Joel

I'm a 36 year old product designer who likes to get his hands dirty. I am interested in the full lifecycle of product development, with a constant growth mindset. As a result, I have quite a few strange hobbies...

My strengths, as with most things in life, are best delivered in a bullet list:

  • Design methods and systems
  • Planning and execution
  • Vision setting
  • Communication and Influence
  • Critique and facilitation
  • Learning and mentoring
  • Conceptual Thinking and Modeling
  • User-centered design
  • Technical and Product Knowledge
  • Interaction Design
  • Visual Design
  • User Research
  • UX Writing
  • Design Strategy
  • Gap Analysis and Prioritization
  • Journey mapping

History

2011 – Atlassian

Design lead for Bitbucket.org. Redesigned an entire web application of over 70 views and workflows. Optimized signup funnels to help reach a user base of over 1 million worldwide. Implemented Lean UX methodologies to change a developer driven culture to adopt design thinking.

2009 – Palo Alto Software

UX lead for LivePlan, a business planning SaaS product. Designed a complete user experience from the ground up, involving complex financial controls and document editing/publishing.

2008 – EPIC

Designed and coded various educational web apps. Created an identity for a network of tools giving them a unified look and feel. Clients ranged from organizations at the state, national and international level. I was also a system administrator and was responsible for moving a data center.

2007 – University of Oregon

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts.

2006 – GEAR UP

Developed content for a bilingual site and managed MySQL databases. I also maintained a legacy custom CMS in PHP.