Jean-Francois B.G., Designer in Québec City, QC, Canada
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Jean-Francois B.G.

Verified Expert  in Design


Québec City, QC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
April 23, 2019

During the last 15 years, Jean-Francois has helped top entertainment brands like Disney, Marvel, and Warner Bros generate engagement and love around their brands as well as profits through 4.5+ star apps, games, and websites. Unlike most UXers who focus on usability, his experience in the toys and games industry made him see products from a new angle, allowing him to work at the emotional level and create delightful and fun experiences.


Work Experience

Lead UX Designer

2013 - 2019
Bkom Studios
  • Designed the UX for many high-tech 4+ star app and games for top entertainment, toys, and games brands like Disney, Spin Master, Marvel, and Warner Bros on products including Justice League Action Run mobile game and Bakugan Fan Hub app.
  • Designed UX for two major user-generated content web tools for a Ubisoft game with a million-user audience.
  • Designed UX for the official Magic the Gathering Companion app, soon to be the main go-to hub for 20 million players in the world.
  • Spearheaded the development of a unified internal specification and production follow-up tool that saved an average of 300 hours per project to the teams.
Technologies: UX Design, Google Sheets, Adobe Photoshop, Axure RP Pro

Designer-Screenwriter/UX Head

2010 - 2013
  • Designed the UX and managed the production of an e-learning course and digital simulation on an innovative intervention protocol and tool in the firefighting field now used by the European Union governments.
  • Designed UX for e-learning courses and an interactive instruction experience to be provided with an innovative tech in the medical industry (Injex) for a client in the United Kingdom.
  • Spearheaded the UX design and tested a tool unifying and simplifying the production process of the e-learning courses, leading to an average of $2,000 on every medium-sized project while improving the quality of the product by reducing human error rate.
  • Developed a client satisfaction tracking methodology through surveys and then increased customer satisfaction by 11% in 6 months thanks to the gathered user feedback.
  • Defined and documented the UX guidelines that were later used to unify all the companies products.
Technologies: UX Design, Tools, AtTask, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash

Research and Teaching Assistant

2006 - 2010
Laval University
  • Designed and prototyped a playful IR interaction experience for kids hospitalized for cerebral palsy testing for a research project lead by Geoffrey Edwards in collaboration with the IRDPQ center in Québec City (QC) Canada.
  • Created and dispensed an interactive screenwriting course to a university group of 20 students for one semester. Followed up and helped teams in developing their team project scenarios.
  • Defined the pipeline and assisted researcher Renée Bourassa in the production of 3D animations for an artistic project.
  • Defined the research methodology to apply according to research needs and carry on the research process (with tens of users) and gather, analyze, draw conclusions, and summarize the results for various projects.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, 3ds Max, Autodesk
2008 - 2010

Master's Degree in Art, Animation, and Cyberculture (Interaction Design)

Laval University - Québec

2007 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Multidisciplinary (Interactive Media)

Laval University - Québec

2007 - 2008

Certificate in Art and Science of Animation

Laval University - Québec

2006 - 2007

Certificate in Plastic Arts

Laval University - Québec

2004 - 2005

Certificate in Computer Science

Laval University - Québec


Axure RP Pro, Photoshop CS6, Google Docs, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Google Sheets, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Excel, Autodesk, 3ds Max, Photoshop CC, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Photoshop CC 2019


Android, Windows, iOS


HTML5, JavaScript, CSS


Web UX, App UX, Flowcharts, UX Design, Responsive UX Design, Information Architecture (IA), Functional Specifications, Wireframing, User Testing, Usability Testing, Augmented Reality (AR), User Flows, Prototyping, UX Strategy, Service Design, Market Research & Analysis, Field Studies, User Surveys, Mobile Game UX, Design Leadership, AtTask, Tools, Mobile UX, Unity3D, Toys & Children's Products, TV Shows, Web UX Design, Personas, Sitemaps, Aviation, Airport Transportation, Corporate Design, Tabletop Games, Connected Device Design, Bootstrap, Product Strategy, Writing & Editing, Graphic Design, UI Design

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