A CRM platform for mortgage brokers
Product designer, 2019 - 2021
FinLink is a web-based CRM app for mortgage brokers in Germany that helps them to manage their clients, create mortgage offers and gather mortgage documents.
As the first designer of the company, I was responsible for the whole end-to-end user experience and the design of the CRM and customer-facing platform.
The app started as an internal tool built only by developers and shaped to the specific needs of FinLink mortgage brokers.
However, since there was a lack of designers in the initial product development stage, there were quite a few flaws in the information infrastructure, usability and consistency of design patterns and styles within the app.
Improving design consistency and usability
I started with auditing the existing design components and design patterns used in the app. There was quite a lot of inconsistency across the different screens as well as some clear usability issues.
My goal was to unify the components and make improvements where necessary. Since the redesign was going to happen in stages, we had to make sure the new design system was not completely different from the current one so that people would still be able to feel like it was the same product.
Overview of all mortgage applications
This is the most used screen in the app, where mortgage brokers can see an overview of their clients, filter them and apply bulk actions to multiple clients, such as sending emails, adding tags or re-assigning to a different advisor.
There are two view modes for this page: a list view for easy sorting and a board view that provides a better overview of the progress of each application.