Ed Caggiani

I'm a User Experience Designer specializing in User-Centered Design Methodologies. Being a strong user advocate means always putting the needs of the user first... and that need is determined by observation, user testing, and analysis.

PORTFOLIO

 
 

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”

Leonardo da Vinci

 

SKILLS

Usability Testing, User Experience Design, User-Centered Design, Wireframing, Rapid Prototyping, Branding & Identity, Graphic Design, Human Factors

Axure RP, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, Adobe InDesign, Balsamiq, Figma, TechSmith Morae, Moqups, Mockflow, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, CSS

 

EXPERIENCE

2013 - 2019

WOWZA MEDIA SYSTEMS

Senior User Experience Designer

Responsible for the UX for all of Wowza's video products, as well as  Wowza.com. Also responsible for the hardware product design and the software user experience for the Wowza ClearCaster streaming appliance.

2012 - 2013

ZENFOLIO, INC.

Senior User Experience Designer

Provided interactive prototypes, mockups, wireframes, and product requirement documents (PRD's) for photography hosting web site.

2006 - 2012

ZAZZLE.COM

User Experience Designer

I employed the principles of user-centered design to produce a more usable end product for our target audience. Deliverables included interactive prototypes, mockups, wireframes, and product requirement documents (PRD's). I also held usability tests and performed user research.

2003 - 2006

AGAMI SYSTEMS, INC.

User Interface Engineer / UX Designer

Designed and developed web user interface, produced mockups, and designed GUI architecture for NAS storage product. Worked with PHP, CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. Helped develop, administer and analyze usability studies, and rapidly prototyped new features.

2002 - 2003

TEROS, INC.

User Interface Engineer / UX Designer

Designed and developed user interface for security appliance. Included PHP, CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. Helped develop, administer and analyze product usability studies. Rapid prototyping of new features.

1999 - 2001

OCTOPUS.COM

User Interface Engineer

In charge of user interface implementation and design. Bridge the gap between technical and non-technical departments.

 

Testimonials

From the largest most complicated project, to the simple wireframe, Ed can do it all and do it well - even pinch-hitting as a Product Manager doing requirements from time to time. He's been our go-to guy for interactive prototyping and usability testing as well. Ed is also incredibly fun to work and collaborate with - his sense of humor never fails him. He would be an asset to any company he joins, and I hope to work with him again in the future.

Mike Talvensaari

Vice President, User Experience at [24]7.ai

I've had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Ed for nearly 6 years during our tenure at Zazzle. In that time, he has ascended from being an individual web engineer into the most passionate voice of solid user experience in the office. He effectively uses his unique brand of humor to temper the logic, process and industry data behind each iteration of the site he designs. It's a winning combination that has placed him head and shoulders above all others in his craft.

Eric Matson

Co-Founder, KarmaLaunch Inc.

Ed was a great person to work with. He was instrumental in designing the look and feel of the Teros product UI. His skills as a UI engineer where highly praised by employees and customers while he was at Teros.

Jamie Honnaker

Director of IT at Mocana Corporation

Ed is one of maybe a handful of people I have met in my years in Silicon Valley who combines a high level of dedication with a rich array of competencies. He enthusiastically improves every aspect of the product development cycle he touches. He can improve a lot of areas since he is gifted as a graphic designer and a UX designer, to say nothing of his scripting and writing skills and his natural ability to understand what users need. He is one of those guys who can excel not only his area of specialization, but can also fill in the holes elsewhere.

Seth Katz

Documentation and Communications Manager, Autodesk

 

My Music

My hobbies include playing guitar, singing, and recording music in my home studio. Below are some example songs I've recorded (both originals and covers).

 
 

Get in Touch

Ed Caggiani

650-814-6403

 

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