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20+ years of design experience

As a highly experienced Product Designer and UX/UI Designer based in the vibrant city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I bring to the table over two decades of industry expertise. Throughout my journey, I have honed my skills to specialize in crafting captivating and interactive experiences that seamlessly blend form and function for both mobile and web platforms. My illustrious career has been marked by a rich tapestry of successful collaborations with some of Canada’s most reputable and trusted companies, wherein I’ve played a pivotal role in elevating their products’ user-friendliness and overall appeal.

What sets me apart in the realm of design is my unwavering passion for problem-solving. I thrive on embracing intricate design challenges and relish the opportunity to navigate the complexities, meticulously unraveling them to discover elegant solutions. This innate curiosity and drive to understand the heart of every problem have earned me a reputation for tackling the most perplexing design conundrums with finesse and creativity.

My approach to design is anchored in a deep-rooted belief that aesthetics and functionality are two sides of the same coin. When crafting a design, I consider every aspect with meticulous attention, ensuring that not only does it look visually stunning but also functions seamlessly, harmonizing with the user’s natural instincts. By adopting a user-centric perspective, I have successfully transformed user experiences, making them delightful and intuitive.

A key aspect that fuels my passion for design is my relentless curiosity. I approach every project with an insatiable appetite to learn and explore, unearthing unique insights and understanding the context in which the design will thrive. This thirst for knowledge empowers me to conceptualize and execute designs that resonate deeply with the end-users, establishing an emotional connection and garnering their loyalty.

One of my core philosophies as a designer is that creativity knows no bounds, and great design can emerge from anywhere. It’s not just the biggest companies that drive me; I’m equally drawn to startups and smaller businesses that present an opportunity to create something meaningful and valuable for the user. By collaborating with diverse clients, I’ve been able to infuse versatility into my work, adapting to various industries and audiences with ease.

Throughout my illustrious career, I have had the privilege of witnessing the evolution of design, staying at the forefront of industry trends and adopting cutting-edge technologies. This constant pursuit of growth and innovation ensures that my designs remain fresh, contemporary, and relevant in an ever-changing landscape.

In conclusion, I am a seasoned, versatile, and passionate designer who believes that great design is not just about creating visually pleasing aesthetics, but rather about finding solutions to complex problems. With each new challenge that comes my way, I embrace it with enthusiasm and dedication, leveraging my vast experience and creative prowess to deliver designs that leave a lasting impact on users and push the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of design.

What motivates me

  1. People: Great team culture where people have fun together while creating amazing work
  2. Projects: Exciting projects where team members collaborate and continue to learn
  3. Process: Design/Technology/Business collaborating together to deliver great products
  4. Problems: Solve problems for customers while generating revenue for businesses.

If you’re looking for a seasoned Product Designer in Toronto, then look no further. With over 20 years of experience in UX/UI, web, and graphic design, I am available for full-time opportunities, freelance work, or contract-based projects. As a passionate problem-solver, I am committed to creating engaging and user-friendly designs that meet the needs and desires of end-users. 

My expertise in tackling complex design challenges and finding elegant solutions allows me to deliver designs that not only look great but also function seamlessly, improving the overall user experience. I’m equally drawn to challenges, whether working with the biggest companies or smaller ones, as long as the project presents an opportunity to create something valuable and meaningful for users. So if you’re interested in working together, drop me a line – I cannot wait to hear from you.

ipenn-design© 2012 – 2024 – UX/UI – Product Designer – Web Design – Graphic Design
UX/UI Design, Product Design, Web Design, Graphic Design, Toronto - Canada