Andy Leverenz, Designer in St. Louis, MO, United States
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Andy Leverenz

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
St. Louis, MO, United States
Toptal Member Since
February 18, 2022

Andy is a man of many hats. He enjoys bringing ideas to life using all types of artistic mediums. By day, he is a product designer and developer. On the side, Andy is also an entrepreneur and writer. He has created new SaaS-based products, delivered complete marketing makeovers, and taught others to design and code. Andy has created a publication with 100,000+ impressions a month and a YouTube channel with over 18,000 subscribers and over two million views.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Senior Product Designer

2020 - PRESENT
Patreon
  • Conducted user research and testing to gather insights into user behavior and needs.
  • Created design systems to establish standards that make the software more scalable.
  • Contributed to product strategy by innovating and refining the product.
  • Prototyped ideas that lead to production features and tools.
  • Periodically managed a small team of engineers and designers while also actively contributing.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Annotated Wireframes, App UI, App UX, B2B, B2C Marketing, Blogging, Blogs, Product Design, Design Systems, Web UX, Web App UI, Web App UX, Web App Design

Designer and Developer

2010 - PRESENT
Freelance
  • Partnered with mom-and-pop shops and Fortune 500 companies to help propel their businesses forward.
  • Designed and built complete branding pages for small businesses looking for marketing makeovers. This included print media, social graphics, websites, and small applications.
  • Mastered design tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, and Figma, to create impactful designs with scale in mind.
  • Created new products and services designed to earn income on the side. Most products are SaaS-based.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, Coding, Sketch, Figma, WordPress, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails (RoR), CSS, SaaS, SaaS Design, Product Design, Visual Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Landing Pages, Analytical Dashboards, Wireframing, Interactive Prototypes, Style Guides, Productivity, Mockups, User Flows, UI Components, Prototyping, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Enterprise SaaS, Websites, Brand Design, Rapid Prototyping, Dashboard Design, Webflow

Product Designer

2017 - 2019
Dribbble
  • Contributed to an ever-growing designer community by improving ways designers can upload and share screenshots of their work.
  • Rebuilt a complete check-out solution, which enabled the business to earn more profit from its large user base.
  • Designed and helped build a custom CRM solution to assist designers in finding jobs and employers in finding designers. This was a back-end solution for our internal team that enabled a lot of automation to occur.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma, Ruby on Rails (RoR), CSS, Sass, JavaScript, Vue 2, B2B, Gamification, Visual Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Landing Pages, Dashboards, Analytical Dashboards, Wireframing, Interactive Prototypes, Style Guides, Mockups, User Flows, UI Components, Prototyping, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), User Research, Enterprise SaaS, Websites, Brand Design, Rapid Prototyping, Dashboard Design

Lead Designer

2013 - 2016
Xyleme
  • Designed an app that automates internal team education packages distributed to multiple formats such as iOS applications, websites, and print.
  • Led the initiative to build the first design system for use by a team of software engineers.
  • Created guidelines for design, branding, and product-driven decisions to aid in scaling software.
Technologies: Sketch, CSS, Product Design, Design Systems, SCSS, HTML, JavaScript, Web UI Design, UX Design, iOS App Design, iOS UX Design, iOS UI Design, UI Design, Wireframe to Product, Annotated Wireframes, B2B, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Landing Pages, Wireframing, Interactive Prototypes, Style Guides, Mockups, User Flows, UI Components, Prototyping, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Edtech Design, Enterprise SaaS, Websites, Brand Design, Rapid Prototyping, Dashboard Design
2009 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

Maryville University - St. Louis, Missouri, USA

AUGUST 2017 - PRESENT

Full-stack Web Development Certification

Free Code Camp

Tools

Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch

Languages

CSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, SCSS

Industry Expertise

Events

Platforms

Webflow, Mobile, WordPress, Web

Other

User Experience (UX), Product Design, UI Design, Design Systems, UX Design, Web Design, Sass, Wireframing, Web App Design, Visual Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Interactive Prototypes, Style Guides, Mockups, User Flows, UI Components, Prototyping, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Brand Design, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Graphic Design, Tailwind CSS, SaaS, User Interface (UI), B2B, Landing Pages, Dashboards, Analytical Dashboards, Data Visualization, Productivity, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), User Research, Enterprise SaaS, Dashboard Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Layout Design, Vue 2, Vue, PostgreSQL, Product Development, New Product Development, Travel, Booking, Booking UX, Appointment Booking, Cruise Industry, Rentals, Reviews, Podcasting, Community, Branding, Coding, Icon Design, Web UI, UX Research, Artwork, Marketing Design, Print Design, Digital Design, Digital Advertising, Design Thinking, Mobile UX, SaaS Design, Web UI Design, iOS App Design, iOS UX Design, iOS UI Design, Wireframe to Product, Annotated Wireframes, Software as a Service (SaaS), User Journeys, User Journey Maps, Web UX Design, eCommerce UX, eCommerce UI, eCommerce Web Design, eCommerce, eCommerce Listings, Mobile UI, Mobile Web, B2C Marketing, Mobile UI Design, Web App UI, Web Marketing, App UI, New Products, Media Players, Community Development, Web UX, Web App UX, Web Applications, Web App Development, User Personas, Responsive Web Apps, Blogs, Blogging, Digital Publication, Publication Design, App UX, Dental Care, HTML Email, Email Sales, Email Design, Newsletters, Newsletter Design, Digital Newsletters, Illustration, Web Illustration, Job Boards, Job Portals, Job Search Sites, Email, Email Coding, Job Applications, Vector Illustration, Digital Illustration, Gamification, Blockchain Platforms, Edtech Design, Websites, Rapid Prototyping, Social Networks

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