Nathan Thomas, Designer in Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Nathan Thomas

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Designer

Location
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Toptal Member Since
July 14, 2020

Nathan is a senior UI/UX designer with ten years of experience in visual design and end-to-end consumer and business product design solutions. His most rewarding work is delivering a significant impact alongside his product and engineering partners. Nathan is currently the lead designer at a fintech, delivering focused lending experiences to healthcare professionals. His top skill is turning ambiguity into clearly defined problems while identifying key business or growth opportunities.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Senior UI/UX

2020 - PRESENT
Provide
  • Owned the UI/UX for the entire Provide product, including the customer-facing portal, the internal loan origination software tool, and the practice marketplace listing for a practice buying experience.
  • Collaborated with the product team to map complex workflows, design and prototype ideas for validation or stakeholder alignment, and work with engineers to ensure feasibility daily.
  • Built and managed two component libraries for marketing and customer-facing interfaces and our internal loan servicing tools.
Technologies: Figma, Miro, Jira, UI Design, Product Design, UX Design, Collaboration, Systems Thinking, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), B2B, Dashboard Design, Wireframing, Mockups, UX Wireframes, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Design, Branding, MVP Design, Startups, Dashboards, Web Platforms, User Journeys, Web App Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Responsive Web Apps

Product Design, UI/UX

2018 - 2020
Freelance
  • Managed the UX design and relationships with IT stakeholders and the outsourced development team for a major financial institution. My experience as a designer and a project lead led to the project's success.
  • Developed the visual brand, designed the UX, and prototyped a teaching application for healthcare professionals. The content-driven mobile app teaches essential soft skills needed to thrive.
  • Reimagined and modernized the UX of the Cancer Treatment Center of America's cancer survivor tree (IST). The IST provides hope, empowerment, and community for survivors and patients fighting cancer.
  • Led the UX and UI for a Certified B Corporation founded by a nationally recognized neonatologist. This software improves accuracy and removes human error in assessing infants born withdrawn from in-utero substance abuse.
Technologies: Principle, Framer X, Adobe CC, Sketch, UI Design, UX Design, Systems Thinking, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Wireframing, Mockups, UX Wireframes, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Design, Branding, MVP Design, Web Platforms, User Journeys, Web App Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Responsive Web Apps, Mobile UI, Mobile Design

Product Design, UI/UX

2014 - 2018
Brushfire Interactive
  • Designed 30 world-class custom-consumer and business products as the sole designer on the team.
  • Created intuitive user experiences while collaborating with product owners, engineers, and project managers.
  • Designed an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop lesson builder for Sunday school teachers and volunteers. The success of this product was due to the market and user research I conducted as a UI design consultant.
  • Introduced and transitioned the team to work with Sketch, Figma, InVision, and Principle, which I used to present interactive functionality to clients and stakeholders.
Technologies: Balsamiq, Principle, InVision, Sketch, UI Design, UX Design, Collaboration, Systems Thinking, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Dashboard Design, Wireframing, Mockups, UX Wireframes, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Design, Branding, MVP Design, Startups, Dashboards, Web Platforms, User Journeys, Web App Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Responsive Web Apps, Mobile UI, Mobile Design

User Interface and Visual Designer

2013 - 2014
Freelance
  • Designed elegant, innovative solutions, such as a beautiful UI/UX for a pixel-perfect website, a detailed icon set, and logo concepts for comprehensive branding projects.
  • Created beautiful designs for major brands like Disney, Subway, and Pepsi, as a contractor for large agencies.
  • Designed complete web experiences and art directed a video and photoshoot to create assets for a project.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, UI Design, Visual Design, User Interface (UI), Mockups, UX Wireframes, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Design, Branding, Web App UI

User Interface and Visual Designer

2012 - 2013
Mindspace Agency
  • Designed high-end, pixel-perfect websites and digital marketing communications with solid attention to detail.
  • Created beautiful, user-centered solutions for major brands like Shutterfly, LifeLock, Sage Group, and MGM Grand.
  • Delivered superior-quality designs that functioned intuitively and in ways people could easily understand. Planned user experiences through sketching, wireframing, and site mapping.
  • Presented design concepts, critiqued peers' work, and received constructive feedback as I cultivated strong interpersonal skills.
Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Branding, Visual Design, User Interface (UI), Mockups, Web Design

Visual Design and Package Design

2011 - 2012
Design Packaging, Inc.
  • Designed world-class, dynamic packaging and created print-ready files for popular retail brands, such as Sephora, Barney's New York, DKNY, Marc Jacobs, and American Eagle.
  • Produced innovative assets, including logos, brand systems, and packaging that reflected the brand.
  • Developed and effectively communicated creative strategies to influence design solutions.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Design, Web Design, Branding
2009 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Visual Design

The Art Institute of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ, USA

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

The Ultimate Guide to Usability and UX

Udemy

Tools

Figma

Other

Visual Design, Interactive Design, UI Design, User Experience (UX), UX Wireframes, Wireframing, Mockups, MVP Design, Prototyping, Product Design, UX Design, Collaboration, System Process Mapping, Systems Thinking, User Interface (UI), B2B, Dashboard Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Design, Branding, Startups, Web Platforms, User Journeys, Web App Design, Web App UX, Web App UI, Responsive Web Apps, Dashboards, Mobile UI, Mobile Design

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