UX + VISUAL + DESIGN
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, STRATEGY, USER EXPERIENCE + USABILITY, VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
EXTENSIVE DESIGN PROFICIENCY
UI/UX & PROTOTYPING
ADOBE XD, INVISION, SKETCH, ZEPLIN, FIGMA, iOS & ANDROID, WEB
ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP, INDESIGN, ADOBE XD
Hi, I'm Denise.
I’m a product designer and design leader with over 15 years of career success integrating human-centered design, product development, creative vision, and thought leadership. Motivated by new challenges, my experience encompasses a diverse range of industries including technology, consumer products, environments, housewares and fashion. I have a proven track-record building and leading multi-disciplinary design teams as well as creating successful digital and physical strategies to deliver products to market. I work with a purposeful mindset, driving business growth by effecting beautiful, thoughtful and innovative solutions.
03 CASE STUDIES
• Creative strategy & leadership for interactive technology product suite serving over 700 senior living communities and over 750,000 users
• UI/UX design ideation and execution across all digital platforms including iOS, Android, web, tvOS, and interactive digital signage
• Identified use cases and created application sequences for Temi, an autonomous AI personal assistant robot
• Management of Agile development team (6 engineers) operating with a creative-first protocol resulting in over 180% increase in customer product engagement in under 24 months
• Product manager responsible for 360 product design from strategy, user research, storyboarding and wireframing to prototyping and testing
• Creative direction and strategy for $50M+ custom mannequin fabrication serving top-tier consumer brands such as Old Navy, Nike, Target, Gap, Athleta
• Management of creative team (4 designers), 3D development team (2 designers) and fine art sculpture team (8-10 sculptors)
• Enhanced Sculpt Shop productivity 125% by increasing team from 8 to 10
• Optimized concept to execution efficiencies by more than 200% by implementing design systems and improving processes
Senior Creative Director
AGENCY 3 THIRTEEN
• Creative direction of high profile branding and marketing campaigns including UI/UX, web, print and environmental design for clients including City of Lafayette, Top Pot Doughnuts, Peak to Peak Charter School, Firsthand Markets, Vital Industries and Shawn Hausman Design
• Led all internal and client-based conceptualization and design execution
• Identified & managed freelance designers and volunteer teams for larger projects and event production
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN LEAD, Microsoft XBOX - Redmond, WA READ MORE...
CONTRACT TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR/DESIGN, Shawn Hausman Design - Los Angles, CA
FREELANCE DESIGNER, Mattel / G4 Television / Hasbro / Playskool - Pawtucket, RI / Los Angles, CA
I live in Lafayette Colorado, just outside of Boulder, with my family, my cat Detective Sonny Crockett and my new black lab puppy India. I am open to opportunities in the greater Denver area, but I also excel at working remotely. When I’m not designing all the things, you will likely find me moving rocks around my garden, in my studio making something, or figure drawing in my garage.