Ben M Broughton, Designer in Curitiba - State of Paraná, Brazil
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Ben M Broughton

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Curitiba - State of Paraná, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
March 13, 2020

Ben is a senior UI/UX designer with a wealth of experience in the finance sector (Fidelity Investments, Barclays, and AIB bank). Being keen on the Lean UX process, Ben has learned to incorporate these techniques into an Agile development environment, testing assumptions and tackling designs before the sprint occurs to help shape the development for the end-user's benefit.


Work Experience

UX Consultant

2016 - PRESENT
Usertroop Ltd
  • Worked with various clients, including Heineken, Barclays, AIB bank,,, Yodel, Desap, and the Indian education department.
  • Ran design sprints and workshops and represented design/UX in stakeholder or team meetings.
  • Contributed to competitor analysis, experience mapping, creating personas, and defining user flow.
  • Performed wireframing, rapid prototyping, A/B testing, conducting online surveys, guerrilla testing, and visual design.
  • Worked with POs and developers to finalize the front end and refine the product based on further quantitative experimentation.
Technologies: Microsoft Office, Confluence, Slack, Airtable, UserZoom, InVision App, Figma, Sketch, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Design Systems

Senior UX/UI Designer

2018 - 2020
The Very Group
  • Improved iteratively the current credit offerings for and and apps.
  • Balanced the UX with compliance frictions, business goals, and technical feasibility.
  • Created conceptual storyboards, wireframes, designs, and functional prototypes to drive product direction.
  • Validated prototype designs using an in-house lab.
  • Supported the implementation with the development team.
Technologies: Microsoft Office, Confluence, Slack, Airtable, UserZoom, InVision, Sketch, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Figma

UX Consultant

2017 - 2018
Barclays plc
  • Managed the Finance Coach and ISA onboarding features in the Barclays mobile app.
  • Ran design sprints, created various lo-fi and hi-fi screen flows, and built and tested prototypes in
  • Supported the implementation of Android and iOS development teams.
Technologies: Microsoft Office, Confluence,, Sketch

UX/UI Consultant

2017 - 2017
  • Led the design helping Yodel migrate and refine their legacy operations and delivery software into intuitive, unified modern applications.
  • Defined problems with key stakeholders. Ran design sprints with end users and developers. Created lo-fi and hi-fi designs and prototypes.
  • Ran design sprints with end users and developers.
Technologies: Adobe CC, HTML5, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Microsoft Office, Confluence, InVision, Zeplin, Sketch

Lead UX Designer/Researcher

2015 - 2016
AIB bank
  • Served as the lead UX designer for the OneView project, a staff sales assist application for smartphone, tablet, and desktop.
  • Led research, wireframes, and prototypes of new features for Agent Desktop, a telephony application used in by the phone banking staff.
  • Set up and led bi-monthly user testing with 4-5 bank branch staff, testing prototypes on a tablet, validating and compiling feedback, and SUS test data to inform the development.
  • Set up and incorporated lean UX techniques into the teams Agile development process using JIRA.
Technologies: Microsoft Office, Confluence, Balsamiq, InVision, Adobe Illustrator

Senior UX Designer

2014 - 2015
Fidelity Investments
  • Served as the sole UX designer for the document central application, Fidelity’s own dropbox for 50,000 internal users.
  • Set up an associate experience group for developing UX governance and standards for internal Applications.
  • Acted as the lead designer for the data harness application UI, developed for a Chinese development team to replicate live data for testing purposes.
  • Collaborated with a team of information architects, visual designers, editors, UX developers, researchers, and usability specialists to tackle complex projects of varying size.
Technologies: HTML, Microsoft Office, Adobe CC, CSS, OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, InVision, Axure RP Pro

Senior UX/UI Designer

2009 - 2014
  • Handled creative direction, competitive analysis, data analysis, wireframing, and stakeholder management.
  • Oversaw UX/UI and visual output across all platforms including desktop, mobile, and tablet.
  • Led brand identity, responsive web design, apps, social media marketing, and web development.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe CC, CSS3, HTML5, Microsoft Office, OmniGraffle, Sketch

Interaction Designer

2007 - 2008
  • Designed and animated new UI elements for prototype mobiles.
  • Storyboarded use cases and created wireframes/user flows, rapid prototyping.
  • Led the translation of use cases and user experience targets into tangible UI prototypes.
  • Assisted with walk-throughs and usability testing. Updated the UI per changing needs and requirements.
  • Presented UI prototypes and research findings to key stake holders.
Technologies: Adobe Flash Lite, Adobe Creative Suite, CSS, HTML5, Flash, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator
2003 - 2005

Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design

Hugh Baird College - Liverpool, UK


Mobile Apps and Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Axure Software Solutions


Axure RP Pro Advanced



Design Thinking



Human-Computer Interactions

University of San Diego (Coursera)


Web Technologies

University of Liverpool