During 2018 for 9 months total, on a freelance basis full-time, I was a sole designer at Portal, an early-stage startup with headquarters in San Francisco, building a Mac app that helps anyone store, transfer and exchange cryptocurrencies.
From start to end of the process, I collaborated closely with Chandra Duggirala, CEO of Portal. In a highly iterative process, we researched users and competitors, decided on a design roadmap, after which I'd draw sketches or create mockups of designs explaining my ideas and Chandra would draw sketches explaining his ideas, which we would then discuss together and decide on next steps.
It took a few months of iterations and discussion until we agreed on the direction of the structure and style of app UI and UX.
The direction we decided to go is where the main two areas are wallet and exchange, and those two areas are distinguished by the background color. When the structure was decided of those two basic areas, from there it was mostly about solving design challenges of how to structure smaller areas and make it easy for user to do all the crypto related activities from one place: getting onboarded by creating account and safely storing password, tracking portfolio, making transfers, following prices, chatting with partners and consultants, exchanging and converting currencies, etc.
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Available for freelance work remotely for an early-stage startup (1-50 people), on an hourly, weekly, monthly, quarterly or project basis.