Zack Gehin

Product Design & Research Consultant, People Manager

Zack’s certified in UX by the Nielsen Norman Group and specializes in complex application design and design systems. His entrepreneurial spirit adds a unique approach to empathizing with users and identifying the right problems to solve. He’s helped form design teams and served as a design leader in the civic tech, non-profit, financial investments, and healthcare industries. Zack has also mentored engineering students at UC San Diego’s Design Lab and spoken at three conferences on user experience and design thinking topics.

What I Do
  • User Experience
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design
  • Design Systems
  • People Management
  • Design Workshops
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Research

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My High-Level Design Process

Each project and team may operate a tad bit differently. It's essential to collaborate and create a well-rounded working agreement. With remote work becoming a norm, it's crucial to talk about how this impacts individual work, process, and collaboration throughout the design & development process.

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The Power of Design Systems

I specialize in creating & managing pixel-perfect design systems built in Sketch & Figma.

Before

Workflow was designed independently from Widen’s suite of applications. Resulting in a very unique look-and-feel that didnt meet Widen’s expectations.

After

I led the Widen Design System project, and after 3 months of highly collaborative design workshops we had a Widen brand UI based on Material UI.

1

Accessible on brand color palette

Color palettes make our break a UI system - it's essential to pull in a branded feel but also ensure the palette meets or exceeds accessibility standards.
2

Cleanly organized and well-structured component libraries

Increase designers' efficiency and effectiveness to focus on what truly matters - solving problems and ensuring the best designs exceed business and user needs.
3

Pixel-perfect, consistent products

Ensure all applications within the organization have a similar look and feel while amplifying the speed of onboarding new team members, designing, and developing.

Project Highlights

Portfolio

Protected: Modernize REMIS Air Force Maintenance Enterprise System with Design Systems

May 16, 2022

Protected: Office of Special Investigations: Criminal File Processing Bot

January 19, 2022

Protected: Rapid Response Project: Redesigning how the Air Force accesses their fitness reports

December 29, 2021

Protected: Modernizing the information management of aviation resources for pilots and parachutists

November 3, 2020

Protected: Aircraft Maintenance Application: Modernizing and Standardizing Air Force Maintenance Processes

February 5, 2020

Protected: Aetna: AI Powered Condition Management & Helping Members Choose the Right Providers

February 5, 2020

Protected: SlingTV – Evaluation, Interactions, & Redesign

Protected: SlingTV – Evaluation, Interactions, & Redesign

September 12, 2019

Protected: Transamerica – Design Process & Redesign

Protected: Transamerica – Design Process & Redesign

September 11, 2019

Widen: DAM, Portals, Workflow Product Design

Widen: DAM, Portals, Workflow Product Design

September 10, 2019

LakeForecast – Citizen led lake water quality monitoring app

LakeForecast – Citizen led lake water quality monitoring app

September 10, 2019

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