COURTNEY BREGAR

courtney.bregar@gmail.com

Denver, CO

As a Product Designer, I design software using a lean approach throughout cycles of ideation, prototyping, and user testing. I have led several D&Fs (Discovery and Framing) to help teams unpack problem spaces and prioritize solutions. I strive to push past empathy, towards compassion, so that I can truly serve people through the products I deliver.


Skills

Design Strategy

Discovery & Framing

Process Flow Diagramming

Lo and Hi-fi Wireframing

Prototyping

Usability Testing

Desirability Testing


Tools

I use a wide variety of tools to wireframe, prototype, and produce visual artifacts. I don't restrict myself to any one tool (or set of tools). I'll learn whatever is necessary for a particular product. Most recently, I've been an avid user of Sketch, InVision, Procreate, and Illustrator.


Work

 

Senior Product designer // pivotal, 2017- present

  • Pivotal Tracker

    • Implemented lean, UCD methodologies to help the teams ship great software, faster.

    • Led a strategic change to our pricing structure and designed flows to transition existing customers to the new plans.

    • Lead designer on multiple D&Fs (discovery and framing). The most recent D&F is resulting in a redesign of our 10+ year old app so that it reflects the way that modern software teams work together.

    • Designed and championed psychological safety workshops for team health.

    • Used hack days to design a desktop app that helps teams during the ideation phase of the product lifecycle.

  • Pivotal Labs

    • Worked with clients to transform the way they build software through Pivotal practices.

    • Drove a lean, UCD strategy, while working with stakeholders to rectify user desires with business requirements.

    • Led research and design activities towards an MVP, meanwhile enabling client designers to bring best practices back to their home organizations.

user Experience designer // readytalk, 2016-2017

  • Lead UX designer for the company's new webinar platform, from ideation to shipment. Led brainstorming sessions to determine a platform name and branding.

  • Responsible for design decisions surrounding the entire webinar line of business, including the new platform, as well as our established webinar and webcasting products.

  • Collaborated with a team of 14 engineers, product managers, and marketers to plan feature milestones and marketing campaigns.

  • Filmed and edited videos for promotional collateral.

  • Promoted from Associate UX Designer to UX Designer after 6 months of employment.

Educational Technology Consultant // DePaul University, 2015-2016

  • Instructional designer for online and hybrid courses using the Desire2Learn learning management system.

  • Managed online assessment tools using the Digitation platform. Conducted usability studies of these tools and provided actionable feedback to external developers.

  • Taught seminars on building and designing e-portfolios.

  • Developed high-quality instructional videos to assist faculty in utilizing Digitation and Desire2Learn.

  • Planned an Educational Technology Fair to introduce students to emerging classroom technology.

  • Wrote an article published on DePaul’s College of Education website: Google Cardboard VR Turns our View of the World Upside Down.

  • Awarded the Staff Recognition Award for outstanding workplace performance.

 


Education

 

M.S. Human Computer Interaction

  • DePaul University (Graudated summer 2016)

  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

  • Awarded the Vincentian Endowment Grant to design a “Traditions” tour mobile app for DePaul University’s Office of Mission & Values (OMV). Worked on a team of three to prototype, user test, and design the app, culminating in a presentation given to stakeholders.

B.G.S. English (Creative Non-Fiction Writing) & Business Minor

  • University of Kansas (Graduated spring 2010)

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

An homage to my hometown...

Credits: Filmed and Produced by Courtney Bregar, Yifan Gong. Additional footage by Life of Leisure.