Tristan Hewat, Designer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Tristan Hewat

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Toptal Member Since
December 2, 2018

Tristan is a product designer (UX/UI). Formerly the design director at a product agency, Tristan has the ability to lead and guide projects at any stage of the product lifecycle, from UX research through to wireframes, and prototyping to polished UI design.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Lead Product Designer (UX/UI)

2013 - PRESENT
Freelance
  • Freelanced for various digital agencies and companies, both remote and on-site, delivering UX research, empathy maps, experience journeys, personas, information architecture, wireframes, prototypes, and pixel-perfect UI.
  • Facilitated scores of small and large stakeholder workshops.
  • Delivered research and product designs in a tight time frame.
  • Conducted extensive research pieces, exceeding government digital transformation guidelines.
  • Produced UX and UI for AAA-accessible government websites.
  • Designed clean, polished UI for websites and native apps.
  • Designed lightweight products/prototypes and pitch decks for investment rounds.
  • Considered myself a genuine all-around product designer.
Technologies: Presentation Design, Pitch Decks, Adobe Suite, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Android, iOS, Jira, Zeplin, InVision, Sketch, Figma, ChatGPT, Design Systems, Web App Design, User Workflows, Branding, SaaS, User Journeys, Responsive Design, User Research, Enterprise SaaS, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), E-learning, Visual Design

Founder

2012 - PRESENT
Shoot The Frame
  • Founded Shoot The Frame, a suite of monthly international photography awards.
  • Built the brand, product, industry partnerships, etc.
  • Acted as the designer, product owner, founder, and marketing team to get this product off the ground.
Technologies: Presentation Design, Pitch Decks, Adobe Suite, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Jira, InVision, Sketch, Figma, Web App Design, Branding, Responsive Design, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Visual Design

Product Owner/Designer

2018 - 2018
Tigerspike
  • Built an MVP in the gig economy space; restructuring the way companies offer customer support.
  • Started my role in the UX/UI space for initial concepts and pitch decks and moved into the product owner role throughout the build.
Technologies: Presentations, Pitch Decks, Adobe Suite, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Android, iOS, Jira, InVision, Sketch, Web App Design, User Workflows, User Journeys, Responsive Design, User Research, Enterprise SaaS, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Visual Design

Design Director

2016 - 2017
Tigerspike
  • Led and guided the Melbourne design team through all of the challenges of a fast-paced product focused agency.
  • Created solutions for projects across a huge range of industries, including mining, health, insurance, convenience stores, fashion, eCommerce, education, construction, and infrastructure.
  • Created scopes of work and design project phases, from design sprints to launch.
  • Facilitated design and requirement workshops with clients across a wide spectrum of industries.
  • Jumped on the tools to deal with high-pressure clients to ensure success.
Technologies: Presentation Design, Pitch Decks, Adobe Suite, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Android, iOS, Jira, InVision, Sketch, Design Systems, Web App Design, User Workflows, Agriculture, Branding, SaaS, User Journeys, Responsive Design, User Research, Enterprise SaaS, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Visual Design
2002 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Education

Deakin University - Melbourne, Australia

Tools

Figma, Sketch, InVision, Zeplin, Jira

Platforms

iOS, Android, Adobe Suite

Industry Expertise

Health, Health & Wellness, Food

Other

Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile Design, MVP Design, Gig Economy, UX Strategy, Trauma-informed Design, Startups, Mobile Prototypes, SaaS, SaaS Design, UX Design, Product Design, UX Research, UI Design, User Interviews, Contextual Inquiry, iOS UX Design, iOS UI Design, User Journey Maps, User Journeys, Empathy Mapping, Pitch Decks, Pitch Presentations, User Flows, Information Architecture (IA), Mobile App Design, Responsive Design, Wireframing, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Branding, Instructional Design, K-12 Education, Teaching, Design Systems, Web App Design, User Workflows, User Research, Enterprise SaaS, Complex Application User Interfaces (UI), Curriculum Design, E-learning, Visual Design, Agriculture, Motivational Content, Presentations, Presentation Design, Mobile UX, Product Ownership, Community, Platform Design, Business Strategy, Photography, Discovery Workshops, User Testing, Ethnographic Interviews, UX Audits, Remote User Testing, Accessibility, Seed Fundraising, Rapid Sketching, Rapid Prototyping, Delivery, Prototyping, Persuasive Design, Emotional Design, Personas, Apps, ChatGPT

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