Bamidele O. Shangobunmi

Bamidele O. Shangobunmi

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Veteran User Experience Designer

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
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Designing online user interfaces since 1993, a fan of both art and science, I use common elements of technology as tools to simplify and enrich human-computer and human-human interaction. I bring together a breadth of experience in interaction design, visual design, front-end technology, and user research to deliver user experiences that meet customer and business needs within the constraints of fixed budgets and timelines.


PayPal, an eBay company

Sr. User Experience Designer

November 2006 – September 2009

UED Standards (Q4 2008 - Q3 2009) – Lead the creation, documentation, evangelization, and propagation of global design patterns, delivering 41 design patterns in nine months, beating executive goals 4 months ahead of schedule. Established & maintained terminology, tracking, and scheduling. Gave presentations to execs and design staff. Worked very closely with front-end development leads to enable a precise 1:1 mapping between design patterns and coded components. Provided sole design support to worldwide implementation teams refactoring over 1,000 legacy pages to use new standard layouts & components.

Global Marketplaces (Q3 2008) – Worked closely with product marketing managers in the development of business requirements into design concepts and page flows, and with Technical PMs, Visual Designers, & Content Managers in executing final UED specs.

Global Risk & Ops (Q4 2006 - Q2 2008) – Led designers in the San Jose & Chennai offices on 3 multi-release initiatives and trained two local staff designers. Led a redesign of core PayPal Resolution Center pages, driving down the #1 & #3 top inbound calls to customer support by 44.7% in the first month after launch.

Edusoft, division of Houghton Mifflin

Lead User Interface Designer

March 2004 – July 2006

Art directed a complete redesign of the Edusoft product and led the first phase of implementation. Worked closely with the Product Management team in honing feature requirements to focus on user needs. Developed UI specs and HTML mockups. Provided consultation to engineering regarding difficult front-end implementation issues. Directly managed one Sr. UI Designer.


User Interface Architect

2003 – 2004

Developed UI standards for the company's web-based application, standalone/installable product, and Outlook client plug-ins. Developed new graphic styles & UI layout patterns. Provided JSP & JavaScript coding support for new projects.

QUIQ, Inc.

User Interface Architect

2001 – 2002

Developed a complete set of documented UI standards and templates and with these, led a complete rewrite of more than 300 user-facing screens. Art directed graphic designers in the creation of a new library of product icons and buttons. Created a central repository of HTML-based mockups and components. Contributed to development & documentation of a revised product development lifecycle. Created and conducted usability tests. Counseled Professional Services on browser bugs and advanced UI customization via CSS & DHTML.

Ask Jeeves (

Site Engineer

2000 – 2001

Integrated designs into ASP pages, including my own homepage and results page redesigns. Worked in R&D to develop an ultralight version of the homepage with less than 5k HTML (down from nearly 20k) and maximally optimized graphics without significantly impacting the visual design. Developed the company's first "limited deployment" process to support live beta & A/B testing.

Sr. Graphic Designer

1999 – 2000

Principal designer for the homepage and search results page redesign in 2000, redesigned the Shopping channel, and designed the UI for the public AnswerPoint community forum. Designed successful web ad banners for marketing and consulted to the site engineering team on issues of browser compatibility & JavaScript. Designed the “Ask” button for the Palm Pilot app, pixel by pixel. Founded the Ask Jeeves Lego Commonwealth.

Nepthys One

Sole Proprietor

1996 – 1999

Independent contracting work including graphic and web design, front-end programming, and marketing collateral development for corporate and academic organizations across the US, Canada, and Australia.

Quokka Sports, Inc.

DHTML Programmer


Programmed a JavaScript-intensive solution for Fox Entertainment’s to demonstrate the potential for highly interactive content & experiences in the fledgling days of consumer broadband Internet access. Wrote reusable DHTML modules to provide advanced UI functionality under both Netscape Communicator and MSIE 4. Helped define technical architecture and milestone deliverables.

Think New Ideas

Site Builder


Worked on-site at Silicon Graphics, Inc., creating a e-commerce solution for the NT Visual Workstation product release. Built pages ranging from elementary HTML “shells” to a bleeding-edge DHTML widget. Worked extensively with client-side JavaScript. Integrated app server tags into JHTML pages, resolving app logic issues. Debugged inline Java code. Tested & debugged pages for cross-platform compatibility. Participated in the training of two new Site Builders. Counseled the visual design team on efficient page layout for the Web.


University of California, Berkeley

Plant Biology, 1998-1999

Alumni Leadership Scholarship recipient.

Contra Costa College

Plant Biology, 1996-1998

Winner of the 1997 Carl J. Ansberry Memorial Award. Member, Center for Science Excellence, Dean's Honor List.

Relevant skills

Graphic tools

Very proficient in Adobe Photoshop (3.5 through CS3). Moderately proficient in Adobe Illustrator, MS Visio, Sony Vegas. Limited past experience with Adobe/Macromedia Fireworks, Flash, and 3D rendering in Caligari truSpace & POVRay.


Extensive past experience with hand-coding HTML & XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, and with page development in Adobe/Macromedia Dreamweaver.  Comfortable working hands-on with development teams in ASP, JSP, and PHP environments.  Past experience in VBScript, elementary Java, DOS-based C & C++, and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications.


Mostly self-taught.  Equally at home working solo or on a team.  Always open-minded and respectful of others’ opinions and unique experiences.  I enjoy actively seeking out challenges and fresh ways to attack & solve longstanding problems.

Founder of the Ultimate RC Network, a growing collection of content sites and forums dedicated to the hobby of pro-level radio-controlled car & truck building, modifying & racing.  Well known in the RC field for unique engineering innovations. Occasional dabbler in photography, online gaming, and full-scale auto racing.  Member, U.S. Judo Federation, 1991-94.

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