dmitri atrash

User Experience and Digital Product Designer

Objectives

"I am an experienced leader and creative thinker leveraging the skills I learned in the U.S. Navy and my expertise at designing digital experiences to make digital products more accessible and more satisfying to use."

Education

I am privileged to earn both of my degrees in Colorado, giving me the necessary foundations to be successful in my career. At the Metropolitan State University of Denver, I learned to fly and operate aircraft. During my career as a Naval Officer, I was able to attend numerous schools and training that encompassed flying, leadership, and project management.

In 2017, I started my Masters Degree in Web Development and Design at the University of Denver. Over the course of the curriculum at the University of Denver, I learned the skills needed to be a successful web designer and developer with courses focused on front-end programming languages, user interface and experience design, and digital content creation.

University of Denver // 2017-2019

Web Development and Design, M.S.


During the completion of my Masters Degree at the University of Denver, I became proficient at:

  • Creating Accessible and Intuitive UX/UI Designs
  • Multiple Programming Languages and Frameworks
  • Designing and Deploying Websites and Web Applications
  • Client-side and Server-side Applications
Metro State University of Denver // 2003-2009

Aviation Technology, B.S.


While earning my degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver, I also earned multiple FAA ratings, including:

  • Commercial Pilot, Single and Multi-engine aircraft
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Instrument Instructor
  • Advanced Ground Instructor

Experience

I have had the distinct privilege of serving my country as a United States Naval Aviator. As an aircraft and mission commander, entrusted with the lives of a full crew of operators and being solely responsible for a multi-million dollar airplane--I am uniquely skilled at team leadership and working under pressure to perform and deliver on the job regardless of the environment.

My experience in the Navy developed and honed my skills to lead large teams and manage complex projects. Coupled with my design experience, and my ability to learn and adapt quickly to new situations, I am able to tackle any problem put in-front of me.

NOV 2021 - Present

Optum

Senior UX Engineer

As a Senior User Experience Engineer at Optum, I am responsible for designing user interactions, interfaces, and product features over a large ecosystem of micro products in multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams.

I use full-spectrum user experience design, collaborate with stakeholders and users, and advise on design best practices to produce products that are changing the healthcare industry.

I help mentor junior designers and advocate for inclusive, engaging, human-centered user experiences.

JUL 2020 - NOV 2021

Object Partners, Inc.

Senior UX Designer and Consultant

As a Senior UX/UI Consultant, I worked to blend digital design and user research to help clients connect with their users, driving their business forward and accomplishing their goals. I helped bridge the divide between stakeholder expectations and user needs to deliver intuitive digital experiences that resonate with people. I worked to help clients realize the immense Return on Investment that good design brings to their business.

JUN 2019 - JUL 2020

Tigerpaw Software

UX/UI Designer and Developer

As the UX/UI Designer and Developer at Tigerpaw, I was responsible for creating and shaping the user experience though unique and captivating user interfaces. From initial concept and designs to the end product, I helped to give users a beautiful and intuitive journey in Tigerpaw's software. I coordinated with the rest of the Tigerpaw team to turn visions into reality, creating amazing designs, and breathing life into them using the latest Front-End web technologies.

MAR 2016 - Present

Original Zen

Founder, Freelance Designer and Developer

I work with a diverse range of clients to produce digital and print projects that improve their business. I create websites and digital experiences built on the latest web technologies, including React, Vue, and WordPress. I help clients craft and develop their brand, refine, and deliver their message in a way that engages and excites their customers.

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View a curated selection of my recent work or check out my resume.