"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
As a seasoned user experience leader, I have a unique perspective on building products that are both user-friendly and informative. I am passionate about understanding user behavior and creating opportunities by leveraging best practice and user research methodologies to create intuitive products that exceed expectations. At the same time, I bring a data-driven approach to building products, using data and analytics to gain insights into user behavior with a focus on making informed decisions that drive growth.
As a servant leader, I believe empathy and taking a genuine interest in people you work with is crucial in establishing strong working relationships, higher quality design and a support system where respect, trust and accountability are common place.
Approaching user experiences with an eye for how it will be marketed to consumers is an important leveraging agent with regards to successful product design, engagement and growth. When possible, I strive to work closely with marketing teams to understand how they intend to promote products, services and ideas to make sure promises made to the user are upheld throughout the user experience.
Using UX best practice and patterns in web & mobile design is quite advantageous when balanced with a comprehensive knowledge of varied programming languages. I've found my background in programming has helped streamline design and development sprints improving overall team continuity.
With experience in user research methodologies, testing and data analyze, I'm a staunch advocate for the implementation of user tracking tools, regular user surveys, testing and timely cross department communication of learnings.
To identify and understand the intent of users through direct communication, surveys, user tests, AB testing, cross department and cross disciplinary reviews, are all valuable levers in the pursuit of an optimal user experience. What I believe to be of the utmost importance is designing with the goal of advocating for users and keeping the end goal in focus at every stage of the design and development process.
Lead UX, Project Manager, Prototyping
An export document automation + collaboration product for agribusiness. The system focuses on removing human error, duplicate data entry, spreadsheet compatability issues and other common shipping challenges and introduces customer templates, self-serve orders, editable documentation, data field mapping between docs and collaboration/ communication tools.
A complete redesign of the beta product. Acted as UX manager focused on introducing a new design system, identifying KPI's, implementing sustainable UX patterns and creating synergy across core flows and new features.
Head of Design, UX Research, Prototyping
A smart virtual salesfloor that multiplies reps productivity by bringing realtime collaboration and an AI powered parallel dialer.
Worked across teams to capture requirements for product. Implemented recurring UX research and testing processes. Leveraged UX learnings, competitor insights and best practice to improve features and establish new versions.
UX Research Lead, Project Manager, Design & Presentation
The Love My Air program's goal is to reduce air pollution and limit exposure through behavior change, advocacy, and community involvement.
Lead team client meetings, UX research methods, interviews, data analysis and final presentation.
Lead UX, Product Management, Data Analysis, Marketing, Frontend Development
Sr. Interaction Designer that championed new trends in design technology, team empathy and user engagement. Focused on designing honest user experiences that complimented team and business goals.
UX Design, UX Strategy
A design community for education, jobs, mentoring, networking, and more.
Collaborated with team on redesign and expansion of community site with focus on UX continuity and new feature support.
I've worked with Brandon for over 3 years, and in simple summation I can say he's as good as it gets. His attention to detail, creativity, strong tenacity, and leveled professional candor are second to none. I look forward to working with Brandon on any future project, and would recommend him to any company or person looking to hire an inspiring "outside of the box" Creative Director.
Brandon Manning does not need exploding or excessive adjectives to establish his credibility so I will avoid those. Brandon is absolutely one of the most creative and innovative people that I have ever met. He has true perspective of how each department within a company operates and performs.
I've witnessed Brandon develop (individually and collectively) extraordinary products and has successfully built brands with great creative direction. As an individual, he is very confident, calm, genuine, and organized at all times. Overall, this guy knows how to get the job done quicker and better.
Additionally, he is super funny and is a really enjoyable person to work with on a daily basis. Anyone that has the opportunity to work with Brandon will find it to be an awesome experience.
Brandon is just a fantastic team member to have. Just fantastic. Brandon is always ripe with fresh ideas and is always happy to share and help brainstorm new ideas, even when those ideas don't pertain to his immediate internal delivery initiatives. In the time I worked with Brandon, he was definitely the go-to guy in the office for anything creative.
Brandon also has a fantastic sense of humor, and he is always looking for ways to further expand on his understanding of the company's needs and how his role can further the company's global mission.
Most importantly Brandon's work ethic is nothing short of great. He's one of those team members that stays late when other's are checking out. One of those team members that walks by your department and asks if you need anything from his team. One of those team members that always gets back to you with the answers to your questions.
Sioux Falls, SD
Phone: (347) 607 9415