Ran Liu, Designer in San Rafael, CA, United States
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Ran Liu

Verified Expert  in Design


San Rafael, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 12, 2019

Ran brings an artist's eye and an engineer's mind to approach design in a systematic yet creative way. She holds a Master of Science degree in computer science, human-computer interaction, and data visualization. In the past five years, Ran has specialized in solving complex enterprise SaaS problems by creating elegant and simple UX solutions. Ran follows an iterative, user-centered, and data-informed design process.


Work Experience

Senior UX Designer

2016 - 2019
Amplitude Analytics
  • Created a design taxonomy product add-on that generated over 200+ sales opportunities and millions of dollars in revenue.
  • Led design and research for an automated release analysis feature, a crucial building block for the amplitude growth engine.
  • Spearheaded Amplitude's design system, Cerulean.
  • Designed and created various growth experiments on the company's website to generate more qualified leads and opportunities.
  • Led the design team for various design endeavors such as creating personas, running and hosting a usability improvement day, and defining the company's design and experience principles.
Technologies: Interaction Design (IxD), Web Design, UI Design, Product Design, Data Visualization, Adobe Illustrator, InVision, Sketch


2018 - 2018
UC Berkeley Extension
  • Taught a 10-week diagramming and prototyping for UX course for a class of 14 students. Topics including user-centered design, user experience mapping, low-fi and high-fi wireframing, and different levels of prototyping.
Technologies: Web Design, UI Design, Sketch

UX/UI Designer

2016 - 2016
  • Led all design initiatives for Chartboost’s main product to improve the user experience for both customers and internal employees.
  • Conducted data-driven design experiments to impact revenue.
  • Designed an internal tool to allow account managers to bid on the most suitable top publishers for their clients to achieve a better ROI for their advertising campaigns.
Technologies: Interaction Design (IxD), Web Design, UI Design, Product Design, Adobe Illustrator, Zeplin, Sketch

UX Designer

2014 - 2016
  • Led design initiatives for the next-gen Marketo Analytics and Email Editor 2.0.
  • Redesigned Marketo Docs, Marketo Dev site, and engineering's hiring website.
Technologies: Interaction Design (IxD), Web Design, UI Design, Product Design, Data Visualization, InVision, Sketch
2009 - 2012

Master's Degree in Computer Science

University of Maryland - College Park


Applied UX Intensive

Cooper Professional Education


Sketch, InVision App, Adobe Illustrator, Principle, InVision, Zeplin, Sketch 4


Web, WordPress, iOS, Android

Industry Expertise

Education, Marketing


Sass, B2B, User Experience (UX), Dashboard Design, Data Visualization, UX Design, Product Design, UI Design, Web Design, Prototyping, User Flows, Interaction Design (IxD), Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress Design, Interactive Design, User Research, Usability, Usability Testing, Animated Prototypes, Web Applications, User Scenarios, Responsive Design, Information Architecture (IA), Sitemaps, Mobile Web, Coding, Websites, Nonprofits, Wireframing, High-fidelity Mockups, Personas, SaaS Design, Email Campaigns, Email Templates, User Personas, Analytics, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), SaaS, User Interface (UI), Web UX, Wireframe to Product, Pixel Perfect, Software Design, User Journey Maps, Qualitative Research, Mockups, Low-fidelity Mockups, Onboarding, Web UI Design, Data, UX Flows, User Journeys, Data Analytics, Release Management, Mobile Design, Illustration, Visual Design

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