Product Desig

Sharon Brener is an interactive product designer and recovering perfectionist from Austin, Texas.



Work experience

Director of User Experience

User research, product strategy, and delivery of UI/UX
Partner with leadership, product, and engineering
Manage design team and contract resources
Shepherd features from user journey through concept to high fidelity prototype, final implementtaion, A/B testing, and marketing

Design Director

Creative direction, UI/UX, prototyping, visual QA
Product strategy, team leadership, project management
Branding, copywriting, generally keeping things moving

CA Technologies
Visual Design Lead

Concepts, wireframes, visual designs for technical productss
Data visualization, dashboard design, information architecture
Standardized UI guidelines across business units

Freelance Consulting
Sole Designer

Design direction, product and project management
Mobile apps, web apps, branding, packaging, books
Solo consulting and collaboration with design firms

Junior Designer, Intern

Books, brands, and packaging for clients such as Dallas Museum of Art, Uchi, Freescale, University of Texas Press and Calendar Club.
Wrote proposals, prepared presentations, managed client accounts


Freelance Designer/Intern, The Screamer Co.
Design Research Assistant, WashU School of Medicine
Art Director Intern, Door Number 3
Design Intern, Traci Moore Graphics
Junior Staff Member, Travis County Health and Human Services, Research and Planning


Washington University in St. Louis
BFA, Cum Laude

Communication Design major, Anthropology minor

Technical Skills

Expertise in Adobe Illustrator, proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Sketch, Principle, Invision, with a willingness to learn new tools. Working knowledge of HTML and CSS, vanilla JS, and various content management systems.

Less-technical Skills

Up to date on best practices and patterns for mobile and web design and development.
Intimate understanding of Agile project management on both quarterly and continuous release cycles.
Career manager and technical lead for designers and front-end developers in a fast-paced organization.


CA Above and Beyond Award (Multiple honors)
CA Product Design MVP
AIGA St. Louis 15 Show Merit Award
Paul Edward Birdsall Award in Visual Communications
Deans List (All eight semesters)