• Product Design Lead
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Sr. UX Designer at Bluebeam, Inc.
  • Lead UX Designer, Digital Media Group at Sony Pictures Entertainment

Education

General Assembly, , User Experience Design

Background

Summary

drichardson.design Hello! I’m Dan Richardson. I’m currently a Design Manager at Bluebeam and I live in Northeast Los Angeles with my wife, two children and two dogs. Right now I am focused on learning and implementing as much as I can in regards to Design Systems, DesignOps and Design Leadership. Buzzwords, I know, but my desire is to build great diverse teams – advocate for them and support them so they can do their best work. And I want to continue to advocate for and facilitate great design at the organizational level, too.

Experience

  • Product Design Lead

    Bluebeam, Inc.

    January 2019 – Present(9 months)Pasadena, California

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  • Sr. UX Designer

    Bluebeam, Inc.

    April 2018 – January 2019(9 months)Pasadena, California

  • Lead UX Designer, Digital Media Group

    Sony Pictures Entertainment

    August 2016 – April 2018(1 year 8 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Project: Runner – Web App -Designed core functionality that ensured full user migration, allowing for the retirement of 3 legacy systems. -Creating clickable prototypes for user testing, stakeholder presentations and developer handoff. -Utilizing user research and usage analytics to drive ideation and design. Project: Screeners – iOS and Web App -Designed a multi-platform video on demand and content distribution app, taking it from initial sketches to the Apple App Store. -Writing and maintaining extensive design specification documentation. -Iterating designs based off of continued user research and observation.

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  • UX Designer (Freelance)

    Marching Penguin

    June 2016 – September 2016(3 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Designed an MVP of myproducer.io, a production platform for producers.

    Recommendations (1)
  • UX Designer (Freelance)

    Quantum Reference

    April 2016 – August 2016(4 months)Los Angeles, CA

    Recommendations (1)
  • Production Coordinator – Nike Account

    Schawk!

    February 2014 – February 2015(1 year)Chicago, Illinois

    Restructured the image revision process, improving client communication and accelerating delivery times.

  • Producer – Ace Hardware Account

    RR Donnelley

    July 2010 – March 2014(3 years 8 months)

    Developed an inventory system to archive client merchandise, reducing labor costs and production times for principal and secondary photography Authored the corresponding inventory procedural manuals and utilized them to train associates Consulted on the creation of new photo production / project management software Oversaw the daily operations of the Ace Hardware account; establishing production timelines, tracking inventory, supervising image creation and assisting asset delivery

  • Retail Facilities & Design Manager

    American Apparel

    May 2006 – June 2009(3 years 1 month)Chicago

    Notable Projects: Free Standing Gridwall Merchandising Systems Helped engineer and test these low cost and aesthetically cohesive design elements that increased shoppable wall space and became standard company-wide. Stockroom ReDesigns Utilized sales data to reorganize retail store stockrooms in order to streamline inventory replenishment of the sales floor.

    Recommendations (2)

Education

  • General Assembly

    User Experience Design

    2016 – 2016

    400+ classroom hours of immersive UX training.

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    Art Education

    2003 – 2004

Projects

  • pitchmaps

    July 2017

    A directory of soccer clubs from all across the United States and Canada. Support your local soccer club!

    Team Members (1):
    • Dan Richardson

Skills & Expertise

  • Whiteboarding
  • Sketching
  • Leadership
  • Information Architecture
  • Sketch App
  • Creative Direction
  • People Management
  • Project Management
  • Art Direction
  • Team Leadership
  • User Research
  • Ideas Development
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • User Experience Design
  • Drawing
  • Mac
  • Customer Service
  • Research
  • User-centered Design
  • Retail
  • Paper Prototyping
  • Photoshop
  • Concept Development
  • Visual Arts
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Social Media
  • Fire Prevention
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Social Media Marketing

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Coat Drive Organizer

    Thresholds

    December 2014

    Teamed with local businesses and organizations to collect winter clothing donations to benefit Thresholds of Chicago. Total donation results of 100 coats, 45 sweaters, 45 hats and 30 scarves.