Michael Dedrick, Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States
Michael Dedrick

Designer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since September 6, 2016
In Michael's world, users always come first. He possesses the proven ability to develop highly-effective strategic marketing collateral for high-end clients, including Apple, IBM, L’Oreal, Fidelity, Bud Light, Home Depot, Costco, and Walmart. He's committed to connecting with clients and users—and bringing their vision to life effectively across a broad, far-reaching spectrum of media.
Michael is now available for hire

Employment

  • Interaction Designer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Google
    • Helped define the user experience for new and existing security- and privacy-related tools for Googlers.
    • Collaborated with UX designers (design, research, writing), engineers (software, privacy, security), program managers, project managers, analysts, lawyers, and more.
    • Balanced user-centered, business, and engineering goals to help shape the strategy.
    • Tackled structural and architectural problems by thoughtfully organizing functionality into pages and workflows to meet user needs and match their mental models.
    • Developed storyboards, wireframes, mockups, prototypes, and more to communicate interaction and design ideas.
    • Assessed the usability of tools and products, and make constructive suggestions for improvement.
    • Collaborated with teammates to define and document patterns and components for wide reuse.
    Technologies: Sketch, InVision
  • Lead User Experience Designer

    2016 - 2017
    SecureKey
    • Initiated security and authentication solutions (using Blockchain technology) for esteemed major banking institutions including TD, Royal Bank, and Scotiabank.
    • Led the product design for an innovative Blockchain-based digital identity application; partnered with all major banks in Canada (BMO, CIBC, Desjardins, RBC, Scotiabank, TD, and National Bank) as well as IBM, Hyperledger, and Intel.
    • Collaborated with the government of Canada on the redesign of Securekey Concierge.
    Technologies: Balsamiq, Sketch, Zeplin, Keynote, InVision, Principle, JIRA

Other Experience

  • Toptal Mentor
    Michael is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Michael shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.

Education

  • Certificate in Introduction to Electronics with Arduino
    2015 - 2015
    OCAD University - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Animation and Design
    2004 - 2008
    Sheridan College - Oakville, ON, Canada

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Location

San Francisco, CA, United States

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