Nate Becker

  • Staff UX Designer at Arlo Technologies, Inc.
  • San Marcos, California, United States
  • Computer Hardware

Previous positions

  • Co-founder / Product at Greenwood Holdings
  • Senior UX Designer at SmartThings

Education

St. Ambrose University, Bachelor of Fine Arts – BFA, Graphic Design

Background

Summary

I run on coffee, Post-it notes, Sharpies, and Milano cookies. My expertise is in product development, UX/UI/IX design, prototyping for mobile, TV and wearables. User centered design is very important to me and my process in design. I focus on consumer insights and follow the ‘Jobs To Be Done’ methodology. Understanding why a user is using a product and their intentions helps us deliver a better and more engaging experience. My focus for the last 3 years has been IoT for consumer products. I also collect Pez. Lots and lots of Pez.

Experience

  • Staff UX Designer

    Arlo Technologies, Inc.

    July 2016 – Present(3 years 3 months)San Jose, California

    For over 2 years I’ve been help create and advocate the UX culture within Arlo. We’ve developed a true collaborative atmosphere in what was once a hardware focused company. My UX touch points include Software, Services and Hardware at Arlo Technologies. Areas of focus: – Arlo Doorbell, Arlo Cameras, Arlo Lights, Basestations and more… – Arlo Smart Services – Arlo iOS/Android/Web clients

  • Co-founder / Product

    Greenwood Holdings

    April 2013 – April 2017(4 years)Greater New York City Area

    Power your crowdfunding platform at a lower cost than ever before. Greenwood is a Dwolla-driven API that’s transforming the escrow landscape. Raise money for your projects, not your payment processor. greenwoodapp.com

  • Senior UX Designer

    SmartThings

    January 2015 – July 2016(1 year 6 months)Palo Alto, CA / Mountain View, CA

    Focus on consumer UX – Wearables (Samsung Gear S2, Samsung Gear) – SmartThings Mobile App – Hardware (SmartThings Hub in TV, SmartThings V2 Hub)

    Recommendations (1)
  • Senior Visual Designer

    Hoopla Software

    March 2014 – January 2015(10 months)San Francisco Bay Area

    UI/UX For Hoopla products – Mobile , Applications and more.

  • Visual Designer

    MapQuest

    April 2013 – March 2014(11 months)Greater Denver Area

    Visual Designer / UI Worked with the Product and UX team to develop goal oriented design to a variety of Mapquest products. This included Desktop and Mobile. Apps used: Sketch Photoshop Illustrator Sublime Text Glyphs

  • Co-owner / UI / Design / CSS nerd

    Uppward

    January 2010 – January 2014(4 years)

    Uppward is built on the fundamental belief that people want to connect with other people on flights and in airports. Our goal is to make the skies friendlier, one passenger at a time.

  • Visual Designer, UI / UX

    Freelance – Web design & development

    November 2012 – April 2013(5 months)Brooklyn, NY

    Available for contract projects for web design, development, R&D, consulting and more. Time is limited so projects will be scrutinized.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Co-founder – Visual Designer, UI / UX, Front-end Developer

    Shift Interactive (DSM)

    July 2010 – November 2012(2 years 4 months)

    Mobile, web and applications

  • Visual Designer, UI / UX, Front-end Developer

    Industrial Parker LLC

    January 2006 – September 2010(4 years 8 months)

    at industrialparker we design and develop for the web.

  • Design Director

    Meredith Corporation / BHG.com / Better Homes and Gardens

    October 2007 – October 2009(2 years)

    Design Director for the Meredith Women’s Network / Better Homes and Gardens – bhg.com / parents.com / lhj.com

    Recommendations (2)
  • Visual Designer

    Dice.com

    November 2006 – September 2007(10 months)

    Visual Designer – Front-End Development — HTML, CSS and Javascript

  • Visual Designer

    Red 5 Interactive

    October 2004 – September 2006(1 year 11 months)

    Recommendations (3)
  • Graphic Designer

    Visual Communications

    October 1999 – May 2003(3 years 7 months)

Education

  • St. Ambrose University

    Bachelor of Fine Arts – BFA, Graphic Design

    1998 – 2000

  • North Iowa Area Community College

    Associate of Arts – AA, Graphic Design

    1996 – 1997

Projects

  • Hoopla Website

    September 2014

    Optimized home page to increase conversion rate. Added animation and dynamic messaging, CTAs, instant demo video and targeted keywords.

    Team Members (5):
    • Nate Becker,
    • Keren Gavra,
    • Heidi Willbanks-O’Brien,
    • Nate Becker,
    • Nate Becker
  • Hoopla Website

    September 2014

    Optimized home page to increase conversion rate. Added animation and dynamic messaging, CTAs, instant demo video and targeted keywords.

    Team Members (5):
    • Nate Becker,
    • Heidi Willbanks-O’Brien,
    • Nate Becker,
    • Keren Gavra,
    • Nate Becker

Patents

  • An electronic monitoring system having one or more recording devices can be configured to detect a triggering event based on motion and/or sound and concurrently provide a rich push notification to a remote device for quickly viewing and/or monitoring the event via the push notification without requiring the remote device to execute a dedicated application program. The push notification can operate as a pop up message which can be pushed to the device and displayed via an operating system of the device. By providing event details in the push notification, such as a recorded image from the triggering event, and by providing dynamic updates with respect to the same push notification, which can include live and/or recorded event viewing, the monitoring system can be greatly improved.

    Inventors (3):
    • Nate Becker,
    • ,

Skills & Expertise

  • CSS3
  • Wearables
  • UX
  • Graphic Design
  • JavaScript
  • UI
  • CSS
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • HTML 5
  • XML
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • Information Architecture
  • Graphics
  • Smart Homes
  • Wireframes
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • IOT
  • Logo Design
  • Research and Development
  • Web Development
  • Semantic Web
  • jQuery
  • User Interface
  • Front-end
  • Web Applications
  • Internet
  • HTML5
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Front-end Development
  • Visual Design
  • WordPress
  • Product Development
  • HTML
  • Wireframing
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • User Experience