Nathaniel Jabbawy, Designer in Boston, MA, United States
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Nathaniel Jabbawy

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Designer

Location
Boston, MA, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 31, 2017

Over the past 15 years, Nathaniel has developed the ability to translate user and business needs into simple, holistic, B2B, and consumer-friendly experiences. Most recently, he served as the design director at Formative and iRobot, working on both mobile and desktop products. Nathaniel believes brands and products are closely related, and he enjoys working on all aspects of product design.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Designer

2012 - PRESENT
nat.co
  • Designed branding and design systems for clients in the New York and Boston area.
  • Handled app design and user experience for clients, including MIT, Vivox, Disney, and more.
  • Managed web developer subcontractors building websites for my clients.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Figma

Product Design Director

2021 - 2024
Newsela
  • Built a foundational component and pattern library in Figma and Storybook.
  • Conducted codebase experiments based on data and user feedback.
  • Improved overall app experience with new features and user flows.
  • Managed a high-performing team of UX/product and research designers.
Technologies: Figma, FigJam, Pendo, UI Design, Web Design, UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Websites, Web UX Design

Design Manager

2019 - 2021
iRobot
  • Redesigned the company app for iOS and Android through a user-centric approach.
  • Conducted design research and continuous usability testing.
  • Managed and designed the iRobot design system and pattern library.
Technologies: Figma, Sketch, OmniGraffle, UI Design, Web Design, UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Websites, Web UX Design

Design Director

2017 - 2019
Vivox
  • Served as the lead designer for the integration of Vivid Voice and Unity in the form of a B2C game comms platform.
  • Partnered with gamers to understand user needs for both the casual and esports market.
  • Designed the interface library, pitch decks, user flows, cross-device interactions, dashboards, and developer tools.
  • Managed the design process with the agency for the initial branding of social and physical marketing collateral.
Technologies: Unity, Sketch, UI Design, Web Design, UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Websites, Web UX Design

Lead UX Designer

2014 - 2017
TripAdvisor
  • Delivered incremental and holistic web/mobile design on Tours and Attractions product squads.
  • Designed growth and engagement product features and collaborated with a cross-squad design group on global UI systems.
  • Developed UX patterns focused on eCommerce, travel planning, and in-destination markets.
Technologies: Sketch, UI Design, Web Design, UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Websites, Web UX Design
2002 - 2004

Master's Degree in Interactive Telecommunications

New York University - Tisch School of the Arts - New York, New York

1998 - 2002

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fine Arts

Cornell University - Ithaca, New York

Tools

Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Sketch, OmniGraffle, Ableton Live, Ableton, Adobe CC, Flash, Figma, FigJam

Languages

HTML, CSS

Industry Expertise

Travel & Leisure

Platforms

Mobile, iOS, Desktop, WordPress

Other

UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Management, App UX, UX Flows, Hand Drawing, Storyboarding, UI Design, Creative Direction, iOS UI Design, Art Direction, Web Design, User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Websites, Web UX Design, Photography, Illustration, Mobile UX, iOS App Design, Apps, Branding, Responsive, Dashboard Design, UIKit, Blog Design, WordPress Themes, User Experience (UX), Pendo, Analytics, Unity, User Experience Design, User Flows, Design Research, eCommerce

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