Daniel Swartz: Product Design & Management
Redwood City, Silicon Valley, California
More than 10 years as an accomplished product designer for both UX and UI design, with particular focus on user- centered-design, user engagement and monetization. Lead UX/UI design, maintenance and growth of all consumer products at Topix (mobile web, desktop), and suite of supporting back-end tools. At its peak, traffic reached 1.5 billion page views and 25 million unique users per month. Lead UX/UI design at Blekko, a search engine acquired by IBM in 2015. Lead product design for the flagship search product as well as an array of search, SEO, news and shopping products for desktop, mobile web and native iOS and Android apps. Both positions melded product design and management into a single position, which is particularly useful for small startup sized teams.
… Dan demonstrated a drive to explore, prototype and define new features, while ensuring that all specs were clear and key metrics defined – which made for a seamless and always rewarding working experience.
Design Portfolio: Mobile, Desktop, Application Tools
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… Dan is the quintessential product manager. He understands the process and drives it from start to finish with determination and professionalism. He works well cross-functionally and does his best to meet the needs of all stakeholders while never losing site of what will be the best result for end users.
Project Case Study: CMS Design Process
… What is the problem the product is trying to solve? Who’s the target audience? How will we be reaching them? How can we optimize the product to maximize the lead funnel? These are the smart, insightful questions (among a myriad of others) that Daniel brings to any project he works on.