Welcome to my online resumé.
Manager & Principal UX Designer | August 2017 – Current
I manage a team of UX Designers that deliver award-winning software for the K-12 schools. PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12, serving more than 32 million students, 66 million parents, and 100 million users in over 70 countries around the world.
Lead User Experience Designer | May 2015 – Jun 2017
I designed and managed all creative responsibilities at Aha! Labs. My duties covered the User Experience development of the Aha! Application. I also oversaw the designs for Marketing which included aha.io, roadmap.com, Support Portal and the company Blog.
Aha! is the world’s #1 product roadmap software. A cloud-based software helps make product managers heroes by enabling them to set brilliant product strategy and create visual roadmaps. Aha! serves over 50,000 users at many of the best-known software, web, and technology companies.
Lead User Experience Designer | Jan. 2008 – Feb. 2015
I managed a team of UX designers and front-end developers. We developed adaptive, responsive, multi-device websites and apps for English education. We worked in agile scrums to manage complex projects across 4 time zones. I worked on wire-frame schematics, content architecture and visual design. Our products were used by multi-national corporations like Deloitte, Boeing, Nikkei, Dupont and more.
- Patent on a “Web-based Tool for Collaborative, Social Learning” Aug. 2009. United States 20110113320
- Product Suite awarded “Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution”, SIIA CODiE Awards, May 2013
Principal, UX/ Creative Director | Jan. 2004 – Jan. 2008
I wore many hats running my own Creative Agency. Galang Design focused on user experience, branding, and graphic design. Client roster included MacWorld, Yahoo!, Synopsis, Magellan GPS, Hayes Bicycle Group, Sharp Technology Ventures, Ventana Mountain Bikes, Spansion, Jet Lites, DeFeet Intl., DMNA Advertising, Wilderness Trail Bikes
- Addy Awards, Gold Medal Winner. Red Ink Studios Web Site.
Co-founder, Creative Director | Nov. 1998 – Jan. 2004
Co-founded a consumer resource that pioneered crowd-sourced product reviews. Launched the company with 2 people which grew to over 80. Our first website, mtbr.com is still the number 1 mountain bike site online. I led the creative direction of the brand and site user experience of all our properties.
- Yahoo! Cool Site Award
- Featured in Time Magazine, Nov. 2002
- Featured in Communication Arts website, Sept. 2002, Jan. 2003.
DMNA Inc., Advertising Agency
Art Director | Nov. 1996 – Nov. 1998
Designed advertising campaigns, web sites, micro-sites, trade show graphics and brand development. Client roster included NEC Electronics, International Data Group (IDG), Concentric Networks, BackWeb, Network Associates, Rambus, Whistle Communications, and MIPS Technology
- Addy Awards, Silver Medal Winner. “CyberCop”
- Addy Awards, Bronze Medal Winner. “See Things”