Dhiren R Patel

  • UX Designer
  • Dallas, TX

A UX/UI designer with a diverse background creating beautiful experiences.

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I've had an interesting path to becoming a UX Designer. From studying electrical engineering in university to co-founding a mobile start-up to working in sales, all along I was trying to figure out what I really wanted to do.

I decided to step back, travel and think about what excites me, and how I could use my past experiences to design a career I would get excited about waking to up every morning. UX Design offers the perfect fit for who I am and what I've done in my previous professional life. I'm excited to make my mark on this new path.

Experience

UX/UI Designer at TSI Travel

Oct 2017 – Present Dallas, TX

Hired on for a project to redesign all their web properties including responsive design, mobile, and tablet as well. Currently doing user research, then moving to wireframing and UI design with user testing.

UX Designer at Defakto Group

May 2017 – July 2017 Dallas, TX

I was brought in for a project to conduct user research and redo the information architecture for a private college with an enrollment of 10-15 thousand students. Under the user research umbrella, I conducted: heuristics analysis, Google Analytics analysis, heat map analysis, stakeholder interviews, affinity analysis, user flows, user personas, and a content audit. With all that user research done, I was able to rework the information architecture based on the user flows, user personas, and content audit. Again I was able to complete this in a short amount of time and present my findings to the client directly.

UX Designer at Targetbase Agency (Omnicom Group)

Feb 2017 – Apr 2017 Irving, TX

Hired on for a 3-month project to design wireframes and some visual design concepts for a drug company that is a client of Targetbase. The client wanted to do a complete overhaul of their information architecture with two different design concepts with wireframes and visual design. I came up with a new information architecture simplifying what they currently had and from there proposed two different designs. The client and agency were both blown away with my level professionalism and execution on the project.

UX/UI Designer at Bhakta Community of Dallas

Dec 2016 – Dec 2016 Dallas, TX

The Bhakta Community of Dallas is a local community of people of Indian descent from the state of Gujarat in India. They had reached out to me to completely redesign their website, give it a modern look/feel and give their community a better web and mobile experience in a short 3 week period. Using the design process as with all my other projects I was able to give this community exactly what they were looking for in a new responsive website.

UX/UI Designer at Humandev

Aug 2016 – Jan 2017 Dallas, TX

I was hired as a freelance UX/UI designer to work on a 6-month project called Merlin. The project centered around healthcare and chatbot UI and I was tasked with doing user research, information architecture, wireframing, and visual design for the both the mobile application as well as the desktop application of the product. The main problem we are trying to solve is to better streamline and triage communication between patients, clinics, and internal clinic staff using conversational UI.

UX Design Student at CareerFoundry

Jan 2016 – Aug 2016 Dallas,TX

I was prompted with creating a project management application for CareerFoundry to help them solve the issue of managing their various projects and tasks. I used the UX design process from end to end, starting from user research to production ready product. The impact will be a better way to manage various projects and teams in a simple way to make the user’s work life easier and more efficient.

Inside Sales at Masergy

Feb 2013 – Aug 2015 Plano, TX

I was hired on to help create a lead generation and inside sales program from scratch. After presenting my ideas and winning internal support for the program, I began working to prove my plan by executing on my lead generation and inside sales process.

Senior Inside Sales at ReTargeter

Apr 2011 – July 2012 San Francisco, CA

Joined this 2-year-old start-up to help their inside sales program. I hit 110% of my quota, quarter after quarter on opportunities created and deals closed.

Co-founder at Go Go Mongo

May 2010 – Dec 2011 San Francisco, CA

Co-founded a mobile gaming startup with my friend to help children learn English and later healthy eating habits. We were 1 of 6 startups to present at Launchpad in front of a panel of prestigious judges, including Brain Singerman from Founders Fund and Marshall Kirkpatrick from ReadWriteWeb in the initial stages. My co-founder and I were also selected for an entrepreneurial bootcamp with the Kauffman foundation, where we were had the opportunity to work with some great mentors, including Bo Fishback – founder and CEO of Zaarly an Ashton Kutcher-backed venture. All this pushed us to launch Go Go Mongo on the Apple iTunes store in February of 2011.

Sales & Marketing Associate at Apigee

Jan 2010 – Mar 2012 Palo Alto, CA

Begin working under the VP of Marketing to help with business development.

Awards

Entrepreneurial Bootcamp selection, Kauffman Foundation

Our startup was selected for a weekend entrepreneurial bootcamp at the prestigious Kauffman foundation

Winner of Startup Weekend – Silicon Valley, Startup Weekend

Co-founded a mobile gaming startup to teach children English. Won Startup Weekend in Silicon Valley and awarded with presenting at Launchpad

Specialties

User ResearchInformation ArchitectureWireframingPrototypingInteraction DesignUser FlowsUser TestingUI DesignAgile Methodology

Skills

Tools: UXPin | InvisionApp | SketchLanguages: HTML5 | CSS | Hindi/Urdu

Education

UX Design Certification at CareerFoundry

2016 – Present

B.S., Electrical Engineering at University of Minnestoa

2005 – 2009 Minneapolis, MN