Patrick Banta

Patrick Banta

UX Mgr, Design System 🔩 in Kansas City, MO, He/Him

About

Early web designer evolving with the times, tools, and protocols.

Portfolio can be made available in Figma upon request.

Contact

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Work Experience

2022 — Now
UX Manager at Shopify

Manager for Content and Product Designers serving functions of the Shopify POS retail applications which include clienteling, back office management, fulfillment and post-order functions.

2019 — 2022

Managing Team Lead for Garmin Golf, Garmin Dive, Garmin Junior, and Connect IQ applications as well as UX Content and Design System teams.

Focused on leveling up the care, craft, and thought processes of designers and the overall consistency and quality of Garmin's user experiences. Managed the team in both co-located office environments and as a distributed team during the COVID-19 pandemic. Replaced existing creative tool stack with Figma and migrated existing design system, wrote and recorded video onboarding practices for all disciplines, and drove adoption across multiple Garmin creative organizations outside of Device Interaction. Developed frameworks to manage accessibility in both content and design. Drove growth of UX Content and Design Systems teams.

2018 — 2019
Olathe, KS

Generated iOS, Android, and Web component libraries and onboarded a 20+ person creative team. Developed color and type standards with token system distributed via Style Dictionary. Advocated benefits and value to senior Garmin leadership as well as peer cross-functional teams. Focused on strong design ops practices and processes that provided clarity through the product development process.

2018 — 2018
Design Systems Consultant at H&R Block
Kansas City, MO

Engaged in a consulting exercise with multiple branches of design within H&R Block to set the foundation for their future design system spanning the .com property, tax prep software, and retail.

2017 — 2018
Manager - Visual Design/UI at Sprint
Overland Park, KS

Launched, maintained, and advocated for Sprint's design system. Managed day-to-day operations for the in-house design team. Delivered design work for critical above-the-line marketing initiatives as well as sales and care user flows and screen designs. All duties rolled over from my previous role.

2012 — 2017
Supervisor, Visual Design at Sprint
Overland Park, KS

Engaged in virtually all efforts shipped to the Sprint.com platform including e-commerce, customer care, and marketing initiatives. Trained, coached, and mentored 10 nationally distributed designers working on Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Assurance Wireless, and Sprint. Drove standards across responsive web and native mobile environments. Matrix-managed team members during complex deployments for partners such as Apple, Samsung, and LG. Consulted and directed agency-driven campaigns with partners such as F&P, Sapient Nitro, Digitas LBI., Deutsch, and VML. Lead McKinsey and VML partners through digital transformation efforts which re-platformed and redesigned Sprint's sales, care, and app experiences. Developed Sprint's first design system as a means of scaling from an 8-person in-house team to a 30+ person in-house x agency talent roster embedded in a 300+ person digital organization.

2012 — 2012
Web Designer II at Sprint
Overland Park, KS

IC focused on launching new phones, designing marketing websites along with sales and care user flows.

2012 — 2012
Kansas City, MO

Bringing past years of web acumen, expanded small local agency's offering into the digital space.

2009 — 2011
Creative Director at Revisin
Overland Park, KS

Sole designer and art director for a boutique agency focused on web design, brand development, and marketing.

2003 — 2009
Freelancer - Digital Design at Self
Kansas City, MO

Focus on web design & development as well as logo design and illustration.

Education

2005 — 2007
BA - Studio Art at University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
2003 — 2004
AAS - Interactive Media at Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS
1999 — 2003
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Electrical Engineering