austin regnery

Senior Product Designer
& Minimalist @ ❤️

I'm buidling out the foundational pieces at the core of GitLab. Check out where we are headed next for our design system, and navigation + settings.

I wake up excited to discover creative solutions to complex problems.
I specialize in researching user needs and turning them into designs that are productive, minimal, and human.

Sneak peak into my work at GitLab.

Everthing I do is built around transparency. Anything I have worked on is publicly available, and open for contributions.

How designing platform navigation is like building a dream home
how our design process ideated through each solution to make a vision into reality.
Why do GitLab designers contribute to the codebase?
Working with engineering in the past used to feel so foreign to me, but now I get it.
Why I love contributing to GitLab
Making small meaningful changes is what it's all about.

I’ve picked up a few things along my journey.

There are a number of ways that I show up and add value, but here is a concise list of the accountabilities that I own in my job in no specific order.

Creating Concepts

Most people believe an app will solve all their problems, but I help stakeholders better understand what they are truly trying to solve. By better defining the problem space, ideas can be generated around key fundamentals to build and iterate upon.

Visualizing Ideas

People better relate to an idea when it is visualized. Whether they are physical or digital, I bring ideas to life to streamline communication and resolve assumptions. This practice helps everyone understand the story a business is trying to convey.

Pushing Pixels

My main obsession is creating pixel perfect designs. The User Interface (UI) is the most tangible aspect of a product, which is incredibly hard to translate through words alone. The right UI design keep developers on track and a product building toward success.

Building Products

Creating products that are useful, useable, and desirable requires a balanced team with an agile mindset. I will jump into grooming the backlog, troubleshooting the CSS, or anywhere in between to ensure a product's success.

Crafting Solutions

The user experience lies at the heart of all products, and a great experience is rooted in the right solution to an actual problem. After that comes the process of making something simple and easy to use, and I own that responsibility.

Workshop Facilitation

Put me in front of a crowd with an eager desire, and I will do anything and everything I can to empower them. People need ideas and processes articulated in a way that is relatable. I enjoy bridging that gap for others.

Side hustles are cool, here’s what I’m up to.

Sr. UX Designer Applicant
I researched an emerging problem space and designed a marketing tech application to make advertisers on podcasts smarter.
Freelance Designer
I led design on marketing materials, and mockups to lean out the experience of connecting travelers with passionate locals.
Javascript Noobie
I built a browser extension to remove paywall content from my main feed on Medium, and to dabble in some javascript.

Everyone has a story and this is mine.

Shortly after graduating from undergrad at Georgia Tech, my wife and I moved out to Charleston for my job. It’s taken a relentless pursuit of personal reflection and trial-and-error, but I am lucky enough to have found my passion. I have continued to supplement my growth as a Designer by earning an MBA, speaking at conferences, and coaching other aspiring designers. I had the privilege to work alongside Pivotal Labs while at Boeing, and now I am contributing to the growth of UX at GitLab.


Interested in talking about a design opportunity?

You can find me all over the interwebs, but I am most active on Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to reach out to me there or you can just send me a plain old email.

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