No matter how complex the project or how the team is set up, it’s always useful to have inspiration from other types of designers and different members of a team.
In a 3D environment, successful UI development teams consist of UX designers, visual designers, technical artists (also known as technical designers) and software engineers who collaborate together to make the most of each of their skills.
Here, we’re showcasing four engaging portfolios from UX designers. We asked ourselves: What is it that makes this portfolio stand out? Is it the granular overview of each design process? Wireframes? Or prototyping? How have these designers had an impact? As a design-led business, we value skilled designers. A designer with the right tools can change the world.
We’d also love to know, who are your favorite designers? Tweet us at @RightwareOy.
1. Gleb Kuznetsov
Gleb is currently Chief Design Officer at Brain Technologies Inc. His work is outstanding. Across his design profiles you can see the development and growth of 3D design and its effect on the industry. We love how he brings things to life using CGI graphics and motion design, and the way he provides information and advice for designers through his Medium profile.
His design inspiration often comes from nature as well as vehicles and art installations.
In the interview, he touches on how ‘the automotive industry needs this feeling of the future to better connect with customers’ and we couldn’t agree more.
Whooa!! My first Multi-Shot @dribbble post! Check this out! Amazing function! I love it. https://t.co/zGz0jSsV1D #MultiShot #dribbble #productdesign #automotive #cluster #ElectricVehicles pic.twitter.com/GkHFnF374q— Gleb Kuznetsov (@glebich) August 1, 2019
2. Tobias van Schneider
Tobias is well known in the UX design world. His experience and work is impressive. He was Lead Product Designer & Art Director at Spotify and designed its user interface. Here is his portfolio
‘Spotify grew from 15 million users to 70+ million during this time, becoming the leading music streaming service in the world.’ - vanschneider.com
He has also worked with clients such as BMW, Red Bull and NASA.
Semplice is a platform he created to help other designers create their portfolios. He provides a wide range of knowledge and value to his audience. On his blog, he covers things like best practices, how to lay out case studies and portfolio maintenance.
3. Liz Wells
Liz currently works as a Senior UX designer at Stink Studios. Her portfolio stands out for its organization and detail-oriented design. The user experience is simple and guides you through the design journey. She also includes prototype sketches from the original thought and ideation process.
The project layout she provides is easy to follow. She worked on a job for Google Brand Studios, where they ‘created an interactive tour of five of America’s most beautiful national parks led by real park rangers.’ Her write-up for the project lays out each problem clearly and addresses how they came up with the solutions. She offers useful resources for new and experienced designers alike.
4. Minh Pham
Min Pham is a Design Lead at Fantasy, working remotely from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. His work is rated highly on Dribbble and he has ranked in the top 10 profiles on Behance and we understand why! His 3D rendering and motion graphics are beautiful. He has a way of breathing life into products through his design.
His passion for design and his work is certainly impressive, and his attitude to learning new skills and tools demonstrates his ongoing interest: ‘I was curious about motion and 3D and started to learn it myself by watching Lynda video tutorials.’
How designers use Kanzi
Digitalization is growing and changing the automotive industry. Software competence is a key differentiating factor as in-vehicle software is now a massive part of the car user’s experience. But, with the right interface design, a diverse range of customers can enjoy intuitive interactions with the software stack.
Kanzi is used by UI designers to seamlessly speed up the design process. It allows you to be creative without having to focus on code. Use Kanzi’s visual tools to gain full control of the project and significantly cut development time across the board by enabling rapid prototyping and iteration. It accelerates HMI development by allowing designers and engineers to work together more efficiently.
‘Not only is Kanzi an intuitive tool, but it promotes close integration and synergy between developers and designers.’ - Global Logic 2019