About Hans Wendland
As a leader and proven driver of integrated creative marketing and product strategies, I focus on delivering user experience design for all digital channels, including email, web, mobile and social networks.
User experience design to me is about delivering simple, engaging, useful, easy to use, digital brand experiences. I design creative, intuitive, simple, emotionally compelling digital experiences that engage and convert users, regardless of whether the users are at desktop or on a mobile device.
I have a thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design, the ability to translate complex business requirements into simple and effective solutions. I can clearly articulate strategy and design-rationale for UX proposals. I can manage and direct UX teams delivering solutions from inception to completion while collaborating with product, development and marketing partners. I am comfortable presenting UX concepts to C-Level executives and key stakeholders. I am energized by a fast-paced and innovative work environment.
I have over 15 years of experience designing user interfaces, websites, and mobile applications employing both responsive and fluid design practices while leveraging emerging technologies. I have strong conceptualization and visual-communication skills and use analytics/research data to support UX proposals. I have very solid skills and hands-on experience delivering interaction design, usability testing, information architecture, content mapping, visual design, navigation and functionality mapping.
Additionally to design, I bring seasoned expertise in project management, business development, team building, operational leadership, internal and external relationships management of both agency and corporate business partners. I have co-authored two methodologies ICM Method and GPMM Method, and regularly deliver the Product Development Workshop to help customers formulate a strategy and focus on delivering value to customers through innovation while fulfilling the business requirements.
I serve as an idea generator, a pitch master, a teacher, a mentor, and I am usually an agent of change.
Accepted and certified as a Lecturer by the Faculty Board of the Computer Science School of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, designed and then taught the first accredited Multimedia Program for the Extension School of Harvard University.
B2B, B2C, Banking, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Consulting, Professional Services, Software/SAAS, Travel, Education, Mobile, eMarketing & eSocial.
Fluent in English, Italian and French, near-fluent Spanish
What people say
Hans is a true interactive professional who brings the dedication, creativity and passion to the role. He brings a unique combination of creativity and technology to an organization combining his ability to see the strategic planning with tactical execution. It is my pleasure to recommend Hans for an interactive / creative role.
– Frank Lallos (Chief Financial Officer, Vantage Deluxe World Travel)
Hans often says, ‘The product must be useable, useful, and engaging to users.’ and everything he does is towards that goal. Sketching concepts on napkins and using cartoon software to storyboard, he has a fun way of approaching “work.” While having fun, he sets expectations high and won’t settle for anything less from himself or others.
– Robin Brandenburg (Director of Momentum and Innovation, Six Red Marbles)
Hans brings a global and highly creative perspective to any project. He has a strong understanding of process and knows what it takes to lead a usability team to improve the user experience. I am impressed by Han’s ability to analyze and strategically formulate improved interaction models, build highly effective visual libraries and online style guides for global sites, and work with development teams to construct the most optimal information architecture.
– Jill Campbell (VP of Product Management, eBusiness, Monster Worldwide)
I worked with Hans on over fifty projects while at Monster Worldwide. Throughout our relationship Hans displayed leadership, honesty, integrity, and clear vision into customer needs. Not only does Hans teach macro and micro user experience techniques, he displays masterful development of industry networking, corporate politic agility, and team maturation. I highly recommend Hans Wendland to any employer or employee who have the opportunity to cross paths with such a dynamic individual.
– Ethan Ferrari (User Experience Lead, Monster Worldwide)
I would recommend Hans to any company that wants to build enterprises and dynamic business offerings, especially for customer interfacing products and applications. Hans is a dedicated, creative, and very sharp concerning web and mobile interactions with an excellent understanding and depth of consumer behaviors. Hans has excellent management skills, and can bring people from differing competencies together, to work on specific projects and deliver great products. Hans speaks the language of the clients, as well as consumers and knows how to balance both interactions. Given the opportunity, I would certainly enjoy working with Hans again.
– Zayera Khan (UX consultant, Accenture)
I have worked with Hans Wendland on numerous projects since 1997 throughout Europe and the United States. These projects were very diverse in their business and technological requirements and the time to market was always an issue on which he delivers. Being on a project with Hans was an assurance of working in conjunction with an honest worker/leader, who is as sharp as a pin, accumulates knowledge quickly, gathers the business requirements, and moves through scope/definition and marries the business goals with user requirements and customer satisfaction. Hans is a top designer and has the very unique quality of being both artistic and techy. He is also an early adapter and is first on the surf board of what’s ahead. Hans is not afraid to make a mistake and admit it who is also open. He is a natural manager who is part of the team. Simply; Hans is a fearless talented achiever who brings intelligent positiveness to anything or anyone he engages with. Everything gets much better when Hans arrives.
– Donal Fean (Usability Consultant/Brand Designer)
Hans is an extremely insightful web site builder, able to cut thru the clutter and BS to deliver a web site with a user-experience that delivers customers and value. His experience spans a variety of industries and he is able to take the best from all and bring them together for each new project. Add to that his skill as an artist, and you have all that you need to build a world-class interactive business experience. Hans is a good partner and a good guy to work with. I can easily recommend him for any web project, confident that he will exceed your expectations.
– David Anderson (Partner at Traktek Partners)
Hans had the responsibility of the IT department in Pharmaton. His professional strenghts are focused on web-based applications and IT architecture for midsize companies (cost/performance balance). Excellent skills in project management, especially when innovative solutions or originality needs to be applied.
– Dr. Michele Genovesi (Managing Director, CEO, Pharmaton SA)