Andrew is endlessly driven by product/market fit. He has honed his intuition and expertise in this concept through experience working with both Fortune 500 companies and angel-backed startups. Andrew also has an affinity for design, having graduated from a top-ranking Architecture school. A philosopher at heart, he believes in people, products, prototypes, and ideas.
Despite the widespread use of the start-up tracker CrunchBase, Toptal Freelance Designer Andrew Graunke believes that its site could use a redesign. Can the redesign transcend an aesthetic makeover, and improve user and business goals as well?
In this article, Andrew walks us through his thorough redesign and reorganization of the CrunchBase website. His process includes wireframes, design reviews, and a usability test.
Andrew is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program.
This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high
quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are
looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Andrew
shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every
week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making
it in the industry.
Summer Accelerator Participant degree in Business
2015 - 2015
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - San Luis Obispo, California
Bachelor of Architecture degree in Architecture
2003 - 2010
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, California