Richard Bennett

Product & UX Design, Product Management, Strategy

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I'm proficient in design over any medium (Print, Web, Mobile, etc) as well as an excellent communicator. I know the difference between "they're", "their", and "there." ;)

Most-recently, I've been focusing on building my skills for mobile application design and development (iOS & Android). I'm presently working on two personal mobile projects target for release in the Apple App Store & Google Play store later this year. I am a "certified" Apple Developer.

My passions include: Mobile App Design, Guitar solos (LOL), experimenting with CSS3 and HTML5, expanding my JavaScript knowledge, and brushing up on my French.

I'm always willing to lend a hand on in-progress projects. I excel in a group-setting though comfortable working on my own. I'm detail-oriented with a passion for the end-product. If you need someone on a consultant-basis, or a temp to fill a quick need, I'm usually available and up for the challenge.

If you're looking for someone for long-term project work that is time-critical, contact me for my present availability.

I love working local and meeting project teams in the Winnipeg-area, so if that's you - let's go for a coffee and talk-shop.


Work Experience

Pollard Banknote, Ltd

Director of Digital Innovations

Owner of our digital product strategy, innovation solution design, and director of our digital product design team.

Happy to inspire and lead the next generation of great product designers.
January 2017 - Present Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Canadian Tire

Senior UX Designer, Team Leader

I work in the Canadian Tire Innovations group out of Winnipeg. We are responsible for Big Data analysis, product design, proof-of-concept development, and innovation on a brand-wide scale.

We do work for Canadian Tire, Sportchek, Atmosphere, and all the FGL companies.

I specialize in experience design across all medium and platforms. Everything from physical spaces, to digital products - working towards unifying the customer's lifestyle with our brand.

I love what we do.
October 2014 - December 2016 Manitoba, Canada

Black Digital Agency, Inc.

Director of Product Design

Responsible for core design and strategy across a portfolio of different digital products. Core liaison between Black, Inc. and external partners.
July 2015 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Freelance Web & Mobile App Designer/Developer, Product Manager

Freelancing under NO2DESIGNCO. Inc.
February 1999 - June 2015 Manitoba, Canada

Investors Group Financial Services, Ltd.

Business Consultant

Many roles over the years.
Current duties mirror that of a Business Analyst, with the added responsibility of software/UI mock-ups, product documentation (technical & end-user), UX direction, design, and use-cases, project direction oversight and collaboration.
February 2005 - October 2014 Manitoba, Canada


University Of Winnipeg

Degree in Web Development

October 2008 - January 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

University Of Winnipeg

Certificate in Web Design

October 2008 - January 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Technical Vocational High School

Information Technology Studies

May 1999 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


English (Native),
French (Conversational),


Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Apple IWork, Apple Mac OS X, CSS, DHTML, Graphic Design, HTML, JavaScript/AJAX, JavaScript/JQuery, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Mobile App Design, Mobile Application Design, Mobile Development, Mobile Interface Design, Mobile Website Design, MySQL, PDF Creation/Manipulation, PHP, Print Design, Product Management, Responsive Web Design, SQLite, Typography, User-experience Design, User-Interface Design, User-Oriented Design, UX Design, XHTML,