About

I'm Scott Hobbs — a Senior Product Designer based in Los Angeles. I've spent the past 10 years designing digital and physical products from concept to completion. Over my career I have honed a full design skillset, spanning from UX research, and ideation, to high fidelity prototyping, and UI design. While well-rounded, my passion lies in interaction design — I love creating interfaces that allow people to interact with technology and content in delightful and natural ways.

I'm currently working at Native Instruments as a Product Design Lead, creating industry-leading software and hardware products. At my time with NI, I designed both of the company's #1 iOS Apps: Traktor DJ, and iMaschine 2, with Traktor DJ receiving App of the Year in 2013. I also worked on multiple award-winning hardware products, including the S4, S2, & Z2, that are used by the world's best DJs & producers.

Experience

Wirepad
Creator

Los Angeles, CA
Since Apr 2019

Created a set of wireframing sketchpads that designers print and self-assemble. Self taught front-end web development, and built the website and store from the ground up. Developed brand identity. Prepared to launch Wirepad with automated delivery and marketing.

Native Instruments
Product Design Lead

Los Angeles, CA
Since Nov 2017

Led the cross-platform design of Traktor DJ 2, with an extensive user-centered research and design process. Led a team of 3x designers, and steered 3x engineering teams. Initiated the company-wide Design System. Core member of Design Leadership team, informing strategy.

Senior Product Designer

Los Angeles, CA
Sep 2013 - Oct 2017

Designed both of Native Instruments' No. 1 iOS Apps: Traktor DJ & iMaschine 2. Defined the product vision and designed the UX of both products, and the UI for iMaschine 2. Co-invented 2 patents while defining new touch interaction standards for DJs.

Product Designer

Berlin, Germany
Sep 2010-Aug 2013

Designed the UX of the Traktor Z2 — best selling DJ Mixer for 2 years. Conceptualized, designed & prototyped several innovative software features for Traktor Pro 2. Contributed to the design of multiple award-winning integrated hardware products, including the Traktor S4.

Stanton Magnetics
Interaction Designer

Dundee, Scotland
Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Designed the interaction language and developed the integration of Stanton's hardware controllers into the industry-leading software, including Traktor Pro and Ableton Live. Pushed the quality level of 3rd party hardware-software integration in the music industry.

Education

Dundee University
Bachelor of Science, Innovative Product Design

Dundee, Scotland
June 2008

Skills

UX Design
Interaction Design
Info. Architecture
Concept Ideation
Prototyping
UI Design
UX Research
Product Strategy
Usability Testing
Wireframing
Journey Mapping
Design Systems
Typography
Design Thinking
Design Sprints
Agile & Lean UX
Product Management
Design Specs
Presentation Delivery

Tools

Sketch
Figma
Framer
Abstract
Illustrator
InDesign
Photoshop
After Effects
HTML & CSS
Javascript
Fusion 360
Max/MSP

Patents

Freeze Mode Interaction (Traktor DJ)
Device and method for controlling playback of digital multimedia data as well as a corresponding computer-readable storage medium and a corresponding computer program

United States, 2014: US10496199B2

European Patent Office, 2013: EP2765573B1

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Track Navigation Interaction (Traktor DJ)
Device, a method and/or a non-transitory computer-readable storage means for controlling playback of digital multimedia data using touch input

United States, 2014: US10430069B2

European Patent Office, 2013: EP2765497B1