Nevin Berger

Albany, CA 94706


• 10+ years' UX and interaction design experience.
• 15+ years' design, graphics and illustration experience.
• Focus on user centered design, while meeting business and
       management requirements.
• Expert in prototyping from wireframes to finished high
        fidelity designs.
• Works effectively across all teams from editorial to business dev to
       IT for successful releases.
• Keeps flexible through complex design projects, while keeping
       sense of humor.
• Works well under pressure and meets deadlines.
• Direct experience in user testing of design interaction and
       user perception.
• Creative problem solver.
• Co-author of two published user experience/prototyping books.
• MFA Stanford University


Sr. User Experience Designer
3/2014 – 4/2014


ebook publisher and digital book conversion software company.

  • Responsible for UX and interaction design of application software.
  • UX and interaction design of ebook interactive components.
  • Create conceptual wireframes and interactive prototypes to
    illustrate software structure and design interaction.

User Experience Designer
5/2013 – 2/2014

Matchpoint Contract at Google
An internet search company.
  • Responsible for UX and interaction design as it pertains to Google CRM (GRM) applications and other in-house support applications.
  • Leads user research to gather requirements and understand user relationship to products.
  • Create interactive prototypes that supports rapid iteration and development.
  • Works across multiple teams gathering requirements and design specifications.
  • Responsible for early conceptual prototypes through final high fidelity prototypes/designs.

Sr. Director of User Experience
7/2008 – 1/2013

UBM TECH (, and more)
A media company with a focus on technology for IT professionals.
  • Responsible for the user experience and design for 5+ company sites.
  • Worked with all teams engaged in the successful launch of a site: editorial, IT development, production, advertising, marketing, audience development and upper management.
  • Combined a deep understanding of UX best practices, balanced with the business requirements to build complex and highly usable designs.
  • Prepared all prototypes, from wireframes to high fidelity designs with documentation requirements for a successful site build.
  • Built interactive concept designs with management for new and innovative products.
  • Managed multiple designs at a time and meets all deadlines.

Sr. Director of Design
3/2005 – 6/2008

A media group with editorial websites and conferences with a focus on technology.

  • Responsible for all visual and interaction design on Ziff Davis Media consumer websites.
  • Part of core team that conceptualized and executed on the redesign of and supporting websites.
  • Worked directly with executive management in development of new projects.
  • Managed a designer and worked with all development groups in successful deployment of projects.
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure design specifications were implemented on launch correctly.

Senior Interaction Designer
6/2003 – 3/2005

Peoplesoft was enterprise business software company purchased by Oracle.
  • Developed new prototyping process and methodology, which was integrated into development cycle.
  • Responsible for user-centered design in the development of business products.
  • Worked in cooperation with software development managers and product strategists to define product user interface features and functionality.
  • Produced storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, wireframes and interaction design specifications.
  • Worked closely with development teams to ensure design specifications were implemented.

Web Creative Director
7/2002 – 12/2002

A biotechnology content, career and commerce site.

  • Responsible for all new visual design, interaction design.
  • Developed site design and architecture through wireframes and site maps.
  • Redesigned and launched online store and Career Center doubling revenue.
  • Worked closely with development team in refining the design-to-development process.
  • Maintained look and feel throughout site.
  • Worked with marketing to establish branding and online promotions.

Web Creative Director
3/2001– 9/2002

A savings and loan institution.
  • Responsible for all new architecture and site redesigns including online banking.
  • Managed creative team of 7 consisting of information architects, usability tester, content editors, and web designers.
  • Created online design and editorial style guides.
  • Worked with business groups, defining online business goals and initiatives.
  • Worked with marketing to establish Web branding and Web promotions.


Effective Prototyping For Software Makers
Jonathan Arnowitz, Michael Arent, Nevin Berger Morgan Kaufmann / Elsevier, 2007

Effective Prototyping With Excel
Jonathan Arnowitz, Michael Arent, Nevin Berger Morgan Kaufmann / Elsevier, 2009

BA, College of Creative Studies, UCSB
MFA, Stanford University