Benjamin Dauton

Product Designer

Hello, I'm Ben. I'm a product designer. I define user experiences, design interfaces, prototype things and (sometimes) code.

I currently live in Reims, France and work remotely for Enalean, building Tuleap.

When I don't spend family time, I tweet or post fancy images on dribbble.
Feel free to drop me an email 👋

UX ∞ UI

I'm one of those who think that UI is part of UX. I feel good when I'm in front of a Figma tab but it's not where it begins. It starts with the understanding of the problem.

Prototyping

Yes, there's a prototype tab in Figma. And yes, it's awesome. But sometimes it's simply not enough and it's usually that time when I build prototypes in CodePen using the classic combo HTML/JS/CSS.

Code

As a former developer, I sometimes use my (aging) skills to give life to my ideas. I'm especially in love with CSS 💖

Tuleap

2013 Now
Tuleap

UX UI Prototyping Design system Branding

Project

Tuleap is single Open Source solution for Agile and DevOps developed by Enalean. It makes software projects more productive, collaborative and industrialized. Tuleap is used by fortune 500 companies, innovative start-ups and public organizations.

Learn more about Tuleap and Enalean.

What I do on the product

As the lead designer, I work with the product owner and the amazing dev team on the upcoming features and on the rework of the old ones.

I often start with basic wireframes on paper and finish with pixel perfect designs in Figma. I prototype complex interactions using HTML/CSS/JS in CodePen when I want to fully test the user experience ahead of the development phase. As a former frontend developer, I regularly put the final “polish” with the dev team 🤓

Likewise, I bootstrapped the Tuleap design system called TLP now maintained by the whole team.

What I also do…

Beside my work on the product itself, I work closely with the marketing team on the website and marketing materials. I also maintain the Tuleap brand guidelines and updated the logo.

TLP

ACS Sport Lab

2019
ACS Sport Lab

Branding

Project

ACS Sport Lab offered performance tracking devices for small to medium sport clubs. The solution included devices wore by athletes, real time analysis application and post-session analytics. More info here 🇫🇷

Role

I designed the logo and built the brand guidelines.

Rifflicks

2014 2016
Rifflicks

Product Branding Engineering

Project

Rifflicks was one of my side projects. I'm a guitar player 🤘 and spend a huge part of my spare time learning new stuff. I had the idea in 2014 when I was watching guitar tutorial videos on YouTube and was bored having to skip all the “Hey, I'm a guitar player and I will teach you how to blah blah…”.

Here's the first Medium article about Rifflicks if you wan't to read more about it.

Role

I did the branding, designed and coded the entire platform. I took the opportunity of this project to learn a new frontend framework and also many things on the launch phase of a product.

Shots

Some of my Dribbble shots 🏀 that aren't related to my other projects.

👴  Oldies  👵

Glean

2013
Glean

UI Icon

Project

Glean was an iOS and Windows Phone game released in 2013 by Loon Apps. You had to draw a path with your finger from the starting point and try to collect all the objects spread in the 160 colorful mazes, accross 8 different worlds. Wanna see more?

Role

The goal was to design a simple game visually. I started to design the “in game” screen based on a working prototype. This first step helped me to defined the global atmosphere of the game. Then, I designed others screen following this simple “flat” style.

For the game icon, I included the four aspects of the game: a starting point, a move, the objects to catch and a wall.

HiFi Tuner

2012
HiFi Tuner

Product UI Icon Engineering

Project

HiFi Tuner was a radio tuner simulator based on music tracks from your iPhone. Tracks faded in and out with quality jingles in between. Here the app spotted in the wild.

Role

I did all the design part (good ol' skeuo style…), developed the entire iOS app, recorded radio 📻 jingles and crafted the website. It was my first side projet and it was… fun!