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

Designer in New York, NY, United States

Member since October 21, 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


Digital Design


  • User Experience Designer

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

    2014 - 2017
    • 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: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle, InVision


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


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



New York, NY, United States

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