Johanna Silver, Designer in Boulder, CO, United States
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Johanna Silver

Verified Expert  in Design


Boulder, CO, United States
Toptal Member Since
February 14, 2018

Johanna is an end-to-end product designer with eight years of experience across platforms, organizational structures, and industries. She is a true generalist with deep knowledge of traditional UX and a complementary skill set in visual design, user research, creative strategy, and management. She's interested in complex projects that allow her to use creativity and empathy to improve people's relationships with technology in meaningful ways.


Work Experience

Lead Interaction Designer

2020 - 2022
  • Led projects in the interaction design discipline at this boutique studio that specializes in emerging and future technologies.
  • Mixed leadership and IC role working with top tech and automotive companies.
  • Secured contract extensions for the projects on which I worked.
Technologies: Figma

Senior Product Designer

2018 - 2020
  • Led the product design team for a subscription-based video service with over 600,000 monthly subscribers.
  • Took responsibility for elevating design standards across multiple web, tv, and mobile platforms.
  • Managed three direct reports working in an Agile environment.
  • Fostered alignment and communication across departments.
Technologies: Sketch, Figma

UX Designer and Researcher

2016 - 2017
Redshift Digital
  • Reimagined the future of car buying for a large auto reviewing company.
  • Created—from concept through prototype—a new baby monitor using smart sensor technology.
  • Helped, as part of an ongoing team effort, a major US healthcare company update their digital experience to be among the best in their industry.
  • Worked on the UX and information architecture for a maternity-specific experience for pregnant women.
  • Conducted usability tests and foundational research for the design team of a major money transfer company.
Technologies: Sketch

Product Designer

2014 - 2016
  • Designed an interactive map based on geolocation data to serve as the signature, first experience of this software.
  • Translated complex real-life workflows into clear, step-by-step processes for this enterprise software.
  • Worked hand-in-hand with developers—both an in-house team and a remote, international team.
  • Provided UX recommendations and iterative designs across the full lifecycle of product development.
  • Worked in a fast-paced startup environment.
Technologies: Sketch

UX Designer

2014 - 2014
  • Helped redesign the calendar function for this nonprofit which depended on member events for its funding.
  • Focused on creating an easy-to-update functionality to support administrators.
  • Conducted field research among donors and synthesized the findings for stakeholders.
Technologies: InVision, OmniGraffle
2015 - 2015

Certificate in Visual Design

General Assembly - San Francisco, CA, USA

2014 - 2014

Certificate in UX Design

General Assembly - San Francisco, CA, USA

2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Social Welfare

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, CA, USA