Product Design

& Development

Hey, I'm Brendan

I have over 10 years of digital design experience, 5 of which focused on UX design and development. I'm passionate about products that intersect practical design and cutting-edge web technology; applying my skills at startups, agencies, and major enterprises where I use design thinking, rapid prototyping, and agile development to create user-centered solutions for complex business problems.

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I designed and built Grayscale to answer a simple question, "Will it rain today?". It's a progressive web application (PWA) built with React, HTML5 Geolocation, the National Weather Service API, and hosted on Github pages.

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I saw someone at a gas station with a vintage "Vess" soda T shirt - a St. Louis cola company. At first glance I read the logo as "CSS" and got pretty excited about a vintage CSS shirt design. My disappointment turned to opportunity as I sought to create the shirt I hoped to find.

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August 29, 2019blog
Test Driven Design

It may seem obvious, but outlining specific acceptance criteria is a great way to get non-designers involved in the user experience without having to go through all the work of making screens to review. These tests can guide designers on…

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June 01, 2019case study

At Coolfire I worked with another strategic partner to design a platform that makes managing IoT devices and Persons of Interest a breeze. For context, IoT devices refers to internet enabled cameras and sensors. Persons of Interest (POI…

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May 24, 2019case study

My role at Coolfire Solutions involved working on internal product initiatives as well as client-service work with our investors and partners. One investor, a global rental car company, had an initiative to reduce support costs by in…

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