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John Biebel UX and Experience Design


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User Experience and design


Pearson Education: User Experience Manager, Learning Applications: 11/06/13-Present

(Boston, MA) Involved two promotions, from Senior UX Designer to Design Supervisor, promoted then to UX Manager in 2017

  • Lead a team of eight designers working on nine software applications

  • Each application in our portfolio is a learning tool that enhances and expands curriculum and courseware learning potential and offers unique knowledge acquisition via skill-improvement

  • Oversee the creation of our component library and design language for consistent experiences

  • Collaborate actively with partners in development, research, project management, and learning science

  • Create presentations on design theory for feature planning, facilitate workshops for user journeys, critique and assist with design output with team toward sprint goals

  • Work with other group managers to steer larger company initiatives, such as platform design, roadmap planning, and global education initiatives 

Intralinks (Charlestown, MA): User Experience Designer: 10/15/12 - 09/30/13

  • Cloud data storage company

Aspen Tech (Burlington, MA): Senior Product Designer: 04/24/11 – 09/30/12

  • Energy plant simulation software design company

Red Hat, Inc (Westford, MA): User Experience Designer, Engineering: 07/20/10 – 04/06/11

  • Open source software / Enterprise (Cambridge, MA): Interaction Designer / Information Architect: 06/10/08 – 07/15/10

  • Web-based employment tool for employers and job seekers


The Cooper Union (College of Art) New York, NY, full scholarship
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) with distinction in Painting and Photography

Career Skills / Expertise

UX Skills: Group facilitation for journey mapping, product development workshops, card sorting; creating low- and high-fidelity wireframes, prototypes; consulting for research on persona creation, user interviews, focus groups; testing final designs

Management: Recruitment for job roles, setting and monitoring employee goals, overseeing professional development, liaising between teams for greatest collaboration, encouraging growth within our projects and workplace, and personal career goal development

Community Engagement: Founding member of Subforum, a Cambridge-based group of design thinkers engaged in active dialog on important design questions that confront makers and solution-seekers. We facilitate meet-ups and hands-on activities that encourage people to imagine solutions. Our sessions have been sponsored by Google, Tamr, Cambridge Innovation Center, and the DeCordova Museum.

Software (currently using): Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Sketch, Zeplin, InVision, Lucidchart, Mural, Optimal Workshop (for remote testing)

References Available upon request

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