout

For a perfect result in such large project, from the POV of design, it is necessary to follow clearly defined rules. A lot of work from the beginning of the project, which harvests fruit - both in the development of the application and in the next stages of the project.

Animations & microinteractions

Animations help make large group of screens come to life. In addition to stirring up illustrated giraffe characters, we've also designed tiny microinteractions of some icons and elements to make scrolling through the app a great experience.

Design creation

Used technologies

Zonky in numbers

Hours spent on the project
Redesign time
5 months
Number of screens
Number of components

V médiích

O aplikaci napsali

Trend sdílené ekonomiky vstoupil i do půjčování peněz a největší českou firmou v tomto odvětví je Zonky.

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Máte peníze navíc? Dejte je lidem, vyděláte.

Máte peníze navíc? Dejte je lidem, vyděláte.

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Banky sedí na starých systémech, takže nejsou tak flexibilní, agilní. Díky tomu může být Zonky rychlejší, levnější, pohodlnější pro klienta.

Banky sedí na starých systémech, takže nejsou tak flexibilní, agilní. Díky tomu může být Zonky rychlejší, levnější, pohodlnější pro klienta.

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Interview with Mirek Semera, head of design at Zonky

In conclusion

In conclusion

We work with an ingenious team that is really interested in the project, together we are inspired, think critically and develop ideas together, without the relationship between the client vs. the employee. contractor or politician. We can oppose, argue, argue and it always leads to the best that can be put into modern applications. I am really happy that we can present innovations to the top management of Zonky, for which they deserve great respect. It is simply a dream collaboration.
Tomáš Novotný
Project Chief for Pixelmate
Pixelmate s.r.o.

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