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  • US$175 hourly
    Need a thought partner to help sort your ideas into persuasive presentations which showcase your value? Doing your work and telling your story at the same time is a challenging task for everyone. With my help, your message will go the extra mile in convincing customers, leads, investors, donors, and executives. With a dynamic mix of strategy, design, writing, research, and facilitation, I help my clients translate their concepts into pitch decks, growth plans, reports, profiles, proposals, frameworks, web content, roadmaps, concept visualizations, and workshops. I can help you make the challenging task of selling your work to others much easier. Together we will construct powerful arguments that speak directly to the hearts and minds of your audience. My clients include founders, executives, consultants, teams, businesses, and institutions. I offer reasonable rates, flexibility, and quick turnaround. ------------- Guiding businesses in growth, I prototype solutions leveraging creative and relational capital to address human needs. I map strategy, build brand narratives, advocate for customers, and design the next experience, supporting the efforts of executives and innovation, design, development, and marketing teams. I lead teams through the challenge of effective storytelling, design, and branding using an immersive interview and synthesis process, converting divergent ideas, experiences, and agendas into persuasive marketing collateral, profile narratives, design concepts, and a fundamental understanding the bottom line “why?” At heart I am a practical creative devoted to efficient use of resource, be it energy, material, money or time. I catalyze change and innovation through empathic human interaction. And most of all, I like to roll up my sleeves and get it done now. --------- Specialties: Strategic Design Storytelling, Visioning, and Branding Higher Education Innovation Strategic Partnerships Service and Experience Design Design Research Framework Design Workshop Facilitation Sustainable Business Modeling Program Design and Development Professional Development and Training Innovation & Entrepreneurship Creative Leadership Organizational Change Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design
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    Customer Discovery
    Business Planning & Strategy
    Facilitation
    Writing
    Creative Direction
    Candidate Interviewing
    Startup Consulting
    Copywriting
    Business Presentation
    Presentation Design
  • US$120 hourly
    Senior business development consultant and startup co-founder with over 20 years of experience. I have been involved in every aspect of running a business, including successfully transforming a failing product into generating hundreds of millions in sales. I am excited to offer my technical and business expertise to help you build something extraordinary. I am an entrepreneurial-spirited leader who can think outside the box when faced with problems. In fact, I see many problems as opportunities. I have successfully built teams and turned stagnant products into resounding successes. I employ Design Thinking methodologies and have a passion for solving problems and building amazing things. With extensive experience in Healthcare, FinTech, and SaaS, I not only possess industry knowledge but also understand the entrepreneurial mindset. As your product manager, I will be more than just a team member; I will be a valued and trusted extension of your business operations. ♦ Are you looking for someone to lead your project but worry they will not invest your passion into the product? ♦ Do you have a website or app idea but don't know where to go with it? ♦ Do you need help implementing your social and paid advertising strategies? ♦ Do you suspect that your product or service design isn’t user centric? ♦ Do you feel that your development team is at a standstill? ♦ Do you want someone to lead the project and fulfill your expectations? ♦ Are you looking for more than just a Product Owner / Product Manager? If you can relate or answer yes to some of these questions, we should talk! 
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    User Experience
    SaaS
    Node.js
    Rapid Prototyping
    Team Management
    Agile Software Development
    Systems Engineering
    iOS Development
    Growth Hacking
    Usability Testing
    Wireframing
    Rapid Application Development
    Product Management
  • US$42 hourly
    Over 15 years of experience in the kitchen and bath industry. Experienced Cabinet Sales/ Design Consultant with a demonstrated history of working with remodels and new construction. I have designed all ranges of complexity from simple layouts, to complicated, to high-end. I have experience with custom cabinetry, box-style cabinetry, ready-to-assemble cabinetry, plumbing, appliances, and highly proficient in ProKitchen software and 2020 Design Software. I own my own 2020 design software that gives the best visual renderings in the industry as well as 360-degree views that you can pull up on your phone! I feel it is essential to listen and try to incorporate everything that you are looking for and educate you, give guidance and advice. Let's get something started!
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    KitchenDraw
    Presentation Design
    2D Design & Drawings
    Residential Remodeling
    Interior Design
    Residential Design
    Floor Plan Design
    3D Rendering
    Space Planning
  • US$17 hourly
    Hello! I took up Bachelor of Science in Architecture and graduated to Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Painting. I experienced working as a graphic designer for four years now, that exposed me to adobe illustrator and other software used for digital and graphics. I can do logos, brand identity, business cards, mock up, digital art, and specializing illustration. I also tried performing different forms of traditional art style such as body painting, mural, sculptures, and art workshops for beginner students. Aside from that, I can handle English communication and very patient to comprehend critical ideas. I see my loyalty as a duty, desiring to follow rules and feel comfortable in hierarchies- where structure, rules and order are implemented.
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    Sketching
    Photo Editing
    Icon Design
    Illustration
    Web Design
    Procreate
    Storyboarding
    Children's Book Illustration
    T-Shirt Design
    Adobe InDesign
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Business Card
    Vector Graphic
  • US$48 hourly
    🌟 Dedicated industrial designer | Specialized in Consumer Electronics Industrial designer with the highest qualification, specialized in the design and development of consumer electronics. 🌐 Collaborative commitments with esteemed clients: Barista & co - United Kingdom The Ridge - United States Kaizen Dynamics - Shenzhen, China - United States Tigé Boats - United States Ozoneair - Sweden Atmos Home - United States Southern Skies - United States 🚀 Design Approach: Throughout my career, I have embraced each project with humility and commitment to continuous improvement. My approach to industrial design involves creating solutions that perfectly combine functionality, aesthetics and practicality. I believe in the power of collaboration and look forward to contributing my skills to your dynamic team. 🔍 Basic skills: Industrial design: creating designs with a pragmatic and user-centered mentality. 3D Design and Modeling: Leveraging technology for realistic and practical visualizations. Sketching and rendering: Translating concepts into visual narratives with precision. Product development: navigate projects through various stages to achieve optimal results. 🌟 Keywords: Industrial Designer | Industrial Design | Product design | Product Designer | 3D design | 3D modeling | Drawing | Representation | Designs | Product optimization I am excited about the opportunity to contribute my experience and creativity to your team. Let's collaborate to shape the future of design! Thank you for considering my application. A cordial greeting, Pedeflous Martin
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    Packaging Design
    Product Development
    Technical Documentation
    Product Design
    Industrial Design
    3D Modeling
    3D Design
    Design for Manufacturing
    3D Rendering
  • US$50 hourly
    Hello! I'm Colin, an accomplished Industrial Designer with a passion for transforming ideas into products. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering innovative solutions, I bring a unique blend of creativity and functionality to every project. Why Choose Me to design your product? Creative Excellence: My designs go beyond aesthetics; they tell a story. I merge form and function to create products that not only look stunning but also enhance the user experience. User-Centric Approach: Understanding your target audience is paramount. I delve deep into user behaviors, needs, and preferences to ensure that the final product resonates with its intended audience. Collaborative Process: Your vision is the driving force behind every project. I believe in a collaborative approach, working closely with clients to translate their ideas into tangible, market-ready products. Your input is not just valued; it's crucial to the success of the project. Technical Proficiency: From concept sketching to 3D modeling, I leverage the latest design tools and technologies to bring your ideas to life. My technical proficiency ensures that the design is not just visually appealing but also manufacturable and cost-effective. Services Offered: Product Design: Conceptualizing and developing product ideas from initial sketches to detailed 3D models. Prototyping: Creating functional prototypes to test and validate designs before moving to production. CAD Modeling: Utilizing advanced CAD software to ensure precision and accuracy in every design. Material and Manufacturing Expertise: Recommending the most suitable materials and manufacturing processes for efficient and cost-effective production. Design Optimization: Enhancing existing designs for improved functionality, aesthetics, and user experience. Let's Collaborate! Whether you're a startup looking to make your mark or an established company seeking a design refresh, I'm here to bring your vision to life. Let's embark on a journey of innovation together, creating products that not only meet but exceed expectations. Feel free to reach out to discuss your project, ideas, or any questions you might have. I'm excited to be a part of your design journey! Keywords: Industrial Designer - Industrial Design - Product Design - Product Designer - 3d design - 3d modeling - Sketching, Sketch, Sketches, Design, Rendering, Render - Designs - Product- Manufacturing file
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    3D Drawing
    Product Development
    Design Concept
    Concept Development
    Industrial & Product Design Consultation
    Rapid Prototyping
    Product Design
    Retail & Consumer Goods
    Industrial Design
    3D Modeling
    Concept Design
    3D Design
    CAD Drafting
    Sketching
  • US$32 hourly
    I am an Industrial Designer originally from Argentina. I’m always keen on learning about new fields to design on. I like to challenge myself and go out of my comfort zone. I can help you with: Market strategy, Concept design, Full development of product design (from concept to prototype), Realistic visualizations, Amazon renderings & Listings, Amazon A+ content, Tech Pack creation, Packaging design. I’m passionate about working with people all over the world and bringing ideas to reality. I am looking forward to collaborating with you. mosconie.work
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    Design for Manufacturing
    Product Development
    KeyShot
    Industrial Design
    Sports & Fitness
    Rhinoceros 3D
    3D Rendering
    Footwear
    3D Modeling
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
  • US$150 hourly
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Top Notch Brand Designer who is also a true professional. We were so lucky to have found an insightful and creative brand designer who has given us a real standout branding." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The best decision you can give for your brand is to build it strategically. This way, you will have a brand that: - Resonates with your target customers - Stands out from the competitors - Performs well in the market As an award winning designer, I deliver exceptional quality work and bring value to your brand! With 10 years of experience, I developed the 360° brand approach, which helped me to create numerous brands that are relevant, meaningful and loved. This approach aims to establish an engaging and captivating brand presence across all touchpoints. Some highlights ✨ 💎 Expert Vetted on Upwork, which represents the Top 1% Talent on the platform 💎 350+ projects with satisfied clients & amazing reviews 💎 References include internationally known brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Jeep, Snapchat, Hallmark, Ambev 💎 Bachelor's in Product Design & Masters in Visual Design What do I do to offer a premium client assistance? ✅ Going above and beyond: I approach your business as if it's my own and do whatever it takes to create a strong brand! ✅ Consistent high quality: As a perfectionist, I pay extra attention to details and always deliver high quality work ✅ Remarkable communication: I listen above all things, care about open and honest interaction with clients, which plays a big role in the project success ✅ High responsiveness: Dedicated to the work agreement, I'm always responsive to my commitments and deliver on time ✅ Quick turnaround: I take pride in having rapid turnarounds and therefore providing my clients a peace of mind Focus areas: ✅ Brand Strategy ✅ Brand Identity ✅ Packaging Design ✅ Web Design Experiences: ✔️ Food & Drinks: Ready to eat meals, chocolates, organic products, snack bars, tea, coffee, alcoholic drinks ✔️ Health: Supplements, Vitamins, Protein powders, Gummies, Collagen ✔️ Cosmetics and Beauty: Skincare, Bodycare, Haircare ✔️ Fashion & Retail: FMCG, Kids & Adults Clothing, Electronics, Durables Having 10 years worldwide experience, client satisfaction is my number 1 priority. I am ready to build an amazing brand with you!
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    Adobe Illustrator
    Brand Identity & Guidelines
    Label & Packaging Design
    Print Design
    Web Design
    Landing Page
    Logo Design
    Corporate Brand Identity
    Packaging Design
    Brand Identity
    Graphic Design
    Brand Guidelines
    Brand Identity Design
    Branding
  • US$40 hourly
    I'm a highly motivated and results-driven Product Manager with over 6 years of professional experience. I excel in guiding projects to success through effective leadership and a versatile skill set. My experience spans a diverse range of projects, showcasing my adaptability and problem-solving capabilities. Key Skills: Project Management Methodologies: Proficient in SCRUM and Agile methodologies, ensuring efficient project execution and delivery. Product Design and Planning: Skilled in wireframing, whiteboarding, and creating detailed PRDs (Product Requirement Documents). Sprint Planning and Task Management: Adept at sprint planning and task allocation to optimize team productivity and meet project goals. Technologies: Proficient in JavaScript, ROR (Ruby on Rails), Core PHP, Laravel, Cake PHP, Java/Kotlin, Swift, and Objective-C. Extensive experience in developing APIs with PHP to enhance product functionality. Tools: Expertise in using a variety of project management tools such as Balsamic, Jira, Zenhub, Asana, Whimsical, Confluence, and more. Proficient in IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) including Eclipse (9/10) and Android Studio (9/10), as well as knowledgeable in Sketch (7/10), Photoshop (7/10), XD (7/10), and Notepad++ (9/10). Highly skilled in Freshdesk Support and Support Documentation (9/10), ensuring top-notch customer service and comprehensive documentation. I'm dedicated to delivering high-quality results and ensuring that projects are executed efficiently from conception to completion. Let's collaborate and bring your ideas to life!
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    Product Roadmap
    Prototyping
    Implementation Plan
    User Stories
    Requirements Specification
    Google Analytics
    Product Strategy
    Product Design
    Product Management
    Wireframing
    UI/UX Prototyping
    Business Analysis
    Project Management
  • US$38 hourly
    Hi!👋Looking for a modern and user-friendly UI/UX design? I am ready to assist you! 🌿 I am a highly skilled and talented UI/UX designer with 5 years of commercial experience and have over 50 successful project in different domains. I have a bunch of experience in the design of: 🌿 SaaS projects 🌿 Web/Mobile/Desktop apps 🌿 Responsive websites 🌿 E-commerce website 🌿 Landing Pages 🌿 Branding and style guides 🧩 I am fully proficient in Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe effects, Miro. What can I do for you? ☘️ Make user research and competitive analysis ☘️ Define user flows, journey mapping and information architecture ☘️ Create wireframes and mock-ups ☘️ Design User Interface ☘️Organize style guide and design system for developers I focus on quality workflow without personal issues. I am motivated by delivering the projects on time and satisfy your requirements.😎💪 📨 Feel free to shoot me a message any time to discuss our collaboration!
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    App Design
    UI/UX Prototyping
    User Flow
    User Experience Design
    User Experience
    Website Redesign
    Web Design
    User Interface Design
    UX & UI
    Product Design
    Figma
    Journey Mapping
  • US$68 hourly
    Hey! I'm Daria Lucchesi. You’re here because you’re looking to build a game changing product. I’m here to be the game changer you need to do it. I am a former DI national champion with 2 successful exits during the span of my college career. I know what it takes to win, and I’m here to get you there. Over the last 6+ years, I’ve spanned industries getting my reps in: From web + mobile apps, to product design, wireframing, landing page design, checkout cart optimization, to web development & implementation. My technical background as a designer allows me to build and revamp interfaces that increase adoption, inspire customers, & scale revenue. If your product is a loser, we’ll make it a winner. Companies choose me because I’ve been there and done that. I build each project like it’s my own. I also refuse to be happy until my clients are satisfied, but that’s a separate conversation for my therapist. Have I impressed you yet? Well don’t let me just tell you, let me show you. Take a look at my portfolio and let’s get to work. Cheers! - Daria (Philadelphia, PA) I do: 🔥 UI/UX Design 🔥 Mobile App Design 🔥 Website Design 🔥Web Application Design (Dashboard / Admin Panel) 🔥 Wire-framing (Invision, XD, Sketch App) Tools I use: ❤️ Figma ❤️ Sketch App. ❤️ InVision. ❤️ Adobe XD. ❤️ Adobe Photoshop. ❤️ Adobe illustrator.
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    WordPress
    ClickFunnels
    UIKit
    Graphic Design
    Prototyping
    Website Redesign
    Mobile App Design
    Landing Page
    Web Design
    UX & UI
    User Interface Design
    GUI Design
    UI/UX Prototyping
    User Experience Design
  • US$40 hourly
    Hi, my name is Olena and I'm a Graphic Designer with 10+ years of experience. I am offering skills in presentation design, catalogues, brochures, books, magazines, logo design, and web design. I've worked with many industries including fashion and apparel, beauty and skincare, healthcare, outdoors, entertainment, tech, athletic, etc. While having experience working with the big guys, I regularly work with individuals and small firms to help realize their unique vision. I believe every client deserves the best you have to offer and I always look forward to a challenge! I welcome you to review my profile and contact me about bringing your ideas to life. Thanks for stopping by!
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    Informative Art
    Analytical Presentation
    Print Marketing Materials
    English
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Corporate Style
    Adobe InDesign
    Presentation Design
    Illustration
    Graphic Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • US$49 hourly
    With over a decade of experience molding ideas into market-ready marvels, I am Artur Leete – your dedicated guide to unparalleled excellence in industrial design. Having steered 100+ companies through the entire product development spectrum, my wealth of expertise is derived from impactful collaborations with industry giants such as Disney, Marvel, Anker, Cemtrex, and more. Design Expertise at Your Service: ✅ End-to-End Mastery: From conceptualization to manufacturing and marketing renderings, I orchestrate every step of the product development symphony. Your idea doesn't just come to life; it thrives. ✅ Distinctive Industrial Design: As a Scandinavian, my modern, minimalistic approach to industrial design ensures creations that seamlessly blend problem-solving acumen with creativity, standing the test of time. ✅ User-Centric Product Design: Rooted in extensive research, my designs prioritize the needs and desires of end-users. The outcome is visually striking and profoundly meaningful, fostering easy adoption and lasting satisfaction. ✅ Proven Track Record in Product Design: My designs aren't just visually appealing; they're proven. Thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon for products I've designed attest to their undeniable appeal and user acceptance. ✅ Strategic Thinking in Product Development: I go beyond aesthetics, infusing each project with strategic thinking, sustainability, and cultural resonance. The result? Products that tell a compelling visual narrative, embodying a promise of a brighter, more sustainable future. ✅ Global Perspective in Industrial Design: Having collaborated with clients from 21 countries, I bring a unique sensitivity to diverse markets and cultures. This breadth of experience enriches my approach, ensuring adaptability and resonance on a global scale. ✅ Efficient 3D Design Solutions: Time is money, and with me, your project moves swiftly. Every milestone is met on schedule or even faster, ensuring your vision transforms into reality without unnecessary delays. ✅ Boost Investor Confidence: Backed by concept renderings or working prototypes, your project gains investor confidence. I've successfully navigated the intricate landscape of securing financial support for innovative ventures. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Let the Reviews Speak! Just scroll down and read some of the highly positive reviews from my past clients on my profile! For me, the biggest compliments are the thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon for products I've designed in the past. Your project is not just another endeavor; it's an opportunity for transformative industrial design, market dominance, and a sustainable future. Let's create something extraordinary together. Connect with me, and let the journey begin.
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    3D Printing
    KeyShot
    Autodesk Fusion 360
    Industrial Design
    Concept Design
    Product Development
    Prototyping
    Product Design
    Furniture Design
    3D Design
    3D Modeling
    3D Rendering
    CAD
  • US$155 hourly
    ✔ 24+ years of professional UX experience, and Corporate Management experience ✔ 7+ years of experience with Location Intelligence / Spatial Intelligence / Mapping & User Experience ✔ Lead UX efforts on projects for Fortune 50 companies, U.S. Federal agencies, and with budgets of over $12 million ✔ Principal Consultant / User Experience (UX) Strategist / Product Designer at Garofalo UX ✔ Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) ✔ Key UX consulting clients have included: Microsoft, Nissan, Indeed, Fastly, Esri, Frazer Ambulances, SecureAuth, several small businesses, and many tech startup companies ✔ Masters of Science degree in Computer Graphics Technology, for Ethnography (qualitative, usability research) Including but not limited to: ✔ Audits of your existing product to assess areas of improvement ✔ Product design (MVP, user stories, user flows, journey mapping, empathy mapping) ✔ Wireframing (from sketches to high fidelity mockups) ✔ Usability research & Accessibility analysis ✔ Rapid-Prototyping (Adobe XD, Figma, HTML/CSS/Javascript) Hello, I'm a San Diego, California USA based Principal User Experience Strategist and Creative Problem-Solver helping organizations create engaging and innovative experiences. I have worked in the web and interactive industry since 1999, and I have a Masters of Science degree from Purdue University in Computer Graphics Technology, for conducting an ethnographic (usability) research study for multi-user collaboration multi-touch devices.
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    Scrum
    User Experience
    Enterprise Software
    Information Design
    User Experience Strategy
    UX Research
    Usability Testing
    Information Architecture
    Journey Mapping
    Wireframing
    Heuristic Evaluation
    Product Design
    Interaction Design
    User Experience Design
  • US$50 hourly
    I'm a UX/UI designer with six years of experience specializing in interaction design. I'm using strategic thinking, problem-solving, UX, and visual design skills to help businesses make their vision real in a 1-week sprint mobile or web design. ✱ abdelazez.co ✱ dribbble.com/abdalazez 🥇 Top Rated Plus on Upwork 🥇 More than 3 contracts exceeded $8K, and 1 contract exceeded $40K I always strive to establish a good and long-term partnership with my clients. 🥇 My Designs Impact Organizations and Startups: Fazer/Finland · Meraas/UAE · Vodafone/Eg · AUC/Eg · UCSanDiego/U.S. · Total Energies/Eg · Medbot Robotic/U.S. · Lovin/Poland · Animals Egypt/Eg · Ubiai. Tools/U.S. · Wileo Consulting/Australia · HealthBeacon/Ireland · +40 Clients 🥇My Work for NEXT! FITNESS, an -A.I.-powered gym based in the USA- got the 1st product of the day on Jan 31, 2020, on Product Hunt. I greatly appreciate your time and consideration! Regards, Abdelazez
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    Web Application
    Enterprise Software
    SaaS
    UI Animation
    User Interface Design
    Web Design
    Usability Testing
    Heuristic Evaluation
    Interaction Design
    Webflow
    Figma
    UI/UX Prototyping
    User Experience Design
    Mobile UI Design
  • US$58 hourly
    I am an experienced licensed architect with excellent skills in design, document and render using AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, Rhino, Vray, Enscape and Adobe Creative Suite. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.).
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    Animation
    Autodesk
    Autodesk Architecture
    Autodesk Revit
    Autodesk AutoCAD
    Rhinoceros 3D
    3D Modeling
    SketchUp
    3D Rendering
    Architectural Design
  • US$60 hourly
    If you are a startup founder trying to raise money, my 500 Startups and Y Combinator experience will be helpful. Quick facts about me: ☑️ $250M+ Raised for 350+ Startups in 22 Industries 🇺🇸 9+ Years of Startup Growth & IB Experience | 100% Customer Satisfaction 💥Top Rated Plus | 1% on Upwork Worldwide How I Make Entrepreneurs Succeed: 🎯 125% Higher Success Rate | 🎯 3x Faster Fundraising Prep | 🎯 1.5x Raised Capital My Services: ✅ Pitch Decks ✅ Business Plans ✅ One Pagers & IMs ✅ Market Research and Competitor Analysis EFFICIENCY ⬆️ - QUALITY ⬆️ - ITERATIVE LEARNING ⬆️ - These are the outcomes you can expect to achieve with your investors while working together. ☑️ GET FUNDING - ☑️ RELEASE A PROFITABLE PRODUCT - ☑️ GET INVESTMENTS - These are the outcomes you can expect after our work is done. 📞 Invite me to your project on Upwork or send a direct message and I’ll reach out to find out if we would be a good fit to have a complimentary consultation call with me. 📞 What’s MY SECRET to delivering exceptional Pitch Decks? Outside of more than a decade of full-time experience and a proven track record of success, it’s two BIG things: 1️⃣ I’ve actually been a business owner and entrepreneur. I have a 360 degree perspective on the pitfalls and fastracks to success you are guaranteed to face. 2️⃣ Best practice obsession. Pitch Deck frameworks have BIG promises of great results. It only works when they’re CORRECTLY implemented. Jr. pitch deck designers will let you (the client) steer the ship off course with their anecdotal opinions and experience. I will not. I’m not afraid to push back when needed - I’ll lead your team to success and help you understand exactly why my approach will work. 💼 Let's Chat!: I'm excited to discuss how I can contribute to the success of your company. Whether it's optimizing your product development, improving processes, or driving innovation, I'm here to help you achieve your goals.
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    Presentation Design
    Pitch Deck
    Change Management
    UI/UX Prototyping
    Product Design
    Product Management
    Product Requirements Document
    IT Project Management
    Product Development
    Product Roadmap
    Business Consulting
    Product Strategy
    Agile Project Management
    Management Consulting
  • US$80 hourly
    🎉 Multi Award winning industrial designer from Singapore in with designs winning international accolades from the Red Dot Design Award, IF Design Award, James Dyson Design Finalist and Stanford Design for Longevity Award and more. ⭐ Current position as lead industrial designer in Dyson 🖊️ Eason spearheads the designs from multiple ventures from ZULU, ARIA AIR, YURICA KIDS, DROOPS COFFEE, EASON CHOW DESIGN as well as Singapore's COVID19 INNOVATION TASKFORCE. 🥂 Eason's experience in design spans from startups, biz ventures, design agencies, tech unicorns to Fortune 500 Companies, he currently shares work collaborations and business partnerships with Partners/clients from countries like the US, UAE, Portugal, Ireland, London, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan and Singapore. His clients spans from Tech unicorns like GOJEK(biggest ride hailing super app in SEA), Secretlab(one of the biggest gaming chair companies based in Singapore , (MNC's) Electrolux, Philips, Sandisk, Philip Morris and (startups) Yurica, Altelle and organisations like Temasek Holdings, National University Hospital and many more. Eason also has the capability to communicate and write in Chinese mandarin and English that makes communication with manufacturer a breeze and also able to bridge requirements seamlessly. Just give Eason a buzz now and find out how he can bring value and potential with his design/innovation expertise. Feel free to request for private/latest works that can only be shown on a personal level. easoncwt.myportfolio.com
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    Prototyping
    Design & Usability Research
    Wearable Technology
    Product Design
    Industrial Design
    Custom Part Design
    Rapid Prototyping
    Innovation Strategy
    Interactive Design
    Generative Design
    Brand Identity
    Illustration
  • US$50 hourly
    I’m a graphic designer with years of experience in the industry. I am very proficient in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. My experience are both in both Print and Web designs. I am a largely curious person which fuels my creativity. My designs are aimed at communicating with the perfect visual appeal. I specialize in creating high quality vector logos, banners ads, animated gifs, shirt designs, designs for website and print, turning image to vector file and other graphic design jobs for Facebook, Instagram, twitter among other platforms. I have experience working with global multinational companies and across several industries too. I'm great at communication, and it's easy to work with me. My work process is never complete until my clients are satisfied. I'm responsible and very organized with attention to details to ensure you get the best out of your project.
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    Website
    UX & UI
    Illustration
    Brand Identity
    iPhone UI Design
    Branding
    Graphic Design
    Logo Transparency
    Logo Design
  • US$50 hourly
    Creative & Art direction and illustration for several companies and private portrait commissions around the world .. love to create both abstract and realistic paintings worked in album music covers in use and different movie posters along with private painting that can be painted directly on canvas or fine art paper in an original traditional techniques worked along with red bull , national geographic AD , Photoshop creative magazine , Soni Movie and others
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    Graphic Design
    Digital Illustration
    Realistic Portrait
    Sketching
    Digital Painting
    Book Cover
    2D Art
    Advertisement
    Illustration
    Digital Art
    Cover Art Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Abstract Style
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Using Design Thinking to Brainstorm Solutions

In the same way that the Agile methodology has changed the way we work, Design Thinking was created to change the way we solve problems. These solutions all have one thing in common: they’re totally focused on the user’s needs.

Through brainstorming, iteration, and testing, design thinking helps ensure you’re solving the right problems, and validating those solutions before expensive development and design occurs.

The key to Design Thinking is approaching the process with the goal of finding actionable results—uncovering unexpected ideas you wouldn’t have otherwise considered, to get new, creative solutions.

How design thinking works

Design Thinking may sound like a buzzword that design firms use to upsell their clients, but in actuality, it’s an extremely valuable tool to make sure you’re solving the right problem, generating innovative ideas, and validating those ideas before making expensive commitments.

It’s different than other ways of brainstorming in that it’s less about analyzing; it’s more about creating. You probably remember using the old, tried-and-true scientific method with a hypothesis, theory, feedback, and iterations. That’s all based on analysis. Design thinking is about synthesis—thus, creating new things is where the energy goes.

It’s not meant for every kind of problem. But to be effective, design thinking has to be applied to a problem that’s focused on end-users and their values. For the design thinking journey to be a success, the destination has to be relatively uncertain, and there should be no roadmap to lead the way. It could be a UI-focused problem, or it could be more abstract like the creation of a device designed to help kids move more to fight childhood obesity.

Design thinking is often described in abstract terms, but at its core, it’s actually incredibly simple. First, define the problem you are trying to solve. Next, come up with ideas and narrow down to the best one. Finally, validate that your idea solves users’ problems before you build it. Design thinking provides a process and exercises to accomplish the above.

There are quite a few variations on the steps of design thinking. This is OK, because at its core it’s meant to be less structured, thus yielding more innovative results. You can find an array of books that explain the process with a different step here and there, but generally it involves the following steps:

  • Understand and empathize. With observation and qualitative data, create stories that help define the problem. Understand the context and culture of the people involved, and you’re better able to empathize with the problem. If you don’t put yourself in the users’ shoes, it can be difficult to create a solution that takes them into account—or one that misses the mark altogether.
  • Define. Research and find patterns in these insights, or “needfinding,” then diagnose the problem. Translate the diagnosis into a defined plan.
  • Ideate, prototype, and test. Here’s where the creativity comes in. The first round of “solutions” should really be treated as a jumping-off point for more in-depth iterations. Create simple prototypes that test possible outcomes, so mistakes are noted and fixed early on.
  • Implement and learn. The entire process can be cyclical, especially when it comes to ideating, prototyping, and testing. After implementing the solution, feedback facilitates the refining of ideas.

Now, think about how this can be applied to a specific field like UI and UX design, which are already totally focused on the user’s needs. It requires designing a UI with the user’s interactions and thinking in mind. So if user testing of a UI reveals difficulty accomplishing something, or shows that certain predicted behaviors aren’t happening, design thinking can be used to creatively address those issues. 

Sometimes, the solutions can be used along with efforts to change behaviors (like nudging users to try out a new feature), reinventing something, adjusting for usability concerns, or making tweaks that make it easier to find or use a feature that’s underused.

Rooted in design, but applicable to more than just design

Designers have to brainstorm solutions to problems just like any other profession, whether that’s business, engineering, social work, or logistics. And the design thinking process itself isn’t focused on just design—it can be applied to architecture, urban planning, web development, education, and more.

Take an architecture firm that’s been asked to build an after-school center for children. In trying to imagine what that building would look like, you start with the children’s needs and wants, what they will be doing there, and how to facilitate that. What does the building look like? And the grounds around it? How many rooms will there be, and how are the rooms laid out? The design of the building should solve the problems of encouraging the children to be engaged, to foster fun and socializing, facilitate certain activities, and keeping children safe.

To get the insights necessary to start using design thinking in this scenario, the architect can observe kids playing, and interview them about what they like, and what makes fun “fun.” Asking teachers about challenges and what value they hope the children will get out of the space helps them learn about any goals for encouraging behavior (e.g., being active and athletic and in nature vs. inside and sedentary).

Design Thinking + Agile Methodology

It should come as no surprise that both of these iteration-centric methods work very well together. The Agile manifesto, in particular, is a flexible, team-centric, iterative approach to lean development. Instead of handling all the planning upfront, teams are focused on producing minimum viable products (MVPs) over set periods of time while improving with each iteration. There’s an emphasis on constant user feedback, continuous improvement, and the ability to adapt to changing requirements.

In the same way that Agile allows teams to adjust with iterative cycles and short sprints, design thinking is an especially great way to pivot in order to meet the ever-changing needs of customers. Many companies like IBM have paired the two when it comes to design and development.

Putting design thinking into action

Ready to get started? One way to incorporate design thinking into your process is to just start scheduling workshops with other team members and learn how to run these types of meetings as you go—nothing will bring up to speed quicker than that hands-on experience.

Before you kick off your design thinking process, it’s important to know that to properly implement it for your business and get real ROI, design thinking can’t be a one-off thing. It’s not a one-time workshop or a half-baked way to get to a prototype stage—it’s a commitment to a new logic that, when used properly, can help businesses to innovate, grow, and find new successes.

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