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Tyler Townley

Tyler Townley

Portland, OR, United States
Member since February 8, 2017
Tyler is a manager, strategist, and product design consultant. Prior to consulting, he was the design director at Life360, a venture-backed startup focused on location sharing, safe driving, and home automation. He collaborated for over ten years as a product designer for startups and for companies like Nike and Amazon.
Tyler is now available for hire
  • Life360
  • Breathe
  • Next Fitness
  • Metro
  • Otto
  • NPR News
  • Product Design Consultant
    2005 - PRESENT
    • Partnered with established companies, nonprofits, and startups to concept, design, and build digital products.
    • Worked solo, alongside teams, and in a leadership position, hiring and growing teams as needed.
    • Built apps, websites, and robots.
    • Created branding materials for a automotive startup.
    • Led the user experience design for the site where I crafted user flows, structured the architecture of the site, and ensured that the site was able to expand as new features were being developed.
    • Selected photography, art directed marketing work, and built a design language for the brand.
    • Helped launch a Los Angeles-based film industry service.
    • Designed the logo, brand materials, and responsive website for the company.
    • Worked with a health and wellness company to design native iOS and Apple Watch applications.
    • Designed and built a native Android fitness application as well as marketing materials and social media marketing materials.
    • Contributed to user experience flows, application architecture, interface design, and interaction design.
    • Prototyped many variations of the application before helping build and ship it to the Google Play store.
    Technologies: Sketch, Principle, InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Head of Design
    2015 - 2016
    • Designed across the company of 100 people for our flagship iOS and Android applications.
    • Managed product design across user experience, research, user interface design, and communication design, partnered closely with product management and engineering leadership.
    • Crafted the design language, brand, and style guides, and contributed to the product roadmap and strategy of the company.
    • Worked with a variety of cross-functional teams as the principle product designer. I led user research and user interviews, and worked with our analytics team to ensure that informed design decisions were being made.
    • Operated as a hands-on product designer, where I worked through UX and UI projects large and small. I tested and released my designs to millions of users. My designs continue to contribute to a strong business and well-understood user experience.
    Technologies: Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Principle, InVision, Zeppelin, Keynote
  • Master's (Hons., First Division) degree in Graphic Design, Communication
    University of the Arts London - London, UK
    2008 - 2009
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Art History, Industrial Design
    Western Washington University - Washington State, USA
    2002 - 2007
  • Web12 years
  • User Research9 years
  • Mobile App Design7 years
  • iOS7 years
  • Android3 years
  • Sketch3 years
  • Sketch
Portland, OR, United States
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