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Darcie G. Fitzpatrick

Darcie G. Fitzpatrick

Designer
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Member since February 10, 2017
Darcie is a design leader with a couple decades of experience and a knack for building something out of nothing. She holds a passion for user-centered methods and iterative Agile processes, an innate sense for business strategy, an affinity for customer-friendly journeys and intuitive user experiences, and an aesthetic eye for polished visual design. She facilitates the research, validation, direction, and branding of greenfield products.
Darcie is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Parrit, Pair Programming
  • Jenn, Real Estate
  • Byton, Electric Car
  • Hotshot, Legal Education
  • Compair, Air Quality
  • VO|CO, Beverage
Employment
  • Principle Product Designer
    2016 - PRESENT
    Self-employed & Consulting
    • Worked with tech companies and startups to help validate and define user experience strategy, interface design and branding plus marketing needs—guiding collaboration, research, strategy, and full-stack product design execution.
    • Managed teams, led projects, and handled resourcing and scheduling, workshop facilitation, design thinking collaboration, creative strategy, user research, service design, concept development, digital marketing, UX design, prototyping and usability testing, print collateral, brand development, and web design.
    • Collaborated with clients including Byton, Roofus App, Bixel Exchange, The MLS, Humanity Studio, Aaron Brumer & Associates, FOX Broadcasting, VO|CO drink, and more.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML, CSS, Slack, Google Docs
  • Senior Product Designer
    2015 - 2016
    Pivotal Labs
    • Embedded in client project teams for process enablement and product development plus guided design mentorship.
    • Focused on digital transformation for growth and innovation of enterprise businesses.
    • Provided project and practice leadership, client scoping, agile coaching, extreme programming, workshop facilitation, product strategy, design thinking collaboration, user research, service design, concept development, UX design, feature validation, software development, visual design, metrics analysis, event planning, and brand development.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Zeplin, Pivotal Tracker, Slack, HTML, CSS, Google Docs
Education
  • Coursework in Production of Film & TV, Screenwriting, Motion Design
    2006 - 2007
    UCLA Extenstion - Los Angeles, CA
  • Certificate in Acting Technique & Scene Study
    2005 - 2006
    American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (Advertising and Graphic Design)
    1995 - 2001
    Washington State University - Pullman, WA
Experience
  • Graphic Design20 years
  • Web Design18 years
  • User Interface (UI)12 years
  • User Experience (UX)12 years
  • Product Strategy10 years
  • User Research10 years
  • InVision6 years
  • Sketch6 years
Tools
  • InVision
  • Sketch
Santa Monica, CA, United States
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