Ben Kopf, Designer in Canton, GA, United States
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Ben Kopf

Verified Expert  in Design


Canton, GA, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 19, 2018

Ben has 28 years of experience helping people interact with software in user experience (UX), interaction (IxD), user research (UXR), and user interface (UI) design. He is personable, team-oriented, a process improver, a passionate design tool explorer, and a design system fanatic. He is a champion for the people confused by the web and the software they have to use every day. Ben is a forward thinker, thinking about what can be, not what is.


Work Experience

Senior Information Architect

2018 - PRESENT
UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • Designed and updated legacy apps and updated the consumer-facing website.
  • Enhanced processes and making workflow improvements.
  • Engaged in New Management Orientation as a supervisor.
  • Created and edited complex wireframe Axure documents for consumption by stakeholders.
  • Held design reviews with any and all participants from various disciplines that need to be involved.
Technologies: Jama, TFS, Jira, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Axure

Senior User Experience Designer

2016 - 2018
  • Served as sole UXD during startup of new payroll innovation group responsible for all design deliverables.
  • Created interactive Axure prototypes for several features.
  • Proposed and created Design System group for the division, leading meetings and creating first pattern library offerings.
  • Taught innovation group about design systems and tools to create them.
  • Helped redefine UX workflow process to integrated DS and further collaboration between UX and development.
Technologies: Google Apps, Slack, Microsoft Office,, Figma, Axure, Sketch, Adobe CC

Founder & Designer

2009 - 2018
  • Invented and designed 25 apps for iOS ranging from simple buzzer to complex audio soundboard apps.
  • Managed time schedule, operations, marketing and development.
  • Published twelve apps concurrently on Apple App store.
  • Setup dedicated customer forum for all apps.
Technologies: Google Apps, Adobe Illustrator, Balsamiq Mockups

Senior User Experience Designer

2013 - 2016
  • Participated and led concept and ideation sessions for a brand new web-based version of existing IWB (interactive whiteboard) desktop app.
  • Created wireframes and rough mockups to start the design iteration sessions with PO and development.
  • Worked on all aspects of the app including connection UX, lesson builder, presenter and resource manager.
  • Created versions of mockups for all form factors including web, IWB, tablet, proprietary tablets, and smart phones.
  • Exclusive work on 3D activity development platform that used ActivTable hardware for younger students.
Technologies: Google Apps,, UXPin, Adobe CC, Sketch, InVision

Senior Interaction Designer

2010 - 2013
  • Created the concepts and layout that was used as the basis for the Knowledge Center search portal.
  • Completed wireframes for entire Knowledge Center design step by step.
  • Explained workflow and UX to stakeholders.
  • Wrote final design specifications to help test and tweak as iterations as they evolved.
  • Created concept, design, and prototype used for mobile app version of the portal.
Technologies: Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Balsamiq Mockups

Senior Interaction Designer

1997 - 2009
  • Added to the team to provide fresh ideas and new approaches to the interaction model of the tools such as inventing a new method of interaction for the bezier line tools.
  • Served as lead designer on the Actrix Business product version where I performed product management role to help define library contents and shapes for the new business domain.
  • Created concepts and wireframes for key features, having full ownership of all deliverables including sketches, mockups, prototypes, and specifications.
  • Helped the teams adjust workflow and design process to better fit the new Agile methodology at that time; this including workflow diagrams, process refinements, and leading team meetings.
  • Instrumental in the design of Architectural Studio tool set, a first of it's kind set of Java tools that allowed sketching in two dimensions to be extruded to 3D models.
Technologies: Java, Microsoft Office, GUI Design Studio, Axure, Adobe Creative Suite
1983 - 1984

Graduate in Basic, Cobol, JCL

Computer Learning Center - Somerville, MA, USA

1975 - 1981

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech-Communications - Advertising

Allegheny College - Meadville, PA, USA

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