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 enjoys using his skills and knowledge of human behavior to support high-performing teams in delivering highly usable technology solutions to some of the most challenging problems.
Ben is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • 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
  • Founder, Principal Creative Director

    2010 - 2017
    Clearform, LLC
    • Founded a full-service usability and experience design company, serving boutique agencies, Fortune 100 businesses, and startups across multiple business verticals.
    • Led user research and design for a web-based application interface for controlling various smart city technologies.
    • Conducted multiple rounds of usability testing and design improvements for the online bill pay system of a large regional bank.
    • Designed the first mobile application to support full P2P message encryption and bitcoin payments.
    • Provided design support to multiple companies within a startup accelerator, in partnership with Nike and Techstars.
    • Designed key portions of an application for UAV operations within US airspace.
    • Designed a platform for tracking global, high-value shipments using the Verizon network.
    • Designed a proprietary application for Honeywell to monitor and streamline forklift operations in warehouse environments.
    • Designed an application for delivery drivers to monitor their bill of lading, coordinate with dispatchers, capture photos of damaged goods, and collect delivery signatures.
    Technologies: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), Principle, Airtable, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin, OmniGraffle, 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

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Location

Portland, OR, United States

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