My name is Taryn Niesena. I am a User Experience Designer, with over eight years of experience.

Berlin based designer building my career navigating the excitement of hyper-growth design teams. I am working full-time for Shopify after 4 years at Europes fastest growing FinTech N26.

I believe in high quality, innovative products and was responsible for N26’s global Mastercard and Visa design and packaging, successfully shipping over 3.5 million cards to customers in 23 markets. I crafted the user experience across physical and digital touch points for customer growth from
80 000 to 3.5 million in just over 3 years.

With Shopify I am kicking off the marketing design team for financial and money related products. 


Sr. UX Designer
Berlin Germany
September 2019 - Present

N26 GmbH
Sr. Product/UX Designer
Berlin, Germany
July 2018 - September 2019

N26 GmbH
Product/Communication Designer
Berlin, Germany
February 2016 - July 2018

Central Community
Experience Designer
Niagara, Canada
August 2013 - November 2015

Niagara Region/Economic Development
Visual Communication Manager

Niagara, Canada
September 2011 - June 2013


Berliner Technisches Kunsthochschule (BTK)
Berlin, Germany (2018)
Bachelor of Communication Design

Fanshawe College
London, Ontario (2011)
Advanced Diploma in Graphic and Web Design

Volunteer Experience: Mentor at
Speaker and Workshop facilitator


Figma, Sketch, Adobe CC (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects), Workshop Facilitation, Art Direction, Mentorship Invision, Flinto, Agile Methodologies (Scrum & Kanban), Jira, Asana, HTML, CSS, Contentful