Jared Crane, Designer in Austin, TX, United States
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Jared Crane

Verified Expert  in Design


Austin, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
May 15, 2020

Jared has a master's degree in human computer interaction design and has been working as a designer since 2013. His experience includes working at IBM, Macmillan Learning, and Volusion. Currently, Jared holds two design patents and has been a speaker at SXSW (2017 and 2019). His visionary work has saved companies tremendous resources in time and money while helping to put them on the map for being innovative industry leaders.


Work Experience

Senior UX Designer

2022 - PRESENT
  • Led the design of three products in our company portfolio.
  • Helped bring one of those products from closed beta to market. Presently focusing on product-led growth and introducing a self-serve onboarding funnel.
  • Worked with PM and engineering to define the roadmap, created user flows and stories, and scoped projects.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Figma, FigJam

Senior UX Designer

2020 - 2022
Charles Schwab
  • Contributed to the award-winning digital trading experience team, specializing in options trading and owning end-to-end design across iOS, Android, and responsive web platforms.
  • Rebuilt the options trading experience to add new functionality to the product, easing the transition of TD Ameritrade customers onto the Schwab platform.
  • Led all design activities related to options trading while working heavily with the accessibility team to ensure compliance and with the design system team to help build out new components and patterns to fit options trader's unique needs.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, InVision

Senior UX Designer

2020 - 2020
  • Took part of a design team supporting internal tools and IT initiatives.
  • Facilitated company-wide workshops and research sessions to gather feedback from employees.
  • Participated in rolling out an AI tech support bot, a new company-wide resource tracking product, and various IT projects supporting the reopening of USAA offices once it was safe.
Technologies: Figma, MURAL

Senior UX Designer

2018 - 2020
  • Mentored designers on both product and other teams.
  • Reintroduced UX methodology and research to the company.
  • Redesigned the shipping methods to account for live rate shipping. This was also an extensible design and we worked with specialized shipping partners for them to integrate with Volusion.
  • Developed Volusion's behavioral archetypes. Helped start Volusion's design system. Redesigned the site builder experience.
Technologies: Storybook, React, InVision, Sketch, Adobe CC, Figma

Senior UX Designer

2017 - 2018
Macmillan Learning
  • Redesigned a writing tool for higher ed students and instructors. Primarily, this tool was for English and writing classes.
  • Assisted in the development of behavioral archetypes. Helped develop the design system.
  • Acted as lead designer on the platform product where I was managing design efforts to bring all of Macmillan's product together into an integrated, cohesive platform.
  • Led vision setting and strategy workshops for the company.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Abstracts, InVision, Sketch

UX Designer

2015 - 2017
  • Led a design project from scratch to a fully vetted prototype that would later become a new product offering from IBM called Monocle.
  • Mentored new designers, developers, and product managers on IBM design thinking.
  • Redesigned the workflow of creating regulatory data backups on Spectrum Protect.
  • Designed cloud data storage options into Spectrum Protect.
  • Redesigned various parts of the UI of Spectrum Protect to increase usability.
Technologies: InVision, Sketch

Interaction Designer

2013 - 2015
  • Redesigned the store/checkout experience which resulted in a 15% increase in revenue.
  • Designed a way for users to submit a video that was used to verify if their pictures were accurate, this project was patented.
  • Redesigned the messaging inbox experience to utilize the Zoosk matchmaking algorithm to prioritize messages. This project was patented.
  • Designed a companion product for couples to be used after they left Zoosk. This was designed from the ground up.
  • Performed extensive motion design work on the Zoosk product across iOS, Android, and web apps.
Technologies: Quartz Composer, Sketch, Adobe CC, OmniGraffle
2011 - 2013

Master's Degree in Human Computer Interaction Design

Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana, USA