Meghan Toomayan

  • Senior Product Designer at Movies Anywhere – Disney
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Digital Designer at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive
  • Graphic Design Professional Intern at Disney Interactive

Education

Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Graphic DesignEdit unlinked prospect

Background

Summary

I’m an LA-based UX & UI designer in love with live music, training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and shaping effortless user experiences! I’m happiest when problem-solving in creative ways, especially in collaboration with people who keep me laughing and inspired. I put human behavior at the center of my creative process. Consumer insights and market research inform my initial design strategy, and usability testing helps me create intuitive, engaging experiences that enhance people’s everyday lives. Email: mtoomayan@gmail.com Portfolio: meghantoomayan.com

Experience

  • Senior Product Designer

    Movies Anywhere – Disney

    April 2018 – Present(1 year 6 months)Burbank, CA

  • Digital Designer

    Disney Consumer Products and Interactive

    March 2015 – March 2018(3 years)Glendale, CA

    Created UX, UI, and art direction for apps and digital content platforms. • Lead the Product Design of the Oh My Disney! Video platform for mobile and OTT. Collaborated with ad ops team and engineers to develop an optimal User Experience for generating ad-based revenue. • Designed the UX and UI for Disney LOL’s “Selfie” app feature, which doubled UGC submissions and boosted ad impressions. • Lead the User Experience strategy for the Disney Kids platform including competitive analysis, prototyping, and art direction. • Created a process of prototyping and usability review that was adopted as best practice for our division’s app development teams.

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  • Graphic Design Professional Intern

    Disney Interactive

    June 2014 – March 2015(9 months)Glendale, CA

    Designed UI, gave art direction, and created graphics for Disney’s mobile games and websites. • Created UI designs and game art for Cinderella: Free Fall from its initial concept to final execution. Responsibilities included building out the interfaces, providing direction on user experience and art style, and determining interactive properties of the game elements. • Re-designed the game art and UI of Disney’s top-grossing mobile game Frozen: Free Fall. • Provided art direction and designed the logos and app icons for Marvel mobile games. • Created award assets for 12 game titles on the Steam store including Toy Story 3 and Cars 2.

  • Junior Art Director (Freelance)

    Art Machine – Trailer Park

    March 2014 – April 2014(1 month)Hollywood, CA

    • Produced creative for theatrical Home Entertainment packaging, store displays, and promotions. • Designed and pitched Rio 2 DVD full sleeve designs to Twentieth Century FOX. • Created point of sale display mechanicals for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

  • Graphic Designer (Freelance)

    Konami Digital Entertainment

    December 2013 – March 2014(3 months)El Segundo, CA

    • Produced promotional designs, card packaging, and convention displays for Yu-Gi-Oh!. • Designed interactive game booths and signage used at San Diego Comic Con 2014. • Created international posters, character cutouts, and packaging mechanicals for quarterly product launches. • Designed web page layouts feauturing new Yu-Gi-Oh! products on the company website.

  • Merchandise Production Intern

    MashON

    May 2013 – November 2013(6 months)Culver City, CA

    • Designed app interfaces, web ads, and merchandise for our agency’s diverse clients. • Apparel designs for Angry Birds launch were selected for international sale. • Created interface design comps to improve usability of our E-Commerce software. • Worked within our Content Management System to showcase merchandise design offerings online for clients such as FOX, Dreamworks, and Universal Music Group.

  • Theatrical Print Intern

    The Cimarron Group

    May 2012 – August 2012(3 months)Hollywood, CA

    Produced creative for a variety of entertainment advertising campaigns including Partners television release on CBS, My Amityville Horror documentary, and the MGM Grand Hotel Sanya.

  • Assistant Program Coordinator

    Venice Arts

    February 2012 – June 2012(4 months)Venice, CA

    Organized and promoted digital arts workshops for underserved youth.

  • Art Instructor

    Art Is Our Passion

    October 2006 – August 2009(2 years 10 months)Agoura, CA

    Taught fine art and design skills to students of all ages.

Education

  • Loyola Marymount University

    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Graphic Design

    2011 – 2013

  • University of San Diego

    Visual Communication

    2009 – 2011

  • Oak Park High School

    2005 – 2009

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Packaging Artwork
  • Layout
  • Graphic Design
  • CSS
  • Illustrator
  • Web Graphics
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Logo Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Branding & Identity
  • Technical Drawing
  • Marketing
  • Oil Painting
  • Interaction Design
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress
  • Typography
  • Visual Communication
  • HTML
  • User Interface Design
  • Adobe Design Programs
  • Information Graphics
  • User Experience

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Scholar in Studio Arts

    Garland Kirkpatrick, Interim Chair of Studio Arts

    May 2013

    This award is presented to the graduating senior who has achieved the highest grade point average in the Studio Arts major.

  • ARTsmart Senior Service Award

    ARTsmart Director Terry Lenihan

    May 2013

    Presented to those graduating seniors who have excelled as leaders in the ARTsmart art education and mentoring program during their time at Loyola Marymount University.

  • Kalin Hart Talbott Art Scholarship Recipient

    ARTsmart Director Terry Lenihan

    May 2012

    This scholarship is awarded to the volunteers who have contributed the most to the ARTsmart art education and mentoring program through Loyola Marymount University.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Team Leader and Art Instructor

    ARTsmart

    September 2011 – May 2013(1 year 8 months)Education

    • Taught art and design lessons to underserved youth. • Created art lesson plans for elementary and middle school levels. • Acted as liaison between mentoring group and faculty.