David Vera, Designer in Toronto, Canada
David Vera

Designer in Toronto, Canada

Member since July 28, 2022
David is a user-centered product designer with 10+ years of experience. He specializes in user experience design, product design strategy and design systems. David has spent the past six years working in fintech, delivering successful products. He co-led the transition to Figma of Scotiabank's design system and championed the design of a state-of-the-art library with a strong focus on accessibility and usability. Previous roles have included head of design and senior product designer.
David is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Senior Product Designer

    2020 - 2022
    Scotiabank
    • Designed and delivered a world-class design system with accessible components and their documentation.
    • Built and modernized the investment products for the online banking platform and the mobile app.
    • Conducted training sessions for designers in a variety of topics including design thinking and design system best practices.
    Technologies: Figma, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Slideshows, Jira, User Research, Interaction Design (IxD), Product Design, Prototyping, Evaluating User Interfaces, User Experience (UX), Migration, Design Systems, UI, UX, Documentation, Design, Fintech, DesignOps, Strategy, User Flows, App Design, Research, Pixel Perfect, Product Planning, UX Research, Accessibility, Inclusive Design, Design Thinking, Motion Interaction, Usability Testing, UI Design, UX Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Wireframing, Visual Design, Presentation Design, Marketing Design, Graphic Design, Mobile App Design, Mobile Design, Web Design, Information Architecture (IA), High-fidelity Mockups, UX Wireframes, UX Prototyping, Web Usability, User Interviews, User Personas, Rapid Prototyping, User Journeys, User Interface (UI), Mobile Banking
  • UX Lead, Sales & Onboarding

    2018 - 2020
    Scotiabank
    • Managed a team of seven talented designers to deliver exceptional results for the projects they were assigned.
    • Conducted extensive research on multiple products that resulted in excellent performance and results for the products involved.
    • Completed several research activities and shared those findings in written reports and in-person presentations.
    Technologies: Figma, Confluence, Jira, User Research, Interaction Design (IxD), Product Design, UX Mentoring, Prototyping, Evaluating User Interfaces, User Experience (UX), Design Systems, UI, UX, Documentation, Design, Fintech, Strategy, User Flows, HTML, App Design, Research, Pixel Perfect, Product Planning, UX Research, Accessibility, Inclusive Design, Design Thinking, Usability Testing, UI Design, UX Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Wireframing, Visual Design, Presentation Design, Marketing Design, Graphic Design, Banner Design, B2B, Mobile App Design, Mobile Design, Information Architecture (IA), High-fidelity Mockups, UX Wireframes, UX Prototyping, Web Usability, User Interviews, User Personas, Rapid Prototyping, User Journeys, User Interface (UI), Mobile Banking

Certifications

  • Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design
    SEPTEMBER 2021 - PRESENT
    Google
  • User Interface Design Specialization
    OCTOBER 2018 - PRESENT
    Coursera

Experience

Tools

Location

Toronto, Canada

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