Brendan Cullen

Hi, I'm Brendan

Me, wireframing

I design and code user experiences, primarily for B2B SaaS products and startups.

I have almost 20 years of hands-on experience with all stages of web, e-commerce and application design and development; including two product acquisitions. I’m comfortable sitting with developers or designers, acting as the technical voice for design teams and creative voice for technical teams.

I excel at bridging the gap between the needs of the user and the business, and between the design and the code.

Skillset

  • Strategic
  • Process & User Flows
  • Site Mapping
  • User Research
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Usability Testing
  • UX Architecture
  • Creative Direction
  • Project Management
  • Design System Creation
  • Tactical
  • User Experience & Interaction Design
  • User Interface Design & Development
  • Whiteboarding
  • Wireframing
  • Rapid Iteration
  • Hi Fidelity Prototyping
  • Responsive CSS Architecture & Frameworks
  • WCAG 2.0 AA Compliance
  • Coding Standards & Documentation
  • Tools
  • Semantic HTML5
  • Scalable CSS3
  • Presentational JavaScript
  • Sketch / InVision
  • Photoshop/Adobe Creative Suite
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Git
  • Pen & Paper
  • Post-Its

About

my family

I'm the principal Senior User Experience/Interface Designer for a background verifications company in downtown Cleveland Ohio. I also handle all design and technical challenges for a fintech startup in the commercial loan space, and occasionally take on interesting freelance/contract work with startups and small businesses. Previously I helped found a local web development asssociation, served as a Curriculum Advisor at Stark State College and won a few awards for my work.

When not in front of a computer I live in Mayfield Village, Ohio with two dogs, two cats, two daughters, and one wife. I play midfield and reluctant goalkeeper for a few soccer teams around town, voraciously read all sorts of books, and sneak in naps whenever I can.

I graduated from Bowling Green State State University with a Bachelor of Science in Technology in Visual Communication Technology and a minor in Marketing. I've worked as part of both in-house and agency teams; from magazine publishers to mulch and soil companies, and led UX/UI/Front End Development at a VOIP gaming communication startup as well as SaaS software for non-profit management and human resources.

I'm always up for a coffee or beer so connect with me on LinkedIn or shoot me an email and let's make it happen.