Brandon Mercado

I am a senior level technology professional whose goal is to craft the highest quality customer experiences that meet stated business goals and that are delivered on budget. In over a decade or working with Agile and Scrum methodologies, I have acted as both a stakeholder and team member. I am a highly-engaged team player that values building relationships with clients and stakeholders while meeting deadlines and delivering products that consistently exceed expectations.


Experience

E-Commerce Product Manager

Lamps Plus

• Product Manager for lampsplus.com e-commerce website
• Create and document product requirements
• Maintain product backlog, plan dev cycles and facilitate software releases on a continuous deployment cycle

April 2019 - Present

Sr Product Manager

Vubiquity

• Product Manager for IntelliVU Content Management Platform
• Develop product vision and document requirements
• Maintain product backlog, plan dev cycles and facilitate software releases
• Project Management (Write Statements of Work for project phases, report release schedule, manage project schedule based on shifting business priorities)
• Design product UI and maintain style guide
• SCRUM Master: Attend daily stand-ups, resolve impediments, manage sprints

February 2015 - April 2019

Web Application Developer

Kaiser Permanente

• Edit and update internal network websites within an ASP.NET framework
• Create and publish research surveys

November 2014 - February 2015

UX Designer / UI Programmer

Rapattoni Corporation

• Lead all new development design initiatives for an enterprise level online software application (SaaS)
• Defined requirements and user workflows for presentation to stakeholders
• Successfully designed, developed and deployed a mobile version of the flagship MLS software
• Created design mock ups, wireframes, interactive workflows and prototypes
• Delivered final artwork (images, graphics), HTML and CSS to developers within sprint timeboxes
• Supported development team by maintaining front end assets within a C# / TFS / Visual Studio 2012 environment

August 2009 - June 2014

Education

Chapman University

Art Department

Irvine Valley College


Skills

Skills
  • Product Design / Definition / Requirements
  • Strategic Project Planning / Management / Execution
  • User Experience Design & Workflow
  • User Interface & Interaction Design / Development
  • Art Direction for Web / Software Applications / Printed Media
  • Website Design & Front-End Development
  • Stakeholder & Client Liaising / Pitching / Relationship Building
  • Competitive Analysis & Strategic Initiative Planning
  • Creative Team Leadership / Management / Building / Mentoring
  • Brand Evaluation / Management / Enhancement
  • Advertising Design / Action Sports & Apparel Design / Printed Collateral Design

Product Toolkit
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Trello
  • Lucidchart

UX Toolkit
  • Axure
  • Balsamiq
  • JustInMind
  • Mockplus

Design Toolkit
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Sketch
  • InDesign