About Severin

Severin is a senior product designer/manager with experience in user experience design, web application development, instructional design, and marketing—with over ten (10) years of experience. He has worked in various organizations, such as a software development company, a research center, a project management agency, an advertising agency, and a higher education institution. Severin worked on multiple web application projects funded by government agencies (state and federal) and international organizations such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). His projects include a gang management system for law enforcement, a learning management repository for K-12 schools, and a strategic planning system for educators—leading the design of the user experience (UX) and the development of the user interfaces (UIs). During Severin's time in higher education, he was responsible for managing the delivery of a mentoring portal and events portal to facilitate faculty development.

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As a product designer/manager with full-stack development skills, Severin participates in the entire design and development process, from user research through product launch. He works with design teams to conduct user research, gather market information, conduct usability tests, prepare product roadmaps, and develop strategies that increase user satisfaction, adoption, and retention. Severin also leads the development of design systems, user interfaces, and user interactions. During web development projects, he manages the product backlogs and frequently works on front-end development and database design.

Project Awards

PRSA Upper Case Award
Public Strategies website redesign (2014)
PRSA Award of Merit award
Family Expectations Website (2015)
Silver ADDY – Digital Advertising
Public Strategies Website (2015)
Awards were received by the organiztions


Product Roadmap
Scrum Methodology
Market Research
Strategic Planning
Lean and Six Sigma
Project Planning
Team Development

UX Design

User Research
Wireframing and Prototyping
Usability Testing
Interaface Design
Information Architecture
Responsive Design


Database Design