Christian Heynert Product UX & UI Design

Profile

Christian Heynert
31 October
German, British
German, English

I am a dynamic and results-driven professional with a passion for design. I specialise in UI and UX for SaaS, Web and Mobile applications, and have a proven track record in researching, identifying and incorporating consumer needs into user-centred Product Designs.

I have demonstrated success in working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams to build, launch and manage scalable web and app solutions. I love every aspect of design and enjoy working closely with both Product Management and Development teams to create the optimal solution. Cherishing the finer details and seeking coherent outcomes, I also know how to manage and meet tight deadlines.

Throughout my career, I have made it my priority to utilise current technologies and new techniques to develop elegant, creative technical solutions across all project phases. Comfortable in collaborative and independently-driven roles, I am a forward-thinking leader with refined analytical and critical thinking skills, and I can adapt and revise my strategies to meet evolving priorities, shifting needs and emergent issues.

UI & Digital Design
UX and Concept
CSS3 / SASS / LESS
HTML5
Brand Identity
Photography
Video Editing

Skills

Product Design User Interface Design User Experience Responsive Design Digital Marketing Strategy Planning & Implementation Front-end Development Stakeholder Management HTML5/CSS3 Brand Identity Full Lifecycle Project Management Staff Training & Leadership Usability Protocols and Website Analytics User-centred Design Email Marketing Mobile Applications Photography Video Editing Typography Print

Tools

Adobe Animate Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop Adobe XD Affinity Photo Affinity Designer Apple iPad Pro Apple Final Cut Pro Apple Motion Atom Brackets Bootstrap Canon EOS 7D MKII Design Systems Figma Frontify Git Google Analytics InVision LESS/SASS Phabricator Sketch Wacom Intuos Pro Wordpress Zeplin zeroheight

Work

07/2019 – 09/2020

Digital Product Designer

TVSquared, Edinburgh

Managed and provided strategic direction to a team of digital designers. Communicated effectively with both Product Management and Engineering teams to identify design requirements. Led research and project management. Updated brand guidelines and ensured consistent implementation in collaboration with Marketing team.

Key Achievements:

  • Developed and maintained a bespoke Design System, including visual style-guides and pattern libraries, for use by both Design and Development teams.
  • Designed and implemented new Onboarding UI, enabling clients to onboard themselves and reducing time required by Customer Service from up to 4 days to 0.

02/2017 – 06/2019

UI Designer

TVSquared, Edinburgh

Designed and developed complete user interfaces as well as individual components and elements for new and updated product features. Identified and analysed problems as well as developed effective solutions by means of user-centred design methods, wireframes and prototypes.

Key Achievement:

  • Revamped product white-label process and minimised time required from two days to two hours by implementing best practices and improvement strategies.

2012 – Present

Visual Designer & UX/UI Consultant

Contractor for various clients

Designed, developed, and updated websites and mobile apps in accordance with several clients’ requirements, following strict usability guidelines and user-centric best practices. Executed top-quality designs from concept to delivery complying with brand standards. Promoted products and services by creating marketing collateral, and producing short intro and how-to videos.

10/2015 – 12/2016
05/2014 – 10/2015
03/2013 – 05/2014

Lead Designer
Senior UI/Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer

Sumerian, Edinburgh

Held accountability for managing complete product and brand design process. Designed UX and UI paradigms to help launch web-based IT capacity planning SaaS products. Spearheaded the product design process within agile environment in effective co-ordination with Product Management and Development teams. Mentored, managed and empowered the in-house design team.

Key Achievements:

  • Developed a streamlined pattern library shared by designers and developers.
  • Redesigned and relaunched the company’s CI, including collateral for print and digital.
  • Designed and developed new company website and marketing landing pages.

10/2012 – 02/2013

UI & Product Designer

Helixion, Edinburgh

Led mobile app development process for Android and iOS by delivering strategy, conceptual designs, use-case analysis and the final UX and UI designs. Ensured the alignment of product vision with market needs through lean start-up approach, such as MVP and rapid iterations. Developed brand and corporate identity, created corporate design style-guide and new company website using a custom-made Wordpress theme.

02/2007 – 09/2012

Web & Graphics Designer, Front-end Developer

Designpark, Berlin

Designed and developed websites and online shops as well as a variety of print products for a broad range of B2C and B2B clients. Helped design and create the company’s own proprietary content management system. Mentored 10+ junior designers and front-end developers over the duration of my employment.

Degree

09/2004 – 02/2007

Media Designer – Digital and Print Media

OSZ Druck- und Medientechnik / IHK, Berlin

Vocational Education / Apprenticeship, alternating between college and practical work experience. Final exams passed in January 2007.

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