Jeremy Afuso, Designer in Brooklyn, United States
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Jeremy Afuso

Verified Expert  in Design


Brooklyn, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 16, 2015

Jeremy is a user experience/user interface designer available for consulting with digital agencies, startups, and independent clients. After studying architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, he discovered his real passion lies in finding the intersections between technology, culture, and the design process. He has a natural thirst for understanding and creating design systems that are functional, meaningful, and pleasant to use.


Work Experience

Senior UX Strategist

2015 - PRESENT
  • Developed concepts and user experience for various website and app projects.
  • Worked directly with the strategy director to maintain best UX practices.
  • Conducted design thinking sessions with the creative & content teams.
  • Utilized InVision prototypes as a presentation tool and as a final deliverable to development.
  • Clients included Flywheel Sports, Synovus Bank, and Morgan Lewis Law Firm.
Technologies: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Sketch

Senior User Experience Designer

2015 - 2015
Deutsch Inc.
  • Created site maps, wireframes, and prototypes for various website and app projects.
  • Collaborated with the design team to develop initial concepts.
  • Coordinated with the UX director to maintain corporate standards to final deliverables.
  • Utilized prototypes to present to clients.
  • Clients included PNC Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Sherwin Williams Paints.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, InVision, Adobe Illustrator

Lead User Experience Designer

2015 - 2015
Ready Set Rocket
  • Collaborated with Design Director to develop concept and wireframes for NBA app and website.
  • Created full sets of wireframes for responsive site, iOS mobile/tablet, and Android mobile/tablet.
  • Utilized InVision prototypes as a presentation tool and as final deliverable for development.
  • Participated in daily standups with design team to go over deadlines and daily tasks.
  • Worked alongside UI designers to maintain quality of user experience in final comps.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch

Senior User Experience Designer/User Interface Designer

2015 - 2015
  • Worked on UX/UI for winning pitch of Chico’s website redesign.
  • Collaborated with the lead front end developer to create a fully responsive working prototype for the pitch.
  • Revised and improved the current site's information architecture.
  • Helped develop a graphic style guide and iconography.
  • Developed concepts for apps to be used by store employees to facilitate better customer service.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

User Experience/User Interface Designer

2014 - 2014
  • Redesigned and relaunched the website in collaboration with Area 17’s creative team.
  • Focused as lead designer for several key projects in exploring potential new site templates after completion of new site.
  • Participated in daily standups with the development team to resolve site issues.
  • Conducted weekly feedback sessions with the design team to improve team processes and efficiency with other teams.
  • Designed components for a revised CMS system for use by authors.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator


2014 - 2014
General Assembly
  • Assisted UX instructors in a part-time course for User Experience Design.
  • Helped instructors refine course curriculum and activites.
  • Engaged with students in one-on-one meetings to ensure their educational needs are being fulfilled.
  • Participated with recruitment sessions as a General Assembly UX representative.
  • Gave feedback on assignments and midterm/final reviews.
Technologies: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign

User Experience Design Consultant

2014 - 2014
Heartbeats Ideas
  • Experience design of a web tablet application for pharmaceutical representatives.
  • Helped conceptualize and communicate high-level design to the client with direction from the product team.
  • Researched and developed a data visualization system.
  • Designed overall information architecture.
  • Consulted with the lead engineer on best technology to use for data visualization system.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator

User Interface Design Consultant

2013 - 2013
  • Developed the user interface for NASCAR mobile and tablet apps for iOS 7 and Android platforms.
  • Worked alongside the lead UX and product manager to ensure a refined user experience.
  • Developed graphic style and app iconography.
  • Worked with the production designer to ensure pixel-perfect assets.
  • Coordinated with the lead engineer to deliver final comps to in-house developers.
Technologies: Skala Preview, Adobe Photoshop

User Experience Consultant

2013 - 2013
  • Built experience design of web and mobile application for an online event service.
  • Worked directly with the CEO to scope the vision of the product.
  • Conducted design thinking sessions with the creative & development teams.
  • Designed overall information architecture.
  • Produced simple prototypes for informal user testing.
Technologies: Prototyping on Paper (POP), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
2014 - 2014

Professional Degree in Front End Web Development

General Assembly - New York City, New York

2013 - 2013

Professional Degree in User Experience

General Assembly - San Francisco, California

2009 - 2012

Master's Degree in Architecture

Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, Rhode Island

1996 - 2001

Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology

UCLA - Los Angeles, California