RÉSUMÉ

Thomas Hallgren
Sr UX Designer
thomashallgren.com / thomhallgren@gmail.com / linkedin.com/in/thomas-hallgren

I’m an experienced UX designer, researcher, and innovator. I've worked in many cross-disciplinary and collaborative environments. My experience working in blockchain problem solving with technology teams demonstrates my curious nature and a commitment to quality product design, strategy and innovation. I seek a role that allows me to apply my experience to create the new Web-3 world we really want.

CORE COMPETENCIES
Include cross-platform competitive analysis, research, innovation, strategy, information architecture, design, and prototyping.

WORK EXPERIENCE 
ƒractally
UX Designer, Dallas, TX  (2021 April – present)
• UX, design, and brand support Dan Larimer's visionary technologies to build global freedom and prosperity. Empowering Eden, ƒractally UX for blockchain.

Freelance Blockchain UX
Freelance, Dallas, TX  (2021 January - March)
• Blockchain DeFi WebApp Design for various chains.

Block.one
User Experience Team Manager/Lead, Blacksburg, VA  (2020 February – January 2021)
• Created UX team accountabilities to support product and engineering, doubling viable design velocity
• Spearheaded advanced prototyping processes in UX workflow, reducing wasted development effort
• Transformed team member career goals into company-wide UX training opportunities


Block.one
User Experience Team Manager/Lead, Blacksburg, VA  (2020 February – January 2021)
• Created UX team accountabilities to support product and engineering, doubling viable design velocity
• Spearheaded advanced prototyping processes in UX workflow, reducing wasted development effort
• Transformed team member career goals into company-wide UX training opportunities

Innovation Lab - UX Product manager / Blacksburg, VA (2019 June – February 2020)
• Translated IP ideation sessions with CTO into viable UX high-fidelity functional product prototypes
• Designed all creative and UX wireframe to final delivery
• Defined feasible app product development schedules and release targets with stakeholders

UX Team Researcher / Blacksburg, VA (2018 May – June 2019)
• Conducted initial research, UX design, and validation prototypes for all products released
• Performed competitive research, analysis, and recommendations that increased product focus by 90 percent
• Researched, validated, and documented intellectual property (IP) developments, resulting in 5 patents

Comtech. Virtumedix Telemedicine Team (2016 Mar – 2018 Feb)
Sr. UX Design Lead, Medical Products / Irvine, CA
• Performed usability research and internal testing that informed and product and leadership
• Created agile feature designs with engineering to increase deployment velocity 2x
• Produced 100% of high-fidelity iOS, Android, and Web application prototypes uniting all stakeholders 3x faster

Collabworks (2014 Mar – 2016 Mar)
Sr. UX Contributor and Product Designer / Redwood City, CA
• Created information architecture for highly complex data sets, reducing complexity over 50 percent
• Conducted terminology research, reducing terms by ½
• Led usability testing sessions with customers and stakeholders, revealing dozens of hurdles and opportunities

Arnson Communications (2013 Jan – 2014 Feb)
Sr UX Designer, Creative Director / Los Angeles
• Conducted competitive UX research and cross-platform usability solutions for Slacker Radio in ½ the time
• Directed and designed digital creative initiatives for Slacker and Honda

Fiinex Mobile Apps (2008 Jun – 2012 Dec)
UX Director, Sr, UX Designer & Principal / Los Angeles & Tokyo
• Strategized, designed, and managed the development and release of two-dozen iOS native apps
• Conceptualized and designed animated promotion titles for Electronic Arts games, and QVC Japan

EDUCATION
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA (w/honors) GD
UX Strategy Master Certification, Jaime Levy
Art Center, 3D Design and Animation Studies
Yale Design School, design summer studies

CURRENT TOOLS
Jira, Confluence, Google Doc Suite, AdobeXD & Creative Cloud, Sketch, Slack, Figma, Sketch

PATENT CONTRIBUTION
us 10846733: Systems and methods for incentivizing digital identity verification - Nov 24, 2020, https://patents.justia.com/patent/10846733
us 10789345: Creating a secure digital identity - Sep 29, 2020, https://patents.justia.com/patent/10789345
us 20200250283: DIGITAL IDENTITY SOCIAL GRAPH - Aug 6, 2020, https://patents.justia.com/patent/10452828
us 10452828: Systems and methods for creating a verified digital association - Oct 22, 2019, https://patents.justia.com/patent/10452828
us 10325084: Systems and methods for creating a secure digital identity - Jun 18, 2019, https://patents.justia.com/patent/10325084

ADDITIONAL
Managed and mentored OC-iOS User Group, and won UX award for the OC Brother Hackathon