Derrek Turner, Designer in Atlanta, GA, United States
Derrek Turner

Designer in Atlanta, GA, United States

Member since January 26, 2021
Derrek is a product designer and illustrator with a history of providing working solutions for notable clientele such as Delta/Virgin Airlines, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and the Charlotte Hornets. His mobile AR gaming app for Delta Airlines earned a 4.7 in the App Store. Derrek is a dedicated creative professional focused on human-centered design, digital strategy, and the delivery of high-quality products and experiences.
Derrek is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • UX Design Lead

    2020 - PRESENT
    Sonatype
    • Led the creation and implementation of a new design language for the entire product organization that helped bring global consistency to the product brand and significantly reduce development time.
    • Led user interviews and walked customers through custom built interactive prototypes to gain better understanding and insight for how to improve the user interface for the flagship product.
    • Served as UX design lead and worked with multiple product managers, engineering teams, and technology leads to identify current issues in the company's primary products and define strategic solutions for addressing the UX architecture and interface.
    • Participated in calls with the Customer Success team to speak with and better understand customers from all over the world who use our product. This involved listening to their pain points, likes and dislikes, and further iterating on that feedback.
    Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Illustrator CC, Slack, Zeplin, GitHub
  • Senior Product Designer

    2017 - 2020
    CapTech
    • Took lead designer role on projects for multiple fortune 500 companies in industries such as finance, healthcare, government, technology, and insurance.
    • Led the design direction for a first-of-its-kind experience for a top 3 US banking institution. I was in charge of setting the overall aesthetic for this project and defining the general theme.
    • Guided my internal as well as the executive teams and stakeholders on the client side to present updates and progress throughout the course of the project timeline.
    • Functioned as a subject matter expert in the area of emerging technology, which included the primary creative go to on projects dealing with augmented reality, game design, and machine learning.
    Technologies: Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Sketch, InVision, Microsoft Teams, After Effects CC, Maya

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