Currently: Senior UX Designer

CloudBees, Inc. (2019)

As design lead for our Continuous Integration products, I work with a globally distributed cross-functional team to redefine the user experience of the world's most important CI/CD tools. Simultaneously, I'm collaborating on the future of CloudBees' design with my incredibly talented design peers. My day-to-day involves deep UX methodology and visual design skills, with an emphasis on solid communication across multiple product teams.

My product design work at CloudBees involves

 UX strategy and UI design to reinvent legacy CI/CD products
 UX and UI design work for forthcoming, cutting-edge products
 Technical research to understand users in the DevOps space
 User interviews with a global community of open source contributors
 Creation of user engagement guidelines for the product organization
 Collaborative design of a new CloudBees design system
 Consistent documentation of design projects and methodology
  Deeply collaborative work with cross-functional peers

Tools of the trade

  Sketch App
  InVision and other prototyping tools
  Abstract (for design version control)
  Jira, Confluence, and other project management solutions

Freelance Designer

Freelance Design Business (2012—Present)

I've worked as a freelance product designer and brand specialist with companies like Kore, NeoReach, AIGA, Golden Gate America, and many others.

My freelance design work entails

  Holistic UX strategy and UI design for digital products
 Visual identity design for startups and established companies
  UX and design ops consultation

Tools of the trade

  Sketch App
  InVision and other prototyping tools
  Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  Jira, Asana, and other project management solutions

Disney Experience Designer

The Walt Disney Company (2018)

My focus at Disney was on visual storytelling within Cast-facing digital products, utilizing skills in UI design, branding, and illustration.

My visual design work at Disney involved

  Visual identity design work for various internal projects
  Extensive brand research to inform visual identities
  Research-driven, large-scale illustrations
  Presentation design for internal communications

My UX work at Disney involved

  Holistic UX strategy and UI design for internal products
  Thorough UX and project strategy documentation
  Collaboration with cross-functional peers throughout the global org

Tools of the trade

  Sketch App
  Axure (and other prototyping tools)
  Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  Jira, Asana, and other project management solutions

Product & Visual Designer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2015-2018)

At HMH, I designed educational platforms for a global audience. I led digital design on several national programs, seeing our processes through from early ideation through deployment.

My product design work at HMH involved

  Holistic UX strategy and UI design for internal products
  Thorough UX and project strategy documentation
  Thorough research to understand pedagogical constraints
  Creation of high-fidelity prototypes using a variety of software solutions
  Cross-functional collaboration throughout product life cycles

My visual design work at HMH involved

  Market and customer-centric research to inform new visual identities
  Designing national and global education brands for millions of customers
  Designing thorough brand guideline documentation for internal teams

Tools of the trade

  Sketch App
  InVision and other prototyping tools
  Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  Jira, Asana, and other project management solutions

Areas of expertise

Here's what I bring to the table.

I see value in keeping a diverse skillset, so I consistently balance product, UX, and visual design strategy. On the software side, most of my days are spent in Sketch and Illustrator—but I’m comfortable with any design software.

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  Design research
  Prototype creation and iteration
  User testing and moderation
  High-fidelity design
  Cross-functional collaboration
  Ongoing design iteration

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  Current user experience analysis
  Design research to inform strategy
  Holistic UX strategy
  In-depth interaction UX design
  Internal UX advocacy

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  Branding and visual identity design
  Icon design and illustration
  Presentation and documentation design
  Branded materials design

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© Joseph Brueggen 2020