Brody Larson

Lead interaction designer specializing in UI/UX design with a background in visual design. Experience includes end-to-end project work from concept to production in the areas of core UI, apps, cross-platform design patterns and tool-kits. 

CONTACT

brody.larson@gmail.com
LinkedIn: brodylarson 

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MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Design leadership and art direction
Project ownership
Dotted line management for junior designers
Responsible for contractors and interns


SKILLS

User-centered UX/UI design
Systems thinking, information architecture
Visual design, typography and layout
Design prototyping and production 


AWARDS

4 Patents awarded
4 Patents pending/submitted 

Winner, design competition, 2004 United Nations DPI/NGO Conference identity

Second Place, print collaboration category, Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2004


education

Art Center College
of Design

BFA with Honors, Graphic Design


professional experience

Product Designer

2015-present
FACEBOOK
, MENLO PARK, CA

Part of the News Feed design team. The News Feed is at the core of the Facebook experience, and the News Feed design team is responsible for UX/UI and visual design of this extremely complex system.

Principal Designer

2013-14
HERE (A NOKIA COMPANY)
, SUNNYVALE, CA

Lead interaction design and visual design art direction for a family of products inclusive of on-device UI, apps, cloud, and web. Areas of work included concept development, creation of user stories, mental model development, system architecture across multiple touchpoints, UX/UI design, visual design, production design and specification, and QA. Daily interactions with engineering to prototype and implement design intent. Contributor to multiple design patents. 

Senior Designer

2012-13
NOKIA ADVANCED DESIGN
, SUNNYVALE, CA

Lead interaction design and visual design art direction for multiple products based on emerging technologies in the areas of sensor arrays, location data, near eye displays, and mapping. Areas of work included concept development, on-device UI/UX, app design, web design, info graphics, data visualization, visual design and prototyping. 

Interaction Design Specialist

2011-12
NOKIA DESIGN, LONDON, UK

Worked on the mobile phone UI/UX team responsible for products aimed at BRICA markets. Projects included concept and visual design for a QML/QT based UI as well as art direction of the new UI and Brand typeface for Nokia, Nokia Pure. Carried out qualitative research in India, China, and Brazil. Also received training in QML/QT, HTML5, JAVA. 

Senior Designer/
Designer

2006-11
NOKIA DESIGN, LONDON, UK

Worked on a diverse project range including UI/UX design for S40 Touch UI, creation of UI design patterns documents, storyboarding and art direction of product marketing movies and animations, packaging design, and a Nokia Nseries brand refresh. Nokia Nseries sub-brand projects included packaging systems and guidelines, an identity system for mobile services, UI icons, UI design, UI theme design, and photography art direction. 

Independent Contractor

2005-06
NOKIA DESIGN, LONDON, UK

Projects included logos and UI icons, branding and identity development and implementation, UI theme design, storyboarding, and creation of guidelines for product identity and brand elements. 

Junior Designer

2004-05
ADAMSMORIOKA, BEVERLY HILLS, CA

Print design and production with some web design. Implemented visual systems developed by the Creative Director and Art Director. Worked on projects for clients including the Sundance Film Festival, Nick Jr. (MTV Networks), USC, Philip B., and Rockport Publishing.

Freelance Designer

2003-04

Projects included logos and identity systems, marketing materials, and T-shirts. Designer and Art Director for a 160 page semiannual editorial publication. Collaborated with photographers, and illustrators.

Designer

2000-03
PRICE BOOKS AND FORMS, INC., AZUSA, CA

Projects included direct-mail ads and product brochures for an automotive data company.