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Darren Trautwein

Darren Trautwein

Designer
New York, NY, United States
Member since October 10, 2016
Darren is an off-screen crossfitter with twenty years of UX and UI design experience (I know the difference), 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 Design Consultant
    Merck
    2014 - PRESENT
    • 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 silo’d 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
  • User Experience Design Consultant
    Sanofi
    2016 - 2016
    • Used persuasive strategies and implemented research-based solutions throughout the design process to make diabetes digital products more trustworthy and convincing.
    • Created user experience solutions enabling deeper relationships with customers through conditioned learning and how patients make decisions that lead to conversion.
    • Partnered on a weekly basis with global, internal teams, marketing, SEO, technology and the Sanofi agency of record.
    Technologies: InVision, OmniGraffle, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design
    Mason Gross School of the Arts - New Brunswick, NJ
    1991 - 1995
Experience
  • Interaction Design (IxD)20 years
  • Digital Product Design20 years
  • User Modeling20 years
  • Interface Design20 years
  • Usability Testing20 years
  • Information Architecture (IA)20 years
  • Digital Strategy10 years
  • Wearable Technology2 years
New York, NY, United States
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