Danae Botha, Designer in Cambridge, United Kingdom
Danae Botha

Designer in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Member since April 15, 2019
Danae (pronounced DUN-ay) has over 15 years of design experience, producing unmatched digital products for smaller businesses to international clients such as the Cambridge Dictionary and Subway. She’s an experienced digital designer who’s passionate about developing the disparate threads of branding, user research, strategy, structure planning, prototyping, UI design, development, and testing into elegant, effective products for her clients.
Danae is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Senior UX/UI Consultant

    2019 - PRESENT
    Freelance
    • Served as the lead UX designer for two successful startups in the professional services and supply chain sectors.
    • Redesigned the online Cambridge Dictionary (currently in beta) to be more appealing to a mobile-first market, improve overall UX, and to be AMP compliant.
    • Crafted the UX/UI design for an innovative construction snagging mobile app for iOS and Android.
    • Consulted on a target customer experience analysis for the Leeds Building Society.
    • Redesigned the UX/UI for the portal for international road and rail logistics company G&W (owner of Pentalver and Freightliner).
    • Contributed to the branding and UX/UI for various companies in the technology and entertainment sectors.
    Technologies: UX Design, Interactive Prototypes, UX Audits, InVision, Figma, Zeplin, Sketch, Marvel, Adobe Experience Design (XD)
  • UX/UI Lead

    2019 - 2020
    ProFinda
    • Designed a resourcing and talent management app for a London startup, targeting the big four consultancies that provide an unrivaled resourcing experience for clients across the UK, US, and Australia.
    • Built a brand identity guide, including colors, typography, and logo design. Worked with management and stakeholders to create a refreshed vision for the brand.
    • Collaborated with client service and sales to create a UX strategy and audited the legacy tool to suggest and implement improvements resulting in landing a further three major firms and branches.
    • Spearheaded UX thinking and worked closely and successfully with remote development teams across Europe to successfully implement the new UX strategy and direction, using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
    • Interpreted user data to test and iterate design patterns and user flows—completely reformed and reskinned a legacy cloud SaaS to become modern and professional.
    Technologies: UX Design, SaaS Design, Interactive Prototypes, UX Audits, Adobe Experience Design (XD)

Other Experience

  • Maximalist Design and the Problem with Minimalism (Publication)
    We live in an era that exalts minimalist design above all other forms of creative expression, especially maximalism. But what is the cost of our obsession with graphic simplicity?

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