About me

For the past 7 years, I've worked at Scotiabank. Through multiple roles within the digital channels, I've worked with great teams to deliver award winning, world class customer integrated web and mobile banking. Most recently, I worked in the Digital Factory focused on the onboarding experiences for Small Companies and Credit Cards.

Previous experience include working for Flight Centre HQ in Brisbane, Australia on multiple brands. My most formative experience has been working for Casco Design and Communications. I cut my teeth on print design and cultivated my web design skills. And, most importantly, I learned about the all encompassing nature of experience strategy.

I have micro obsessions with usability, accessibility, and developing robust solutions. Delivering a purposeful product means there's a reason for every decision. Carefully placed pixels, and words re-written again and again, contribute to a well designed experience.

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Portfolio available upon request.

Skills

Practice

  • Agile methodology
  • Analytical problem solver
  • Collaborative and skills sharing
  • Project planning
  • Accessibility and usability
  • Discovery and research
  • User empathy, research, testing
  • Advocate for inclusive design
  • Champion for the customer

Design

  • Interaction and animation
  • Wireframe, storyboard, mockup
  • Rapid and high-res prototyping
  • Information architecture
  • Multi-step, cross-platform flows
  • Responsive and adaptive designs
  • Design critiques
  • UX writing
  • Brand guide and design systems
  • Visual design
  • Typography
  • Print

Development and software

  • HTML
  • CSS/SASS
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • React
  • WordPress
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • JIRA
  • Confluence
  • Bitbucket
  • Git
  • Sourceforge
  • Flinto
  • Invision

Experience

  • User Experience Designer
    Scotiabank, Digital Factory
    NOVEMBER 2016 - OCTOBER 2017 (TORONTO)
  • Manager, User Experience and User Interaction Design
    Scotiabank, Digital Channels
    DECEMBER 2015 - OCTOBER 2016 (TORONTO)
  • Manager, Sales and Marketing Design
    Scotiabank, Self Service Sales and Channel Optimization
    NOVEMBER 2013 - DECEMBER 2014 (TORONTO)
  • Design Consultant
    Scotiabank, Self Service Sales and Channel Optimization
    MARCH 2011 - OCTOBER 2013 (TORONTO)
  • Web Designer
    Flight Centre Australia
    AUGUST 2010 - FEBRUARY 2011 (BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA)
  • Graphic and Web Designer
    Casco Design and Communications
    OCTOBER 2004 - APRIL 2010 (TORONTO)

Get in touch

I'm looking for new opportunities in Toronto or remote, get in touch with me at hello@donnavitan.com