Nick Bennett, Designer in Oswego, IL, United States
Nick Bennett

Designer in Oswego, IL, United States

Member since August 9, 2019
Now providing consulting in product design and UX, Nick has over 16 years of experience conceptualizing and crafting digital products. He has worked in a variety of different industries including eCommerce, SaaS, DaaS, consumer banking, direct sales, and B2B. Competent in designing enterprise software, he is also proficient in desktop, mobile, and native application product design.
Nick is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • UX Manager

    2018 - PRESENT
    Pampered Chef
    • Inspected research, user flows, wireframes, designs, journey maps, and execution metrics of team using my own UX depth and delivery experience to assess risks and continuously raise the bar across all UX dimensions.
    • Evolved Pampered Chef's design thinking to solve business, product, and user problems.
    • Provided thought leadership for the organization while mentoring the UX team and across teams in UX approaches.
    • Supported multiple agile scrum teams to achieve business goals through custom software development.
    • Handled design operations, including calendars, design tools, and resource allocation to ensure timelines and business objectives are met.
    Technologies: zeroheight, Dovetail, Jira, OmniGraffle, Abstracts, InVision, Sketch
  • UX Architect

    2017 - 2018
    Pampered Chef
    • Optimized information architecture and UX to promote usability while accommodating technical and business constraints.
    • Partnered with business teams to understand desired product outcomes.
    • Established understanding of how users interacted with different Pampered Chef platforms to influence and guide design decisions.
    • Used my solid grasp of user research, information architecture, interaction design, and content strategy to clearly communicate to teams and stakeholders about projects in progress.
    • Developed wireframes, prototypes, and user research and testing.
    Technologies: Zeplin, Jira, OmniGraffle, Abstracts, InVision, Sketch

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Web Design and Interactive Media
    2009 - 2011
    The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Associate of Science degree in Graphic Design
    2001 - 2003
    The Art Institute of California - San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

Certifications

  • UX Certificate - Specialty in UX Management
    SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
    Nielsen Norman Group
  • Advanced Design Thinking Certificate
    MARCH 2019 - PRESENT
    IDEO U
  • Foundations in Design Thinking
    AUGUST 2018 - PRESENT
    IDEO U

Experience

Location

Oswego, IL, United States

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