Danielle Thompson, Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Danielle Thompson

Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since December 15, 2015
User-centric professional with over 10 years of experience and an innovative approach to idea and concept development. History of success providing creative direction and management, leading strategy, and innovative interfaces at tech-forward, product-driven companies. Her interfaces have serviced over 300 million users. She specializes in Fintech, Enterprise SaSS and Medtech.
Danielle is now available for hire


  • Product Owner

    2021 - PRESENT
    St. Jude Cloud
    • Guided development of higher-quality final products by improving cloud-based sample analysis for scientists, physicians, and researchers, resulting via the creation of new workflows and tools.
    • Designed innovative systems to connect to the St. Jude cloud ecosystem.
    • Managed and visualized complex medical data, including genomic data.
    • Created new workflows and tools for scientists, clinicians, and researchers to perform better sample analysis in the cloud.
    • Led the development team and collaborated with some of the world's leading cancer researchers.
    Technologies: Zeplin, Figma
  • Head of Design

    2020 - 2021
    • Aided in the development of a new target market by conducting market research.
    • Rebuilt the entire system within four months, collaboratively with the development team.
    • Facilitated product innovation by conducting more than 40 consumer interviews.
    • Facilitated business continuity and investment opportunities by assisting with capital-raising efforts and communicating directly with investors.
    Technologies: Product Design, User Experience (UX), Enterprise SaaS, Enterprise Design, User Interface (UI), Web Design, Rapid Prototyping, Figma, Zeplin

Other Experience

  • Emotional Branding for Sustainable Product Design (Publication)
    Great emotional design creates a bond between the consumer and the brand—creating an emotional connection to your target market translates into conversions and sales as well as online and offline interactions.
  • Toptal Mentor
    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.


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design
    2012 - 2015
    Concordia University - Montreal, Canada
  • Certificate in Photography and Acting
    2011 - 2011
    Barnard College - New York City, NY, USA



Toronto, ON, Canada

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