.ABOUT

Ted Pioli

Designer

Hey there! I'm Ted, a native New Englander who's currently calling Somerville MA home. By day I'm a UX / UI designer at FormLabs. By night I am a freelance brand and web designer working for startups, local businesses, and interesting projects that come my way. Im also an adjunct faculty member at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design where I am teaching a sophomore design course. In the wee hours I am a practicing Illustrator, working under the moniker Strange Folks on posters, beer cans, murals, and branded artwork.

I have partnered with a variety of clients from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Past and current clients include key players in healthcare, IOT, robotics R&D, game design, food & beverage, fashion, and financial services (As well as local mom-&-pop shops, breweries, and startups).

When I'm not working I enjoy resting in hammocks, sharing beer with friends, tending to my plants, and being with family.

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SERVICES

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Native App Design
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Web Design
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Product Strategy
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User testing
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Prototyping
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Design Systems
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UX Design
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UI Design
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Brand strategy
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Identity Design
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Package Design
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Illustration

RESUME

Things I am currently Doing
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UX / UI Designer

FormLabs
Location
Somerville
Year
Sept 2019 – Present

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Adjunct Faculty

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Location
Boston
Year
September 10 - December 3 2019

Every Tuesday morning this fall I will be teaching a Sophomore design class at MASSART. Together we are exploring the fundamentals of visual and graphic design — form making, visual research, and all things that create the foundational habits of being a disciplined creative. (This engagement ends December 3rd 2019)

Freelance Illustrator

Strange Folks
Location
Somerville
Year
2016 – Present

By night I am a freelance illustrator collaborating with brands both big and small to create unique, hand drawn, and bespoke designs. Some of the things I work on include beer can illustrations, posters, graphics for apparel, branded illustrations, concept art, character design, and assets for video games. On top of my client work I currently have a long-term daily illustration project in the works. You can see my artwork over at StrangeFolks.art

Product Designer

Intrepid | Accenture Interactive
Location
Cambridge
Year
March 2018 – Sept 2019

I work within a digital-focused studio consisting of approx. 200 in-house developers and 50+ designers. My Experiences include participation in design sprints, stakeholder interviews, complete digital product design, future-state concept creation, prototypes, development support, design systems, mobile app design, IOT experiences, games, and large scale web experiences. Common deliverables include strategy decks, user personas, journey mapping, app flows, wireframes, user testing, visual design, product books, presentations and dev support during development cycles.

Experience Designer

Altitude Inc.| Accenture Interactive
Location
Cambridge
Year
Aug 2016 – March 2018

At Altitude, I worked alongside engineers, researchers, strategists, and fellow designers to help bring thoughtful products to market. Client industries include medical, robotics, technology, and consumer goods with a focus on connected products. Examples of work include journey mapping, mobile apps, IOT experience design, branding, and field research.

Brand & Web Designer

Lore Creative
Location
Boston
Year
September 2015 – Present

Lore is a creative collective consisting of three multidisciplinary designers and a developer. For the past four years I've been taking on challenging freelance projects that both push boundaries and serve local small businesses. Example projects include brand strategy and design for a sustainable craft cannabis farm in New England, UX design for an MIT owned nonprofit creating an open-sourced neuro-science research tool (BrainBox), web design for an AI being created by x-google and amazon developers, as well as brand and web design for a start-up attempting to reverse climate change (Skybaron).

Brand & Web Designer

Heart, LLC.
Location
Boston
Year
Jan 2016 – August 2016

At Heart,I Worked with a multidisciplinary team of sculptors, designers, videographers, architects, and creative misfits (using laser cutters, 3D printers, tape, glue, LED lights, and coffee) to bring a variety of projects ranging from conceptual brand positioning and motion design to creative 3D installation experiences to life.

UX/UI Design Apprentice

Altitude Inc.
Location
Somerville
Year
Sept 2015 – Jan 2016

Before working at Altitude full-time I began as an apprentice on the experience team where I learned a lot about product strategy and had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects involving digital experiences (websites, portals, tools), IOT product design, research, mobile applications, & experience projects in the medical field.

Graphic Design Intern

Stoltze Design
Location
Boston
Year
May – Sept 2015

At Stoltze I gained insight into the inner workings of running a design studio as well as typographic discipline, & traditional print methods. Contributed to magazines including Architecture Boston, various web projects, branding, & package design.

Designer

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Location
Cambridge
Year
2013 – 2016

For three years I worked as a Contract Designer for the MIT Energy Conference, a meeting of all the leaders in the energy industry. Responsibilities included project management, development of web presence and marketing, print collateral, book design, mobile ticketing campaign, and creative consulting.

UX/UI Intern

Pitney Bowes | Red Ventures
Location
Waltham MA
Year
June 2013 – May 2014

At the technology branch of Pitney Bowes I worked on mobile applications utilizing geolocation data, neighborhood discovery, & complex digital experiences for the U.S. Government.

Youth Designer Mentor

The Center for Art & Community Partnerships
Location
Boston MA
Year
September – June 2013

I helped run the design department at a local non-profit aimed at limiting the unsupervised after-school time of high-risk youth. In addition, I also, taught lessons on design & substituted for surrounding schools' art departments.

Features & Awards

Some things of note outside of work
2019
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Feature
Poster Designer in the Bay State Design Shop Poster show
2019
02
Feature
Featured artist of Collective Arts Beer Can Design
2017
03
Award
Top 50 placement of open science prizeBrainbox project )
2019
04
Feature
Juror & Curator of the Massart All School Show
2015
05
Award
Adobe National Design Competition Semifinalist
2015
06
Award
Winner of Boston Book Builders’ Competition
2013
07
Feature
Artist and Curator of Graphic Notions Gallery Exhibition