Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Designer & Family Man™

About

Over 15 years, I've used creativity & curiosity to develop teams & design impactful brands + digital experiences for startups, tech companies, & non-profits. I'm passionate about user empathy, collaboration, iteration, and simplicity. My knack for data and systems allows me to move fluidly between design and code. And I'm an avid learner, always looking for ways to grow.

I’ve won local and national awards, had my designs sold at Target, and been featured in multiple publications. But I'm most proud of my kids. Family is everything to me.

• 15+ years of graphic design experience
• 10+ years designing for digital products & the responsive web
• 4+ years of design management experience, overseeing teams of 3–6 people

Work Experience

2018 — Now
Remote

• Founding designer (employee #2)
• Helped grow userbase from 300 to 100,000 daily users
• Helped increase user retention time by 75% w/ new features
• Designed all user interfaces and experiences
• Contributed front-end code to bring designs to life
• Took features from idea to implementation—working with executives and engineers to deliver a high-quality product
• Designed website and marketing materials to reinforce brand values and resonate with customers

2018 — 2018
Minneapolis, MN

• Led design on all major website projects
• Helped with project management & front-end development on key projects

2016 — 2017
Minneapolis, MN

• Managed a team of four designers
• Led a company-wide brand refresh from strategy to implementation
• Responsible for the branding, website, and technical execution of our annual online conference

2014 — 2016
Design Director at LWCC
Minneapolis, MN

• Led an in-house creative team supporting hundreds of projects per year
• Managed a team of 3–6 (depending on the year)
• Established creative & art direction
• Designed key marketing campaigns
• Designed & developed multiple websites
• Ran an annual internship with cohorts of 2–4 students

2012 — 2014
Senior Graphic Designer at LWCC
Minneapolis, MN
2009 — 2012
Graphic Designer at LWCC
Minneapolis, MN
2008 — 2009
Design Instructor at Go
Minneapolis, MN
2005 — 2008
Design & Multimedia Intern at Go
Minneapolis, MN

Volunteering

2019 — 2020
Adjunct Teacher at MCA

Created and taught a new curriculum for a local high school. In one semester, I was able to cover the basics of professional design software, design principles, digital presentations, the creative process, poster design, logo design, and mobile app prototyping.

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