Rob Devaney, Designer in New York, NY, United States
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Rob Devaney

Verified Expert  in Design


New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 4, 2015

Rob is an award-winning New York City-based senior UX/UI designer with over 15 years experience designing products for some of the biggest companies in the world. Clients include ESPN, MetLife, Goldman Sachs, Cisco, The Hartford, Discovery Channel, Siemens, The United States Women's Ski Team, Fitch Ratings, Wolters Kluwer, Red Bull, Bain, GlaxoSmithKline, dozens of startups, and many more.


Work Experience

Senior UX/UI Designer

2010 - PRESENT
Rob Devaney Design
  • Created award-winning products for clients in a variety of sectors, located around the world. Clients have included Goldman Sachs, ESPN, UBS, Fitch Ratings, The Hartford, MetLife, GlaxoSmithKline, Red Bull, Cisco, Discovery Channel, Bain Consulting, Wolters Kluwer, the US Women's Ski Team, and many more.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, Zeplin, InVision, Sketch

Senior UX/UI Designer

2014 - 2019
Surge Software Development
  • Worked directly with a variety of clients in an Agile environment researching, designing, and prototyping creating various digital deliverables.
  • Created an award-winning iPad app for Northstar Memorial Services, testing onsite in various locations around the US.
  • Built the first ever beekeeping web application for beekeepers around the world.
  • Designed and prototyped an Android application that helps parents monitor their children's tablet usage.
  • Created a highly successful eCommerce site for Legarza Industries, including all front- and back-end touchpoints for the client and the consumer.
Technologies: Axure, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Creative Director

2012 - 2013
FVM Strategic Communications
  • Created multiple award-winning campaigns with digital and video components.
  • Worked directly with clients on almost every initiative.
  • Led a team of eight designers and writers.
  • Presented frequently to senior executives in various verticals.
  • Improved usability and user experience (and therefore the bottom line) for various clients in the technology, education, and financial sectors, among others.
Technologies: Axure, Adobe After Effects, Sublime Text, Bootstrap, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior UX/UI Designer

2011 - 2012
  • One of the first hires at a brand-new MetLife UX team.
  • Worked directly with offshore developers to create interfaces and various digital products.
  • Redesigned an internal-facing sales tool used to create theoretical mockups for potential clients that resulted in a huge lift in engagement, usage, and therefore effectiveness of the sales presentations.
  • Presented to senior management frequently.
  • Worked in an Agile environment.
Technologies: OmniGraffle, Axure, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2012 - 2012

Master's Credit Degree in UX Design

Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

1997 - 2000

MFA Degree in Fine Arts

Yale University - New Haven, CT

1988 - 1992

BFA Degree in Fine Arts

Boston University - Boston, MA


UX Mini-Masters

Rutgers University


Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Axure RP Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Sublime Text 3, Adobe After Effects, OmniGraffle, InVision, Figma, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Sublime Text, Zeplin, Adobe Creative Suite


CSS, HTML, JavaScript


Webflow, Webflow CMS, Mobile, iOS, Android, Axure, MacOS

Industry Expertise

Healthcare, Healthcare & Insurance, Health


Enterprise Design, Style Guides, iPad, User Experience (UX), UI Design, Design Systems, Product Design, User Interface (UI), User Research, Quantitative Research, Dashboard Design, Dashboards, Responsive Web Apps, Responsive UX Design, SaaS, Web Design, Medical Software, UX Design, Conversion-centered Design, Branding, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Form Design, SaaS Design, Service Design, Tablet UI, Tablet UX, Prototyping, Squarespace, Software as a Service (SaaS), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web App Design, Web App UI, Web App UX, Agile, Data Visualization, Leadership, Complex Data Analysis, Data Analytics, High-fidelity Prototypes, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, User-centered Design (UCD), App Design, Mobile Design, Finance, Visual Design, Multimedia, Bootstrap, Mobile UI

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