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I'M Dan Smith


Design meets Evidence-Based Practices.


About Me

UX and Product Designer & Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Degree : Master

  • Certificate : UI/UX Design - CalArts

  • License : Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

As a UX and Product Designer with a background in mental health, my expertise adapt clinically proven healthy behavior changes with engaging digital platforms. Focusing on behavior as a medium, studying how people use digital platforms and what keeps people engaged as a means of creating healthy change in individuals. I provide over 10 years of direct clinical work as a therapist, creativity in designing digital products across platforms, and technical understanding of full-product life cycles.

With a second bachelors degree and experience in business management, I’ve developed a consultation practice working with mental and behavioral health clinics. From developing clinical programs to outreach in marketing, I have experience building clinical programs from the ground up. In addition, healthy workplace and equity and inclusion is a core stance I take in creating diverse and innovative team environments.

Product Design Skills:

  • Design Platforms: Sketch, Figma, Adobe CC, InVision
  • Research Methods: Quantitative/Qualitative Research
  • Testing and Data Analysis
  • Usability testing, Card Sorting, A/B Testing
  • Competitive Analysis, Affinity Map
  • Front-end Dev: Bootstrap, HTML/CSS

Applied Psychology Skills:

  • Application of eclectic counseling modalities and formal trainings (e.g. MI, DBT, CBT, ACT, MBCTs, etc.)
  • Training and application of Evidence-Based Practices
  • Clinical Team Lead and Managerial experience
  • Treatment Program Development
  • Hiring and Training experience
  • Certified 200hr RYT Yoga Teacher
  • BCIA Certified in HRV Biofeedback
  • OSCH Certified in Clinical Hypnosis

Putting it Together

UX/UI Design

User-centric design models, full product life-cycle design, research, iterations, wireframing, prototyping.

Licensed Therapist

Over 10 years experience, individual and group services, eclectic modalities, telehealth and in person, managerial experience, program development experience.

Web Development

Design and coding experience, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, CMS, asset production.

Business Consultation

Digital marketing, strategy and competition, hiring, clinical program development, clinical program implementation, clinical management and supervision.

My portfolio

MycoAlly Cover
Myco Ally
Vegetable Vagabonds Redesign Cover
VV Website Redesign
Karuna Mental Health SaaS Concept
Clinical Curriculum Vitae
Progresive Rehabilitation Associates Consultant
Design Practice on Dribbble


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