About Me

I am a Sr. Designer at Microsoft currently working on AI Builder and Power Apps. I have spent over twelve years gaining design experience on large and small product teams in Paris, Seattle, and New York City. The interest and passion I have for creating great user experiences is rooted in my Design and Psychology background from Brigham Young University. The combination of my education and work experience gives me a unique approach to design problems and product development.

When I'm not working or with my family, I love exploring cities in Europe, discovering new music, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, biking the streets of Paris, and eating as many French pastries as possible.


Experience

Microsoft
Sr. Designer / Paris, FR / 2018 – Current

Collaboratively designed and launched a new business focused AI product from the ground up called AI Builder. Led the design of many AI Builder experiences including all structured data scenarios, integrations with partner applications, and the main discovery & learning sections of AI Builder.

Designer II / Redmond, WA / 2014 – 2018
Worked on several Windows 10 media apps including Photos, Edge Reader, Pandora, Groove Music, and Movies & TV. Managed the UX of a Movies & TV redesign and introduced VR 360° videos. In 2015, I led the UX for the winning Microsoft hackathon project called Learning Tools which received a US patent and is now added to OneNote, Edge, Word, and Teams.

American Express
Sr. UX Designer / New York, NY / 2012 – 2014

Led the in-house UX of AmEx OPEN Forum – an online destination for small businesses to receive advice, news, and business tools from like-minded entrepreneurs.

Annie Leibovitz Studio
Designer / New York, NY / 2011-2012

Witnessed the end-to-end process of Annie’s iconic work and designed for numerous projects including exhibitions, books, editorial work, and her personal archive.

Modern IDENTITY
Designer / New York, NY / 2008-2011

Led the design for nonprofit and small business rebranding projects in NYC. Our work was primarily print focused but often included web design and digital advertising. Modern Identity provided me with invaluable mentoring and an unusual amount of leadership opportunities early in my career.

Education

Brigham Young Univeristy
Provo, UT / 2009

BFA in Graphic Design
BA in Psychology

Skills

Design: Concept sketching • User flows • Wireframes • Final comps • Strategy & vision presentation • Style guides & pattern libraries

Prototyping: Rapid and interactive prototyping with Invision and Figma • Interactive prototyping using HTML, CSS, and a little JQuery

Software: Proficient with Figma, Invision, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint • Skilled with Sketch, Adobe XD, Principle, and Framer

Collaboration: International teamwork • Organizing workshops • Facilitating design critiques • Detail oriented • Flexible • Communicative

Contact

a.m@aaronmonson.com
References available upon request