About Me
Hello! My name is Brian and I'm passionate about product design. Specifically, the user experience and executing a user-centered design approach to exceed users expectations and achieving their goals.
UI
User Interface Design

UX
User Experience Design

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Web Development

What else do I enjoy...

Time w/Family

Biking

Running

Good Food

Playing Guitar

Watching Movies

"If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions."

- Albert Einstein

Toolkit & Skills

  • UI/UX Design
  • Visual Design
  • User-centered Design
  • Information Architecture
  • User Flow Analysis
  • Cross-team Collaboration
  • Responsive Design
  • Web Development
  • HTML/DHTML
  • CSS/LESS/SASS
  • JS/jQuery
  • Coldfusion
  • SQL
  • Bootstrap/Foundation
  • Adobe Product Suite
  • Atlassian Product Suite
  • Atom/Sublime
  • Git
  • Grunt
  • Sketch/inVision

Education

University of Oregon Bachelor of Science, Multimedia Design & Production
2000 – 2004, Eugene, Oregon

Experience

UI/UX Designer & Web Developer Optic Interactive
2001 – Present (17 years), Portland, Oregon
  • Collaborated with clients and strategized action plans for achieving online business goals.
  • Executed each project with user-centered design approach using Photoshop, Sketch & inVision.
  • Developed web applications, e-commerce sites & websites using Coldfusion, SQL, JS & jQuery.
  • Maintained and managed VPS for customers websites and applications.
  • Produced graphics for website content.
  • Industry knowledge: advertising, biotech, clothing, coffee, concrete, dentistry, footwear, music, music videos, publication, real estate, social, TV metrics, wood stains.
Senior UX Designer comScore, Inc.
2014 – 2017 (3 years), Portland, Oregon
  • Lead UI designer for comScore's newest TV product application, measuring viewership & demographic metrics.
  • Initiated design changes from usability testing to better the user experience within our applications.
  • Designed and presented user-centered design deliverables such as wireframes & mockups.
  • Collaborated with product owners, business analysts, and engineers regarding new designs and features.
  • Consulted with engineering to ensure design solutions were technically feasible.
  • Produced UI kits/styleguides and specification sheets for engineers.
  • Conducted task analysis and user flows.
UX Designer & Web Developer Rentrak
2011 – 2014 (3 years), Portland, Oregon
  • Lead UI/UX Designer for Rentrak's flagship TV Report Builder product.
  • Designed UI’s for large-scale applications.
  • Coded frontend websites/web applications using HTML, CSS (LESS), JS and UI Frameworks.
  • Optimized 90% of Rentrak.com's web pages to the top one-three pages of Google search results.
  • Coached junior UX team member.
Web Designer & Developer Professional Trade Publications
2007 – 2011 (4 Years), Eugene, Oregon
  • Developed & designed advertiser portal application to analyze and interpret ad placement metrics.
  • Collaborated with editors & other stakeholders to enhance and build upon online content.
  • Developed several websites & web applications using Coldfusion, MySQL, JS & jQuery.
  • Designed UI's for web applications and marketing sites.
  • Produced graphics and website content.
  • Implemented SEO techniques and guidelines which increased website monthly visitors by 30%.
  • Replaced large-scale static site to Mura CMS.
Web Technician Country Coach
2005 – 2006 (1 year), Junction City, Oregon
  • Maintained and developed new features for several large-scale websites and web applications.
  • Designed graphics for email newsletters and other website promotions.
  • Used languages and tools such as Coldfusion, MySQL, JS, Illustrator & Photoshop.
Pharmacy Technician PeaceHealth Medical Group
2000 – 2003 (3 years), Eugene, Oregon
  • Efficiently communicated with doctors, pharmacists, & nurses in providing high-quality patient care.
  • Entered patient orders and dispensed medications as needed.
  • Volunteered to work on our intranet department website and was able to implement key features that created a better user experience.
Wildland Firefighter U.S. Forest Service
1995 – 2000 (5 years), Oakridge, Oregon
  • Communicated with ground and air personnel during the suppression of wildland fires.
  • Promoted to Squad Boss and managed a team of 5 crew members after three summers.
  • Designed crew t-shirts & logo.

Continuing Education

Cooper Professional Education Design Leadership, Design Research Techniques
2017, San Francisco, California

Volunteer Experience

IT Consultant The Kennington Foundation
2012 – Present (6 years), Portland, Oregon

The Kennington Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity organization providing subject specific educational scholarships to military veterans in the Pacific Northwest. The non profit is dedicated to our veterans who have served honorably and as a memorial to the late Roy Kennington.

Most Recent Portfolio Work
UI
User Interface Design

comScore
Portland, Oregon

Using Brad Frost's Atomic Design Method, I designed styleguides/UI Kits for engineering to assist them on development for several applications. This method worked well with engineering in that they could develop new features with minimal UI feedback or assistance from the UX team.

Atoms   •   Molecules   •   Organisms   •   Templates   •   Pages
   Sketch    •   Invision   
FantasMoji
San Francisco, California

From conceptualization to launch, I designed the UI for a iOS application in which you can create personalized & customized animated emojis.

   Sketch    •   Invision   

Currently rated 5/5 on iTunes
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Website Development

comScore
Portland, Oregon

One of my key projects with Rentrak (now comScore) was assisting Marketing with their website rebuild. Working collaboratively we used several methods such as card sorting and other task flow methods. I further enhanced the site into a fully responsive site using Bootstrap framework where I designed and developed Rentrak's online entertainment chart application.

   Photoshop    •   Bootstrap    •   HTML   •   CSS   •   JavaScript/JQuery
"Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual."

- Edward Tufte

Recommendations

Brian has been a pleasure to work with in so many ways over the years and I highly recommend him. He is an exceptional designer that has a...

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Aaron Ondler Senior UX Manager
comScore

Brian is not only a great designer, he's simply a pleasure to work with. He is a rare 'unicorn' designer who has deep design sensibilities...

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John McGloon Senior Director of User Experience
comScore

I have worked with Brian on multiple projects in the past ranging from Website Development to UI Design for Mobile Applications...

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A.K. Edson Founder & President of Kennington Foundation
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Contact Me
brianhollett@gmail.com