DAMIEN LUTZ

UX/UI DESIGNER

Hi. I’m an end-to-end UX designer with six years experience, and bring proven skills in user-focused design, creative direction and innovative thinking. I take a holistic approach balancing user needs, business requirements, brand goals, and technological infrastructure, to aim for a commercially successful and seamless experience.

DAMIEN LUTZ

UX/UI DESIGNER

Hi. I’m an end-to-end UX designer with six years experience, and bring proven skills in user-focused design, creative direction and innovative thinking. I take a holistic approach balancing user needs, business requirements, brand goals, and technological infrastructure, to aim for a commercially successful and seamless experience.

UX PROJECTS

WEATHERZONE

Weatherzone is Australia’s leading commercial weather information provider. In 2014, I lead a UX and visual redesign of Weathezone’s digital B2C product suite. The challenge was to appeal to both loyal weather enthusiasts and the millions of people just checking the daily weather.

Weatherzone App Redesign

Snow & Ski App

Weatherzone's Website

Final2

HOTELSCOMBINED

HotelsCombined is one of the leading hotel search aggregators in Australia, and is HUGE in South Korea. With so many competitors, basic search patterns evolve quickly. In 2015, the HC app needed a refresh and fast. Redesigning an already-successful app in such a competitive space was both an honour and a massive challenge.

HotelsCombined User Account

400% increase in members

HotelsCombined eCommerce

Increased bookings

HotelsCombined App

Hc Start3

WEATHERZONE B2B

I also improved the UX and visual design of Weatherzone’s Business site and online portal, engaging exsiting customers to better understand their industry’s needs.

Wzbiz1

“Awesome work … a more functional weather site … giving a better user experience … Ultimately this has secured a new long term deal with significant revenue attached …”

Project Manager - Weatherzone

OTHER PROJECTS

Wholesale e-commerce

Bowling App Wireframe

Strathfield e-commerce

UX PROCESSES

STRATEGY

As technology evolves, business’s online and real-world experiences can be considered as one holistic experience.

Taste Start A

RESEARCH

To explore how HotelsCombined could profile their users using existing data, I researched how industry leaders, online travel stores and information sites, and travellers themselves, talked about their traveling needs, to define user groups and match their specific needs to hotel features.

Hcp 1

WORKSHOPS

Workshops bring people together, give them an opportunity to share their ideas, and bring information out of them that they might otherwise think isn’t useful. Workshops are fun and inform design decisions.

Ws Start

PROTOTYPING

Using Azure or Invision, I build working prototypes to test and test and test! Check out a working protoype by clicking an image below.

Online hotel booking

User account

UX PROJECTS

HOTELSCOMBINED APP

HotelsCombined is one of the leading hotel search aggregators in Australia, and is HUGE in South Korea. With so many competitors, basic search patterns evolve quickly. In 2015, the HC app needed a refresh and fast. Redesigning an already-successful app in such a competitive space was both an honour and a massive challenge.

Hc Start3

WEATHERZONE SITE

In 2014, I lead a UX and visual redesign of weatherzone.com.au — Australia’s leading commercial weather site. The challenge was to appeal to both loyal weather enthusiasts and the millions of people just checking the daily weather.

Final2

“Awesome work … a more functional weather site … giving a better user experience … Ultimately this has secured a new long term deal with significant revenue attached …”

Project Manager - Weatherzone

OTHER PROJECTS

UX PROCESSES

WORKSHOPS

Workshops bring people together, give them an opportunity to share their ideas, and bring information out of them that they might otherwise think isn’t useful. Workshops are fun and inform design decisions.

Ws Start

RESEARCH

To explore how HotelsCombined could profile their users using existing data, I researched how industry leaders, online travel stores and information sites, and travellers themselves, talked about their traveling needs, to define user groups and match their specific needs to hotel features.

Hcp 1

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

2017 – UX/UI Designer

Client side | Web, Mobile, App (Native and Hybrid)

As a contractor UX/UI Designer in a great team (about ten designers), I provide end-to-end UX from discovery phase workshops, through the design iteration/testing process, stakeholder mangement, to final UI design and dev support. I work on desktop, mobile and app.

2015-2016 – Head of UX

Client side | Web, Mobile, App (Native and Hybrid)

As Senior UX Designer, and then Head of UX, I managed designers and worked with data analysts and development to A/B test improvements to a product that is translated into over 30 languages and has over 13million users per month. I also established UX thinking more into the development process, developing closer relationships with the development team.

  • Redesigned user account and tools, contributing to 400% increase in memberships
  • Refined 7 breakpoints to 1(+ a minimum width), improving productivity for both Design and Dev teams
  • Improved App home screen and calendar, contributing to 4.5% increase in bookings
  • UX and Visual Design for online booking, contributing to increase in revenue across all markets
  • Creatively directed the production of complete online Style Guide
  • Established UX/Design review process within development phase, workshops and stakeholder meetings

2012-2015 – UX/UI Designer

Client side | Web, Mobile, App (Native)

Working with the Fairfax UX Team, I redesigned weatherzone.com.au, and the Weatherzone iPhone App, as part of a user-focused rebranding of all Weatherzone products. I also designed customized data and map-based B2B interfaces, and worked with 9News and Yahoo7 to translate their weather pages into refreshed responsive designs.

2011-2012 – Digital Designer

Client-side | Web

I assisted the company’s transformation to a digital-focused product by designing and developing promotional and reusable digital elements. I also created journalistic infographics.

2010-2011 – Content Editor/Designer

Client-side | Web, Tablet

Working closely with development, branding, store product managers and warehouse logistics, I lead a team of two junior designers to develop the UX, visual design and content for Strathfield’s eCommerce site and for www.tasteliving.com.au.

Skills

Design (Sketch & Photoshop)
Prototyping (Invision & Axure)
Workshops
Stakeholder Management
Research & Testing
Tech Knowledge (HTML | CSS | DATA | SEO)

Study

Masters in Digital Media – Sydney University
Certificate UX Intro – General Assembly
Certificate HTML – East Comm College

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

2017 – UX/UI Designer

Client side | Web, Mobile, App (Native and Hybrid)

As a contractor UX/UI Designer in a great team (about ten designers), I provide end-to-end UX from discovery phase workshops, through the design iteration/testing process, stakeholder mangement, to final UI design and dev support. I work on desktop, mobile and app.

2015-2016 – Head of UX

Client side | Web, Mobile, App (Native and Hybrid)

As Senior UX Designer, and then Head of UX, I managed designers and worked with data analysts and development to A/B test improvements to a product that is translated into over 30 languages and has over 13million users per month. I also established UX thinking more into the development process, developing closer relationships with the development team.

  • Redesigned user account and tools, contributing to 400% increase in memberships
  • Refined 7 breakpoints to 1(+ a minimum width), improving productivity for both Design and Dev teams
  • Improved App home screen and calendar, contributing to 4.5% increase in bookings
  • UX and Visual Design for online booking, contributing to increase in revenue across all markets
  • Creatively directed the production of complete online Style Guide
  • Established UX/Design review process within development phase, workshops and stakeholder meetings

2012-2015 – UX/UI Designer

Client side | Web, Mobile, App (Native)

Working with the Fairfax UX Team, I redesigned weatherzone.com.au, and the Weatherzone iPhone App, as part of a user-focused rebranding of all Weatherzone products. I also designed customized data and map-based B2B interfaces, and worked with 9News and Yahoo7 to translate their weather pages into refreshed responsive designs.

2011-2012 – Digital Designer

Client-side | Web

I assisted the company’s transformation to a digital-focused product by designing and developing promotional and reusable digital elements. I also created journalistic infographics.

2010-2011 – Content Editor/Designer

Client-side | Web, Tablet

Working closely with development, branding, store product managers and warehouse logistics, I lead a team of two junior designers to develop the UX, visual design and content for Strathfield’s eCommerce site and for www.tasteliving.com.au.

Skills

Design (Sketch & Photoshop)
Prototyping ( Invision and Axure)
Workshops
Stakeholder Management
Research & Testing
Tech Knowledge (HTML | CSS | DATA | SEO)

Study

Masters in Digital Media – Sydney University
Certificate UX Intro – General Assembly
Certificate HTML – East Comm College

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