John Biebel: User Experience Manager

j@johnbiebel.com – 617 417 9877

1345 Narragansett Blvd, Cranston RI 02905 - http://www.johnbiebel.com/job

 

User Experience Design Manager with ten years of dedication creating engaging, meaningful learning environments for software users and digital tools consumers.

 

Career

Pearson Education: User Experience Manager, Learning Applications: 11/06/13-Present

(Boston, MA) Involved two promotions, from Senior UX Designer to Design Supervisor, promoted then to UX Manager in 2017

  • Lead a team of eight designers working on nine software applications

  • Each application in our portfolio is a learning tool that enhances and expands curriculum and courseware learning potential and offers unique knowledge acquisition via skill-improvement

  • Oversee the creation of our component library and design language for consistent experiences

  • Collaborate actively with partners in development, research, project management, and learning science

  • Create presentations on design theory for feature planning, facilitate workshops for user journeys, critique and assist with design output with team toward sprint goals

  • Work with other group managers to steer larger company initiatives, such as platform design, roadmap planning, and global education initiatives

 

Intralinks (Charlestown, MA): User Experience Designer: 10/15/12 - 09/30/13

  • Cloud data storage company

 

Aspen Tech (Burlington, MA): Senior Product Designer: 04/24/11 – 09/30/12

  • Energy plant simulation software design company

 

Red Hat, Inc (Westford, MA): User Experience Designer, Engineering: 07/20/10 – 04/06/11

  • Open source software / Enterprise

Monster.com (Cambridge, MA): Interaction Designer / Information Architect: 06/10/08 – 07/15/10

  • Web-based employment tool for employers and job seekers

 

Education

The Cooper Union (College of Art) New York, NY, full scholarship

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) with distinction in Painting and Photography

 

Skills / Expertise

Software (currently using): Adobe Create Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Lucidchart, Mural, Optimal Workshop (for remote testing)

UX Skills: Group facilitation for journey mapping, product development workshops, card sorting; creating low- and high-fidelity wireframes, prototypes; consulting for research on persona creation, user interviews, focus groups; testing final designs

Management: Recruitment for job roles, setting and monitoring employee goals, overseeing professional development, liaising between teams for greatest collaboration, encouraging growth within our projects and workplace, and personal career goal development

 

References Available upon request