Howdy!


I’m Bo – a Product designer BASED IN DENVER.

Currently, I'm planning product design strategy at Wethos, a connector between freelance talent and social impact organizations.

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What I DO


Empathize. Synthesize. Pixelize.

From in-depth user interviews and intricate prototyping, to brand development and stakeholder management, I offer an open, curious, and practical approach to design.

 
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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, InVision, Balsamiq

 
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Pixels + Style

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

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Who I WORK WITH


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

 
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Ubisoft

2017-2019
www.ubisoft.com

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?

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

 
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TEQUITABLE

2018
www.tequitable.com

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

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

 
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WE THE FUTURE

2017
https://invis.io/C8SWHPOJ5X2

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

 
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Winston Retail

2017-2018
www.winstonretail.com

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

 
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Fight For Families

2016
www.fightforfamilies.org

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

 
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FWD.US

2015-2016
www.fwd.us

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

 

ALL PROJECTS

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Companies

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Startups

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Agencies

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Nonprofits

 

A FEW KIND WORDS

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 – it demands to include voices, ease behavior, and improve constantly. It combines empathy and curiosity with creativity and innovation. Good design has the potential to better the world in small ways and big, so let’s get to work!

 

Education

Brown University | Providence, RI

B.A., Development Studies | Honors Thesis | 2009-2013

General Assembly | San Francisco, CA

User Experience Design Immersive | 10 week, full-time program led by top UX practitioners | 2015

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Available for hire

Say howdy: schlagel.bo@gmail.com

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