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.

Cloud with a white letter G in middle, surrouned by gray shapes.


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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CSS Shirts

There are so many choice flavors of CSS that I decided to make some sweet shirts to celebrate. Pick your favorites and wear them with pride (multiple colors available).

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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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May 22, 2019blog
Design Debt

I was listening to The Shop Talk Show (a show all about front end design and development) the other day when Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier got on a topic kind of close to the chest for me. In episode 360 "Riding a Bicycle" a listener wrote…

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April 30, 2019blog
Interface to Experience

Where I work today we use InVision to deliver our designs to the development teams. Since the platform is solid and we pay for a pro license, I've been playing with InVision Studio (their free UI design tool) to see how it stacks up in my…

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