Phil Ramunno

Product Designer based in Austin, TX

Portfolio

Process

1. Research

Understand the goals of the business and competitive landscape. Learn how people interact with the brand and product. Identify problems and strategic opportunities.

2. Design

Design a responsive interface focused on the user's needs and the goals of the business. Combine intuitive interactions and clean aesthetics to create a compelling product.

3. Iterate

Test designs with real customers in a tight feedback loop. Weigh learnings against experience and instinct. Refine the product to better meet user and business objectives.

Resume

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I use data to identify opportunities and problems, design solutions that solve problems in an intuitive way, and refine those solutions by testing them with customers and iterating.

Lead User Experience Designer

The Library Corporation

February 2011 – Present

Austin, TX

  • Lead UX Designer for Library.Solution, a suite of library automation software used by thousands of school and public libraries around the world.
  • Led the design effort to modernize the product suite, which was a major factor in securing long term contracts from large organizations like Chicago Public Schools, Los Angeles Public Library, Dallas Independent School District, and the Hawaii Department of Education.
  • Engaged current users in research interviews and surveys to determine their most urgent needs.
  • Led brainstorming sessions with product management to create personas and problem statements.
  • Created wireframes to explore potential solutions to problem statements.
  • Presented low fidelity prototypes to stakeholders to gain consensus on a solution.
  • Continuously iterated on wireframes, based on feedback from users and stakeholders, to refine the solution.
  • Presented high fidelity mockups to the product management team and delivered them to developers along with detailed functional requirements.
  • Created and documented a style guide of UI/UX patterns to provide the framework needed to create a visually and functionally seamless user experience across all products in the product suite.
  • Collaborated with the Principal Developer to implement custom components (HTML/CSS/JS) for commonly used UI patterns, so they can be used consistently and be more easily maintained/updated across products.
  • Lead designer for LS2 Cataloging, a cataloging product that won the 2018 Modern Library Awards Platinum award, which recognizes elite products and services that serve the library industry.

Art Director

The Barbarian Group

March 2010 – January 2011

New York, NY

Responsible for the interaction design, motion graphics, and front-end development of microsites to support campaigns for Samsung and Aquent.

    Notable Projects
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 Campaign
  • Samsung Wonderlab Campaign

Design Technologist

Cheil USA

January 2009 – March 2010

Ridgefield Park, NJ

Responsible for the interaction design and front-end development of microsites to support campaigns for Samsung and Hankook Tires.

    Notable Projects
  • Samsung.com Homepage
  • Samsung CNET Page
  • Samsung WOW Challenge with Ze Frank
  • Samsung 2009 NFL Campaign
  • Samsung Text N' Tunes Campaign

Flash Developer

Renegade

August 2006 – December 2008

New York, NY

Responsible for the interaction design and front-end development of microsites and rich media to support campaigns for clients such as Panasonic, Car & Driver, Redbox, Gale International, and Gilda's Club.

    Notable Projects
  • Panasonic.com Redesign
  • Panasonic Share the Air Campaign Microsite
  • Panasonic Toughbook Campaign Microsite
  • Songdo Touchscreen Map
  • Office Administration App
    Product Design
  • User Research
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Information Architecture
  • User Experience Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Usability Testing
    Software
  • Sketch
  • Balsamiq
  • OmniGraffle
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
    Languages
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
LS2 Cataloging

Lead designer for a library cataloging application that won the 2018 Modern Library Awards Platinum award, which recognizes elite products and services that serve the library industry.

The Wow Challenge

Developed an application for Samsung, to promote a solar-powered phone, that allowed users to upload pictures of letters formed from shadows. These letters were used to create a dynamic shadow font, which was published in The 3D Type Book (2011) by London design studio FL@33.

Share the Air

Developer on team that won the 2008 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development. Share the Air was a microsite of user generated content promoting Panasonic's sponsorship of the Dew Action Sports tour.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts, New Media Design

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