‘Ello, Mate!

I’m Magnus. I pride myself on communicating great design and crafting first-class experiences on—and beyond—the screen.

Highlights & Qualities

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Optimistic

I see—and focus on—opportunities, not hurdles. I'm the "Why not?" and What if?" guy.

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Creative Confidence

I know how to guide big ideas from concept to launch.

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Team Player

I can collaborate and oversee multi-disciplinary teams to define conceptual directions, user interactions, and workflow models.

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Data Lover

I know my numbers and value the metrics behind user interactions.

Education & Certifications

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Expected 2017 Portland State University

BS, Business Administration & Management, Marketing

2012 The University of Texas at Dallas

Adobe Creative Suite Specialist

2013 - Present

Advanced Google Analytics

2017

Google Analytics

2017

HubSpot Inbound Marketing

2015 - Present

Creative Experience

Senior Graphic & UX Designer

Mar 2014 - Current Paragon BioTeck, Inc. | Portland, OR

  • Manage design (visual and UX) and web projects from concept to completion
  • Create, implement, and monitor brand and visual style guidelines
  • Create wireframes, prototypes, and visual mockups in an iterative environment
  • Front and back-end development and maintenance of multiple platforms
  • Perform continuous user testing, research, analysis, and design improvements

Graphic & UX Designer

Mar 2010 - Current Freelance

Digital Marketing Assistant

Jan 2010 - Dec 2011 MODassic Marketing | Dallas, TX

  • Supported marketing operations by compiling, formatting, and reporting information and materials
  • Provided marketing tracking and research information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends
  • Contributed ideas and design artwork to projects

UX Design Skills

Research & Discovery

Information Layout & Architecture

User Persona Development

Wireframing & Rapid Prototyping

Design Tools

Axure RP, Balsamiq & Sketch

HTML, CSS, JavaScript & PHP

Adobe Creative Suite

jQuery

How I Approach Projects

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1. Discover

Every design starts with research. It’s all about you, so there’s no compromise. The more I know about your organization and your goals for a project, the better my understanding of how to help you.

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2. Plan

Preparation is everything. During this stage, I take all the information gathered in the previous step and create a plan of approach, with a basic product definition and an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) roadmap.

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3. Sketch

This is a quick and easy way to validate ideas. I start by figuring out smaller components, then move onto bigger things. This step is all about refining rough concepts into something more substantial: a solid blueprint to build with.

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4. Test & Iterate

Testing allows me to identify design flaws, refine concepts and apply this knowledge to make a better product. It happens during the entire project lifecycle, so if something doesn’t work well, I can quickly find out why and fix it, even if it means going back to a drawing board.

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5. Launch

Once we have reached our MVP, tested it thoroughly, we can finally launch it. The best thing to do now, is to listen to user feedback and improve over and over, to make sure your customers enjoy using your product or service, as much as we did building it.

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6. Improve

It doesn't stop there. Every design is a living, breathing thing and needs to be continuously monitored and improved to meet–and exceed–user needs.

Professional Recommendations

Want To Work Together?

Portland, OR
magnusone23@gmail.com
503.575.5258

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