Dan Carson.

Head of Design and User Experience at Crowdpac

I’m an experienced design lead who believes design can make a positive difference in people’s lives. Over the past 14 years, I’ve worked at startups, on a Presidential campaign, at agencies, and consulted with both non-profits and corporations. I love to collaborate and work cross-functionally to build products that deliver value, and ultimately make an impact in the world.

Selected Work

Crowdpac is the leading political crowdfunding platform. We have helped thousands of people run for office, from Library Board to City Council to President, and have helped them raise millions of dollars while connecting with their community of supporters.

As the Head of Design and the sole designer, I’ve spent the past two years building our design practice. I collaborate with engineers, product managers, and our founders to define our approach, understand our customers, and find product-market fit.

Crowdpac Campaigns
Campaigns
Crowdpac Communities
Communities
Crowdpac Voting Information
Voter information tools & Brand

Prior to Crowdpac, I was a Senior Product Designer at Modest, an early-stage mobile commerce startup in Chicago later acquired by Paypal. I was responsible for the user experience of our native iOS and Android apps, new retailer onboarding, and store management tools.

Modest App
iOS App Platform
Modest Control Panel
Retailer control panel

As a design consultant, I've worked with great organizations like Change.org, Trunk Club, Hillary for America, Northwestern University, Planned Parenthood, and many more.

Change.org
Change.org
Trunk Club
Trunk Club
Reader Prototypes
A large online retailer...

Prior to that, I was fortunate enough to have the experience of a lifetime, as Lead Interactive Designer for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. I designed social organizing platforms, fundraising tools, and data visualizations that were used by millions of people and raised millions of dollars. I was then named Design Director while the organization transitioned from a campaign into Organizing for Action.

Dashboard
Dashboard
Obamacare Tool
Obamacare Tool
Youtube Channel
Youtube Channel
1 Million Donors
1 Million Donors
BarackObama.com
BarackObama.com
Ohio Recovery Map
Ohio Recovery Map

Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside talented, generous people who are passionate about their work. I’ve seen the positive impact design can have under those circumstances.

I hope to work with mission-driven organizations to build teams that value design and offer the chance for continued personal growth. If that sounds like you, I would love to chat.

 

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