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Overview

 

Hey, I'm Devan.

I'm a BK/NYC based product designer, who thinks a whole lot about people.

I'm currently a lead UX Designer at JP Morgan Chase. Before that I spent nearly 5 years at a startup, making my way from marketing to user experience and product design. I've learned a lot about people, business, design, and how closely intertwined the three are.

I believe that in order for a company to have exceptional design it needs to be embedded at every single level and direction (ie. ↑↓←→). I'm a designer, sure, but I think with that title comes the responsibility of teaching people around us to think like designers, too (using empathy to gain context, taking the time to understand the actual problem before jumping to solutions, collaborating and iterating). I also think it's our job to be conscious of how our work impacts our future.

We're all designers, some of us just forgot along the way.

You can get a glimpse of my day-to-day experiences here, view my LinkedIn, download my resume, or say πŸ‘‹ at devan.brancard@gmail.com.

 
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  • Skills

    Interaction Design | Visual Design | User Testing | User Research | Invision/Principal/Axure | ADA Compliance | CSS/HTML | Sketch | Component Libraries | Service Blueprints | Design Thinking | Agile | Adobe CS | Strategy | Interviewing | Omnigraffle | Building Relationships | Using Google Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―

  • Interests

    Cooking | Drawing | Reading | Building a Community | Karaoke | The Great Outdoors | Learning New Things | Design Thinking | Shared Value | Building a Team | UX Strategy | Design Ethics

  • Education

    General Assembly | New York, NY | Spring 2014
    USER EXPERIENCE
    12 Week Part-Time Course

    Champlain College | Burlington, VT | Spring 2012
    GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DIGITAL MEDIA, B.S.
    GPA 3.74, Magna Cum Laude, Design Achievement Award, Willard & Maple Art Award, AIGA Champlain College Chapter Treasurer, Excellence in Communication and Creative Media

  • Experience

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. | New York, NY | Jun 2017 - Now
    SR. USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER
    I work on the digital wealth management team within the digital customer experience team. I partner with product, legal, business stakeholders, engineering, and research, to design and deliver ADA compliant products and features that help our customers be more strategic with their finances.

    LiveIntent | New York, NY | Mar 2017 - Jun 2017
    PRODUCT DESIGN MANAGER
    In addition to the responsibilities of product designer, I led the product design team and partnered closely with product and engineering leadership. Together we ensured our teams were delivering valuable features in 2 week sprints.

    LiveIntent | New York, NY | Apr 2016 - Mar 2017
    PRODUCT DESIGNER
    Worked on cross-functional team with product and engineering to design applications that aligned with user and business needs.

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      • Tested prototypes and rapidly iterated to validate designs
      • Created technical process flows, wireframes and prototypes 
‒ to communicate interaction and design ideas
      • Created research plans, field guides and led customer interviews to understand customers’ mental model to inform products
      • Worked with devs and QA to deliver in 2 week sprints
      • Taught other teams how to apply design thinking
      • Defined UX metrics that reflected both the quality of user experience and the product objectives

    LiveIntent | New York, NY | Jul 2015 - Apr 2016
    ASSOCIATE UX DESIGNER
    Worked with product, engineering and other departments to create experiences that aligned with user and business needs.

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      • Collaborated with engineering to design and build components to create cross application consistency
      • Utilized service design practices to help the people development team improve their hiring process

    LiveIntent | New York, NY | Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
    PRODUCT MARKETING DESIGNER
    Collaborated with product, marketing and sales to create materials that drove product adoption.

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      • Designed a knowledge center that helped onboard and support ad ops, account management and platform users
      • Created technical product content, including product release notes, email product updates and how-to guides

    LiveIntent | New York, NY | Jul 2012 - Dec 2014
    GRAPHIC DESIGNER
    Collaborated with sales and marketing to create collateral that educated prospects, generated leads and supported closing deals.

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      • Developed standards for digital and print materials
      • Created pitch decks with executive team for multiple rounds of series funding
      • Created print collateral and mobile experiences for conferences, and events, to generate leads and follow-ups