Kai Brunner, Designer in San Francisco, United States
Kai Brunner

Designer in San Francisco, United States

Member since September 20, 2022
Kai is a seasoned product design leader specializing in enterprise web and mobile applications that consumerize the user experience of complex systems. He has 15+ years of design experience in funded startups and was four years top product in Gartner MQ and Forrester Wave. Kai develops design partnerships inside and outside the organization for effective collaboration and continuous feedback.
Kai is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • Product Development

    2020 - 2022
    JMS Media
    • Shipped the working prototype of a media product with interactivity for businesses to engage viewers through episodic storytelling and play.
    • Designed the game template for entering sweepstakes by answering story-related questions, with 3% participation in overall viewership.
    • Enrolled the participation of 20 small to medium businesses in San Diego and the Bay Area into the season’s episode finale.
    Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Video Production, Audio Production, Web UX Design, Mobile UX, Mobile Ads, Social Media Content, Product Ownership, Figma, Design Thinking, New Products, Information Architecture (IA), Wireframing, Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Web, Usability Testing, User Experience (UX), UX Strategy, Web Design, Product Design, MVP Design, User Interface (UI), Slack, UX Design, User Validation, User Flows, High-fidelity Prototypes
  • Senior Manager, Design

    2019 - 2019
    CloudBees
    • Managed the transfer of product knowledge to the extended product management and engineering teams post-acquisition.
    • Determined the UX debt regarding solutions completion. Proposed an implementation plan and integrated the schedule into the product roadmap.
    • Spearheaded the transition of the design team to new tools and systems with the inventory of all assets and adjusted the design process.
    Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Atlassian, Web, Photoshop, Enterprise Software, WordPress, Information Architecture (IA), Rapid Interactive Prototyping, Web UX Design, Software as a Service (SaaS), Business to Business (B2B), User Experience (UX), UX Strategy, Product Design, Jira, Slack, Release Management, Teams, Web App Deployment, Web App Automation, Web App UI, UX Design, Enterprise, User Validation, User Flows, Teamwork

Certifications

  • Artificial Intelligence: Business Strategies and Applications
    MARCH 2020 - PRESENT
    UC Berkeley Executive Education, Haas School of Business
  • MIT's Approach to Design Thinking
    MARCH 2017 - PRESENT
    MIT Sloan Executive Education

Experience

  • UI Design20 years
  • New Products20 years
  • UX Design15 years
  • Web Applications14 years
  • Enterprise SaaS10 years
  • Enterprise Software10 years
  • DevOps6 years
  • Design Thinking5 years

Location

San Francisco, United States

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