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Olivia Franklin

DESIGN LEADER & CREATOR OF EXPERIENCES 


My Background
Highlights

For the past decade, I have been designing products. Born and raised moving around the states, I developed a fascination with travel, music, painting, singing, and design. Although I chose a career in the latter, all three remain integral parts of my life. I drive products by delivering beautiful and highly intuitive multi-device consumer experiences.

I am in love with design and has been my world for over 10 years, taking inspiration from around the world and applying hybrid principles from print, web and motion to create elegantly simple and beautiful experiences. 

If you have any questions or comments, you can email me directly: oliviarfranklin@gmail.com

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Leading Design Teams That Have Launched Amazing 10x Experiences Across Devices

Design Lead for Mobile iOS Apps Ranked #1 in the Apple App Store

Creating Disruptive Products Across Mobile, Search, Travel, eCommerce, & Enterprise

Published 6 US Patents Across Search, Semantic Web, and Mobile


Product & Design History

AIRBNB
OCT 15 - PRESENT

 

ADCHEMY
AUG 13 - PRESENT

EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

Core member of the host team, leading Growth, Engagement, Quality.  


DIRECTOR, UX DESIGN

Head of UX Design and core member of the Product Leadership Team. Designing beautiful & simple new ways for retailers automate, simplify, and deepen the way they engage with their marketplaces.

Hands-on design lead driving all aspects of visual, interaction, and information design for our high performance and beautifully simple HTML5 SaaS experience. 

Lead team of designers building the renaissance of enterprise apps: beautiful, simple, intuitive, and addictive — delivering experiences to humans that make their lives easier. 

Listed by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 50 venture-backed companies in the U.S., Adchemy is a rapidly growing Silicon Valley company backed by August Capital, Mayfield Fund, and Microsoft.
Own UX, Design, IA, Illustration, Branding, Web.

Acquired by @WalmartLabs in May 2014

 

FREELANCE
JUN 12 - AUG 13

DESIGN & ADVISOR

Design lead working with various venture-backed start-ups to deliver simple, beautiful, and intuitive experiences to their customers. Work includes mobile app design and IxD for consumer travel, next generation communication products, and innovative p2p funding platforms. 

CLIENTS INCLUDE

  • Upstart: innovative funding platform for college students
  • OneLeap: next generation communications platform for professionals
  • Intros.To: addictive network & intro management
  • Room77: consumer meta-search travel site
  • Mango Labs: mobile peer-to-peer communications experience
  • DreamFunder: crowd-funding for vacations
 

YAHOO!
SEP 08 - JUN 12

DESIGN LEAD

Senior member of design leadership team delivering next generation Search products in collaboration with brilliant product, engineering, and business units across Yahoo. Core hands-on design leader for various high value products and launches across search, mobile, and network innovation projects, including Design Lead for the Search Innovation Organization. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Lead designer & core team member launching Yahoo! Axis, a multi-device web browser and Apple App Store top rated Mobile Browser for iOS devices; Yahoo's highest rated app. Resulting in over 2M downloads in the first 30 days, and Yahoo's highest media rating in 5 years. 

Lead designer & core team member launching Search Direct, an instant answers as you type experience, resulting in Yahoo's only search market share increase of 2011.

Lead designer & user experience architect for Yahoo! Sketch-A-Search, an innovative tactile hyperlocal & maps mobile experience, and the Yahoo! Search App for iPhone & Android. 

Nominated and awarded for Yahoo's individual and team super star award (Axis), and 'YouRock' team excellence award (Search Direct). Lead the UX & Design for all Yahoo search innovation efforts. Promoted 3 times in 4 years.

 

RAIN DESIGN
AUG 07 - MAY 08

 

VISUAL DESIGNER

Created innovative web design and marketing programs for a wide range of consumer lifestyle and corporate clients. 

Led efforts across various design disciplines including web design, app design, branding, graphic design, advertising, corporate communications, and sales collateral. 

Part of a team whose work has appeared repeatedly in national and international design publications including Graphis, Print and communication Arts.