Ted Evans, Designer in Seattle, WA, United States
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Ted Evans

Verified Expert  in Design


Seattle, WA, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 5, 2017

Ted has a passion for creative problem solving and has brought ideas to life for companies such as Sony, Apple, Nintendo, Comcast, Intel, Microsoft, Disney, Cox, and Virgin Media TV. He has a proven track record creating award-winning designs for virtually any media or platform, including print, live events, broadcast television, web, mobile, and emerging technologies (AR/VR/MR). He's currently working on digital aviation solutions for Boeing.


Work Experience

UX Lead/Creative Director

2013 - PRESENT
Evans Creative Studios, Inc.
  • Designed products and provided user experience (UX), creative direction, art direction, motion design, and illustration for national and international clients. Created original content for distribution on computers, mobile devices, television, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
  • Art directed and provided motion design for sixteen videos for Microsoft to launch the Cloud OS platform.
  • Created user experience, interaction, and visual design for Cox Communications' Flare, an HDTV unified gaming platform for kids.
  • Provided creative direction and visual design for 26 video-on-demand (VOD) branded portals for Rogers Cable, including Disney Junior, Disney XD, HBO, Family Channel, NFL, and National Geographic.
  • Designed the UX for a multi-platform BI and data analytics application utilizing a Material-based design system to be deployed for high-end automotive dealerships including Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Porsche, and Jaguar.
Technologies: React Studio, Angular, Adobe After Effects, Axure, InVision, UXPin, Sketch, Adobe CC

Creative Director

2014 - 2016
FishyTale Digital, Inc.
  • Designed 3D real-time UX/UI for multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, television, consoles, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
  • Wrote the story/script for four original children’s titles: Lyle Little, Art Wizard, Kidd Pirate, and Rift Rocket.
  • Designed interactions and user experience for a children’s book platform including dynamic narration, personalization, and cloud-based analytics.
  • Designed characters, environment, vehicle, and prop concepts for 3D and 2D content offerings.
  • Oversaw content, production, and design teams for an innovative proprietary publishing platform.
  • Created fun, immersive storytelling experiences while aiding in children’s development of reading and social skills.
Technologies: Maya, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Unity, Adobe CC

Design Director

2010 - 2013
ChannelReady, Inc.
  • Managed creative and production teams to develop comprehensive marketing solutions across multiple media platforms and channels.
  • Designed user experience and user interfaces for a variety of web applications, responsive websites, and online training portals.
  • Designed a dynamic, responsive marketing website for leading property management company Benaroya.
  • Art directed and designed visual elements for interactive training modules built in HTML5 for Ben Bridge Jewelers, a major US retailer.
  • Launched the Super Savers Club, a highly successful loyalty program for Savers/Value Village, and created a multi-platform marketing campaign.
  • Developed Halloween campaign and art directed cinema, TV and radio spots, increasing product sales by 38%.
Technologies: Balsamiq, Tumult Hype, Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, Adobe CC

Executive Producer, Games

2008 - 2009
Playday TV, Inc.
  • Produced original casual games and re-purposed licensed games for the Interactive TV streaming platform.
  • Supervised artists, user interface designers, and developers.
  • Handled creative direction and production of all onscreen content including broadcast, channel identity, user interface, and games.
  • Managed both internal and external development and production resources.
  • Reported directly to head of production (broadcast).
  • Led production and UX/UI design teams to create an innovative streaming TV portal.
  • Managed internal and external games development teams to port third-party games to the G-Cluster platform.
  • Worked closely with the marketing manager to create print and online promotional materials for cable/IPTV operators and consumers.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Unity, Adobe CC

Lead Designer (Contract)

2008 - 2008
Electronic Ink (now LiquidHub)
  • Worked directly with account managers, designers, and developers to create intuitive user experiences, user interfaces, and visual designs for a variety of web applications.
  • Created detailed user flows, wireframes, and design specifications.
  • Developed design prototypes and presentations for usability testing.
  • Worked through the complete development cycle from concept to launch.
  • Helped develop protocols and test scripts for A/B testing with Clarity Labs.
Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, Cinema 4D, Adobe CC

Director of Creative Services

2005 - 2008
SeaChange International
  • Managed broadcast design and user experience/user interface design teams for an Emmy award-winning interactive TV technology company.
  • Designed UX/UI and visual elements for video-on-demand portals for major cable and IPTV customers, including Verizon, Cox, Comcast, Adelphia, Turner, Eatel, Intercabel, and Telefonica.
  • Designed interactions, prototypes, UX/UI, and visual elements of the electronic program guide (EPG) for TV Navigator 4.0, utilizing innovative search metaphor and advanced user interface.
  • Worked closely with development teams to redesign key software packages (VODlink 4.0) with enhanced functionality.
  • Worked closely with marketing and sales teams to develop marketing materials for trade shows and customer engagement across all channels.
Technologies: Microsoft Project, Visio, Adobe After Effects, Adobe CC

Senior Designer, User Interface (Contract)

2004 - 2004
  • Worked directly with the product manager, designers, and developers to create intuitive user interfaces and product designs for a suite of real-time collaboration applications.
  • Created detailed user flows, wireframes, and design specifications.
  • Developed design prototypes and presentations for usability testing.
  • Worked through the complete development cycle from concept to product shipment.
  • Helped develop use cases, test scripts, and protocols for usability testing, working closely with product managers, design team, and usability testing teams.
Technologies: Web App Design, Visio, Adobe CC

Executive Producer, Interactive

2001 - 2004
Virgin Media TV
  • Spearheaded and led creative management for a major UK broadcaster with five wholly owned satellite and cable channels and nine co-owned BBC channels (UKTV).
  • Created a variety of content, including on-air promos and branding, channel support websites, micro-sites, enhanced TV shows, interactive program guides, and on-demand interactive TV.
  • Successfully launched Challenge, the UK’s first totally interactive TV games channel with a channel-linked (24/7) on-demand games service and a variety of enhanced synchronized TV shows on Sky Digital satellite and cable television.
  • Designed live interactive web applications for Most Haunted, the highest rated show on Living TV, including multi-screen video (Ghost-cams), dynamic content updates, messaging, and voting.
  • Led user experience and user interface (UX/UI) teams to develop new innovative play-along TV and web applications.
Technologies: Cinema 4D, Visio, Adobe After Effects, Adobe CC
1981 - 1983

Associate's Degree in Theater Arts

Glendale College - Glendale, CA


Adobe CC, Flinto, Marvel App, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Cinema 4D, Adobe Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Zeplin, InVision, Sketch, UXPin, React Studio, Adobe After Effects, Maya, Tumult Hype, Balsamiq, Visio, Microsoft Project, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC


iOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Webflow, Android, MacOS, Windows, Axure

Industry Expertise

Real Estate, Games


HTML, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript


Branding, Interaction Design (IxD), Presentation Design, Prototyping, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality App Design, Mixed Reality (MR), Design Systems, TV App Design, Visual Design, Web UX, Web UI, iOS App Design, Android App Design, Android UI Design, App UI, App UX, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, HTML UI, User Interface (UI), Interactive Design, Motion Graphics, Wireframing, User Experience (UX), User Flows, PowerPoint Design, Mobile App Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Immersive Experiences, UI Design, Android Design Guidelines, React, Character Design, Angular, Unity, jQuery, Web App Design, Responsive, E-learning, TV, App Design, Unity3D, Virtual Reality (VR), Design, Motion Design, Animation

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