John Barrier Wilson, Designer in Fairhope, AL, United States
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John Barrier Wilson

Verified Expert  in Design


Fairhope, AL, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 30, 2018

Over the past nine years, John has had experience consulting with dozens of small businesses and startups and large enterprise organizations like Cisco and Booz Allen Hamilton. Consistent workflows drive his passion for design, thus providing consistent, high quality, and precise results.


Work Experience

Web & iOS Designer and Front-end Developer

2009 - PRESENT
John Barrier Wilson
  • Planned and designed an iPhone application for a fitness technology startup that connects coaches to their clients in a personal and efficient manner.
  • Prototyped a higher education LMS that puts the students' needs first by effectively simplifying the interface to a few key features.
  • Began designing iOS apps two years prior to the App Store's launch which equates to 8+ years of iOS design experience.
  • Created the first version of the Thrillcall iOS app that went on to be feature in the App Store's "New & Noteworthy" section.
  • Worked remotely and communicated effectively with clients from all US timezones and European countries.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Procreate, InVision, Figma, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Designer & Front-end Developer

2014 - 2017
Envy Labs
  • Served as the lead product designer for a course creation and delivery platform.
  • Designed and developed interactive data visualization web projects using D3.js to communicate survey findings to customers.
  • Consulted and communicated with both small businesses and large enterprise clients such as Cisco and Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Crafted interactive prototypes from basic Sketch mockups in order to effectively communicate design decisions.
  • Directed client communication meetings including feedback gathering sessions, product discovery and planning meetings.
Technologies: React, D3.js, JavaScript, Sass, CSS, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Abstracts, Sketch

Web Designer & Front-end Developer

2012 - 2014
Simple Focus
  • Directed client communication meetings.
  • Created web-based design solutions for client marketing needs.
  • Built out websites using HTML, CSS, and WordPress.
  • Deployed websites and databases to a PHP/Wordpress hosting solution.
  • Conducted user research interviews to gain insight into specific design decisions.
Technologies: WordPress, CSS, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2010 - 2013

Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design

Full Sail University - Online (Orlando, Florida)


Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Sketch, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, InVision, Adobe Illustrator


CSS, JavaScript, HTML, Ruby


MacOS, iOS, WordPress, Firebase

Industry Expertise

Fitness, Exercise & Fitness, Health, Music


Research, Web Applications, Front-end Development, iOS UI Design, iOS UX Design, UX Flows, Visual Design, Web App UI, Web App UX, App Design, Responsive Layout, Styled-components, UX Design, UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Pencil Sketches, Wireframing, Product Branding, iOS App Design, Communication, Client Management, Client Interaction, App UI, Web App Design, Sass, Responsive, Responsive UI, Front-end Design, User Interface (UI), Graphic Design, PowerPoint Design, Branding, React Redux, Sinatra, React, Data Visualization, D3.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Abstracts, Iconography, Product Design, iPhone, Web Design, Web Development, Web UX Design, Web UI Design, Web UX, Web UI, Interaction Design (IxD), Brand Guidelines, Brand Design, Religious Organizations, Surveys, Higher Education, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Marketing Design, Prototyping, Information Architecture (IA), Websites, Digital Branding, Logo Design, Color Palettes, Identity Design, Videos, Redux, Back-end Development, Ember.js

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