I am currently a Design Technologist and the Design Systems Lead at Bright Health, where we are working to create a health insurance offering that aims to "Make healthcare right. Together."
My responsibilities include leading the design system efforts, across both the Design & Engineering teams and working with Creative to meet all brand standards and directions.
Our goal is to build a consistent and scalable system to drive the creation of our digital products, sites, tools and prototypes. We take an iterative approach and combine our brand standards, creative team direction, experience optimization, user interface design, and accessibility to create building blocks that can be used across projects and platforms.
In addition to these design tasks other efforts include helping build an email marketing design system, and working with various other teams including engineering, marketing and content creation to create internal processes to improve the workflow of this rapidly growing startup.
The goal of this campaign was to improve web news aggregation. The concept was to develop a Twitter fed news and information aggregator based on a given users interests via their Twitter feed. I came up with this concept and started to develop it but as it progressed I discovered The Tweeted Times. It was an existing platform with a similar concept, however lacked the style, design, platform and support an app of this manner should accommodate. So I took their heavily lacking platform and redesigned it to accomodate more features and devices.
The goal of this campaign was to use technology to improve the quality of life for the homeless population in San Francisco. The concept was to pervent food waste and to provide more meals to these people. A large number of tech companies, start ups, and various companies have food catered 5 days a week, and a large portion of that is wasted. The concept was to create a very simple platform for these companies to donate their excess to local homeless shelters and soup kitchens.
S2 Performance Training is a Police Academy Preparedness Training program in Long Beach, California. We worked together to produce an identity system that they could use in print and online. Additionally I serverd as a consultant on the design of their website as well as designed various print and apperal solutions for them.
In addition to standard web and interface design, I enjoy pursuing and learning other means of creativity. One of those projects was the creation of a small run of handmade notebooks. The theme of these 7 notebooks was to create a very unique traveler's notebook. Think Field Notes, but with a handmade leather bound cover. Additionally I designed and letterpressed a short motivational story throughout the book. This was not only to provide the user a great experience, but also to remind them why they are doing what they are doing. This was truly an amazing project for me, both during the creative process but also in learning and utilizing a traditional letterpress.
There are a million candidates out there these days, and culture fit is often times more important than skill set. Skills can be learned, processes differ, and mindsets can change, so who we are and how we all fit together as a team is often the deciding factor.
So who am I, why me?
That is up to you to decide, but here is a little about who I am and what I'm into.
Many would describe me as eccentric. I'm generally a high energy guy that likes to get things done and work as part of a team to accomplish things most of us can't on our own. I have a very fail forward mindset and am constantly striving to be better, create better, and revise what was yesterday's best.
With that said outside of work this mindset carries over into my personal life. I like to spend my free time outside hanging out with my wife and two German Shepherds, mountain biking, or travelling the country competing in Flat Track Motorcycle racing.
Check out my racing site for more information on those adventures! racing.tylersarjeant.com
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