Product Design Lead @ Startup From May 2016 to September 2016 (5 months) Greater New York City AreaDirector of User Experience, Digital Education @ Wiley At Wiley, I'm proud to be continuing and expanding the mission I was a part of at Knewton to enable institutions, instructors and students to teach and learn through intuitive, powerful and...
Product Design Lead @ Startup From May 2016 to September 2016 (5 months) Greater New York City AreaDirector of User Experience, Digital Education @ Wiley At Wiley, I'm proud to be continuing and expanding the mission I was a part of at Knewton to enable institutions, instructors and students to teach and learn through intuitive, powerful and easy to use educational software solutions.Today I lead the Digital Education UX team, and enjoy working closely with and as part of Product to research, design, prototype and validate new features, and dramatically improve the usability, experience, accessibility, efficiency, mental models, responsiveness and indeed to make our products more delightful to use.Adding to the already dynamic set of challenges and opportunities, I enjoy how UX overlaps with and can influence, optimize, inspire and even unify Engineering, Sales, Support and Marketing teams through a shared mindset and goals.This year I am excited to be at the UX helm of a complete redesign of one of our flagship education products backed by extensive user research and validation, world-class design and an immensely talented team that make me look better than I am every single day. Hoboken, New JerseyDirector of UX Research & Design @ Knewton I lead the Product UX Research and Design team in delivering Knewton's powerful personalized learning technology to improve outcomes for higher education students, and to give instructors granular insights to help their students be successful.As a part of the product team we are working aggressively to create new features and overhaul the product UX/UI. I am focused on developing processes to create the most agile environment, and driving new initiatives to design not just the product, but the entire user experience across all touch points. Especially excited about our team's work developing a design system and component library to drive development efficiency and product UX consistency.(Knewton was acquired by Wiley, Inc. in May 2019) From October 2016 to May 2019 (2 years 8 months) New YorkSenior Design Director @ Everyday Health Group In the Senior Design Director Role, I quickly brought a design team in disarray together and worked with company leadership including UX, Product, Editorial, Photography, Video, Development, Marketing and Sales to focus on delivering value for our users.• Lead design of native mobile applications for iOS and Android, web applications and websites in the process of drastic change and modernization, the shift from display to native advertising, and the shift to responsive design across all web properties• Collaborated on design and research to bring value to users with chronic and acute conditions with our forthcoming product line• Grew my team by hiring new mobile, web and marketing designers to round out our capabilities From July 2015 to April 2016 (10 months) Chief Experience Officer @ BlueLine Grid, Inc. (Formerly Bratton Technologies) As the founding employee, I worked with the founders and law enforcement advisors to plan and design our products, brand, and company. I co-managed our agile development team and separately prototyped new features, web and cross-platform mobile apps with my own development team that evolved into product features and standalone products. • Designed and led development of BlueLine Connect, a web-based professional network for cops, developed with co-founder and New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton • Designed and co-managed agile development of communications apps for iOS and Android • Prototyped, designed and managed development of Grid Command, a web application that can track the location and send alerts to team members through the BlueLine Grid API • Prototyped GeoCast into a feature that enables location sharing to Grid Command • Designed all company and app branding and marketing materials • Designed all pitch and investor materials and led or participated in product demos and fundraising • Co-managed social media channels to drive audience growth • Developed support section, on-boarding materials From January 2014 to May 2015 (1 year 5 months) New YorkChief Experience Officer @ Bratton Technologies CXO for Bratton Technologies, a venture-backed startup co-founded by NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton that built a web application professional network for Law Enforcement. Responsibilities included user experience design of our products, our marketing and branding. As the first employee, since the beginning I was very involved in defining product vision, feature development, marketing and fundraising. From April 2013 to December 2013 (9 months) New York, NYVP, Creative Director @ Horn Group, Inc. As VP, Creative Director I reported to the CEO and was responsible for business development and execution of all digital client work.• Responsibility for a multi-million dollar annual P&L for the interactive business unit • Recruited and managed a team of developers, designers, copywriters and project managers • Championed design and collaboration methodologies such as Responsive Web Design, daily standup meetings, bullpen office layout, team off-sites • Designed and branded product UI and marketing materials for Right Media leading to their acquisition by Yahoo! for over $740MM • Designed digital campaigns and marketing for launch of Dyle TV for NBC Universal, a technology that brings live streaming television to mobile devices. • Contributed to numerous communications industry awards for campaigns involving my teams’ digital work • Conceived and created Tech The Halls, a collaborative holiday event between journalists from top tech industry publications, turntable.fm, OLPC and HORN, generating $10,000 in charitable donations. • Designed and produced the agency website redesign and company rebrand From March 2005 to March 2013 (8 years 1 month) New York, NYUX Design Consultant @ Self Employed Ongoing Freelance Project Work - 2005-PresentI selectively provide product UX design and branding consulting services and collaborate on projects in my free time from which I can learn or which interest me for technology and media companies such as Supermarche/Lionsgate, Bloomberg, Digital Bridge, Pongalo, Tabak is Tribeca, CaseRails and more.• Hizzy •Co-founder/Head of Product for Hizzy, a social real estate community for homeowners to share their home's stories, and enthusiasts to discover homes in a fun and personal way.http://hizzy.co• Caringly •I provided UX Research and Design for a native iOS app that helps nurses manage tasks and patient handoffs between shift changes. Coming soon.• Nerve Movie •I consulted with the directors of the film to create UX/UI elements and visuals for the app that is central the film's plot. Starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. http://www.playnerve.com/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3531824/• Pongalo •I provided UX/UI Design and branding to the Pongalo team for their web and mobile apps that offer Spanish language telenovelas and movies, making them the "Netflix of Latin America".http://pongalo.com/ From March 2005 to April 2005 (2 months) New York, NYCreative Director @ Hylotek, Inc. An interactive design boutique for which I led the creation of websites, intranets, applications, animation and rich-media advertisements for clients such as Discover Financial Services, Morgan Stanley, Mattel, The Smithsonian Institution, CNET, Warner Brothers, and TBWA\Chiat\Day.• Creative direction, Design, Information Architecture • Marketing and web applications • New business proposals in response to major corporate RFPs • Management of multiple concurrent projects hylotek.com From July 2000 to February 2005 (4 years 8 months) New York, NYArt Director @ Xceed, Inc (formerly MercurySeven) Full service interactive agency with over 600 employees worldwide. Brought many major companies and start-ups to the web through the height of the dot-com boom. Clients included MCI, Men’s Health, J.Jill, CBS News, Pitney Bowes, Planet Hollywood, Hugo Boss and more.• Management of design teams on large-scale web development projects • Defined creative and visual direction for websites and pitches • Collaborated with development team to realize our designs From February 1997 to 2000 (3 years) New York, NY
Product Design Lead
May 2016 to September 2016
Greater New York City Area
Director of User Experience, Digital Education
Hoboken, New Jersey
Director of UX Research & Design
October 2016 to May 2019
Everyday Health Group
Senior Design Director
July 2015 to April 2016
BlueLine Grid, Inc.
Chief Experience Officer
January 2014 to May 2015
Chief Experience Officer
April 2013 to December 2013
New York, NY
Horn Group, Inc.
VP, Creative Director
March 2005 to March 2013
New York, NY
UX Design Consultant
March 2005 to April 2005
New York, NY
July 2000 to February 2005
New York, NY
Xceed, Inc (formerly MercurySeven)
February 1997 to 2000
New York, NY
What company does Michael Mancuso work for?
Michael Mancuso works for Startup
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Michael Mancuso is Product Design Lead
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Michael Mancuso works in the Design industry.
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