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Tidjane Tall

Tidjane Tall

Designer
Toronto, ON, Canada
Member since March 1, 2016
Tidjane has led UX/UI, product, and design vision on small to large projects for companies like Adobe, Google, Yellow Pages, and more. With over ten years of experience in mobile/web craft, he aims to connect users’ needs and business goals to deliver creative and strategic design solutions.
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Portfolio
Employment
  • Founder, CEO, & Creative Director
    Huactive
    2015 - 2017
    • Created and developed Huactive, a digital creative agency focused on building human experiences and interactive storytelling.
    • Developed a multidisciplinary approach, tackling strategy (brand identity, product, and digital strategy), direction (creative, art, and content direction), design (experience, product, and interaction design), and technology (web/mobile development and VR/AR technology).
    Technologies: InVision, Marvel, Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Senior UX/UI Designer
    Yellow Pages
    2014 - 2015
    • Oversaw UX and UI requirements for a consumer service SaaS platform for Yellow Pages Canada.
    Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap, InDesign
Other Experience
  • From Concept to Reality – A Guide to Logo Development (Publication)
    Whether we need a logo for an app, a startup, or brand positioning, following trends is not enough. A carefully considered design process is needed to design an impactful logo and brand.
  • Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality vs. Mixed Reality – An Introductory Guide (Publication)
    Despite having many things in common, virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) are not the same thing. Learn the essential differentiators, driving forces, and design considerations for these three promising cousin technologies.
  • How to Create Custom Loading Animations to Decrease Bounce Rates (Publication)
    You probably wouldn't stare at a white screen on a site or app for more than a few seconds without a page load status or time indicator. A well-crafted loading animation helps you stay engaged while you wait. Toptal Design Editor Tidjane Tall will show you how Slack, Trello, and Flickr loading animations can be done with ease. You'll be able to apply what you learn to create your own branded loading animation from scratch.
  • How to Quickly Turn Boring Icons into Original Masterpieces (Publication)
    Icons are critical to our designs, yet we download the same tired icon sets for every project. To address this problem, Toptal Design Editor Tidjane Tall created this guide. In it, you'll learn how to add visual depth to your icons, and make them unique to the product they represent.
  • A Step-by-step Guide to UI Animation with Principle and Sketch (Publication)
    Interfaces that have animations and transitions provide a better UX for app users, and stimulate user engagement. It’s becoming increasingly important to understand how to add motion to your designs, which is why we wrote today’s tutorial. In it, Toptal Design Editor Tidjane Tall demonstrates how to craft effective UI animation techniques, using Principle for Mac, in a series of short videos.
  • A Step-by-step Guide to Designing Custom Illustrations Without Any Drawing Skills (Publication)
    Many designers shy away from making their own custom illustrations for the fear that they don't have conventional drawing skills. What if we could show you how to make your own great custom illustrations, no sketching skills required? In this article, Toptal Design Blog Editor Tidjane Tall guides us through three step-by-step illustrations each with different styles.
  • The Super Simple Guide to Iconography (Publication)
    We often hear that an image is worth a thousand words. Well, this applies very much to icons, which replace long sentences and words to optimize visual space, usability, and aesthetic. In this article, Toptal Designer Tidjane Tall shows us how to create 10 custom icons in less than 10 seconds each (we promise). Knowing how to design your own icons can go a long way, so learn how to craft a set of simple and effective icons to upgrade your skillset.
Education
  • Certificate in Product Management
    BrainStation - Toronto
    2018 - 2018
  • Certificate in Full-stack Development
    Thinkful - Online
    2017 - 2018
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Web Design and Development
    FullSail University - Winter Park, Florida, USA
    2010 - 2013
  • Diploma in Web and Graphic Design
    CDI College - Montreal, Canada
    2009 - 2011
Experience
  • Apps10 years
  • UX Design8 years
  • UI Design8 years
  • Product Design6 years
  • Mobile App Design6 years
  • iOS6 years
  • HTML/CSS5 years
  • Android4 years
Toronto, ON, Canada
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