Ben Patterson, Product Designer

I am a product designer living and working in Portland, Oregon. I design web applications that get work done.

Product Designer

Nov 2015 — Current
I work closely with front-end engineers, product managers, and executives to design the interface, experience, and features for Lytics, a web-based marketing automation platform. I ensure the product provides effective tools that are easy to use. My role extends from wireframing concepts to implementing HTML/CSS.

Web Designer

Palo Alto Software
Sept 2013 — Nov 2015
Lead design for the marketing department. Projects include websites, branding, and print collateral. Crafting a beautiful aesthetic, A/B testing, conversion rate optimization, and usability are my primary concerns. Other tasks include managing freelancers, print/branding projects, and general management of the web design process.

Graphic Designer

SRM Architecture & Marketing
Jan 2013 — Sept 2013
A designer on a 3-person marketing team. Responsibilities included brand development, print design, newsletter design, and email design. Worked with regional car dealerships, community organizations, and real estate companies, including Jones Lang LeSalle.


B.S. in Graphic Design from Portland State University, 2012

Skills, day-to-day activities, tools, etc.

  • Requirements gathering
  • User research
  • Information architecture
  • User flow diagramming
  • Wireframing
  • High fidelity mockups
  • Interactive Prototypes
  • git
  • Sketch
  • Zeplin
  • Abstract
  • InVision
  • Adobe CS