Hi!  My name is

Daniel Snider

User Experience Leader & Product Strategist
Vector illustration of Daniel Snider

Overview

I am a career-minded and attentive critical thinker with immense empathy for people, communities, and the environment. I leverage 15 years of design experience to deliver value for users while being aligned to business objectives. I lead tactical discoveries to gather insights on the users, the problem, and the stakeholder’s vision. I am at my best working at a high-level strategizing about the future of a product’s ecosystem, working with leadership to prioritize and create solid roadmaps, while continuously optimizing team processes and resource allocation. I am highly adaptive, and I can step into individual contributor work while delegating and supporting direct reports. I seek a new challenge in a strategic design leadership position to continue my career growth, raise the performance of others, and deliver significant value to an organization, its customers, and ultimately its end-users.

Skillset

  • User Research

  • UX Auditing

  • User Flows

  • Journey Mapping

  • Information Architecture

  • Personas

  • Wireframing

  • Interaction Design

  • Prototyping

  • Usability Testing

  • Design Systems

  • Design Thinking

  • Agile Methodologies

  • Service Blueprinting

  • UX Workshops

  • UX Roadmaps

  • Prioritizing Methods

  • Product Strategy

  • Accessibility (WCAG)

  • Team Building

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Mentorship

Tools

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  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • InDesign

  • After Effects

  • Adobe XD

  • Acrobat Pro

  • Sublime Text

  • Transmit

  • Github Desktop

  • Sketch

  • InVision

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  • MS Word

  • MS Excel

  • MS Powerpoint

  • Google Docs

  • Google Sheets

  • Keynote

  • AutoCAD

  • Revit

  • Sketchup

  • Rhinoceros

  • Visualizations

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  • HTML5 / CSS3

  • LESS / SASS

  • Grid / Flexbox

  • Bootstrap

  • Javascript ES6

  • JQuery

  • ReactJS

    --> Currently learning

  • ChartJS

  • Wordpress

  • Squarespace

  • Webflow

Education

  • High School

    Lakeshore Catholic HS

  • Diploma 1999 - 2003

  • General Studies

    Florida Comm. College

  • 2003 - 2004

  • Bachelor Degree

    University of Cincinnati

  • BSArch 2005 - 2009

  • MArch Candidate

    Georgia Tech

  • 2012 - 2014

  • JS Circuit

    General Assembly

  • Certificate 2017

  • Nanodegree

    Udacity | Front End Dev.

  • 2018 - Current

Relevant Experience

Graphics

Development

Branding

Architecture

*** Percentage of projects that include the following expertise ***

  • Freelance Designer

  • Various U.S. Cities

  • Mar 2007 - Current

  • I work across a range of mediums and project scales from the individual artist and small business to larger companies in various industries. From the design of marketing collateral, advertisements, websites, infographics, and custom illustrations, I have delivered exceptional value for my satisfied clients and their users / customers.

  • Executive / Creative Director

  • Atlanta, GA

  • Aug 2017 - Current

  • Volunteer. Organization founder. A tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit, its mission is to deliver artistic and functional community projects that enhance public space in neighborhoods. I lead administrative & creative duties including brand identity development, website UI/UX design, marketing collateral, advertising, fundraising, and project strategy.

  • Art Director

  • Atlanta, GA

  • Jan 2017 - Sep 2018

  • In support of fundraising strategies for the agency's nonprofit clients, I was tasked with designing client websites, landing pages, emails, and developing print / digital creative. Some of my clients included The Salvation Army, Phoenix Rescue Mission, and Atlanta Mission. One & All is the result of a merger between employer Grizzard & Russ Reid.

  • Graphic Designer

  • Atlanta, GA

  • Nov 2015 - Dec 2017

  • In my role at the company, I rebranded its visual identity and served as the design lead for developing all marketing collateral. I also designed client websites, emails, and developed print / digital creative. Clients included Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Atlanta Humane Society, Fred Hutch Cancer Institute, and many others.

  • Architectural Designer

  • Barcelona, Spain

  • May - Oct 2008

  • Prior to my current career, I was an aspiring architect. Job duties included 3d modeling, visualizations, diagrams and schematic proposals for competitions, construction documents, and producing monograph layouts to showcase the firm's body of work. Projects ranged from individual homes, office buildings, museums, to masterplans.

  • Design Intern

  • Cincinnati, OH

  • Jul 2007 - May 2008

  • Part-time work with studio professor during my time at the University of Cincinnati. Assisted with drafting, modeling, construction, casework & project installation. Specific projects included remodeling and construction of a child’s bedroom, and construction of a studio space.

  • Intern Architect

  • Boston, MA

  • Mar - Dec 2007

  • Duties included CAD drafting, 3D modeling, generating renderings and diagrams, precedent research, and compiling design guidelines. A more direct role was taken with design and presentations during the second stint with the company. Contributions helped the team win commissions for various projects in California.

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