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Darren Trautwein

Darren Trautwein

Designer
New York, NY, United States
Member since October 10, 2016
Darren is an off-screen powerlifter with twenty years of UX and UI design experience, bringing the same drive when he trains to the experiences he improves. He's not finished when he's tired. He's finished when it's done.
Darren is now available for hire
Portfolio
Employment
  • User Experience Designer
    2017 - PRESENT
    Toptal Clients
    • Provided user research, user experience design, and UI design services for Toptal’s portfolio of clients.
    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
  • Usability Testing20 years
  • Interface Design20 years
  • Information Architecture (IA)20 years
  • Interaction Design (IxD)20 years
  • Healthcare16 years
  • Digital Strategy10 years
  • Google Design Sprints2 years
  • Wearable Technology2 years
New York, NY, United States
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