Danielle Thompson

Danielle Thompson

Lisbon, Portugal
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Danielle Thompson

Danielle Thompson

Designer
Lisbon, Portugal
Member since November 21, 2015
Danielle is a seasoned user interface designer, product developer, and team leader. She's an expert in creating relatable brands, and building sustainable product communities. Danielle has been recognized for successful branding pitches and for her ability to emotionally engage millennial and Generation Z markets.
Danielle is now available for hire
Employment
  • Product Designer IOS/Android App
    Kontouré (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • Led the ideation process for the UX of a new application.
    • Worked closely with the lead developer to ensure feasibility of ideas.
    • Provided front-end specs for both Android and IOS devices.
    • Developed a creative and unique user experience.
    • Designed early branding concepts.
    Technologies: Sketch, Zeplin, Proto.io
  • UI/UX Designer
    Ferma Flooring (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • Designed stunning user experiences that guide user to the end goal.
    • Articulated my vision in each step such as user flows, rapid prototyping, wireframes, interactive demos, and more.
    • Directed development with customization options needed in the WordPress CMS.
    • Ran website audits to analyze current traffic, success of the existing sitemap, SEO, and link quality.
    • Provided CSS deliverables, front-end specifications and assets to developer.
    Technologies: Sketch, Zeplin
Other Experience
  • Emotional Sustainability in Brand and Product Design (Publication)
    With the increase in technology startups, competition is high for consumer attention. Consumers are looking for more than just a highly functional product or outstanding service. They are seeking an experience. In this article, Toptal Freelance Designer Danielle Thompson introduces the emotional levels of brand design to show us what it takes to design a brand that users will cherish in the long run. No longer can companies rely on infomercial style pitches to promote their brand or product.
  • Danielle is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Danielle shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design
    Concordia University - Montreal, Canada
    2012 - 2015
  • Certificate in Photography & Acting
    Barnard College - New York City, New York (USA)
    2011 - 2011
Experience
  • Adobe Photoshop10 years
  • Web Design5 years
  • Photography6 years
  • Branding5 years
  • User Interface (UI)5 years
Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
Lisbon, Portugal
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