Brian Levy

UX, UI, Interaction, & Graphic Design

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A bit about myself


I’m an experienced, multi-disciplinary designer working in both digital and print. My strengths are in the visualization of a system from structure and flow to visual and interaction details.

It all started in a high school graphic arts class

Where I discovered my love of putting ink on paper. Though I loved to draw, the printing process opened the world of combining disparate images and type to create something new. I started working in print shops and eventually landed in pre-press working with film and plates. This was also right at the time the Mac was beginning to be used for design and layout.

I got my education in graphic design and started my career working in print and environmental graphics. I was drawn to the shiny new thing, web design, because it was an itersection of design and technology. I’ve been working primarily on the web ever since. And in that time, I taught myself to write HTML and CSS as well as a little JavaScript. I still consider myself a graphic designer at heart and still design logos, t-shirts, signs, posters, and other analog things.

UX, UI, interaction, or visual design?

My experience has covered the full spectrum of design from research to production and I don’t fit neatly into any one title. I suppose you could call me a design generalist. I love digging in to understand design problems and then bringing the solutions to life through wireframes, mockups and prototypes.

I bring to the table…

…a combination of creative and technical skills. My design and problem solving experience includes: concept development, user flows, information architecture, wireframing, interaction design, prototyping, visual design and production. I’m also pretty handy with front end code (html, css, and a bit of javascript) and have made my fair share of git commits. Often without breaking anything.

Don’t take my word for it

At the top of my list as a tough UX problem solver.

— Design Manager @ Microsoft

A terrific designer and collaborator.

— Content Strategist @ Allovus

An absolutely essential part of our effort through his numerous design skills.

— Software Engineer @ Microsoft

Everything you’d want in a creative team member.

— Manager @ Filter

Thoughtful, thorough, and refreshingly logical.

— Manager @ Microsoft

I’ve worked with…

Microsoft (Contract)

2006 – 2007, 2009 – 2016, 2017-2018

Providing user experience design for various teams within Microsoft. Groups include: Azure Engineering Services, MSIT, MSN, Startup Business Group and Bing. Responsible for interaction design, information architecture, visual design and some html prototyping.

T-Mobile (Contract)

July 2016 - January 2017

Worked on interaction flows and ui design for mobile app on iOS and Android.

Cypress Consulting (Contract)

2011 – 2012

Projects included: updated interface design for the Amazon Instant Video channel on the Roku set top box, conceptual development of iPad app for FX Networks and interaction design for a sales support iPad app for Pernod Ricard.


2007 – 2009

Lead the user experience design for a popular meta-search engine and a user configurable portal product. Responsible for interaction design, information architecture, visual design, prototyping and asset production.

The Cobalt Group

1999 – 2005

Lead the design of various interactive projects including consumer facing websites, web-based applications, and interactive marketing efforts. Clients included Daimler Chrysler, General Motors, Lexus, Volkswagen, Kia, and AutoNation.

The Retail Group

1996 – 1999

Designed comprehensive graphic design systems for retail spaces. Managed all aspects of designs from initial concept through final design and production. Projects included logo and identity design, 2-d and 3-d environmental graphics and signage, POP displays, packaging and print.

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This site is hand crafted using Hugo, a simple, static site generator. The rotating text on the home page was created with Morphtext and the fade in effect is done with Animate on Scroll. The primary font, Eurostile is served by Adobe Fonts. The whole thing is hosted at DreamHost.

All screen prints are printed by hand with water based inks exclusively on French paper, a family owned paper mill powered by 100% renewable hydroelectic energy.