David Chan is a designer and developer in Toronto

TL;DR Full-stack product designer (interaction, visual, front-end design / development) with 10 years of experience. Extremely adept at working and communicating with developers. Comfortable in both agency and corporate environments.

Currently focused on product design, visual languages and writing clean front-end code.

I follow Dieter Rams' "Less, but better" philosophy and I believe good design goes beyond aesthetics and should create better experiences.

Contact me through email or Twitter.


Experience

Retreat

Co-founder / Product Lead

2017 - present

RBC

Product Designer

2017 - 2019

CIBC

Lead Designer / Developer

2015 - 2017

Sony

Lead Designer / Developer

2013 - 2014

Brees Communications

Designer / Developer

2010 - 2013

Glitteration / Crate

Art Director / Designer

2009 - 2010

Projects

Spa Booking Platform

GetRetreat.co

Guide to Incorporating

NewlyInc.com

Chrome Extension

Ad Block Pause

Twitter Application

Dead Twitter

Miscellaneous

What is the role of a designer?

I believe a designer's job is to find the most elegant solution, one mindful of design as well as development, scale, timelines, budget and expectations.

Where do I fit in the design process?

Although I am interested in all stages of a product's life, my primary points of focus are interaction and visual design as well as front-end development.

What is my Myers–Briggs Type Indicator?

I fall into the Logician (INTP) personality type.