About Me

I am an experienced, flexible & dedicated User Interface Designer, UX Designer, Project Manager, Usability Analyst, CSS Developer & Web Standards Advocate. My favorite experience is seeing the look on a customer's face that says, "I get it," when using a great technology product.

Contact Details

Erik-Paul Gibson
199 Montecito Avenue, #206
Oakland, CA 94610

(510) 206-0372



Lead User Experience Designer 2015 - Present

Lead all UX design activities, create low-fidelity & hi-fidelity wireframes, facilitate collaborative design sessions, practice Lean & Agile User Experience, conduct user research, write Agile User Stories.

BlueCollarUX, Cloudshare, fitzform, GE, PE Americas, The Permanente Medical Group, Valley View Wine Sales

User Experience Consultant 2010 - Present

Consulting, product design, development and implementation, create low-fidelity & hi-fidelity wireframes, facilitate collaborative design sessions, conduct user research, develop HTML prototypes, Web development, product implementation.

ICIX North America

User Experience Architect 2014

Created agile user stories created, managed and conducted user research & usability testing processes, designed Web Applications for a modern HTM5/CSS3 technology stack, managed User Experience backlog, produced hundreds of wireframes, produced precise mockups and interactive prototypes using bootstrap, html5 and css3, worked with development teams to support implementation, worked with product owners to produce presentation wireframes and product requirements documents.

First Data Bank (FDB)

Lead User Experience Designer 2014

Product design, development and implementation, created low-fidelity & hi-fidelity wireframes, facilitated collaborative design sessions, conducted user research, developed HTML prototypes, Web development, product implementation.

ICW Incorporated

User Interface Designer/Usability Analyst 2008 - 2009

Co-authored technical paper about best practices using Web portal applications in a healthcare environment, designed interactive prototypes using the Liferay Open Source portal, HTML, CSS & jQuery, designed Web based presentations for trade shows, developed personas, wireframes, prototypes & performed usability tests for three healthcare Web applications, presented Web application designs to 17 customers in support of ICW sales staff, presented Web application designs to ICW executive management & technical architects.


Webmaster 2003 - 2007

Designed Content Management System (CMS) based on Extron CMS 400, developed personas, wireframes, prototypes & performed usability tests for five internal & external Web applications, managed & administered internal collaboration platform, managed three complete Web site redesign projects, trained editorial staff in CMS usage, trained medical & professional staff in usage of internal & external Web applications, W3C Web Standards & Section 508 Accessibility advocate, XHMTL & CSS development.


University of California, Santa Cruz

Certificate in Program & Project Management 2001

Human Factors International

Certified Usability Analyst 2006


  • Prototyping
  • Wireframing
  • User Research
  • Usability Testing
  • Lean & Agile UX
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Client Testimonials

  • Erik is a gifted problem solver with a huge skill set. His infectious enthusiasm and strong work ethic made every project I've worked with him on that much better. He's a talented and driven person and a valuable asset to any team or project.

    AJ Ross, Senior Art Director
  • Erik helped me stay true to what I believed. Slow down and do it right. He helped me focus on the fact that user experience is a process, and untimely if you do it wrong you will do it again. I learned a lot working with Erik, experience that will be with me throughout my product development career.

    Chris Riley, DevOps Market Analyst (@hoardinginfo)
  • I worked with Erik for several years at Lumetra, working on several site redesigns and web applications, and found him to be knowledgeable and passionate about his work, always seeking to learn more and produce the best product possible.

    William Summer, Tech Lead at GoPro