Nathan Patton, Designer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Nathan Patton

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Designer

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since
July 28, 2022

Nathan is a product designer from Northern Ireland, with a bachelor's degree in interaction design. He is currently based in Dubai and is working on investment and blockchain products, including creating digital products and experiences for saving, investing, and managing money. Nathan is an expert at leading design teams and creating easy-to-use straightforward interfaces and universal design systems that provide a smooth design experience to all users.

Portfolio

Work Experience

UX/UI Designer

2023 - PRESENT
Finovance
  • Led the product team to define the entire digital product offering for the company.
  • Designed two comprehensive design systems for various digital products, one admin and one customer-facing.
  • Performed a UX audit on the onboarding journey and re-designed it to improve completion rates.
  • Designed the entire online banking app and back office platform from scratch.
Technologies: Web App Design, Web App UI, Web App UX, Fintech, B2B, Animated Prototypes, Website Redesign, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Prototypes, Web UX Design, Android UI Design, iOS UI Design, Layout, Consumer Products, Banking & Finance, Mobile, Web, Conversion Rate

Lead Product Designer

2023 - PRESENT
Freelance
  • Designed the entire booking platform for a new luxury airline company based in Dubai, UAE.
  • Created design systems for a number of large fintech companies based in the UAE, UK, and USA.
  • Designed the entire product suite for a B2B bank and financing solution from scratch.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Framer, Webflow, WordPress, Notion, Jira, Trello, Animated Prototypes, Website Redesign, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Prototypes, Web UX Design, Android UI Design, iOS UI Design, Layout, Consumer Products, Banking & Finance, Mobile, Web, HTML, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Tourism, Conversion Rate, Usability

Senior UX/UI Designer

2022 - 2023
SoldNest, Inc.
  • Designed a web app that led to increased retention and completion of their onboarding.
  • Worked with the team to create a cross-functional end-to-end design system.
  • Designed the experience for viewing and contacting matched agents. This was also hyper-personalized to show the key data for users' local area.
Technologies: Web App Design, Product Design, B2C, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), User Flows, User Journeys, Rapid Prototyping, Layout Design, Customer Analysis, Product Strategy, Landing Page Design, Websites, Web UX, Web Applications, System Design, iOS UX Design, Responsive Design, Animated Prototypes, Website Redesign, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Prototypes, Web UX Design, Android UI Design, iOS UI Design, Layout, Consumer Products, Mobile, Web, Conversion Rate, Usability, Marketplaces

Senior Product Designer

2022 - 2023
Sarwa
  • Built a universal design system for Sarwa's mobile app, web app, and website, which helped standardize design and speed up design operations.
  • Designed a growth calculator that educates users on compound interest if their money is saved wisely.
  • Redesigned the entire buying and selling flow for stocks and crypto on the Sarwa app. This reduced drop-offs and led to more transactions being made on the platform.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, ClickUp, Slack, Data Visualization, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Dashboard Design, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, Wireframing, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Cryptocurrency, Fintech, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Web App UX, Web Design, Design Leadership, User Flows, Dashboards, User Roles, Checkout, Resource Management, Visual Design, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Responsive UI, Mobile Apps, UX Wireframes, Mobile Design, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, B2C, Notion, Marketplace Design, User Interviews, User Journeys, User Personas, Data-informed Visual Design, Pitch Decks, iOS, Android, Adobe Creative Suite, Early-stage Startups, UX Research, Qualitative Research, Interviewing, Design Libraries, UI Components, UI Prototyping, Prototyping, Interactive Prototyping Expert, Interface Design, Motion & Animation Design, Design Reviews, Design Consultation, Responsive Web Apps, UX Audits, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Creative Direction, Style Guides, Information Architecture (IA), Benchmarking, Requirements, Primary Research, Sprint Planning, Crypto, Gamification, Web UI, User Onboarding, Workflow, Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, App Design, Mobile Banking, Product Discovery, Architecture, MVP Design, Feature Prioritization, Mockups, Startups, Monetization, Digital Product Design, Stakeholder Management, User Testing, Blockchain, User Stories, Admin Panels, Service Design, Design Ops, Process Optimization, Remote User Testing, Validated User Research, Customer Journeys, SaaS Design, UX Documentation, Branding, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Rapid Prototyping, Layout Design, Customer Analysis, Product Strategy, Websites, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), BTC Wallet, Web UX, Web Applications, System Design, iOS UX Design, Responsive Design, Animated Prototypes, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Prototypes, Web UX Design, Layout, Consumer Products, Software as a Service (SaaS), Investments, Banking & Finance, Mobile, Web, Discovery Workshops, Conversion Rate, Usability

Senior Product Designer

2021 - 2022
YAP
  • Helped launch and designed a business banking app that onboarded customers within 48 hours, requiring almost no physical documentation. The app was launched in Dubai, where everything is predominately analog and paper-based.
  • Built a design system for YAP, which is used in multiple countries. This was a challenge because user needs and design connotations differ between regions and countries, so the design system needed to be universal and consistent.
  • Designed a banking app for kids that enabled parents to set savings goals and missions for them to complete. We made sure to seamlessly integrate the design experience for children and parents.
  • Created a crypto exchange proof of concept in a 1-week sprint as an exploratory exercise to see how we would approach building a crypto product into the app.
Technologies: Sketch, Zeplin, Figma, Usertesting.com, Miro, Data Visualization, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Dashboard Design, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, Wireframing, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Cryptocurrency, Fintech, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Web App UX, Web Design, Design Leadership, User Flows, Dashboards, User Roles, Checkout, Resource Management, Visual Design, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Responsive UI, Mobile Apps, UX Wireframes, Mobile Design, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, B2C, Jira, Notion, B2B, Edtech, User Interviews, User Journeys, User Personas, Data-informed Visual Design, Pitch Decks, iOS, Android, Adobe Creative Suite, Early-stage Startups, UX Research, Qualitative Research, Interviewing, Design Libraries, UI Components, UI Prototyping, Prototyping, Interactive Prototyping Expert, Interface Design, Motion & Animation Design, Design Reviews, Design Consultation, Responsive Web Apps, UX Audits, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Creative Direction, Style Guides, Information Architecture (IA), Benchmarking, Requirements, Primary Research, Sprint Planning, Crypto, Gamification, Web UI, User Onboarding, Workflow, Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, App Design, Mobile Banking, Product Discovery, Architecture, MVP Design, Feature Prioritization, Mockups, Startups, Monetization, Digital Product Design, Stakeholder Management, User Testing, Blockchain, User Stories, Admin Panels, Design Ops, Process Optimization, Remote User Testing, Validated User Research, Customer Journeys, SaaS Design, UX Documentation, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Rapid Prototyping, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Layout Design, Customer Analysis, Product Strategy, Websites, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Web UX, Web Applications, iOS UX Design, Responsive Design, Interactive Prototypes, High-fidelity Prototypes, Web UX Design, Banking & Finance, Mobile, Web, Discovery Workshops

UI/UX Designer

2019 - 2021
Synechron
  • Redesigned the onboarding and KYC journeys for HSBC Bank Middle East, including carrying out user research, A/B testing, and finding a solution that aligned with business goals and customer needs.
  • Created a proof of concept for an industry-leading insurance platform in the USA, focusing on giving the employees a comprehensive app that allowed them to manage their plans, book appointments, and make claims.
  • Designed a custom solution for the housing loan and management software for UAE nationals, which allowed them to receive housing grants, choose contractors and architects, and track the building progress.
Technologies: Sketch, Adobe, Figma, Zeplin, InVision, Jira, Asana, Miro, Data Visualization, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Dashboard Design, Web App Design, Mobile App Design, Wireframing, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Fintech, User Experience (UX), eCommerce, User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Web App UX, Web Design, User Flows, Dashboards, User Roles, Checkout, Visual Design, Mobile UI Design, Mobile UX Design, Responsive UI, Mobile Apps, UX Wireframes, Mobile Design, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, B2C, Notion, B2B, Marketplace Design, User Interviews, User Journeys, User Personas, Data-informed Visual Design, Pitch Decks, iOS, Android, Adobe Creative Suite, UX Research, Interviewing, Design Libraries, UI Components, UI Prototyping, Prototyping, Interactive Prototyping Expert, Interface Design, Motion & Animation Design, Design Reviews, Design Consultation, Responsive Web Apps, UX Audits, User Behavior, Journey Mapping, Creative Direction, Style Guides, Information Architecture (IA), Benchmarking, Requirements, Primary Research, Sprint Planning, Gamification, Web UI, User Onboarding, Workflow, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, App Design, Mobile Banking, Product Discovery, Architecture, MVP Design, Feature Prioritization, Mockups, Digital Product Design, Stakeholder Management, User Testing, User Stories, Admin Panels, Design Ops, Process Optimization, Remote User Testing, Validated User Research, Customer Journeys, SaaS Design, UX Documentation, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), SaaS, Rapid Prototyping, Layout Design, Customer Analysis, Product Strategy, Landing Page Design, WordPress, Websites, WordPress Design, Web UX, Logo Design, Health, Banking & Finance, Mobile, Web, Discovery Workshops

UX/UI Designer

2017 - 2019
No79 Design
  • Designed the eCommerce website and managed the development of one of Europe's largest car suspension retailers.
  • Created the end-to-end website for a large car dealership in Northern Ireland, allowing customers to filter and sort by specific categories.
  • Developed an online booking system for a caravan holiday rental company, allowing customers to book, pay, and share their trip details.
Technologies: Sketch, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Zeplin, InVision, Wireframing, Prototyping, WordPress, User Interface (UI), Mobile App UI, Web App UX, Web Design, User Flows, Dashboards, Checkout, Visual Design, Mobile UI Design, Responsive UI, Mobile Apps, UX Wireframes, Mobile Design, Mobile UX, Mobile UI, B2C, Marketplace Design, iOS, Android, Adobe Creative Suite, UI Prototyping, Design Consultation, Responsive Web Apps, User Behavior, Style Guides, Benchmarking, Requirements, Web UI, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, App Design, Product Discovery, Architecture, MVP Design, Mockups, Digital Product Design, Stakeholder Management, Process Optimization, Validated User Research, Customer Journeys, User Experience (UX), UX Documentation, eCommerce, WooCommerce, Rapid Prototyping, Layout Design, Customer Analysis, Product Strategy, Landing Page Design, Websites, WordPress Design, Logo Design, Mobile, Web
2015 - 2019

Bachelor's Degree in Interaction Design

Ulster University - Belfast, UK

2013 - 2015

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Interactive Media

Northern Regional College - Newtownabbey, UK

JANUARY 2022 - PRESENT

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