Jason Gilmour, Designer in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Jason Gilmour

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Designer

Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
August 28, 2019

Jason is an experienced product designer and leader with a talent for UX, strategy, and creating innovative solutions from first principles. He has a consistent record of leading successful projects by taking products from zero to one and onwards with a high degree of ownership, pragmatism, professionalism, and pride in his work. Jason was most recently the head of product design at Storyteller.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Head of Product Design

2020 - 2023
Storyteller
  • Designed stories and vertically-swiping video features for a new NBA app.
  • Designed a back-end CMS to power stories and vertically swipe videos for hundreds of thousands of daily active users.
  • Launched a story feature for various global apps, including the ICC and Australian Open.
  • Designed templates that the NBA uses on all their game stories.
  • Created hiring and management processes to build and develop the product design team at Storyteller.
Technologies: Figma, iOS App Design, Android App Design, Web App Design, Management, Product Management, Enterprise SaaS, SaaS Design, UI Design, UX Design, Product Design, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Sketch, UI Libraries, iOS, Android, Accessible Design, SourceTree, Git, GitFlow, Design Systems, Principle, Design Libraries, Dashboard Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive Web Apps, Dashboards, User Journeys, UX Wireframes, Wireframing, Web App UX, Web App UI, Visual Design, Presentation Design, Flow Diagrams

Owner | Digital Product Designer

2019 - 2020
Jason Gilmour Design & Consulting
  • Set up and registered a new business in Vancouver to work as a freelancer.
  • Designed a component library using Figma to increase efficiency for CMS products created by my client.
  • Assisted in creating React components that make rapid development possible with the new design system.
  • Designed a custom CMS for the end client in the US entertainment industry in parallel with developing the design system and SDK.
  • Designed and assisted with the development of improvements to an existing product (HailTo) and rapidly got these improvements ready to ship.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, React, Figma, iOS App Design, Android App Design, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, UI Libraries, iOS, Android, Accessible Design, SourceTree, Git, GitFlow, Design Systems, Principle, Design Libraries, Dashboard Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive Web Apps, Dashboards, User Journeys, UX Wireframes, Wireframing, Web App UX, Web App UI, Visual Design, Flow Diagrams

Senior Web Designer

2016 - 2019
Storm Ideas
  • Led the product design of HailTo across all touchpoints, including mobile apps, marketing website, and online admin interface.
  • Headed the redesign of a streaming app for a US cable TV channel featured on the App Store homepage and made it to the top 100 entertainment apps with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
  • Produced high-fidelity R&D prototypes pushing the boundaries of ad-supported video entertainment UX for a global client, with innovations in reducing interruptions while increasing positive engagement with sponsored content.
  • Redesigned the agency website to show better what the company can do and improve aesthetics in 2018.
  • Redesigned a Roku TV streaming app for a US cable TV channel.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, React, CSS, HTML, InVision, Figma, iOS App Design, Android App Design, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Framer Prototyping, UI Libraries, iOS, Android, Accessible Design, SourceTree, Git, GitFlow, Design Systems, Windows, Design Libraries, Dashboard Design, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive Web Apps, Dashboards, User Journeys, UX Wireframes, Wireframing, Web App UX, Web App UI, Visual Design, Presentation Design, Flow Diagrams

Digital Designer

2014 - 2016
Greenhill Digital
  • Worked as the sole designer at Greenhill Digital, overseeing all design and much of the front-end development at the agency.
  • Designed and developed responsive Magento eCommerce websites.
  • Created an innovative digital menu for a local bar and grill, showcasing the food and drink on offer while improving the ordering experience.
  • Designed and developed websites using HTML, CSS, and Perch CMS.
  • Created digital branding and marketing assets for a designer swimwear company.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, InVision, Adobe Illustrator, iOS App Design, Android App Design, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, UI Libraries, iOS, Android, InDesign CC, Accessible Design, SourceTree, Git, GitFlow, Design Systems, Design Libraries, Photography, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive Web Apps, User Journeys, UX Wireframes, Wireframing, Web App UX, Web App UI, Visual Design, Flow Diagrams
2012 - 2013

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Visual Communication and Digital Publishing

Abertay University - Dundee, Scotland

2010 - 2012

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Arts and Digital Design

Carnegie College - Dunfermline, Scotland

Tools

Figma, InVision, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Principle, Sketch, SourceTree, Git, Framer Prototyping, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign CC

Languages

HTML, CSS

Platforms

OS X, iOS, Windows, Android, Web, tvOS

Industry Expertise

Film & Television

Other

Web Design, UX Design, UI Design, Product Design, Prototyping, Design Systems, UI Libraries, Design Libraries, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive Web Apps, Web App UX, Web App UI, Visual Design, Flow Diagrams, GitFlow, Android UI Design, iOS UI Design, Product Management, Accessible Design, Android Design Guidelines, Web App Design, Dashboard Design, Dashboards, User Journeys, Presentation Design, React, App UX, Digital Product Design, Social Media, Information Architecture (IA), Responsive, Graphic Design, Typography, Web UX, Content Management Systems (CMS), Accessibility, Branding, Apps, Self-improvement, Create React App, Responsive Design, Mobile Web, Photography, Human Interface Design, iOS App Design, Android App Design, Roku, Management, Enterprise SaaS, SaaS Design, App UI, UX Wireframes, Wireframing

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