Allan Buntoengsuk | UX and Product Designer

 

Allan Buntoengsuk

NYC-based product designer. Currently at edtech startup Teachable. Will not subject you to third person descriptions of myself.

2017 to now

TEACHABLE / NEW YORK, ny / pRODUCT DESIGNER

Relocated from SF to NYC to become Teachable’s first full-time product design hire. Stuff I’ve worked on:


Designlab / remote / design mentor

Mentored design students in Design 101 and UX: Interaction Design IxD



2016 to 2017

AdmitSee / San Francisco, CA / Product & UX Lead

First UX design hire at a seed-stage education startup, eventually leading product & design. Work includes:

  • Telling your admissions story

  • Optimizing our signup and checkout flows

  • Our first user-centered design & research framework

  • Utilizing data visualization and machine learning to match high schoolers with similar college students



2015

Declara / Palo Alto, CA / Product Designer

First full-time product design gig, working on Declara’s Web and Android products. I was involved in:

  • Bringing discussion to our Android App

  • Our consumer dashboard redesign, with an emphasis on gamification




2009 to 2014

up & down cALIFORNIA

This period saw me work some pretty random jobs, including: hand modeling for a Pop Secret commercial, driving a forklift for a year, selling 5 Macbooks to Stevie Wonder during Christmas Eve and building 3D models of Volkswagens. Eventually, I had a quarter-life crisis and moved to San Francisco to work with startups.

Companies I worked with during this period include: Volkswagen, Anthem Healthcare, Yahoo, Deutsch LA and Y Combinator startup VetPronto.




2008

UCLA / LOS ANGELES, CA

Graduated with a degree in Sociology, a minor in Asian-American studies, and a lot of anxiety around what I’d do to get paid.