Ian Spangler, Designer in New York, NY, United States
Ian Spangler

Designer in New York, NY, United States

Member since November 10, 2017
Ian is a UX/UI designer, educator, and startup coach with over 12 years of professional experience designing and developing web and mobile products for high-profile and emerging brands. From his tenure as an entrepreneur wearing multiple hats, he has honed a broad, multifaceted skillset that enables him to take projects from concept to launch. Ian holds an MFA in interaction design from New York's Parsons School of Design, where he now teaches.
Ian is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Adjunct Professor (Part-time)

    2019 - PRESENT
    Parsons School of Design
    • Taught a course in professional development, including portfolio-building, to graduating students in strategic and integrated design.
    Technologies: Apple Keynote, Canvas, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
  • UI/UX Designer and Creative Director (Consultant)

    2017 - PRESENT
    Ian Spangler Design
    • Led and executed on digital projects with the agencies Designity and Toptal.
    • Defined strategy and architecture for brand-elevating website overhauls, managed designer workflows, and provided constructive iterative feedback.
    • Collaborated closely with clients, estimating scope and cost, providing regular progress reports, and delivering on key business objectives.
    • Laid down the foundation of UX design thinking for an education platform, conducting market research, surveying users, and wireframing solutions.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, Balsamiq, WordPress, InVision, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop

Other Experience

  • CMS Web Design: A Guide to Dynamic Content Applications (Publication)
    A lion’s share of websites and apps in the online media space are powered by content management systems (CMS). The optimal way to design for these applications is putting content first, style second.


  • Master's Degree in Design & Technology (Interaction)
    2005 - 2007
    Parsons School of Design - New York, NY
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film
    1998 - 2002
    Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY


  • UX Designer
    Interaction Design Foundation (IDF)



New York, NY, United States

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