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I’m so happy that you have stumbled upon my little corner of the world. I’m Brian, a designer specializing in interactive products for the Web and mobile devices. I started out as a computer engineer at RPI and quickly recognized the power of design in shaping technology into amazing products that empower and delight people.

I’m currently a UX Lead at Coupang, South Korea’s e-commerce giant. I’ve launched new enterprise apps at BMC and designed critical tools at Sandia National Laboratories. I also build cool stuff in my spare time, like Lotus and Concerto. I carve out product strategies based on user research, quickly prototype and iterate on new concepts, and work with engineers and product managers to realize complete and elegant user experiences.

From learning new languages to exploring the world, I seek out adventures that expand my horizons and reveal creative opportunities. I’m still just as in love with my home of San Francisco, California, as the first day I arrived.

About Brian

Experience

UX Lead, Coupang

November 2016—Present, Mountain View, California

Responsible for managing a team of UX designers to provide product strategy, interaction, and visual design expertise at Asia’s fastest growing e-commerce company. Developed a code-based design library for supplier and marketplace tools. Launched audit interface for company-wide A/B testing platform.

Principal UX Designer, BMC

April 2013—October 2016, Santa Clara, California

Launched Innovation Studio, a platform for developing multiplatform apps for large-scale IT operations. Led a team of 4 interaction and visual designers to design and launch Smart IT, an innovative IT Service Management product that reduces the time to resolve Service Desk incidents by over 50%. Developed interactive prototypes and production assets for Web and mobile platforms, working with a 60-person R&D team.

Senior UX Designer, Sandia National Laboratories

August 2010—March 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Launched WebShipper, a tool for shipping hazardous and export-controlled substances between national laboratory worksites. Conducted user interviews, contextual inquiries, and storymapping exercises. Worked closely with Business Analysts to develop product backlogs and promote user-centered design practices across the organization.

Skills

Research

Customer Interviews
Journey Mapping
Personas
Remote User Testing

Strategy

Storymapping
Backlog Development
Concept Value Testing
MVP Prioritization

Design

Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite
Prototyping (InVision, Principle)
HTML, CSS, React, JavaScript
Mobile Design for iOS/Android

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York

Master of Human-Computer Interaction
Bachelor of Computer and Systems Engineering
Graduated May 2010

Extracurriculars

Vinyl, world travel, meditation, skydiving, and speaking Chinese poorly.

Current Listening Status
 
The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming

The Cactus Blossoms, You're Dreaming

 
Brian's Vinyl Setup

About this Website

This is my fourth portfolio site, hand-crafted in 2017 with custom HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The site is built with Jekyll and hosted by Aerobatic. The code is up at Github.