Jürgen Mantzke

Senior UX Designer

Redmond, WA, USA
Visual Communications professional since 1993. Have contributed to strategic projects ranging from print magazines to websites to multimedia UI to documentary films. Self-starter with strong time and project management skills around design innovation and process improvements. Adept at researching and applying new technology to projects to maximize goals and ROI for clients and managers.

I've worked in editorial art direction, illustration, corporate branding, web design, software design, advertising, animation and filmmaking.
Specialties: UI design, UX design, wireframes, Adobe Creative Suite, CSS, HTML, SASS, Wordpress, Drupal, Dreamweaver, JavaScript, Angular, Git, D3, SVG, editorial design, digital filmmaking, typography, print production, creative leadership and project management

Work Experience

CB Richard Ellis

Senior UX Designer

Create user-center UI for inter-company enterprise software applications. Improve high-performance broker efficiency with streamlined desktop and mobile applications. Innovate with best user experience design practices. Collaborate with and mentor design team. Bring high-altitude perspective to UX with user workflow diagrams.
September 2017 - Present Seattle, Washington, United States


UX Designer, V-Dash for Microsoft

I worked with Microsoft Sales and Marketing developing a chatbot. I applied UX best practices to configure a natural language interface (NLI) which would help sales executives get deep insight into prospects faster and more efficiently.
July 2017 - September 2017 Issaquah, Washington, United States

Hitachi Data Systems

UX/UI Designer

Worked in several software development teams for proprietary products. Designed UI assets (wireframes, sitemaps, prototypes, flowcharts) in conceptual design phases. Applied conceptual design assets to build actual product UI in the native environment with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Git. Created a design pattern library (icons, fonts, branding, colors, UI components) to apply to other Hitachi products. Led several design conferences to initiate design consistency and collaboration across branch offices. Traveled to branch offices in Massachusetts, California, Japan and England to advise and consult software development teams on Hitachi UI/UX best practices and utilize a consistent design pattern library.
March 2012 - April 2017 Bellevue, Washington, United States


UX Designer, contract

Placed as a contractor by Aquent. Collaborated with devs to design the code-named Crescent project, which was eventually integrated into Excel.
March 2011 - December 2011 Redmond, Washington, United States

Enfineitz LLC

Principal and Creative Director

Enfineitz was my own small business I started to handle numerous contract jobs I was receiving after I left a previous job at a publishing company in Englewood, Colorado.
I was responsible for a full spectrum of jobs and duties across multiple industries. It was necessary for me to assume multiple roles with many projects to fill various resource needs, including management and team-building. I initiated eployment of new technologies and work flows to provide innovative solutions. Tasks included application of tried-and-true design principles to achieve project objectives and ROI.
Primary service was magazine art direction. This included all layout and design of both trade and consumer print periodicals. Other services included branding, illustration, motion design, web design and UI/UX.
I also initiated web-based publishing opportunities for many of these clients.
Clients included LORE LLC, American Cowboy Magazine, Yale University, Colorado Health Foundation, Imaging Notes, Wiesner Publishing and Energy Central.
November 2003 - January 2013 Washington, United States