Kehinde Ayanleye, Designer in Washington, DC, United States
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Kehinde Ayanleye

Verified Expert  in Design


Washington, DC, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 30, 2020

Kehinde has eight years of design experience and is currently building a no-code cognitive platform that helps some of the top 50 global pharma companies leverage AI. In addition to design, leadership, and front-end development experience, Kehinde co-founded Stutern to design digital experiences for clients and connect African millennials with technology skills. As an entrepreneur driving social impact, Kehinde is a 2018 Obama Foundation Leader: Africa and Stripe Global Entrepreneurship Fellow.


Work Experience

Product Designer

2020 - 2022
Quality Training Systems
  • Redesigned an enterprise application to assist trainers in designing performance-based training programs and maintaining employee training records as regulatory bodies require.
  • Introduced the training map used to visualize training programs and facilitate decisive actions.
  • Strategized with the product manager, engineers, and other stakeholders to prototype and test design iterations and improve customer experience.
Technologies: Figma, Miro, Confluence

Product Designer

2020 - 2020
  • Designed a client-facing platform that helps startups and small businesses discover and claim tax credits and government incentives.
  • Introduced a step-by-step process and informative indicators that tell users at what stage their claims are in every moment.
  • Collaborated with a product manager and engineer to redesign the visual user experience.
Technologies: Sketch, UX Design, Landing Page Design

Product Designer and Product Manager

2019 - 2020
  • Co-led product sprints with the CTO (an MIT Media Lab veteran), using customer feedback on AI systems to ensure that iterative improvements in product releases addressed clients' needs.
  • Supported the engineering team with front-end development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python.
  • Improved communication and collaboration, connecting a team of 14 across six countries, using Google Suite, Zoom, and Slack.
  • Accelerated the claims process by conducting research and designing an insurtech AI solution that generates key pieces of data from claimants via multiple communication channels and relays that data to the right team for final validation.
  • Applied GitHub and to manage projects and Figma to design user interfaces.
Technologies: Python, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Adobe After Effects, Figma, Mentorship & Coaching, Slack App, InVision Studio, HTML5, CSS3, Python 3, GitLab, GitHub, Strategy

Co-founder | UI/UX Designer | Front-end Developer​

2014 - 2019
  • Led the front-end development team and UI/UX product design efforts to build a job placement platform used by 2,500+ employers and 50,000+ youths in Africa.
  • Created and promoted video, graphic, and web-banner marketing content that helped recruit recent graduates from 50+ universities across Nigeria and contributed to 2,000+ job placements.
  • Established the use of Trello for project management, HubSpot for content distribution, Hootsuite to integrate social media messaging, Mailchimp for email campaigns, and Zoho for individualized email addresses.
  • Led the user research and product design for a student information system that helps manage student and staff activities and their interactions on an e-learning platform across major federal universities in Nigeria.
  • Led a team of designers to build a marketplace that facilitates the finding and booking of freelance mobile beauty professionals while assisting business owners in leveling up, taking control, and growing their businesses.
  • Managed a team of developers and designers across three continents to build a 50+ page product catalog and advertisements featuring clients' products. The team used WordPress and Webflow.
  • Designed the UI/UX and front end of a cryptocurrency trading platform to promote financial inclusion in Africa.
Technologies: WordPress, Webflow, Figma, Adobe After Effects, Sketch, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Git, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Mentorship & Coaching, Slack App, HTML5, CSS3, GitLab, GitHub, Strategy
2019 - 2019

Executive Education in Mastering Design Thinking

MIT Sloan School of Management - ​Boston, MA, USA

2014 - 2014

Coding Bootcamp in Front-end Web Development

General Assembly - London, United Kingdom

2012 - 2013

Master of Science Degree in Computer Animation

University of Kent - Canterbury, England, UK

2008 - 2012

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communication

Bowen University - Osun State, Iwo, Nigeria


Autodesk Maya Certified Professional



InVision Studio, Cinema 4D, Git, GitLab, GitHub, Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Sketch, Figma, Miro, Confluence


Webflow, iOS, Android, WordPress, Mobile

Industry Expertise

Education, Government, Healthcare


HTML5, CSS3, HTML, CSS, Python, JavaScript, Python 3


User Research, User Interviews, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Slack App, Interaction Design (IxD), Digital Design, Sketching, Content Mapping, Wireframing, Mentorship & Coaching, Information Architecture (IA), Strategy, Journey Mapping, User Stories, Prototyping, User Testing, Human-centered Design (HCD), Cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI), Landing Page Design, Animation, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Dashboards, E-learning, User Flows, Platforms, Validated User Research, Rapid Sketching, Design Sprints, UI Design, UX Design, Web App Design, Brand Identity, Digital Brand Identity, SaaS, Design Systems, A/B Testing, Bitcoin, Fintech, Finance, UX Research, Landing Pages, User Surveys, Story Mapping, Design Thinking, Web Applications, Social Media, Audio Interaction Design, Marketplaces, Workflow, Web Design, Entity Extraction, Life Science, Search, Knowledge Management, Digital Transformation, Cognitive Science, Automation, Social, Medicine, Bots, Workshops, Iterative Design, Dashboard Design, Portals, Taxation, Ruby on Rails 5, Knowledge Sharing, People Management, Training, Booking Systems, Appointment Booking, Research, Design Direction, Communication

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