Damola Taiwo, Designer in Houston, TX, United States
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Damola Taiwo

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Designer

Location
Houston, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 19, 2020

Damola is a senior UI/UX designer with over a decade of experience designing products that solve business problems and create delightful user experiences. As a design leader, he has delivered projects for clients across multiple verticals, including governments, airlines, financial institutions, entertainment, tech companies, and startups. Damola is passionate about user-centered design and likes to explore new opportunities.

Portfolio

Work Experience

UI/UX Designer

2023 - 2023
HipChip, Inc.
  • Designed a group gifting application for desktop and mobile and developed the marketing landing pages for the product.
  • Developed a new modern visual language and identity system based on the original brand identity. Created a design system that included typography, colors, buttons, cards, and icons.
  • Created user stories, user personas, and low-fidelity wireframes for stakeholder ideation. Worked on the user journey map and user flow, which helped to build the final product.
  • Collaborated with developers for seamless and pixel-perfect integration.
Technologies: User Experience (UX), Sketch, Figma, User Interface (UI), eCommerce Design, Web Design, UI Design, UX Design, Responsive Design, Elementor, UX Audits, Consumer Products, Visual Design, Rapid Prototyping, Creative Tech, Discovery Workshops, Information Technology, Mockups, UX Wireframes, Workshops, Journey Mapping, B2C, Web, Color Palettes, Interior Design, Luxury Goods, Visual Identity

Senior Designer

2021 - 2022
Teknicks LLC
  • Performed UX audits on websites of various clients and proposed recommendations to improve user experience and conversions.
  • Created UX flows, wireframes, UX design, and web design for various projects and clients.
  • Provided strong leadership while assisting clients in targeting critical flows.
  • Collaborated with developers and engineering teams to implement designs seamlessly in production applications.
Technologies: Web Design, UX Design, Figma, Sketch, Basecamp, Jira, Responsive UI, Corporate Design, Tablet UX, Web UI, Mobile UI Design, Mobile Web, Mobile UI, User Research, UX Branding, iPad, Mobile (Tablet), Growth Hacking, Corporate Websites, Design Systems, Dashboards, Responsive, Mobile App Design, Web App Design, Android, Mobile UX Design, Project Estimation, Project Timelines, Mobile Design, iOS App Design, iOS UX Design, Web App UI, Web App UX, Responsive UX Design, eCommerce, Desktop Web Design, Design Thinking, UI Branding, Design Leadership, Web Applications, Web & Mobile Applications, Web Application Architecture, Responsive Layout, Responsive Web Apps, Web UX Design, Web UX, Mobile Web Design, Mobile First, Web UI Design, Dashboard Design, UX Flows, Graphic Design, User Experience Design, Landing Page Design, Website Conversion, B2B, Agile, Design Management, ADA Compliance, Style Guides, Project Management, Sitemaps, User Testing, Design Strategy, Scrum, Usability, Landing Pages, Webflow, Webflow CMS, Project Tracking, Adobe, SEO Tools, Copywriting, Google SEO, Databases, Blogs, Layout Design, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Typography, Brand Design, WordPress, UX Research, UX Audits, Consumer Products, Visual Design, Conversion Rate, Rapid Prototyping, Creative Tech, Discovery Workshops, Information Technology, Mockups, UX Wireframes, Professional Services, Workshops, Software as a Service (SaaS), Journey Mapping, UX Strategy, B2C, Events, Real Estate, Web, Color Palettes, Interior Design, Luxury Goods, Visual Identity

Senior UX Designer

2020 - 2020
e-Finance Limited
  • Carried out a quantitative and qualitative analysis, user interviews, and a competitive analysis for the loan finance app.
  • Led ideation sessions with top management to develop new user flows for administering the loan origination and loan servicing processes.
  • Designed high-fidelity UI screens and developed interactive prototypes.
  • Carried out user testing in an iterative loop while updating the prototype using details from lessons learned.
Technologies: Miro, Zeplin, Figma, Website Conversion, Graphic Design, User Experience Design, Landing Page Design, Data Visualization, B2B, Agile, Style Guides, Sitemaps, User Testing, Scrum, Usability, Landing Pages, Webflow CMS, Adobe, Copywriting, Typography, Brand Design, WordPress, Elementor, Discovery Workshops, Information Technology, Mockups, UX Wireframes, Logistics, Web, Color Palettes, Interior Design, Luxury Goods, Visual Identity

Senior Product Designer

2008 - 2020
Unotech Media
  • Worked on UX research, ideation, UX flows, wireframing, prototyping, and high-fidelity designs for various client briefs.
  • Helped various clients such as airlines, financial institutions, governments, technology companies, and startups successfully launch digital products and websites.
  • Led the overall digital design direction for the company and helped position the company as a leading design agency.
  • Evangelized the role of a good user experience to clients and helped them achieve their business goals through the deployment of websites and digital products.
  • Ensured the continuous success and growth of my team and the company.
Technologies: Zeplin, Webflow, Miro, InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Design, Graphic Design, User Experience Design, Landing Page Design, Website Conversion, Data Visualization, B2B, Agile, Style Guides, Sitemaps, User Testing, Design Strategy, Usability, Landing Pages, Webflow CMS, Project Tracking, Adobe, SEO Tools, Copywriting, YouTube SEO, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Typography, Brand Design, WordPress, Elementor, UX Research, User Interviews, Consumer Products, Information Technology, Mockups, UX Wireframes, Logistics, Journey Mapping, B2C, Building & Construction, Web, Visual Identity

Co-founder | Lead Designer

2015 - 2019
MyMusic Internet
  • Conducted industry research, feasibility studies, user interviews, and observational studies.
  • Led the ideation workshops with stakeholders to guide the vision for the product.
  • Designed information architecture, wireframes, and high-fidelity UI screens for mobile and web formats.
  • Worked with developers to ensure pixel-perfect development, maintain user goals, and guide the entire customer journey experience.
  • Conducted usability testing and helped to launch and grow the platform to 10 million users; was featured on CNN.
Technologies: Mixpanel, UXCam, Google Analytics, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch, Graphic Design, User Experience Design, Landing Page Design, Website Conversion, B2B, Sitemaps, User Testing, Usability, Webflow, Adobe, Google SEO, YouTube SEO, Typography, Elementor, Information Technology, Mockups, UX Wireframes, Logistics, Web

Front-end Web Designer

2004 - 2007
Clients (via Aquent Partners, London)
  • Contracted for various companies in the United Kingdom on front-end web design roles. Companies include ASOS.com, Virgin Media, NTL Telewest, Emperor Design, and Scottish Power.
  • Worked on wireframing and high-fidelity UI designs for clients.
  • Marked up websites with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and worked with developers to maintain goals.
Technologies: Front-end Design, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Design, Graphic Design, User Experience Design, Landing Page Design, Website Conversion, Sitemaps, User Testing, Visual Design, Information Technology, Mockups, UX Wireframes, Web
2018 - 2018

Executive Education in Mastering Design Thinking

MIT Sloan School of Management - Boston, MA, USA

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