A facelift for a flagship

Redesign of DaVinci Resolve and major UX uplift from version 11 to version 12

Client: Blackmagic Design
Primary role: UI Prototyping Lead
Time frame: 2014 - 2015


DaVinci Resolve is one of Blackmagic Design's flagship products. The software is the world’s most advanced color corrector and a powerful editing tool, allowing users to take control in post production with this all in one solution.

It is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline.

DaVinci Resolve

The challenge

DaVinci Resolve was going through a big transformation after it had been acquired by Blackmagic Design in 2013. The team was tasked with creating a new simplified interface system aligning it closer to other products of the company.

The system had to be modular and highly scalable without giving up familiarity with the existing interface to avoid for existing users to relearn to use the software.

DaVinci Resolve

My role

As one of the leading team members, I played a key role in designing the interface and the integration of additional features, such as a compositing page and professional sound editing capacities. It was my responsibility to oversee the UI prototyping and testing stages while being heavily involved in shaping the UX and Information Architecture the software.

DaVinci Resolve


DaVinci Resolve 12 was released in 2015 getting overwhelmingly positive user feedback. We've evolved the software of the following years, and the growing user base and customer satisfaction is a testament of its interface.

The software has become the industry leading colour grading software and is gaining more and more traction for its video editing capacities.

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