Hello, I'm Darin Barnes.

Building on an architectural background, I am a UX & Visual Designer interested in scalable digital experiences that delight users and allow teams to move faster. Currently based in Detroit and informing Design Systems at General Motors. Learn More

Three overlapping pages of Design System documentation.

Tuft & needle Design System ↗

A comprehensive design system to create a shared language between Design & Development and a foundation for all SSB brands.

Tuft & Needle
Go to the Serta.com Redesign case study on Medium.

Serta.com Redesign

A redesign of the UX and Visual Design of serta.com to simplify the eCommerce experience for customers and ultimately increase Serta’s online sales.

Tuft & Needle
A hand holds an iPhone with a single frame of an image gallery of Uniqlo models. The image gallery extends beyond the frame of the iPhone on both sides.

U by Uniqlo - Concept Design ↗

Concept design for a retail companion app to enhance the fitting room and checkout experience for users at their local Uniqlo.

Go to the Sitemap case study on Behance.

Sitemap ↗

Concept design for an app with a location-based architectural map with camera integration for users to explore and document local architecture.

An open book with architectural diagrams laid out in a spread.

Master Plan Design Code

A bilingual design guideline document to inform the overall design of a large-scale master plan in Tokyo, Japan.

Pickard Chilton
Desktop comps showing the new Tuft & Needle homepage.

Tuft & needle Homepage Design

A redesign of the Tuft & Needle homepage and iterative design updates to inform users and increase engagement. Case study in progress.

Tuft & Needle