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Deborah Dennis

Deborah Dennis

Designer
Oakland, CA, United States
Member since September 27, 2016
Deborah is a UX/UI expert in crafting creative and engaging interaction designs. She is well versed in making complex products into simple easy to use interfaces. She has designed mobile, web and SaaS apps for Visa, Apple, Intel, Autodesk, Symantec, and multiple startups. She is a collaborative leader skilled in building relationships, influencing, and presenting as well as setting priorities, strategy and design direction.
Deborah is now available for hire
Portfolio
Employment
  • In-house Mentor and Coach for Aspiring UX Designers
    2016 - PRESENT
    Designlab
    • 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
    2017 - 2017
    NetFronts (via Toptal)
    • 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 degree in Product Design
    1984 - 1988
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - Carbondale, IL, USA
Experience
  • User Experience (UX)20 years
  • Complex Application User Interfaces (UI)15 years
  • User Interface (UI)15 years
  • Web App UX12 years
  • UX Wireframes12 years
  • User-centered Design (UCD)12 years
  • SaaS Design12 years
  • Prototyping6 years
Oakland, CA, United States
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