John Challis

John Challis

Austin, TX, United States
Member since November 28, 2016
John is a highly skilled and user-focused product designer creating engaging experiences for a variety of clients. Before working with Toptal, he was a designer for IBM Cloud and worked for a studio and several startups. He has experience collaborating with remote development and product management teams, facilitating design thinking workshops and solving difficult problems for enterprise and consumer applications.
John is now available for hire
  • Product Designer
    2017 - PRESENT
    • Designed a communication platform for a funded startup, connecting ER nurses with remote doctors. Designs included native iOS and Android mobile apps, and tablets apps as well as a web platform. Created a brand color scheme and a custom icon set for the apps.
    • Designed a property management iOS app for a startup which allowed residents, property managers, and maintenance employees to communicate in a seamless experience.
    • Designed an internal reporting tool for a client in the consumer tech market. The tool aggregates data from a variety of vendor and third-party sites and shows insights to business leaders in a series of dashboards. It also assists leaders in managing inventory, fulfillment, customer service, and a variety of business functions.
    • Worked on updating a GPS platform for a consumer tech company and redesigned several new features to make it more user-friendly and intuitive.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision
  • UI/UX Product Designer
    2015 - 2017
    • Worked in an Agile environment to implement innovative solutions for users following IBM design thinking methodology.
    • Led and participated in the digital product design process from research and ideation to wireframing and user testing, creating hi-fidelity designs and implementations with development.
    • Facilitated design thinking workshops and held feedback meetings with key clients.
    • Designed a service design and software design experience to help improve IBM's business process outsourcing business.
    • Worked on combining two cloud platforms (Bluemix and Softlayer) with thousands of users each into a unified experience.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, HTML, CSS
Other Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design
    2010 - 2015
    Brigham Young University - Provo, Utah
  • Adobe Illustrator6 years
  • Visual Design6 years
  • Adobe Photoshop6 years
  • Design Thinking4 years
  • UX Design4 years
  • iOS4 years
  • Sketch4 years
  • Android3 years
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Photoshop


Austin, TX, United States

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