Craig Aucutt, Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States
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Craig Aucutt

Verified Expert  in Design


San Francisco, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
May 31, 2016

Craig is a brand and experience designer who loves to help create strong brands, versatile products, and worthwhile digital experiences that delight and inspire. Previously, he worked at Autodesk, PlanGrid, Evernote, Punch, Edmodo, and InfoScout. Craig also attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Marquette University, where he studied visual communication and advertising.


Work Experience

Founder | Creative Director

2020 - PRESENT
  • Served as a founder working with several designers and engineers on side projects for different clients.
  • Created the company's visual identity and name for the agency.
  • Designed an app that helps large electricity companies handle their vegetation management operations.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, React, Adobe CC, Sketch, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Principal Experience Designer

2019 - PRESENT
Autodesk, Inc.
  • Led the design for the Autodesk construction group's design system.
  • Spearheaded the design for the mobile design system at Autodesk.
  • Conducted research and led design for a new product offering for progress tracking.
  • Served as the lead designer for the tasks and issues across AEC, Autodesk's collection of tools and products for designers, engineers, and contractors.
Technologies: React, InVision, Sketch, Figma

Senior Product Designer

2018 - 2019
PlanGrid, Inc.
  • Managed the design for PlanGrid's new product offering for tracking and monitoring progress to increase productivity.
  • Led the design team in building a design system called Arc, to meet the problems we were encountering at any given time. Arc is now an integral part of PlanGrid's research and development organization and a vital aspect of its feature development.
  • Led the design and research for the initial release of the product.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma

Senior Product Designer

2017 - 2018
Evernote Corporation
  • Researched and designed a new product offering, adding the collect and save features to the app.
  • Designed the design system called Tusk, Evernote's app used in more than 140 countries.
  • Served as the lead designer for the mobile platform team at Evernote.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma

Senior Designer

2015 - 2017
  • Led the design and client management for Cape's projects, including a drone operator app, a drone management tool, and a live streaming product.
  • Designed web and mobile apps for Dispatchr, a startup focused on improving grid resiliency.
  • Served as the lead designer for Vantage Robotics, a drone startup developing a safe and portable drone.
Technologies: React, Xcode, Figma, Sketch, InVision

Product Designer

2014 - 2015
  • Designed and assisted the development of the Edmodo's initial app for web and iOS.
  • Led the design of a new library feature for both teachers and students.
  • Designed different mobile apps for teachers, students, and parents.
Technologies: Ruby, React, Xcode, Zeplin, InVision, Sketch

Senior Product Designer

2013 - 2014
  • Contributed to product and design for three mobile apps as the company's first design hire.
  • Designed and helped build the front end for consumer insights tool.
  • Led product vision and design for a new app called Receipt Bin, helping users digitize and save their receipts while also tracking their spending.
Technologies: Android Studio, Xcode, InVision, Sketch


2012 - 2013
Axiom Zen
  • Designed a web app for a production company in the field of early education.
  • Led the design for a new wine tracking app for iOS and Android.
  • Designed all internal materials, including logo, marketing collateral, and website.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch

Director of Technology

2011 - 2012
  • Oversaw the design and technology consultation for startups in the program.
  • Managed the design for a business accelerator and its sister companies.
  • Led the development of a virtual business accelerator program, which allows anyone to apply and take classes online.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, CSS, Ruby, JavaScript, HTML, Photoshop CC
2010 - 2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design - Milwaukee, Wisconsin