I'm Dan Caryll

I'm a UX Expert Leader Professional -er

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Is this the "fold"? What is a fold, really?

What you care about

I lead teams of designers and developers toward improving user experiences in marketing. Sure, marketing may not sound like the optimal place to get a good user experience (modals, popups, chatbots, shitty information architecture, business objectives, etc.). But I've spent most of my career protecting the user, making sure the experiences we're creating are what they would create for themselves. It's not always fast, but we've moved a lot of needles in the right direction.

Just creepin'?

I get it. Sometimes you just want to know a little bit about someone when you visit their site and move along. Most of my experience is on LinkedIn, so go there to find it.

Go to my LinkedIn

Sure, my site looks like a wireframe

Yeah? What about it? That's what I'm good at. The font I pick or the cool colors I add to my designs tend to do very little for the site user. It's also subjective. So you fill in the blanks. What would my site look like if it was for you?

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My work UX contributions

Because I didn't do all of this shit myself

Who I am

Who I am

I’m Dan, a Red Hatter I built this portfolio site to make sure I was spending enough time on me. When you’re a design leader, it’s often hard to invest time in yourself. My free time often goes to scheduling that 1:1 that I haven’t had a chance to do yet, or spending 15 minutes […]

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User journey map example

User journeys can reveal opportunities

Mapping complex experiences I’ve recently learned how user journey maps can help understand user flows and problems as a designer. But I think the bigger benefit is using those maps to have a conversation with others involved in the project to bring everyone to the same understanding. NN/G has a great course on user journey […]

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Leading design teams

Becoming a design manager I was hesitant to move into people management. I had studied for years to become a designer. I was worried I’d no longer be able to do the thing I was best at. I loved coding. I loved being in my zen space, working on a design to solve a user […]

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