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Danielle Thompson

Danielle Thompson

Lisbon, Portugal
Member since November 21, 2015
Danielle is a seasoned UX/UI product designer, specializing in the fintech market. Collectively she has helped companies raise over 15 million in seed and VC Funding. She has worked with industry leaders like Royal Bank of Canada, Nucleus Intercom, and Chegg. Danielle's designs are driven by data and often powered by React.js. She believes in staying lean and testing often.
Danielle is now available for hire
  • Lead Product Designer (UX/UI Web)
    Clarity Recruitment
    2016 - 2016
    • Developed new ideas and articulated artistic rationale to support creative concepts and direction.
    • Balanced frictions and needs with our companies business goals, market viability, and technical feasibility.
    • Executed all the visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering.
    • Ensured the level of excellence in all creative work produced and executed is consistent, cohesive and stays on-brand.
    • Designed a mindful job finding tool for the millennial market.
    Technologies: Sketch, Zeplin
  • Product Designer iOS/Android App
    Kontouré (via Toptal)
    2016 - 2016
    • Engaged with multiple stakeholders, including product managers, engineers, and other designers to bring concepts to reality at every stage of development.
    • Produced visual designs and support implementation for Android and iOS.
    • Architected and produced high-fidelity and engaging customer journeys.
    • Created conceptual storyboards, wireframes, designs, and functional prototypes to drive product direction, define the user interaction model and work flows for key tasks.
    • Presented effectively designs, communicated rationale, trade-offs, and was receptive to feedback.
    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.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design
    Concordia University - Montreal, Canada
    2012 - 2015
  • Certificate in Photography and Acting
    Barnard College - New York City, NY, USA
    2011 - 2011
  • Web Design6 years
  • User Interface (UI)6 years
  • Mobile App Design3 years
Lisbon, Portugal
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