Ben Cerezo, Designer in Portland, OR, United States
Ben Cerezo

Designer in Portland, OR, United States

Member since May 23, 2019
Ben has been described as a polymath with broad interests and the ability to quickly identify connections and synthesize solutions. Today, he uses his diverse skills and knowledge of human behavior to support high-performing, inclusive teams that deliver highly usable technology solutions to some of the most challenging problems.
Ben is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Founder and Principal

    2019 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Fully designed and conducted qualitative usability testing for a new, innovative social music sharing and discovery app for Crushroom, Inc., a US-based startup.
    • Worked with an accomplished US-based product design firm, leading a team of designers and researchers to uncover consumer needs, and design a feasible 5-year strategic vision that articulates the future of digital healthcare in the US.
    • Co-founded IN.VOLVE, a group of UX professionals in Portland, Oregon, USA to promote social equity and inclusivity in the UX design profession.
    • Co-founded a startup focused on using existing technology to support one-to-one personal trainers working remotely with their clients.
    Technologies: Slack, Figma, Principle, Adobe CC, Sketch, InVision
  • Director of Design

    2017 - 2019
    Pop Art, Inc.
    • Established research and design functions, processes, and standards as part of executive leadership.
    • Quickly ramped up to lead the design of a mission-critical, high-value business application for electrical engineers and customers of Daimler Trucks North America, while rectifying and growing the client account.
    • Established product design direction and created the design system for BAM! — a sales enablement platform for industrial OEMs, comprised of a digital asset management (DAM) web application, and accompanying mobile sales tool.
    • Managed and contributed to the work of a team of designers and researchers across marketing, product design, and legacy service clients.
    • Set standards for usability and design quality while creating opportunities for cross-collaboration and professional growth of direct reports.
    Technologies: Principle, Airtable, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin, Figma, InVision, Sketch

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design
    1998 - 2004
    Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon
  • Diploma in Manufacturing
    1994 - 1998
    Benson Polytechnic - Portland, Oregon

Experience

Location

Portland, OR, United States

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