John Keese is a digital product designer and manager who started balding in high school. He is passionate about creating engaging experiences without sacrificing a seamless user experience.


The University of Texas at Dallas

Master of Fine Arts, Arts and Technology
Bachelor of Arts, Arts and Technology (Summa Cum Laude)


Experience Director
projekt202, Oct. 2019 – Present
Experience Architect
Oct. 2018 – Oct. 2019
Senior UI/UX Designer
May 2017 – Oct. 2018

Senior UI/UX Designer
rewardStyle, Dec. 2014 – May 2017

  • Designed groundbreaking shopping app – Featured in App Store “New apps we love”, Top 20 Shopping app (Day 1 to launch, UI/UX, Product Design, even some code)
  • Crafted user interface and user experience for multiple digital properties including web sites, dashboards, iOS and Android apps, videos and emails (5.5 Million+ monthly pageviews)
  • Created and refined the digital experience for native apps responsible for posting 1,000+ original pieces of content daily and delivering over 20 Million emails monthly
  • Architected digital plans and UX for back office dashboards supporting over $1 Billion in sales
  • Organized and led user sessions domestically and internationally
  • Mentored small UI/UX team
  • Continued a long history of making excellent chocolate chip cookies

Manager, Digital Marketing
Ambit Energy, Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2014

  • Expanded web presence exponentially (from 2 to 15 web properties in under 3 years)
  • Modernized web presence with responsive designs (699% increase in mobile visits to customer pay portal)
  • Designed web experience crucial for Ambit Energy’s success (added 600,000 customers in 2 years)
  • Managed small team of digital gurus

Multimedia Designer
Dallas Market Center, Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2010

  • Designed web presence for Dallas Market Center
  • Created and developed all email campaigns
  • Designed brand identities and collateral for International Textile Show and International Healthcare Marketplace

Professor, Web Design & Interactive Media
Art Institute of Dallas, April – June 2010

Freelance Design, 15+ years

Clients include national banks, universities, churches and art galleries

Further employment history on request


User Experience / User Interface
Product Design
Video, Animation & Graphic Design
Front-End and Back-End Development
Making & Baking
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies upon request


Blue Ribbon, Banana Bread, New Mexico State Fair, Fall 1995

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