Riley Pelosi, Designer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Riley Pelosi

Verified Expert  in Design

Product Designer

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 23, 2020

Riley is a product UI/UX designer with 4+ years of enterprise and startup experience. Her work demonstrates a track record of iteratively shipping designs that are optimized for conversion, engagement, and retention. As a systematic thinker with a specialization in cross-platform design, she is passionate about turning problems into simple, cohesive, and engaging user experiences across native mobile and web applications.


Work Experience

Senior UX Designer

2019 - 2020
  • Designed a new checkout experience that increased conversion by eliminating the number of steps needed to complete an order.
  • Developed goop's first design language system while collaborating with cross-disciplinary partners.
  • Designed a new accessible search experience after conducting several usability tests and synthesizing qualitative research.
  • Iteratively created user flows, wireframes, high-fi mockups, motion demos, and basic prototypes.
  • Documented user interface and interaction specifications for mobile, tablet, and desktop.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Flinto, Confluence, Jira, Zeplin, Hotjar, Validately, Sketch, Figma

UI Designer

2016 - 2018
  • Led mobile UI design for Hilton’s new design language system that guides all of Hilton’s iOS and Android products. Reported to the director of design and director of research weekly.
  • Partnered with a senior UX designer and built usability test prototypes with InVision to facilitate moderated usability tests and a/b testing for Hilton’s digital key unlocking hotel door experience.
  • Worked on Hilton’s enterprise branding, where I applied a new brand identity and made global design changes to the iOS and Android platforms.
  • Conducted user experience and user interface design audits and documented inconsistencies within the iOS and Android apps.
Technologies: Basecamp, Adobe Photoshop, Confluence, Jira, InVision, Zeplin, Sketch

UI Designer

2014 - 2015
  • Designed an end of reading experience for iOS, Android, and Web for when a user has completed an audiobook, book, or comic, which encourages the user to rate, write a review, and select a new recommended book.
  • Optimized a major part of Scribd's acquisition funnel, the payment experience, by reducing user frictions with improving the credit card authentication process, error states, copy, and security.
  • Worked on companies pivoting credit-based business model, transitioning the audiobook service from unlimited to a credit-based system.
  • Designed a referral program that boosted app downloads.
  • Designed membership sign-up pages that successfully increased revenue and retention as well as reduced cancellations.
Technologies: Confluence, Jira, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch
2014 - 2014

Course in Human-computer Interaction

University of California San Diego - San Diego

2012 - 2014

Credits in Computer Science, Visual and Interactive Design

CCSF - San Francisco


Certified UX Designer

Career Foundry


Front-end Web Development

General Assembly


UX Boot Camp and Kiva

Cooper Professional Education


Figma, Sketch, Validately, Jira, Confluence, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Zeplin, Atlassian Suite, Slack, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Basecamp, Hotjar, Flinto, After Effects CC


iOS, Android, Web

Industry Expertise

Health & Wellness


UX Design, Mobile UX Design, Mobile UI, Mobile UI Design, Design Systems, Design Thinking, Human-centered Design (HCD), UX Research, UI Design, User Research, Usability Testing, User Flows, User Needs, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, MVP Design, Product Design, Task Flows, Usability, Information Architecture (IA), Cross-platform UX, Atomic Design, UI Branding, Design Language, UI Audits, System UI, iOS App Design, UX Strategy, Surveys, Interviews, Generative Research, A/B Testing, Language Learning, App Design, Wireframing, Rapid Prototyping, Personas, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Referrals, eCommerce, eCommerce UX, eCommerce UI, Mobile Web, Responsive Design, Search, Navigation, Navigation Design, Web Search, Interaction Design (IxD)

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