About Me

Hi. I’m Jim Silverman, product designer from New Jersey. I constantly challenge myself to learn new skills and technologies to create straightforward, usable, and enjoyable user experiences from concept to implementation.

I practice the Lean UX methodology, meaning I like to get feedback as early an often as possible while iterating forward, never getting too bogged down with UX deliverables along the way. I'm most comfortable in an agile environment with open and honest communication to help facilitate quick decision making in a collaborative setting.

Over the years I’ve enjoyed a wide variety of experience, ranging from large global brands and Software-as-a-Service products, to small startups and local businesses, to local politicians and non-profit organizations. Below is a brief overview of my work experience:

Core Competencies

  • Wireframing and Prototyping
  • Visual Design & Asset Creation
  • User & A/B Testing and Analysis
  • Information Architecture

Technical Skills

  • HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design
  • JavaScript, jQuery, Sass
  • Git, SVN, Not breaking things when I merge

What I've Been Up To


SPS Commerce

SPS Commerce: Product Designer

Nov 2015 Oct 2017

At SPS Commerce, I led product design for SaaS collaborative analytics dashboards and internal tooling, while constructing a pattern library to maintain design consistency within a larger platform of applications.


Bizyhood

Bizyhood: Product Design Lead

Dec 2013 Jul 2015

I led product design at Bizyhood, a hyper-local engagement startup. I handled all interface design, visual design and front-end development of Bizyhood, while conceptualizing new features to drive the product direction.


Fareportal

Fareportal: Design Team Lead

Mar 2013 Nov 2015

At Fareportal, parent company of CheapOair and OneTravel, I led a team responsible for the design and implementation of the multiple booking products. I also performed tests to optimize conversion rates of the flight booking funnel.


Usablenet

Usablenet: Mobile UX Designer

Jul 2011 Mar 2013

Working with Usablenet, I led the creative direction of mobile web and tablet projects for several of the world’s largest brands including Best Western, Mattel, Chanel, Scholastic Books, and even the IRS


OpenCrowd

OpenCrowd: User Interface Designer

Nov 2009 Jul 2011

At OpenCrowd, I worked directly with stakeholders and users to iteratively create high-fidelity wireframes and prototypes of collaborative web applications for large enterprise clients in the IT and financial industries.