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Michael Dedrick

Michael Dedrick

Toronto, ON, Canada
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 wide, far-reaching spectrum of media.
Michael is now available for hire
  • Safely
  • Octave
  • Alumnify
  • Apple + IBM | Field Connect
  • Apple + IBM | Safe Site
  • Xiglu
  • Lead User Experience Designer
    2016 - PRESENT
    • 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
  • Lead iOS Mobile User Experience Designer
    Apple and IBM
    2014 - 2015
    • Excelled as the lead UX designer on MobileFirst Apple and IBM exclusive partnership to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business applications—enabling IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
    Technologies: Keynote, InVision, IBM Bluemix, IBM JazzHub, IBM Sametime
Other Experience
  • 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.
  • Certificate in Introduction to Electronics with Arduino
    OCAD University - Toronto, ON, Canada
    2015 - 2015
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Animation and Design
    Sheridan College - Oakville, ON, Canada
    2004 - 2008
  • Illustration15 years
  • User Interface (UI)15 years
  • User Experience (UX)15 years
  • Animation10 years
  • Zeplin3 years
  • Sketch3 years
  • Zeplin
  • Sketch
Toronto, ON, Canada
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