Daniel Hildebrandt, Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Daniel Hildebrandt

Verified Expert  in Design


Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
November 4, 2022

Daniel is a designer with 10+ years of experience working with clients such as Fox Sports, BMO, IBM, and RBC. He loves the human-centered design approach and delivers optimized, unique, and thoughtful experiences through collaborative processes using UI/UX, art direction, design, and animation. Daniel leads digital experiences to shape the most desirable products giving businesses a competitive advantage. He has worked as a product and motion designer for companies in Canada, the US, and Brazil.


Work Experience

Lead Product Designer

2022 - PRESENT
  • Served as a lead product designer for different product teams within RBC Wealth Management, such as client onboarding and estate management.
  • Designed a desktop app that allows branch managers to plan, optimize, and measure the work of investment advisors.
  • Built a brand identity guide for the digital and transformation team, including colors and typography, logos, and other assets.
Technologies: Adobe, Adobe After Effects, Figma, InVision, Sketch, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC

Senior UX Designer

2021 - 2022
  • Served as a lead product designer for two product teams: Executive Compensation and the COVID-19 Response Ecosystem within the IBM HR Technology organization.
  • Led a team of three designers to shape HR digital experiences that enhanced the employee experience for IBM staff. Conducted workshops, UX research, and synthesized journey mapping to inform product vision.
  • Spearheaded the design of the Executive Compensation application and Designed the COVID-19 Response Ecosystem digital experience allowing 450,000+ IBM staff and HR partners to be compliant with IBM's policy and safely return to the offices.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Figma, Adobe, Usertesting.com, User Testing, Wireframing

Senior Product Designer

2019 - 2021
BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Led the digital experience of several banking products on BMO.com and BMOHarris.com, collaborating with a team of researchers, product owners, developers, and designers.
  • Oversaw the Ways to Bank redesign on BMO.com, increasing digital adoption for millions of customers and connecting the digital discovery journey across different channels.
  • Guided the redesign of the credit cards and security journeys, delivering a better and seamless experience across BMO.com.
  • Created the animation guidelines that blended the BMO brand personality and implemented UI animations across different digital channels, working closely with developers to create delightful and meaningful animations enhancing the user experience.
Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop CC, User Testing, Wireframing
2018 - 2019

Postgraduate Diploma in UX Design

Humber College - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2006 - 2011

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design

Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina - Florianópolis, Brazil


Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner



Facilitating UX Workshops

Nielsen Norman Group


Emerging Patterns in Interface Design

Nielsen Norman Group


Effective Ideation Techniques for UX Design

Nielsen Norman Group


Strategic Business Thinking for Designers

Second Wave Dive


Sketch, Adobe After Effects, Figma, InVision, Photoshop CC, Adobe, Usertesting.com, Affinity Diagrams, Illustrator CC, After Effects CC, Cinema 4D


iOS, Web


Design, Motion Design, UI Design, Product Design, UX Design, Prototyping, UI Motion, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Empathy Mapping, User Testing, Wireframing, Visual Design, Graphic Design, Research, Information Architecture (IA), Business, UX Research, Design Thinking, Ideation Workshops, Innovation, UX Workshops, Workshop Facilitation, Journey Mapping, Brainstorming, Strategy, CX Strategy, eCommerce UI, Motion Graphics, Concept Art, Art Direction, Branding, Healthcare Services, Financial UX, Websites, Lottie, Responsive UI, Desktop App Design

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