Melissa Patenaude

Melissa Patenaude

Oakland, CA, United States
Member since May 9, 2017
Melissa has over 10 years of experience in design (UI/UX, visual, product, and identity) as well as art direction and strategy. She's worked for Fortune 500 companies and startups in various fields including B2B, retail, food, education, and finance. She's passionate about the relationship between people, technology, and culture and is dedicated to creating experiences that charm people from the digital world to daily life.
Melissa is now available for hire
Digital Design
  • Chief Experience Officer
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Designed a unique inclusive process to discover value, challenges, risks, and opportunities which I facilitated with companies and individual entrepreneurs.
    • Designed the brand identity, website, and growth strategy for a gourmet cannabis pop-up event company.
    • Designed and built a website and marketing materials for a B2B business continuity company.
    • Rebranded a vape cannabis company along with all marketing collaterals and designed and built their website.
    • Designed and built our agency website and marketing collaterals.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision App
  • Design Manager | Strategy Designer
    2013 - 2016
    • Led the UI/UX and visual design as well as product management for a sister-company testing platform.
    • Strategized and built radical consumer-facing features, monitored the data, and conducted user interviews to learn and iterate.
    • Led a team of 10 designers who worked across the platform.
    • Instilled the importance of design guidelines, consistency, and clean and delightful experiences.
    • Created sessions and fostered working relationships between departments to merge a siloed old way of working.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, InVision
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion and Art Design
    2001 - 2004
    Lasalle College of Montreal - Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
    1998 - 2001
    Polytechnique of Montreal - Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Associate of Applied Science in Pure and Applied Sciences
    1996 - 1998
    College de Maisonneuve - Montreal, QC, Canada


Oakland, CA, United States

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