Danielle designs meaningful products and experiences that are loved and used by humans. She is the co-founder of Capsule.fm, where she led the design of a native iOS app that reached #1 on the paid App Store in 25 countries. Danielle has also co-founded Sterio.me, an ed-tech startup, and has additional extensive experience collaborating with designers and developers at large advertising and branding agencies.
Travel gives a fresh perspective, inspires creativity, and improves our empathy for people around the world. By making the globe your office, you can benefit from new insights and become a better designer.
Presenting Design Work: The Right Way (Publication)
Designers spend much of their careers developing the ability to beautifully communicate the intentions of their products. Yet, some designers fail to direct these same skills towards the communication of their own work. The ability to present your design work is fundamental for any designer, as it is often the first step to landing a job with any new client or agency.
In this article, Toptal Director of Design Danielle Reid and Toptal Design Blog Editor Kent Mundle discuss what designers can do to present their work in the most effective ways. Give the products that you make some justice, and use these tips to effectively present your portfolio.
Check out a curated collection of beautiful and futuristic travel UIs created by different designers from around the world.
Some of the designs are captured from live products, some are still in development, and some are purely concepts designed to push the bounds of what is even considered possible.
The World Is Our Interface: Design Beyond The Screen (Publication)
Toptal Freelance Designer Danielle Reid presents a number of exciting technologies and various interfaces to interact with them, while taking a historical perspective on interactions with man-made objects that have evolved with us to where we are.
From typewriters to touchscreens and beyond, UI design is constantly evolving to improve user experience and boost productivity. Find out what the next generation of connected devices will bring to the table.
Danielle is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program.
This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high
quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are
looking to begin their careers as professional designers. Danielle
shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every
week for a year, covering everything from design tips and tricks to advice on making
it in the industry.
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
2011 - 2014
University of New England - Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Technical degree in Visual Communication and Design