Deborah Dennis, Designer in Oakland, CA, United States
Deborah Dennis

Designer in Oakland, CA, United States

Member since May 5, 2017
Deborah is a UX design and research expert analyzing users' needs and crafting creative and engaging designs. She is well versed in making complex products into simple, easy-to-use interfaces. She has designed enterprise SaaS web apps and mobile for Teladoc Health, Silicon Valley Bank, ASU, Caterpillar, Visa, Apple, Intel, Autodesk, and multiple startups. Deborah is a collaborative leader, skilled in building relationships, influencing and setting priorities, strategy, and design direction.
Deborah is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Senior Product Designer

    2022 - 2022
    Teladoc Health - Freelance
    • Acted as a product designer for the Command Center web app for Teladoc Health, a major online health services provider based in NYC. I used my systems thinking and UX design skills to solve complex problems connecting doctors with patients online in real-time.
    • Collaborated daily with the product, engineering, and development teams, in continuous Agile Scrum development cycles.
    • Designed new features in Figma. Provided wireframes, flows, user stories, and high-fidelity files to the developers.
    • Brainstormed new features with the design team and participated in design critiques.
    • Used the Pulse design system to add consistent features and functionality to my design work.
    Technologies: Figma, Miro, Jira, FigJam, Design Thinking, User Journeys, Enterprise, Responsive Design, Communication, Desktop, User Validation, High-fidelity Prototypes, Web Applications, UX, Dashboard Design, Software Design, Desktop App Design, Web Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Enterprise Systems, UX Testing, Quantitative User Research, Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, Design Workshops, UX Flows, UI, UI Prototyping, Product Strategy, Design, Product Roadmaps, Scrum, Redesign, Design Systems, Dashboards, User Roles, Design Leadership, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Motivation, Strategic Planning & Execution, Usability Analysis, Annotated Wireframes, UX Audits, Holistic UX Design, Design Strategy, Product Benchmarking, Workshop Facilitation
  • Lead User Researcher for the Lending Experience Team

    2020 - 2021
    Silicon Valley Bank - Freelance
    • Created a UX research plan and strategy for a new MVP design concept for their clients' digital lending experience.
    • Conducted eight in-person interviews with early-stage startup founders to understand the current process of getting a loan through SVB.
    • Performed competitive analysis of the current commercial lending space.
    • Performed six additional user interviews of a conceptual lending experience and created a UX roadmap and customer journey map for a proposed new design.
    • Worked closely with the product team's UX designers and engineers to understand the product requirements, budget constraints, and engineering limitations.
    • Created a value proposition matrix to illustrate our customers' needs and highlighted our user research findings with user goals, pain points, and user tasks based on our user research.
    Technologies: Figma, Software as a Service (SaaS), UX Research, Interaction Design (IxD), Agile, Discovery, Product Discovery, UX Wireframes, Market Research, Data Analysis, UX Design, User Interface (UI), UI Design, Data Visualization, B2B, Web App UX, Web App Design, Web App UI, Enterprise Design, Enterprise Application Design, Usability Testing, Design Thinking, User Journeys, Enterprise, Responsive Design, Communication, Desktop, User Validation, Web Applications, UX, Dashboard Design, Software Design, Desktop App Design, Web Design, Enterprise Systems, UX Testing, User Interviews, Quantitative User Research, Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, User Surveys, Surveys, Design Workshops, UX Flows, UI, UI Prototyping, Design, Jira, Product Roadmaps, Scrum, Adobe Suite, Redesign, Design Systems, Dashboards, User Roles, Design Leadership, Mobile UX Design, Apps, Mobile UI Design, System Design, Motivation, Strategic Planning & Execution, Usability Analysis, Annotated Wireframes, Holistic UX Design, Design Strategy, Product Benchmarking, Workshop Facilitation

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Product Design
    1984 - 1988
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - Carbondale, IL, USA

Experience

Location

Oakland, CA, United States

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