Doug Gainous, Designer in Oswego, IL, United States
Doug Gainous

Designer in Oswego, IL, United States

Member since October 26, 2016
Doug is an executive leader in digital product design and brand creative with over 15 years of experience building teams, establishing design processes, and methodologies. He has expertise in Design-led Program Management, Product Strategy, Roadmapping, and Team management. His diverse creative background in user experience design (UI/UX), branding, data marketing, gaming, and animation enables him to successfully lead and deliver successful client engagements for top Fortune 500 clients.
Doug is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Vice President, User Experience Design

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Fostered design-led innovation and user-centric strategies to generate sustainable growth for the organization. 20% YoY Revenue Growth.
    • 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.
    • Developed a digital product strategy for an advanced Data Marketing, Insights, Dynamic Content, and Automation platform.
    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


  • Design Leadership20 years
  • Delivery Management10 years
  • UX Strategy5 years
  • Product Roadmaps5 years
  • UX Leadership5 years


Oswego, IL, United States

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