Dan Winer

About me

I live in Southern Spain with my wife and twin daughters. I got started in 2007 as a freelancer designing and building websites for small businesses. I went on to work as a consultant for a large company, as an operations manager and as a developer. For the last few years I've been leading small design teams and helping other designers do their best work. My resume is available below or as a PDF.

Smile.io
Head of Design2019 - Present

Smile is used by over 60k brands and millions of shoppers, I lead a small design team building the loyalty infrastructure of the internet. My role has included hiring and retaining top design talent, increasing the role of user-behaviour data and research in design decisions, and improving the collaboration between design and engineering.

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Brightfield Group
Design Consultant2019 - Present

Brightfield is an industry leader in predictive consumer and market intelligence for the CBD and Cannabis industry. I provide them data visualisation expertise.

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Watching That
Lead Designer2018 - Present

A video intelligence platform handling millions of streaming data points per day that I helped design from the ground up. The role included research, product design, data visualisation design, establishing a design system and React UI development.

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WegoWise
Lead Designer2013 - 2018

The largest database of multifamily utility data in the US. I was responsible for product and marketing design, managing the design team and implementing a ‘design first’ culture. Created and oversaw a scalable approach to developing front-end components.

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Create Today
Operations Manager2009 - 2013
A web to print startup and artist community (now offline). Led a diverse, distributed team building complex software to tight deadlines. Helped take the business from concept through to successful acquisition.
IGT
Design Consultant2009 - 2012
Designed and coded the player portal area of various state lottery sites, developed a reusable front-end framework in HTML, CSS and Javascript. The work also included usability, accessibility and inclusion analysis and iOS design.