me

I can't think of anything I enjoy more than traveling. This was a particularly happy moment in Portugal at the Palace of Pena.

About Michael Cullen-Benson

Minneapolis based product designer with experience in E-commerce, Financial, Medical Industries and SAS tools. I've worked on a variety of brands from large fortune 100 companies and budding tech industries with ambitious goals. A unique talent that can make modern software interfaces look easy but still put in the time for research driven design solutions that focus on the needs of users and fulfills business goals.

Comfortable working in a wide range of industries working on native apps and internal production tools. Strong storytelling, and designing with a purpose is the basis of any successful user centered solution.

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Michael Cullen-Benson

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Professional, creative, versatile, adaptive. Strong sense of design and information architecture to adapt to new ideas and existing styles. Ability to present ideas both verbally and visually while simultaneously empathizing with the users and key stakeholders. Driven to continually grow as a UX designer to produce more effective design solutions.

Proficiencies

Sketch, Illustrator, Abstract, Adobe XD Photoshop, HTML/CSS, Axure, Omnigraffle

Education

2007-2011

Minnesota State University of Mankato

BFA, Graphic Design

Work

June 2019-Present

Trane, Manufacturer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems

UX Designer & Information Architect
  • Built and maintained Sketch Symbol Library for UX team.
  • Evolved existing component library for best usability & accessibility practices.
  • Supported multiple SAS tools.

Feb 2018-Apr 2019

U.S. Bank, One of the 5th largest banks in United States.

UX Designer & Pattern Librarian
  • Designed user experiences for multiple customer facing solutions on mobile and desktop.
  • Built fully functional pattern library for the greater UX design team.
  • Designed alternatives to existing products and successfully added to the official pattern library.
  • Designed new component library and design system.

Oct 2017-Feb 2018

Jamf Software, IT Software

UX Designer & Pattern Librarian
  • Information architecture for forum & social website.
  • Worked directly with PO's and PM's to deliver software interfaces for development teams.
  • Worked in tandem with the user research team for usability testing and identify potential improvements.

Oct 2016-Aug 2017

Best Buy, American multinational consumer electronics corporation

UX Designer
  • Worked closely with an Information architect on various user flows & experiences.
  • Designed new cart & checkout features for online customers.
  • Built interactive prototypes for user research and demonstration purposes.
  • Collaborated with UX team, product leaders and business stakeholders for customer facing solutions.

Aug 2014-Oct 2016

Medtronic, The world's largest standalone medical technology development company

UX Designer
  • Designed various web and app interfaces, and produced all graphics for live development.
  • Had involvement in building the first mobile design system for tablet and phone.
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