Brian
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Brian

Product & UX Leader in NYC

Hello world!

A year ago

About

I'm a seasoned product and design leader with experience building and guiding high-performing teams to create winning products and experiences. I've led teams and designed products in a variety of complex business settings and for a wide range of users, across gaming, consumer products, and B2B / enterprise SaaS.

I'm passionate about continuing to grow and learn from the people I surround myself with, and I strive to help them do the same. 💖

Work Experience

2019 — 2022
San Francisco & New York City

Corporate communications products for global enterprise customers like BBC, IBM, Pfizer, Toyota, and UPS:

  • Established and led product design and user research functions
  • Grew team from 2 to 9 over 3 years, across US and EMEA timezones
  • Interfaced directly with enterprise customers to define use cases and Jobs To Be Done, and create effective product solutions
  • Designed and implemented scalable design process and design system
  • Led direct reports through COVID along with challenging merger and cultural change, with zero attrition
  • Delivered product experiences that helped scale business from ~$10M at hire to ~$100M ARR
2017 — 2019
San Francisco

Visualization, communication, and collaboration tools for software teams:

  • Led product design, and established design and research culture and process
  • Built strong relationships to establish design as a pillar in a business that historically lacked design representation
  • Designed and facilitated cross-functional workshops to explore, create, and align teams on business and product strategy and direction
  • Contributed to roadmap prioritization and sequencing alongside product management and engineering counterparts
  • Helped lead products and business into an acquisition in late 2018
2015 — 2017
San Francisco

Mobile game products with >100M users worldwide:

  • Led teams of 4-8 experience designers on user experience, visual direction, interface design, copywriting, rapid prototyping, and user testing
  • Defined design strategy to deliver on product and business goals
  • Communicated product vision through research, visualization, and prototyping
  • Fostered a culture of cross-functional collaboration that empowered teams to solve problems quickly while delivering world-class product experiences
2012 — 2015
San Francisco Bay Area
2010 — 2011

Education

2008 — 2010
Vancouver BC

Graduate degree program focusing on digital product design, development, and management.

2003 — 2007
Calgary AB

Undergraduate degree program focused on visual communication for product and media design and storytelling — graphic design, illustration, storyboarding, branding, advertising, animation, film, and games.

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