Mentor, product designer & dev-UX hybrid focusing on interaction & behavior design. Worked at @Google, @Cisco, @Microsoft, @American Idol, @Us Marine Corps
I have over 18 experience creating and designing web and application interfaces around customers wants and needs.
I was a design lead on the Google AdWords team and was instrumental in both the creation of the Display Targeting Tab as well as the alerts for opportunities.
I have a track record of success managing & optimizing campaigns from a system that I helped design.
Come away with the following understanding:
Perception is reality: How are you perceived online?
How & Where Look For A Job
UX Interviewing 101
Getting The Job: Salary, Expectations & Demonstrating Value
Week One On the Job: Plan of Attack
Detailed, hands on 'how-to's' to get the most out of team brainstorming. This is a workshop that I have taught at UX Singapore, General Assembly and many other places. It gets results instantly to solve for feature, product and idea freeze.
Need feedback on your design portfolio? I'm happy to help.
What to expect:
1. Introductions & goal setting
2. Portfolio & Linkedin review using best practices to create / optimize your portfolio to best demonstrate your skills, personality and ultimately getting you interviews.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Ben earlier today. Ben is extremely professional, on time and the best part is he knows what he's talking about. We discussed feedback for my portfolio and he pointed some things I never thought of. It was great connecting with him. To summarize my feedback for Ben, he's a consummate professional.
Ben provided me the most honest and most detailed feedback I can ever ask for. I had lot of confusion regarding my resume layout and portfolio content. After talking to Ben, all my confusion got cleared and I got the clear idea to what to focus on. If you are looking to get any kind of guidance in the field of UX/UI Ben is the person you should contact and connect with, I highly recommend it
Ben was very helpful, he took the time to fully understand our product and provided us with good insight.
He was quite helpful and I walked away from the conversation with an action plan.
For those of you trying to break into the UX Design field, Ben is a great person to speak to. He provided me with excellent advice as I continue to pursue design opportunities. Ben truly cares about helping those who are trying to break into the design field, and I would highly recommend scheduling a call with him!
I had a detailed and honest portfolio review with Ben, from a hiring managers perspective. Gave me a lot of insights into what I was missing.
He is extremely result oriented.
Ben is a passionate mentor, who goes above and beyond expectations.
My call with Ben was great. He did a very detailed portfolio, resume, and Linkedin profile review and gave me valuable suggestions on how to present my strengths. My time was very well invested and I recommend Ben to other people seeking an advice and guidance.
Ben gave me excellent advice on how to engage my career change. Thanks a lot!
As a new UX designer, my phone call with Ben was some of the best feedback I've received as I transition into a new career. Ben provided:
• Specific, actionable feedback
• Real-world examples and links that helped me visualize his advice
• Resources I can actually use and suggestions of other designers who emulate best practices
• Friendly but straight forward conversation that was efficient and clear
I can't recommend a call with him high enough.
Ben combines helpful, big picture guidance with practical, nuts and bolts advice on the immediate next steps to take for landing the dream job. Very instructive to hear perspectives (and humorous anecdotes) from someone who has been there at all levels for a long time.
Ben is - hands-down - the best mentor I've ever spoken with:
1) He adopts Human-Centered Approach to mentorship
2) He is a TRUE EMPATHETIC listener
3) He gets down to your PAINPOINT right away
4) He speaks the TRUTH you'll never hear from others
5) He has a PATIENCE of a 1000 Buddhas