Doriane Le Rest, Designer in Stockholm, Sweden
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Doriane Le Rest

Verified Expert  in Design


Stockholm, Sweden
Toptal Member Since
June 6, 2019

With over 10 years of design industry experience, Doriane is a French designer with a master's degree in Product Design at L'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique and an Interaction Design Specialization from UC San Diego. She moved to London, where she started as a product designer for several brand agencies to finally get promoted to head of design and run a full team. Doriane now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where she worked for startups before integrating one of the worldwide textile leaders.


Work Experience

Product Designer | UX/UI Consultant

2012 - PRESENT
  • Gathered and evaluated user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers.
  • Illustrated design ideas using storyboards, process flows, and sitemaps.
  • Designed graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs, and widgets.
  • Built page navigation buttons and search fields.
  • Developed UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like.
  • Created original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches, and tables).
  • Prepared and presented rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders.
  • Identified and troubleshot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness).
  • Conducted layout adjustments based on user feedback.
  • Adhered to style standards on fonts, colors, and images.
Technologies: SOLIDWORKS, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Marvel, Sketch, InVision

Head of Design

2016 - 2018
Xcel Bespoke
  • Worked for clients such as Just Eat, Bacardi, Heineken, Benefit, Beiersdorf, Dunlop-Goodyear, KMI, Coty, TTI, Estee Lauder, etc.
  • Managed the design team and freelancers as required and helping develop the team.
  • Influenced design led thinking across the business.
  • Led concept development in relation to design and creative outputs.
  • Took a lead role in managing the design and creative elements of projects and became a point of contact for clients brand and creative projects.
  • Developed creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance the brand and proposition strategy.
  • Ensured that design and creative projects are delivered on time and to budget ensuring commercial success.
  • Worked with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals.
  • Provided quality control over design outputs and production.
  • Established and developed best practice with the design and creative team.
  • Communicated with our audience, positioning of ClientsFirst’s design and creative capability.
Technologies: SOLIDWORKS, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Brand Designer

2015 - 2016
Supremia International
  • Worked for important clients such as Unilever (Dove, Axe), COTY (Chloe, Playboy, Lancaster), P&G (Max Factor X, Head & Shoulders, Aussie), YR ( incl. Stanhome), ABI (Jupiler, Becks), etc.
  • Kept up with the latest industry knowledge, trends, and ideas and transformed them into promotional products reflecting brand values.
  • Created mood boards and graphic images developed at the onset to better illustrate the ideas.
  • Developed designs and innovative products by using varied resources and tools including 3D modeling and CAD, professional photo studio, packaging design, prototyping, and concept presentations.
  • Completed technical drawings for samplings.
Technologies: SOLIDWORKS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Product Designer

2013 - 2015
Xcel Concepts
  • Worked for clients such as Bacardi, Heineken, Benefit, Beiersdorf, Dunlop-Goodyear, KMI, Coty, TTI, etc.
  • Adapted the creativity to different brands with different universes on versatile projects including graphic, product, and fashion design. Work based on pure custom items answering specific client expectations.
  • Created new product lines for some new business, from brand guidelines to products in their own packaging.
  • Created artwork presentations with the aim to get new clients and present a decent image of the company business.
  • Worked with quality on different projects at the same time with very short deadlines.
  • Contributed to the branding and customization of existing merchandise.
  • Created technical drawings for samplings.
  • Monitored design projects with factories.
Technologies: SOLIDWORKS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Product Designer

2011 - 2011
Group Seb - Tefal
  • Designed cookware and bakeware.
  • Worked on projects for Jamie Oliver (UK), Emeril (US), Tefal & T-Fal (International), Moulinex (France), and Korkmaz (Turkey).
  • Contributed to design strategy, ergonomics, user studies, project and business management, drawing, sketching, and modeling.
  • Developed a new tea and coffee sets range for the Turkish market.
Technologies: SOLIDWORKS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


2008 - 2008
  • Created work based on two furniture lines and a sofa kit.
  • Met with clients.
  • Monitored construction sites.
Technologies: 3ds Max, SOLIDWORKS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2006 - 2011

Master's Degree in Product Design

L'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique - Nantes, France


Responsive Website Basics: Code with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

University of London


Designing, Running, and Analyzing Experiments

University of California San Diego


Input and Interaction

University of California San Diego


Information Design

University of California San Diego


Social Computing

University of California San Diego


User Experience: Research & Prototyping

University of California San Diego


Interaction Design

University of California San Diego


Marvel App, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Sketch, InVision App, Marvel, InVision, SOLIDWORKS, 3ds Max


Android, iOS, Adobe Suite

Industry Expertise

Food, Food & Beverage, Insurance, Aircraft & Airlines, Travel & Leisure




User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Branding, Wireframing, Needs Analysis, Mobile Apps, eCommerce Design, eCommerce UX, Web Design, Wireframe to Product, Visual Design, Marketing Plans, Style Guides, Food Ordering, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, User Personas, Empathy Mapping, Journey Mapping, Interviewing, Testimonials, UX Architecture, UX Prototyping, Mockups, Responsive Design, eCommerce UI, Food Delivery Services, Mobile UX, Mobile App UI, UX Testing, Prototyping, User Testing, Research, Integrated Design, Responsive, User Psychology, Human-centered Design (HCD), Emergency & Urgent Care, Logo Design, Personas, Ideation, Inspiration, Storyboarding, Heuristics, Mapping, Brand Guidelines, User Interviews, Testing, User Flows, Consumer Services, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Redesign, Flight, App UX, App UI, Photography Direction, Community, User Research, Social, Beer & Brewing, Brand Design, Online Shopping

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