Brian Moon, Designer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Brian Moon

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Designer

Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
June 28, 2019

Brian is a Vancouver-based designer at Unity, crafting experiences across mobile, web, and XR. He has designed for startups and large corporations for the past ten years. He has worked with companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Unity, Square, Warner Brothers, Expa, NETGEAR, etc. He has experience in real-time 3D (RT3D), metaverse, entertainment, IoT, retail, crypto, automotive, games, cyber security, education, travel, and natural resources.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Senior UX/XR Designer

2020 - PRESENT
Unity
  • Led design on various projects within Unity's Accelerate Solutions organization.
  • Spearheaded the creation and maintenance of the organization's design system and worked closely with development.
  • Took on several responsibilities, like user requirements gathering, task estimation, initial design framework set up, design production guidance, and facilitated cross-collaboration between different team functions.
  • Oversaw the project platforms, specifically Mixed Reality, digital twins, 3D configurators, and real-time 3D.
  • Took part in different project sectors, like entertainment, retail, crypto, automotive, IoT, games, and natural resources.
Technologies: 3D, 3D Animation, Motion Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Design Systems, Web UI Design, Web Design, Landing Page Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Extended Reality (XR), Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Metaverse, Fintech, Gaming, Retail & Wholesale, Digital Twin, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Brand Design, Logo Design

Freelance Product & 3D Designer

2011 - PRESENT
BMOON Design
  • Led UI/UX designs for websites and mobile applications on a freelance basis for clients, including Goldstream Publishing, Kuiki Studio, GoFetch, Marble Bucket, Tastory, My Moose, Turnium, WMACAPPS, MiiD, MePower, Intersect, and Spacelist.
  • Gathered business requirements and provided design solutions that would meet those requirements.
  • Interacted with clients, both local and remote. Led product direction.
Technologies: Blender, Abstracts, Principle, Flinto, InVision, Sketch, Adobe Suite, 3D Animation, Motion Design, Webflow, Web UI Design, Web Design, Landing Page Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Brand Design, Logo Design

Senior Product Designer

2019 - 2020
Expa
  • Led the design of a new hotel booking travel startup called HotelDirect.
  • Worked closely with the founding team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Determined product direction based on user and stakeholder feedback.
  • Used FullStory, Facebook and Google Analytics, and Mixpanel to track success metrics.
  • Utilized 3D to create a unique brand to stand out amongst competitors.
Technologies: Notion, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Figma, Motion Design, Web UI Design, Web Design, Landing Page Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Brand Design, Logo Design

Senior Interaction Designer

2017 - 2019
Finger Food Studios
  • Led the design of multiple IoT, enterprise, and AR projects.
  • Led a team of UI and UX designers on various projects.
  • Interacted with various clients, both remote and locally.
  • Designed for various platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, web, Hololens, and Magic Leap.
  • Worked in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with development, project management, and QA.
Technologies: Abstracts, Flinto, InVision, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, 3D Animation, Motion Design, Web UI Design, Web Design, Landing Page Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Extended Reality (XR), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Brand Design, Logo Design

Senior UX Designer

2016 - 2017
Expa
  • Designed low-fidelity wireframes, working prototypes, motion graphics, and high-fidelity visual designs.
  • Contributed to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive team.
  • Executed in a fast-paced and highly fluid startup environment.
  • Established and updated brand visuals and guidelines.
  • Worked on multiple projects around back-end server security, travel, and gaming.
  • Collaborated with a co-founder on early-stage projects and startups.
  • Helped launch a Linux back-end security platform with $21.6 million in funding to date.
Technologies: Flinto, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, Motion Design, Web UI Design, Web Design, Landing Page Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Responsive UI, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Brand Design, Logo Design

UI/UX Designer

2014 - 2017
Goldstream Publishing
  • Led the UI/UX design of four mobile applications and two websites based on maps and crowdsourced data.
  • Delivered a responsive user interface that fits all devices using Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Created user flows, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes.
  • Conducted user research, field research, and testing.
  • Assisted in changing the visual looks using front-end coding.
  • Created motion graphics and animations using After Effects.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Flinto, Abstracts, InVision, Sketch, Web UI Design, Web Design, Landing Page Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Responsive UI, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Brand Design, Logo Design

UI/UX Designer

2015 - 2016
NETGEAR
  • Created an interface for multiple mobile, desktop, and IoT devices.
  • Assisted in creating a new design language and applying them to all NETGEAR products to create a consistent and friendly experience.
  • Created user flows, wireframes, and mockups based on requirements and validated them through user testing.
  • Collaborated with multiple vendors in different locations.
  • Provided interactive prototypes, 3D motion graphics, and animations to demonstrate flows and interactions.
  • Conducted user testing to validate, design, and create reports based on results.
  • Worked on designs for NETGEAR Aircards, Arlo, ReadyNAS, Orbi, and more.
Technologies: ProtoPie, Adobe After Effects, Flinto, InVision, Sketch, Graphic Design

Visual Interface Designer

2015 - 2015
MyPlanet
  • Designed for desktop, tablet, and mobile and created UI patterns that are appropriate for each device.
  • Delivered wireframes and visual elements to the front-end developers.
  • Conducted competitor analysis on existing platforms in the market.
  • Provided quality assurance for the user interface.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Web UI Design, Web Design, Graphic Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

UX Designer

2014 - 2015
SAP
  • Worked closely with a senior UX designer on data visualization using SAP Lumira and other tools.
  • Assisted in planning and rolling out an internal reporting product.
  • Researched user/business requirements and provided design solutions around them.
  • Performed user interviews and analyzed interview results.
  • Worked within a team of developers in an Agile environment.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Web UI Design

Graphic and Interaction Designer

2014 - 2014
Wundr
  • Worked on the UI/UX for an ebook desktop publishing application.
  • Created new ideas, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes for a product.
  • Designed the corporate website using Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Demonstrated interactions with After Effects, InVision, and Keynote.
  • Coded and modified code for the corporate website.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Web UI Design, Web Design, Graphic Design

Layout Design Technician

2012 - 2013
Canadian Red Cross
  • Worked closely on the design side of content with the project manager and senior designer.
  • Designed various fact sheets, brochures, booklets, and promotional content.
  • Designed within a strict guideline.
  • Met tight deadlines on multiple projects; prioritizing multiple projects at once was key to the position.
  • Designed with InDesign and Photoshop as main tools to create print media.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2008 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Interaction Design

Emily Carr University of Art & Design - Vancouver, BC

Tools

Sketch, Flinto, InVision, Blender, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, ProtoPie, Principle, Adobe

Platforms

Android, iOS, Web, Mobile, Webflow, MacOS, Adobe Suite, Linux

Industry Expertise

Security, Hotels & Lodging, Retail & Wholesale

Languages

HTML, CSS

Other

Dashboard Design, Internet of Things (IoT), Web Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, Wireframing, Visual Design, Prototyping, User Flows, 3D, Rendering, Modeling, Mobile Design, Motion Design, Web UI Design, Landing Page Design, Animation, 3D Animation, UX Design, Augmented Reality (AR), Texturing, Tablet Design, Graphic Design, New Products, Lighting, Branding, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Abstracts, Notion, Fishing, Crowdsourcing, Websites, Dashboards, Data Visualization, Social Media, Responsive, Mockups, User Testing, Angular, Data, Wildlife, Apps, Rentals, eCommerce, Shopping, Sitemaps, Enterprise, Web Applications, Landing Pages, Back-end, Gamification, Badges, Mobile Apps, Startups, Travel, 3D Art, Illustration, 3D Tools, 3D Modeling, 3D Rendering, 3D Texturing, 3D Lighting, ARKit, ARCore, Design Systems, Unity, Extended Reality (XR), Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Metaverse, Fintech, Gaming, Digital Twin, Responsive UI, Brand Design, Logo Design

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