Howdy!


I’m Bo – a UX designer based in San Francisco. I’ve designed for startups such as tEQuitable and Lune.co, as well as large companies like Ubisoft and Silicon Valley Bank.

Currently you’ll find me collaborating with Catalyst Innovation Partners and designing at tEQuitable.

 
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What I Do


Empathize. Synthesize. Pixelize.

I’ve worked in agile, lean, and design-thinking environments, as a contributor, consultant, design lead, and workshop facilitator.

 
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Sharpies + Post-its

Ethnography / Storyboarding / Qualitative and Quantitative User Research and Testing / Journeys / Contextual Inquiry / Card Sorting / Concept Models / Affinity Diagrams / Information Architecture / Rapid Iteration / Sketching

 
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Flows + Taps

Interactive Prototyping / Animations / Wireframing / Sitemaps / Design Systems

Tools: Figma, Sketch, Proto.io, Principle, Adobe XD

 
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Pixels + Style

UI / Typography / Grids / Color / Style Guides / Brand / Iconography

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Who I Work With


From small nonprofits to large international companies, startups to agencies, the design process can always bring value.

 

Ubisoft

2017-Current
www.ubisoft.com

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Project 1
Problem: 
How can Ubisoft create a navigation system that is modular, flexible and contextual across its entire web ecosystem with primary, secondary, and tertiary layers?

My role: Stakeholder interviews, card sorts, tree tests, surveys, comp/comp research, navigation audits, sketching, lo-fi wireframing, prototyping, animation

Project 2
Problem: How can Ubisoft design a community experience that leverages existing player behaviors and integrates into the existing ecosystem of individual game sites and Ubisoft services?

My role: Long-form user interviews, surveys, competitive research, analysis and synthesis, diagramming, user modeling

 
 

tEQuitable

2018-Current

 

Problem: How can technology address issues of bias, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace?

My role: Product design, accessibility, competitive research, sketching, lo-fi wireframing, hi-fi prototyping, branding, style guide, iconography, marketing & website design, UX copywriting

 
 

We the Future

2017

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Problem: How can technology help increase millennial voter turnout and ultimately resist Trump's agenda?

My role: Product design, comp/comp research, diagramming, product strategy, sketching, lo-fi wireframing, hi-fi prototyping, branding, iconography, logo design

 
 

Winston Retail

2017-2018

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Problem: How can Winston provide value to clients through customized field reporting and real-time data and visit details?

My role: Product design, stakeholder and user interviews, modeling, lo-fi and hi-fi prototyping, brand extension

 
 

Fight for Families

2016

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Problem: How can a website serve as a central hub for a coalition of advocacy organizations fighting one of the biggest Supreme Court cases on immigration in decades?

My role: 
Stakeholder interviews, information architecture, physical asset production, website maintenance

 
 

FWD.us

2015-2016

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Problem: How can we harness the power of story telling to influence the national narrative, persuade elected officials, and pass comprehensive immigration reform?

My role: Stakeholder & user interviews, surveys, usability testing, lo-fi wireframing, prototyping

 
 
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Companies

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Startups

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Agencies

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Nonprofits

 
Bo is a great mixture of valuable traits in a designer: resourceful, proactive, flexible, insightful. I recommend him highly and without reservation.
— Danielle Malik | Previously Design Lead, Catalyst Innovation Partners | Founder, Instructor
It was a total pleasure managing Bo. His analytical processes paired with his ease in empathizing result in sharp and efficient products and designs.
— Ria Carmin | Previously Head of Product and Creative, FWD.us
Bo is driven by the power of design to build equity, understanding, and action. He’s self-directed, passionate, intuitive, and a great listener.
— Josh Silverman | Previously Design Operations, Twitter | Educator, Entrepreneur
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Who I Am


I believe in the power of good design – and its potential to incorporate the voices of those who often don’t find their own represented.

I hope to work on solving social, economic, and political problems through design and technology, while further cultivating my skills by designing for a diverse range of industries and products.

 

Education

Brown University: Providence, RI

Development Studies | honors thesis and documentary on agricultural immigration policy | 2009-2013

General Assembly: San Francisco, CA

User Experience Design Immersive | 10 week full-time design bootcamp | Fall 2015

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Available for hire

Say howdy!

email or pony express work great: schlagel.bo@gmail.com

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