Hi, my name is

Kevan Lin

& I advocate for users

HubSpot

Senior Product Designer

Working cross-collaboratively with people of different disciplines to build something that hasn't been built before.

Advocating and educating peers and leaders regarding the benefits of user-centric methodologies and strategies. Incorporating design thinking into actual work to see immediate benefit and value to customers and the organization.

Notable accomplishments

  • Works in triad (product, engineering, design) to prioritize, triage and set strategy for the HubSpot Network
  • Led workshops and design sprints across organization
  • Co-led UX research initiative to discover unknowns
  • Utilized prototyping to create flows to test hypothesis with users
  • Network adoption met and exceeded initial estimates
Design sprint

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Atlassian

UX Designer

With over 2 million community members contributing over 850,000+ posts, the Atlassian Community is the premier place to connect, share and learn all things Atlassian. It was my responsibility to ensure ease of use for all roles of the community.

I had the amazing opportunity to work with community management, front & back-end engineers, and great product management. It was my role to bring design thinking into the weekly agile sprints as well as overall strategy for the community.

Awards

Notable accomplishments

  • Evaluative research to accompany generative research
  • Designed the core functionality of the community
  • Designed the activity feed
  • Configure email subscriptions settings
  • Advanced search
  • @mentions
  • Search alerts
  • RSS Feeds for individual questions and discussions
  • Previews for article writers
  • Redesigning global navigation
  • Community Feed aka personalized feed on homepage
  • Localized ad for in-person events
  • Online groups feature
  • Enhanced profile pages
  • Removed friction from asking a question in community
  • Improvements to the accept answer button
  • Likes on comments
  • Implement OpenID connect for SSO login
  • Improved category selection when posting to the community
  • Initiated and led the Experimentation/growth program
  • Ran over 50+ experiments on various parts of the community
  • Atlassian Documentation integration
QBS

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Amazon

UX Designer

As part of the Products & Services Discovery group, I was responsible for creating new experiences on the amazon.com website that both informs and delights hundreds of millions of customers in the discoverability of the products and services that they need and want.

Notable accomplishments

  • Successfully designed a path forward for customers to decrease time spent on comparison shopping that resulted in lower degree of difficulty scores as well as higher sentiment ratings.
  • Worked on a program to help educate consumers of products that held an approval status that works with the Amazon ecosystem
Project McLaren

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Spiceworks

Senior Designer

In my four year tenure at Spiceworks, there wasn't any kind of work that I didn't do. Which included everything from event branding for a 2,500+ person annual conference, identity work on sub brands for the company, then eventually shifted focus to the digital design domain. It was in that space that I was responsible for art direction, planning and implementation of data research solution products. Was the lead designer on crafting an internet resource hub of all of the online publications for Spiceworks.

Notable accomplishments

  • Led illustration system effort for multiple user conferences that included print, large-scale signage, exhibition space, and digital assets
  • Created the first digital format of research white papers for marketers
  • Owned art direction for multiple digital marketing campaigns
  • Assisted on corporate keynotes for company leadership

Dallas Theological Seminary

Associate Director of Visual Design

Given to my charge was managing the creative cohesiveness of all advertising pieces that would be featured in magazines and online media campaigns. During this time I was also part of the initial planning and exploratory process for a website redesign.

the Ohio State University

Media Specialist, Production Assistant

Designed and created an email newsletter for faculty and staff of the Ohio State University. Video work included pre and post production. Responsible for digitizing media and making content available for online distriubtion.

Bostwick Design Partnership

Graphic Design Intern

Charged to redesign and streamline the website into a more productive and better aided experience. The gallery section of the website was created to mirror the intentions of the firm; to create an atmosphere where dates could be sifted through without feeling overwhelmed but also maintaining a captive audience.