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

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Product Designer

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
February 25, 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