Doug Gainous

Doug Gainous

Oswego, IL, United States
Member since October 26, 2016
Doug is a leader in digital and creative design with over 15 years of experience building teams, processes, and methodologies. He focuses on creating scalable and inclusive design solutions, envisioning engaging brand identities, and delivering delightful product experiences.
Doug is now available for hire
Digital Design
  • Angie's List Mobile Apps
    Angie's List Mobile Apps
  • Home Karma
    Home Karma
  • Raise Marketplace Design System
    Raise Marketplace Design System
  • Prudential
  • Symantec
  • Illinois Tollway | Mobile Tolling App
    Illinois Tollway | Mobile Tolling App
  • Vice President, User Experience Design
    2017 - PRESENT
    • Fostered design-led innovation and user-centric strategies to generate sustainable growth to the organization.
    • Led the UX team of product design which consisted of design researchers, information architects, interaction designers, visual designers, motion designers, and front-end developers.
    • Acted as the voice of the customer within the executive team and drove human-centered processes and best practices.
    • Installed a systematic approach to design that was scalable and provided a framework for efficiency and testing.
    • Built the UX practice from the ground up within the company and evangelized design-thinking methodologies to the product organization.
    Technologies: Sketch, Axure, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Senior Director, User Experience Design
    2016 - 2017
    Angie's List
    • Assembled the UX design and creative brand teams from the ground up at this online directory of home services with a focus on driving the evolution of an optimized mobile user experience.
    • Led the initiatives to rebrand the company with new visual elements, logos, and brand messaging.
    • Managed and was accountable for the success of the visual designs, interaction designs, illustrations, copywriting, motion designs, and front-end development.
    • Introduced a new design culture, best practices, and training on new brand identities including a formal style guide and design systems.
    • Partnered with executives, product leaders, and technology managers to achieve alignment on a unified product vision and brand identity as a foundation for sustainable growth.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision, Axure, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts and Animation
    2000 - 2004
    The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago - Chicago, IL, USA
  • Design20 years
  • Design Leadership20 years
  • Visual Design20 years
  • Adobe Illustrator20 years
  • Adobe Photoshop18 years
  • Interaction Design (IxD)10 years
  • Axure RP Pro6 years
  • UX Leadership5 years
  • Axure RP Pro
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop


Oswego, IL, United States

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