Darren Trautwein, Designer in New York, NY, United States
Darren Trautwein

Designer in New York, NY, United States

Member since October 10, 2016
Darren is a UX leader with 25 years of applied practice providing research and design for complex transactional workflows. Leveraging executive intent and uncovering the unmet needs of users through research, he creates user experiences that capture workflow, motivate users, and are easy to use. He produces comprehensive artifacts for engineers, product managers, and designers to help articulate information architecture and user interactions.
Darren is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • User Experience Designer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Toptal Clients
    • Designed user experiences and user interfaces for 19 Toptal clients over a span of three years. Focus on digital health and wellness including dashboard design and the creation of patient/client programs.
    • Provided experience design within an agile methodology across the majority of clients.
    • Demonstrated the ability to lead UX efforts from discovery through to daily interaction with development teams.
    • Worked with displaced teams at the global level, ensuring continuous iteration and delivery.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Jira, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • User Experience Design Consultant

    2014 - 2017
    Merck
    • Rolled out—incrementally—a self-service application that is an easy way to resolve technical and device workflow issues, resulting in a reduction of technical support costs and unproductive employee hours.
    • Conducted global, cross-division interviews of over 35 employees to establish baseline personas representing the entire user base.
    • Conducted usability testing at incremental releases with global employees verifying qualitative and quantitative baseline data.
    • Designed a permission-based ecosystem driven by data, leveraging a universal collaborative interface and pattern library.
    • Discontinued numerous legacy siloed products and unusable prior self-service solutions.
    • Ensured that the service is device and country agnostic.
    • Created innovative solutions that helped extend working engagement.
    Technologies: InVision, OmniGraffle, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design
    1991 - 1995
    Mason Gross School of the Arts - New Brunswick, NJ

Certifications

  • Certified Design Sprint Master
    MAY 2018 - PRESENT
    Design Sprint School

Experience

Location

New York, NY, United States

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