Julian Jensen
 

I'm a SF-based UX designer with a background in advertising.

 
 
 

Recommendations

Without question, one of the most impressive and intelligent people I’ve ever worked with. Not just a doer but a thinker, and a highly sophisticated and seasoned one at that.
— David yarus (Founder, JSwipe & mllnl)
He is at once reflective and engaging, all while bringing a design-thinking approach to working with people and teams.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (2018 Congressional Candidate)
He’s fearless. No matter what we threw at him, he jumped in head first. He’s a rare talent with a severe entrepreneurial drive.
— JOSHUA SMUTKO (CREATIVE DIRECTOR, OMELET)
Give him an idea and he’ll run with it, brainstorm with him and he’ll help make an idea unforgettable.
— ANNA VILLANO (CREATIVE DIRECTOR, INTENT LA)
He dares to think (way) outside the box and celebrates others when they do the same.
— LIZ BREEN (COPYWRITER, ARNOLD WORLDWIDE)
An innovator who approaches every situation with an open mind and total commitment.
— ALEX HOOD (MARKETING SPECIALIST, SCOUT RECRUITMENT)


 

Background

I’ve been marketing products and services to people for nearly a decade, now I want to make them better by listening to users instead of trying to persuade them. I bring a unique knowledge of advertising and communication management that no other UX designer has. I have a deep understanding of the importance of creative feedback and I’ve spent years studying, writing, and working to help companies change how their employees interact with each other.


Advertising

In Los Angeles, I worked my way up from editing TV Commercials to directing them. I worked with brands like Microsoft, AT&T, Whole Foods, and more. After working in the industry for more than 7 years, I decided to attend USC for a master's degree in Communication Management. I then moved to San Francisco to start a career in UX.

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Design

Throughout my career I've always had a natural love for design, building off of my decade of experience as a photographer and graphic designer. I also studied Industrial Design at RISD and Photography at SAIC. My visual design skills have always assisted me throughout my previous career and I now utilize it everyday in my UX work.


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Case Studies

 
 

Featured Case Study

On-Demand Auto Care

 

"Coast" is a new service in the Bay Area that provides car maintenance at your place of work. We improved their user flow for faster sign up and scheduling.

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Puppy Delivery

 

BravePup is an organization in Seattle that brings rescue puppies to corporate events. We turned this idea into an app for on-demand puppy delivery.

 
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Burlington Coat Factory

 

The discount retailer needed a better product search tool and a faster checkout process.

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Do Not Hire Me

 

To get a job in advertising in 2013, I pushed myself to completely rebrand my online identity using a design-thinking approach.

 
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UX Job Search

 

How I applied design-thinking to my portfolio, resume, and job hunting strategy.

Case study coming very soon

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Side Projects

 
 

Daily UI

Craft 100 different user interface elements, Monday through Friday.

 
019 Leaderboard

019 Leaderboard

018 Analytics Chart

018 Analytics Chart

024 Boarding Pass

024 Boarding Pass

009 Music Player

009 Music Player

007 Settings

007 Settings

013 Direct Messaging

013 Direct Messaging

 

 

UX Zoo Podcast

Exploring the strange world of UX through fresh eyes

Transit Planning

Future transit concepts for underserved communities