Principal UX Designer @Disney+

Designing since GeoCities, gotoAndPlay();, and green LED counters

Hello!

Currently, I am a Principal UX Designer for something fun. Recently, I led design for ESPN+, a streaming service that reached 1 million subscribers in 5 months. Previously, I led product design for CBS Sports & ESPN, with editorial design in a former life. I enjoy collaborating with people in media, sports, marketing, and technology.

CBS Sports

As the Design Lead, we redesigned the entire CBS Sports Product Experience on apps, desktop, mobile web, and OTT devices. Soup to nuts - including Home Page, Sports Pages, Articles, GameTrackers, Scoreboards, Stats, Personalization, Registration, OnBoarding, Navigation, and more. We listened to user feedback, user interviews, and A/B testing. We migrated the editorial team from an archaic CMS to a modern CMS for efficiency & cross-platform publishing. And we also worked on March Madness, The Masters, and Super Bowl 50, which became the most watched live-stream Super Bowl ever (2017 Update: 2nd most watched live-stream Super Bowl ever).

CBS Sports - 2015

CBS Sports - 2015 Onward


CBS Sports.com

We shipped Version 1 of CBSSports.com on desktop and mobile web. Site is set up to evolve with backlog of feature updates, testing, & iterations.

CBS Sports App

Maintained 4+ star rated CBS Sports App on iOS & Android. Via UX testing & research, will be rolling out important feature updates in the coming months.

Super Bowl 50

Designed live video player UX for desktop, tablets, and OTT devices. Super Bowl 50 became the most-watched live stream game in history.

Led a Design Team

Mentored, recruited, and hired designers to build a collaborative & talented design team.

Design Partners

Partner with Senior Product, Engineering, Editorial, Sales, & Marketing executives and teams to evangelize design.

Hands-On

Practiced design & front-end development on a daily basis to hone craft & solve problems with the team.

ESPN App

As an Associate Art Director at ESPN, Juan was the Product Design Lead on ESPN apps, the most popular sports app on iOS & Android. The ESPN App was formerly known as the SportsCenter App, which was also formerly known as the ScoreCenter App - yes, it's confusing. The ESPN apps are consistently ranked at the top of the iOS & Android Sports Categories and has been featured multiple times, including Apple's WWDC.

Press

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ESPN Tablet App

iPad & Android app with a focus on personalization. Ideas & learnings were used to influence the ESPN.com redesign.

Business Insider

Some older stuff

Resume

Designer that can lead a team, push pixels, and write code.

Skills

UX/UI Design, Creative Direction, Mobile/OTT Applications, Design Management, Sketch, Adobe CC, InVision, Trello, Slack, Principle, JIRA, HTML, CSS, Swift, XML, *some Javascript

Apps that Juan has worked on:

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BAMTECH Media
Principal Designer
Sep '16–Current

Designing products with an emphasis on live video streaming for Web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation 4, and other connected devices. BAMTech's client list includes MLB, NHL, HBO, ESPN, FOX Sports, MLS, PGA Tour, Eurosport, Riot Games, WWE, and other sports & media brands. We're also hiring.

CBS Sports
Senior Product Design Manager
Feb '15–Jul '16

Managed a cross-disciplinary team of UX/UI, visual, and photo designers for CBS Sports on apps, desktop, mobile web, and OTT devices. Lead designer for a pod responsible for UX/UI/IX/IA design direction, visual/CSS design system, and creating familiarity across all products. Led design for Super Bowl 50 suite of live-stream & content products. Involved in UX research, A/B testing and user interviews for product iterations & roadmap planning. Partnered with Product, Engineering, Editorial, & Marketing Executives to evangelize design processes & drive metrics.

ESPN
Associate Art Director
Oct '12–Feb '15

First internal, mobile-dedicated Designer at ESPN. Product Design Lead for ESPN apps on iOS, Android, & Windows. Managed internal & external designers on product feature roadmap & iterations. Participated in design sprints, user testing, and shared learnings with teammates to help influence ESPN.com redesign, Fantasy Sports apps, and Tournament Challenge products.

ESPN
Designer II Senior Designer, ESPN.com Editorial
Mar '08–Oct '12

Editorial Designer responsible for top ESPN content initiatives for NFL, MLB, longform features, marketing initiatives, and CSS/Flash front-end development. Won an Emmy for Super Bowl MVP Flash feature. Led design for Madden NFL Cover Vote campaign in partnership with EA Sports. Mentored junior designers in UX/UI design and front-end development.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical College
Columbia Medical University
Web Designer
Sep '06–Mar '08

Designed patient-facing sites to invite & connect patients with physicians. Lead designer for NewYork-Presbyterian Children’s Hospital. Developed Flash video player for use on nyp.org.

Skye Multimedia
Production Artist Designer
Sep '03–Sep '06

Designed web, Flash, and Shockwave CD-ROM eLearning applications for pharmaceutical, healthcare, and financial Fortune 500 companies. Designed company marketing materials and managed outside freelancers. Contributed Actionscript, XML, HTML/CSS. Skye was acquired by SmartPros in February 2006.

Awards

2015 First Place: Reimagine CBS Sports on Mobile

CBS Hackathon

2014 First Place: SportsDay - A daily news digest app that delivers the top 5 current stories

2011 Best Technical Award: SportsVision - Facial recognition app that detects athlete's faces and links to ESPN profile pages

2010 First Place: ESPN Live/Trends - A web newsfeed personalized to user's favorites, patterns, and site traffic

ESPN Hackathons

2009 Sports Emmy: Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming

Super Bowl MVPs

2016 Sports Emmy (Nomination): Outstanding Trans-Media Sports Coverage

Super Bowl 50

2011 Silver: Sports Media Marketing Awards

2011 1st Place: PR News Platinum PR Award

Madden Cover Vote

2009 Silver Mark: Best Program Promotion and Tune-in Website

College GameDay

2007 Platinum: Best Site Design, eHealthCare Leadership Awards

Childrens NYP

2007 Gold: Best Interactive Site Design, eHealthCare Leadership Awards

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