Brandon Rukin, Designer in New York City, NY, United States
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Brandon Rukin

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
New York City, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 15, 2016

Brandon is a product designer with more than five years of experience designing enterprise web applications for top Fortune 500 companies and fast-paced startups. He is an expert at analyzing user interfaces, identifying areas of improvement, and developing solutions to enhance application usability, user flows, information architecture, and visual design. Brandon is highly self-motivated and passionate about making things easy to use.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Freelance UI/UX Designer

2016 - PRESENT
Self-employed
  • Worked on a variety of projects designing large-scale enterprise web applications.
  • Led the design process, identified problems and opportunities to improve the product, and provided insights and rationales on proposed solutions.
  • Utilized Sketch and InVision as design tools to create wireframes, mockups, and comprehensive user flows to communicate requirements and build new product features.
  • Created style guides and defined design systems to build a coherent look and feel across entire applications.
  • Worked closely with engineering teams to generate solutions that maximize usability while minimizing technical complexity.
Technologies: Jira, Slack, CSS, HTML, InVision, Sketch

Requirements Analyst

2014 - 2016
Nationwide Insurance
  • Worked as a requirements analyst and UI designer for a corporate enterprise sales application.
  • Engaged in discovery and elicitation of business needs and system requirements.
  • Enhanced UI visual design with redesigned interface elements, typography, icons, and color.
  • Organized the front-­end code base, markup readability, and implemented UI development standards.
  • Documented the design changes and built an application UI component library.
Technologies: jQuery, CSS, HTML, Axure

User Experience Designer

2012 - 2014
VisionFoundry
  • Worked as the lead user experience designer for the enhancement of an eCommerce website.
  • Planned and conducted user research activities and stakeholder analysis to understand user needs.
  • Created wireframes, mockups, and prototypes in Axure for communicating requirements to the developer.
  • Implemented a revised site architecture solution to improve efficiency for filtering more than 10,000 products.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Axure
2012 - 2014

Master's Degree in Information Systems Technology

The George Washington University - Washington, D.C., USA

2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

The George Washington University - Washington, D.C., USA

JUNE 2015 - JUNE 2019

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Scrum Alliance

Tools

InVision, Figma, Sketch, Slack, Jira, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Eclipse IDE, PostCSS, Axure RP Pro

Languages

CSS, HTML, Java, HTML5, CSS3, Less

Platforms

Webflow, Axure

Other

Responsive Web Apps, Interaction Design (IxD), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Agile, Mockups, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Product Design, Google Material Design, Information Architecture (IA), Responsive, Wireframing, Prototyping, Icon Design, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, jQuery, User Testing, UX Research, Business Analysis, Chart.js, Front-end, Flexbox, Sass, UI Design, B2B, eCommerce, Enterprise SaaS

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