James Babarinde, Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada
James Babarinde

Designer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since September 10, 2020
James is an enterprise designer specialized in creating a top-tier accessible product experience at all customer funnel levels. He is proficient in design software, notably Figma, Sketch, InVision, and Adobe Design Suite, with a complementary front-end understanding. James is a founder, owner, and operator of Novastack, a boutique agency focused on developing novel cloud-based XR technology solutions.
James is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Mobile Frameworks Designer

    2021 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
    • Built mobile patterns for designers to leverage when building features.
    • Designed processes and workflows to enable engineers and designers to collaborate.
    • Wrote and communicated accessibility documentation for iOS and Android.
    Technologies: Figma
  • Design Systems Lead | Mobile Lead

    2019 - 2021
    Achievers Solutions, Inc.
    • Enabled product features to ship faster by streamlining UI design and the development process through implementing and maintaining a design system.
    • Minimized the development costs by maximizing dollar value for the reusable components across all products.
    • Implemented the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 for all web and mobile product offerings to meet global legislation requirements.
    • Developed the accessibility statements and reports to win multiple enterprise customer accounts.
    • Maintained a user-focused design framework with continuous user testing, research, and validation.
    • Built the data-driven experiences for Android, iOS, and mobile web using design system practices.
    • Created an illustration library to promote brand identity while reflecting diversity and inclusion within SAS product and marketing collateral.
    Technologies: Product Designer, Icon Design, Prototyping, Product Branding, Journey Mapping, Branding, Character Design, Vector Design, Mobile Apps, Employee Engagement, App UI, Mobile, System Design, Atomic Design, UX Research, eCommerce, Material Design, Vector Art, HTML5, Research Analysis, Lottie, Motion Graphics, Interactive Design, UI Motion, UI Design, Product Design, Design Systems, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Experience Design (XD), InVision, Sketch, Figma, Component Libraries, Design Guidelines, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UX, iOS UI Design

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Design and Illustration
    2012 - 2016
    Sheridan College - Toronto, Ontario
  • Associate Degree in Visual and Creative Design
    2010 - 2012
    Sheridan College - Toronto, Ontario

Certifications

  • Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2017 Semifinalist
    JULY 2017 - PRESENT
    AdobeEDU

Experience

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

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