Stefan Dufgran, Designer in Lisbon, Portugal
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Stefan Dufgran

Verified Expert  in Design


Lisbon, Portugal
Toptal Member Since
April 22, 2020

Stefan has over 15 years of experience shipping digital websites and products for companies like Kickstarter and Stink Studios in New York. He is passionate about solving interaction challenges with elegant interfaces and well-crafted user experiences. Stefan has delivered award-winning work for clients large and small, including Spotify, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft, and Sony.


Work Experience

Product Designer

2019 - 2021
Betcha Sports, Inc.
  • Revamped the user experience, designed new features, and rebranded their product.
  • Established a scalable design system that covers Android and iOS apps, the Betcha website, emails, presentations, social media, and other collateral.
  • Collaborated with a brand designer to develop a new brand identity and with an illustrator to create a toolbox with brand graphics.
Technologies: ProtoPie, Zeplin, Trello, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Sketch, Figma, Innovative UX, Product Design, User Interface (UI), Mobile UI, UI Design, UX Design, Mobile UI Design, User Experience (UX), Web Design

Product Designer

2018 - 2019
Stellar Development Foundation
  • Led the design of StellarX, a first-of-a-kind, distributed token exchange powered by the Stellar blockchain. My tasks included design research, UX and UI design, and prototyping.
  • Worked as part of a five-person engineering team based in Brooklyn and California that created StellarX as a React Native app from the ground up.
  • Oversaw the Stellar rebrand process by the brand agency, Kurppa Hosk.
Technologies: GitHub, Abstracts, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, Slack, Sketch, Figma, Typefaces, UX Branding, Branding, Innovative UX, Product Design, User Interface (UI), Mobile UI, Dashboard Design, UI Design, UX Design, Mobile UI Design, User Experience (UX), Web Design

Product Designer

2016 - 2018
Kickstarter, PBC
  • Led a team of designers, engineers, and data scientists to innovate and improve a business-critical aspect of the Kickstarter platform: the creator experience.
  • Aligned on the product vision and strategy with our leadership team and CEO, defined KPIs and metrics with our data team, and then led a team of developers and designers to build features that achieved those goals.
  • Led user research, UX and UI design, and prototyping new ways for creators to succeed on our platform. I conducted in-person user interviews and surveys with Kickstarter creators and performed weekly data analysis.
  • Played a key role in growing Kickstarter, one of the first crowd-funding websites where over 10 million people from every continent have backed a Kickstarter project.
Technologies: Trello, GitHub, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, Slack, Sketch, Abstracts, Innovative UX, Product Design, User Interface (UI), UI Design, UX Design, Mobile UI Design, User Experience (UX), Web Design

Director of User Experience Design

2010 - 2016
Stink Studios
  • Ensured consistent, best-in-class UX and design deliveries in all projects and shipped products as the director of user experience design and a key leadership team member.
  • Led project teams through design sprints, including strategy and vision workshops, user research, stakeholder interviews, competitive audits, content strategy, design research, and design exploration phases.
  • Maintained and grew relationships with key clients: Google, Spotify, Microsoft, Sony, and Twitter.
  • Oversaw flagship projects for Spotify, such as Year in Music 2015, Found Them First, and Taste Rewind.
Technologies: Trello, GitHub, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, Slack, Sketch, Innovative UX, Mobile UI, Adobe CS6, Wireframing, UI Design, UX Design, Project Management, Mobile UI Design, User Experience (UX), Web Design
JUNE 2017 - JUNE 2019

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Alliance


Sketch, Adobe CS6, Zeplin, Slack, InVision App, Figma, Photoshop CC, Adobe, InVision, InVision Studio, Trello, ProtoPie, Illustrator CS6, Illustrator CC, Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, Adobe Creative Suite, GitHub, Framer X


CSS, HTML, SCSS, SQL, JavaScript


iOS, Android, Ethereum, Music Streaming

Industry Expertise

Entertainment & Leisure, Music, Marketing


Product Design, User Interface (UI), Innovative UX, Dashboard Design, Wireframing, Mobile UI, Responsive Design, UI Design, UX Design, Mobile UI Design, Responsive UI, User Experience (UX), Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Web Design, Design Systems, High-fidelity Prototypes, Presentations, Style Guides, User-centered Design (UCD), Interactive Prototypes, Low-fidelity Prototypes, Low-fidelity Mockups, High-fidelity Mockups, Mobile Prototypes, Animated Prototypes, Prototyping, GUI Animation, Design Leadership, Project Management, Sprint Planning, iOS UI Design, Android UI Design, Web App UI, Web App Design, UI Prototyping, Story Mapping, Agile, Agile Sprints, Journey Mapping, User Stories, Scrum, Keynote Templates, Marketplaces, Marketplace Platforms, Marketplace Design, Customer Journeys, Trading Applications, Currency Exchange, Stock Exchange, Iterative Design, Design Sprints, User Journey Maps, User Journeys, Android Design Guidelines, Abstracts, Award-winning, Streaming, Mobile UX Design, Forbes Global 2000, Apple Music, Music Platforms, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Social Impact, Viral Marketing, APIs, Data, Storytelling, Audio Streaming, Subscriptions, WebApp, Crypto, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Trading, Mobile Web Design, Stellar, Mobile Web, Desktop Web Design, Bitcoin, Open Source, Kickstarter, User Validation Testing, Usability Testing, UX Research, Responsive Web Apps, Crowdfunding, User Interviews, WYSIWYG Web Builders, User Profiles, Project Design, Project Planning, Web UX Design, Google, Google Play Store, WebGL, Video Streaming, Sprint Retrospectives, Home Entertainment, TV Shows, React, Workshops, Workshop Facilitation, User Flows, User, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Cryptocurrency, Data Visualization, Infographics, Agile UX, Sprints, Music Industry, Spotify API, Spotify, Music Promotion, Digital Marketing Design, Typefaces, UX Branding, Branding

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