Brian McConnell

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I love to make stuff. The passion to create has shaped my career trajectory as I’ve worked in UX design, engineering and product management roles. This diverse experience comes in the service of mastering how to build products that solve personal needs and business goals. This unique blend of skills combines with a data-driven approach to product management. The result is a track record of positive results for consumer and enterprise products.

Executive Summary

Web Sites and Applications
Mobile & Responsive Sites
Mobile Apps
Companies Founded

Professional Experience

(née MLBAM)

Director of UX & Design

September 2015 - Present

I lead a team of 10+ designers building the best media apps in the world.

Select Clients:
NHL, MLB, Eurosport, ESPN, Disney, Riot Games

BlogTalkRadio & Cinchcast

Director of Product & UX

December 2010 - May 2015

I oversaw the UX effort for BlogTalkRadio covering user research, UI design, messaging & voice and agile project management. Our team of 3 full-time & contract designers conducted a global redesign across web, email and mobile platforms producing significant gains:

  • 95% increase in organic visits
  • 37.3% increase in organic page views
  • 41.3% increase in monthly subscription revenue

I helped Cinchcast launch their enterprise product from first prototype through MVP and on to enterprise application. I designed the visual language, the initial UI, defined Agile/Lean UX process and educated engineers on responsive design & agile UX.


Director of UX

August 2009 - August 2010

Oversaw the design of Buzzd’s mobile city guide. Utilized user centered practices, directed brand redesign, project managed agile development process.

  • Increased overall user activity by 200+%
  • Increased adoption & retention by 20%
  • Doubled web & mobile web application speed

Edelman Digital

Technical Director

April 2007 - October 2008

Supervised a team of 4 web developers. My time was split between engineering, business development, UX design, writing technical specifications and mentoring junior developers.

Founder & President

February 2004 - February 2012

I founded, designed and built New York's leading website for fans of dance music and nightclubbing.

  • Bootstrapped, Profitable and Proud since 2007
  • 5000 daily visitors from over 20 countries

Senior User Interface Developer

March 2006 - April 2007

Developed web applications for sharing and editing video.

Rich FX

R&D Developer

August 2004 - March 2006

Developed code framework & authoring tools for self-service e-commerce platform.


Founder & President

February 2000 - January 2005

Founded an interactive agency serving record labels, music distributors and live venues. Studio K7! saved enough to hire a full- time sales position by publishing their catalog online.

Cambridge Technology Partners

UX Design Technologist

October 1999 - April 2000

Designed & built advanced interfaces and interactive installations.

Clients: Ford, Walmart, GMAC / Xceed

UX Design Technologist

September 1998 - October 1999

Developed interactive applications and websites.

Clients: CBS News, Warner Brothers Pictures, Interscope Records, HBO


New York University

(1999) - Bachelor of Music



User centered design using qualitative & quantitative research methods.
UI Design for desktop, iOS & Android, and touch platforms.
Design management in process definition and personnel management.

Product management

Set a vision ⇢ Define the KPIs ⇢ Validate new insights ⇢ Communicate progress up & down.


10,000+ hours steeped in code has taught me how software is built:
OOP principles, MVC frameworks (client & server), pub/sub event architecture, RESTful services

Odd Jobs

Executive chef

A popup taco stand in Brooklyn called "Unicorn Tacos"

PADI Divemaster

Led diving excursions in Grand Cayman

Stage Lighting

Lighting tech at legendary nightclub Filter 14 née Mother

Even Jobs

recording studio engineer
bigbox computer retailer