UX Design Portfolio


I am a ux designer and technology leader at Visura with a focus on UX strategy, tools, and growth products. I work hard to chase down great ideas and distill complex processes into clear user experiences.

UX Lead @ Shutterstock
Adjunct professor @ SVA

— Experience —

 Principal, Visura Mobile Lab  SEPT 2019 -  Current...

Principal, Visura Mobile Lab

SEPT 2019 - Current

Visura is a platform and toolset to share and discover long-form Visual Stories. As Principal of the Visura Mobile Lab, I lead a small team to design an app to empower our members with a mobile publishing studio, stats dashboard, easy search, and discovery tools. My role is balanced between Principal Product Designer and Design Manager.

Download the app! iOS  /  Android
 UX Lead  JULY 2017 - SEPT. 2019    Company  Shutterstock...

UX Lead

JULY 2017 - SEPT. 2019


As UX Lead, I worked to identify opportunities and develop user centric, data driven products that pull business objectives forward.

 • Shutterstock CMS Platform
 • Shutterstock Plugins (2018-2019)  
 • Shutterstock Editorial (2017-2019)
 • Senior contributor to Shutterstock Design System (2017-2019)

Additional experience
 • UX Research
 • Coding internal tools
 • Data-driven discussion making
 • Agile, design thinking, and lean UX

Experienced engineer
 • JavaScript / React
 • CSS
 • PHP

Available upon request
 Lead UX Designer [start-up]  MAY 2010 - JULY 2017...

Lead UX Designer [start-up]

MAY 2010 - JULY 2017


As head of UX and Product, I led a small team to develop a platform for building websites and connecting with visual storytellers. This includes leading user experience design and a small engineering team in a strategic role, as well as contributing a significant amount of code to the project. My responsibilities included feature and revenue development, as well as all product management ceremonies.

Visura is a thriving, early-stage Start-up. I am currently contributing to the platform and operations.

See my work @ Visura.co.

Case study: Visura Site Builder

 Faculty, MFA Program  JAN 2019 - MAY 2019    Program...

Faculty, MFA Program

JAN 2019 - MAY 2019

SVA, MFA in Interaction Design, New York City

Spring 2019, I tough Entrepreneurial Design and co-taught MFA Thesis.

While I gave a lot to my classes, I also learned a great deal about my craft and how to work with a large group of talented students. Mostly, I see my role as a curator of skills and good habits.

Thesis Projects |  Entrep. Design Syllabus | Sample Lesson - Conversion Centered Design

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SVA IxD Website
 Atomic by design  JULY 2017 - SEPT. 2019    Company...

Atomic by design

JULY 2017 - SEPT. 2019


Senior contributor to the Shutterstock Design System (SDS).

Created the SDS documentation website. Regularly create and optimize components. Lead the creation of a subset of SDS for Shutterstock's internal CMS.

Hundreds of components, one awesome design system.

— Research —

 Large Scale Qual & Quick Experiments  MAY 2010 -...

Large Scale Qual
& Quick Experiments

MAY 2010 - SEPT 2019

Shutterstock & Visura

UX Research Lead.

I have experience leading large scale, multi-month Qual research efforts and also specialize in quick, focused experiments aimed at learning one or two important facts to iterate quickly.

More empathy, smarter products, better decision making.

For more, find me on LinkedIn & GitHub

Graham Letorney

Designer and tech leader, working to build tech for the creative class.
Website via Visura

Graham Letorney is integrated to:
Visura site builder, a tool to grow your photography business
Visura's network for visual storytellers and journalists
A photography & film archive by Visura
Photography grants, open calls, and contests
A newsfeed for visual storytellers