As Cloud City Development’s UX/UI design director, Brendan’s expertise is in bringing apps to life before the development cycle, and in tandem with the coding team. Pulling from a background of over 10 years in the UX/UI field, and coming from an education based on illustration and animation, he quickly but thoughtfully builds mockups and flows for all edge cases. He works closely with developers and dives into HTML, CSS, and Git without hesitation.
If you have a question about best UX practises, software quirks, or design trends- Brendan is on top of it. He has been working on a series of short tutorials entitled Figma55, where in 55 seconds he cuts to the meat and potatoes of Figma plugins, tools and more. He’s looking to expand on this minute-long tutorial brand to other branches in the industry, like Ruby55- where you can learn bits of the programming language Ruby in small chunks!
Building on over a decade of experience, Brendan has worked on projects across the spectrum of size and complexity. Some smaller projects Brendan has worked on include: Breadwinner: a sourdough jar that tracks starter growth, with an added social network where bakers share their creations. For the American Cancer Society he worked on The Tobacco Atlas, an app where users logged cigarette prices to later be correlated with cancer rates in the areas where prices were logged. Trashblitz, an app where users sign in and pick up litter, then volunteers put in data for which brands pollute the most, later to be used for nationwide policy change. An app to help children overcome night terrors. Some larger projects Brendan has worked on include: Benchmarks.org, a planning platform that was used by the CDC and WHO for country planners to prepare for infectious diseases, including covid-19. For the data-management company Commvault, Brendan made interactive marketing event displays and backend saving calculator platforms. For the HVAC cloud computing company Truveon, Brendan led design for three different platforms: Technicians who fix the setup, service managers who schedule technicians out, and homeowners who monitor their system. Brendan has also worked with Fortune 50 companies, building platforms to help monitor system security within internal teams.