Ced Funches, Designer in San Diego, CA, United States
Ced Funches

Designer in San Diego, CA, United States

Member since August 22, 2019
Since 2007, Ced has been leading mobile, web, and product design for clients, including Vox Media, Conde Nast, Sony, Nintendo, the NBA, Goalcast, Smith.ai, Forbes, several tech startups, and more. He specializes in product design, user experience, user interface, and visual design to create and market meaningful products. An experienced design leader with a proven track record of successfully building, managing, and optimizing products and brands.
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Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Senior UI/UX Product Designer

    2020 - PRESENT
    TEG Travel
    • Designed an app that gives insider recommendations for hotels, restaurants, and events when users visit selected cities.
    • Built an extensive design system to assist in scaling the locations, reviews, and photos.
    • Created User Stories to reimagine how travelers communicate, discover, and book.
    Technologies: Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Zeplin, Coda, Asana, Webflow, Early-stage Startups, Mobile UI
  • Senior UX/UI Product Designer

    2021 - 2022
    Forbes Media - Q.ai - Main
    • Designed the complete system of components for the commercial app on iPhone and Android.
    • Built a brand identity guide, including colors and typography, language and tone, logos, and other assets.
    • Created dev guidelines and standards. Devs can now complete projects in half the time required previously, new developers and designers join the company with very clear guidelines, and designers are empowered to put prototypes together much faster.
    • Worked with the marketing department to design the IQ newsletter and integrate it into the Forbes eco-system of outbound emails.
    • Designed and built the company website on Webflow. In addition, I created several landing pages to help increase the top funnel.
    • Worked with internal stakeholders to improve the UX, which led to a 120% increase in DAU.
    • Created key illustrations for individual product offerings in-app.
    • Built and executed several GTM strategies for the product, overseeing several freelancers, artists, and copywriters.
    Technologies: Content Strategy, Information Architecture (IA), Writing & Editing, Marketing Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Webflow, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), SaaS Design, Early-stage Startups, Mobile UI

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design
    1997 - 1999
    The Arts Institute - Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Location

San Diego, CA, United States

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