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Deborah Dennis

Deborah Dennis

Designer
Oakland, CA, United States
Member since September 27, 2016
Deborah is a veteran UX/UI/IA designer, web designer, and mentor at DesignLab. She's designed mobile, web, and SaaS applications for Visa, Apple, Intel, Autodesk, Symantec, and several startups. She is expert at crafting creative product design solutions and delivering engaging interaction designs. She is a collaborative leader who's skilled in building relationships and influencing strategy and design direction.
Deborah is now available for hire
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Employment
  • In-House Mentor and Coach for Aspiring UX Designers
    Designlab
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Critiqued UX Designlab students (mostly young women) on their creative exercises in UX Academy.
    • Helped them prepare and understand the challenges, rewards and nuances of the everyday life as a designer.
    • Shared my real life insights, gave guidance and stories from my 25+ years of having successfully navigated being a woman, a designer, and an entrepreneur in the tech world of Silicon Valley.
    • Coached, motivated, and inspired them to find their strengths and understand their weaknesses.
    • Instilled in them to "think like a designer" by having empathy for a user's problems so that they start to understand where the solutions will be applied.
    Technologies: Strategy, Coaching, Motivation, Leadership
  • UI/UIX Designer for an Online and App Dashboard
    NetFronts (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Designed a platform for SEO and reputation management.
    • Developed a high level roadmap and product strategy.
    • Created wireframes for key user stories.
    • Designed a dashboard for a SaaS app.
    • Worked directly with the CEO to brainstorm and clarify his products ideas and create an MVP.
    Technologies: Sketch, Adobe Photoshop
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Product Design
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - Carbondale, IL, USA
    1984 - 1988
Experience
  • User Experience (UX)20 years
  • Complex Application User Interfaces (UI)15 years
  • User Interface (UI)15 years
  • UX Wireframes12 years
  • User-centered Design (UCD)12 years
  • Web App UX12 years
  • SaaS Design12 years
  • Design Strategy10 years
Oakland, CA, United States
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