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About Me

I love a good problem to solve

My name is Damien Dalli. I'm a multidisciplinary UX and Product Designer with over 20 years of experience who loves solving problems for people, creating validated solutions, taking products from 0 to 1, working cross-functionally on start-up to enterprise-scale projects, and seeing my team grow.

While currently serving as Group Director of User Experience at INNOCEAN USA, I lead a diverse team of UX practitioners, focusing on making online automotive shopping easier. I am also a member of the advisory board for the University of California Irvine (UCI) Customer Experience (CX) program.

Over the last 20+ years, I have worked dynamically with a wide range of clients, including Hyundai, Genesis Motors, KIA, LG's Signature Kitchen Suite, Nuance Communications' Notable Solutions (now KOFAX), Lincoln Financial, CANVAS Worldwide, Orange Label Advertising, D&K Engineering, numerous startups and more.

As a User Experience and Design Director, I have built, led, and mentored multifaceted UX, UI, Interaction Design, User Research, and Front End Development teams and have continued executing alongside them, with similar and complementary capabilities. I have successfully integrated and standardized modern tools and processes for better collaboration, rapid prototyping for testing, and hand-off to engineering through that leadership. I have also integrated and standardized qualitative and quantitative research methods (such as usability testing and behavioral analysis), enabling teams to understand the consumer better, validate design decisions, and mitigate risk for our clients.

As a Co/Founder of startups (such as myLanguage, Vocre, and AnythingAfter), and serving as Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Head of Product, the fast-paced world of startups granted me a new perspective and understanding when creating, launching, and marketing products. These roles also allowed me to speak in multiple countries to thousands of people, sharing associated thinking while also being honored with such awards as Audience Choice and Best Mobile App at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.

As a Product and Interaction Designer, I follow a simple yet dynamic user-centered process (with Understand → Create → Validate ⟲ Repeat) to develop data-driven enhancements for existing products or create new ones.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife (best friend and high school sweetheart), two young sons, our dog; going hiking, watching movies, playing tennis, and more.

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My name is Damien Dalli. I'm a multidisciplinary UX and Product Designer with over 20 years of experience who loves solving problems for people, creating validated solutions, taking products from 0 to 1, working cross-functionally on start-up to enterprise-scale projects, and seeing my team grow.

While currently serving as Group Director of User Experience at INNOCEAN USA, I lead a diverse team of UX practitioners, focusing on making online automotive shopping easier. I am also a member of the advisory board for the University of California Irvine (UCI) Customer Experience (CX) program.

Over the last 20+ years, I have worked dynamically with a wide range of clients, including Hyundai, Genesis Motors, KIA, LG's Signature Kitchen Suite, Nuance Communications' Notable Solutions (now KOFAX), Lincoln Financial, CANVAS Worldwide, Orange Label Advertising, D&K Engineering, numerous startups and more.

As a User Experience and Design Director, I have built, led, and mentored multifaceted UX, UI, Interaction Design, User Research, and Front End Development teams and have continued executing alongside them, with similar and complementary capabilities. I have successfully integrated and standardized modern tools and processes for better collaboration, rapid prototyping for testing, and hand-off to engineering through that leadership. I have also integrated and standardized qualitative and quantitative research methods (such as usability testing and behavioral analysis), enabling teams to understand the consumer better, validate design decisions, and mitigate risk for our clients.

As a Co/Founder of startups (such as myLanguage, Vocre, and AnythingAfter), and serving as Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Head of Product, the fast-paced world of startups granted me a new perspective and understanding when creating, launching, and marketing products. These roles also allowed me to speak in multiple countries to thousands of people, sharing associated thinking while also being honored with such awards as Audience Choice and Best Mobile App at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.

As a Product and Interaction Designer, I follow a simple yet dynamic user-centered process (with Understand → Create → Validate ⟲ Repeat) to develop data-driven enhancements for existing products or create new ones.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife (best friend and high school sweetheart), two young sons, our dog; going hiking, watching movies, playing tennis, and more.

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Capabilities

User Research
UX Strategy
UX Design
Information Architecture
UX Writing
Accessibility
A/B Testing
Personalization
Heuristic Analysis
User Interface (UI)
Interaction Design
UX Engineering
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Industries Served

Automotive (Mass Market + Luxury)
Education
Technology
Finance
Legal Services
Luxury Appliances
Online Classifieds
Advertising
Agency
Language Translation
eCommerce
Startups
Photo of Damien Dalli

My name is Damien Dalli. I'm a multidisciplinary UX and Product Designer with over 20 years of experience who loves solving problems for people, creating validated solutions, taking products from 0 to 1, working cross-functionally on start-up to enterprise-scale projects, and seeing my team grow.

While currently serving as Group Director of User Experience at INNOCEAN USA, I lead a diverse team of UX practitioners, focusing on making online automotive shopping easier. I am also a member of the advisory board for the University of California Irvine (UCI) Customer Experience (CX) program.

Over the last 20+ years, I have worked dynamically with a wide range of clients, including Hyundai, Genesis Motors, KIA, LG's Signature Kitchen Suite, Nuance Communications' Notable Solutions (now KOFAX), Lincoln Financial, CANVAS Worldwide, Orange Label Advertising, D&K Engineering, numerous startups and more.

As a User Experience and Design Director, I have built, led, and mentored multifaceted UX, UI, Interaction Design, User Research, and Front End Development teams and have continued executing alongside them, with similar and complementary capabilities. I have successfully integrated and standardized modern tools and processes for better collaboration, rapid prototyping for testing, and hand-off to engineering through that leadership. I have also integrated and standardized qualitative and quantitative research methods (such as usability testing and behavioral analysis), enabling teams to understand the consumer better, validate design decisions, and mitigate risk for our clients.

As a Co/Founder of startups (such as myLanguage, Vocre, and AnythingAfter), and serving as Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Head of Product, the fast-paced world of startups granted me a new perspective and understanding when creating, launching, and marketing products. These roles also allowed me to speak in multiple countries to thousands of people, sharing associated thinking while also being honored with such awards as Audience Choice and Best Mobile App at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.

As a Product and Interaction Designer, I follow a simple yet dynamic user-centered process (with Understand → Create → Validate ⟲ Repeat) to develop data-driven enhancements for existing products or create new ones.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife (best friend and high school sweetheart), two young sons, our dog; going hiking, watching movies, playing tennis, and more.


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Currently serving as...
Group Director, User Experience
at INNOCEAN USA 
– where I lead a diverse team of UX practitioners.

Capabilities

User Research
UX Strategy
UX Design
Information Architecture
UX Writing
Accessibility
A/B Testing
Personalization
Heuristic Analysis
User Interface (UI)
Interaction Design
UX Engineering
Explore capabilities in detail

Industries Served

Automotive (Mass Market + Luxury)
Education
Technology
Finance
Legal Services
Luxury Appliances
Online Classifieds
Advertising
Agency
Language Translation
eCommerce
Startups

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I love solving problems and bringing concepts to life. 
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