About Me

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I’m Johnny Mango, a UX Product Lead.

Manganade Designs is owned and operated by Johnny Mango, an Interactive Media Designer and Product Developer. In the industry, I am known as the fabled: Unicorn Designer I like to think I’m a Master Jedi Rock Star. Either way, I hope to impact society by creating organic and intuitive user interface designs that function seamlessly with life.

  • Owner:Johnny Mango
  • Identifies As:Master Jedi Rock Star
  • Experience:13yrs
  • Location:Boston, MA.
  • Freelance:Available







My Skills

  • Workshop Facilitation
  • User Interviews
  • Persona Development
  • Storyboarding User Flows
  • Information Architecture
  • Card Sorting
  • Low-Fidelity Wireframes
  • Interactive Mockups
  • Usability Testing
  • Visual Design
  • Illustration
  • Accessibility
Proficient With

















Material Design


Fluent UI






Experience & Education

UX Product Lead
January 2023 - February 2024

Facilitated workshops and collaborated with a cross-functional team for projects, ensuring a consistent and strong creative execution.

Contracted by: ThermoFisher Scientific

UX Product Designer
June 2021 - January 2023

In my role within the Genetic Sciences Division, I played a crucial role in ensuring the delivery of cohesive user experiences across a range of product applications. As an integral member of the UX team, I actively contributed to program strategy, visioning, and the definition of requirements. Employing design tools such as Sketch, Figma, FigJam, and Miro, I engaged in iterative design processes to develop and refine user interfaces. Furthermore, I took the initiative to expand the existing design system guidelines, incorporating innovative ideas to enhance the overall user interface and user experience across various platforms.

Contracted by: ThermoFisher Scientific

Senior UX/UI Designer
August 2018 - February 2019

Performed ongoing usability testing to proactively identify user interface-related roadblocks, focusing on improving the product's overall experience (s). Gathered client requirements through customer interviews and led the Product team through ideation sessions in an Agile UX environment. Storyboarded and diagramed potential problems with the interface and conducted information architecture workshops and user-focused design sessions. Developed interactive prototypes and user flows according to the end users’ requirements.

Contracted by: RSA (DELL/EMC)

Senior UX/UI Designer
October 2017 - February 2018

Ensured the design concepts were appropriate for the targeted audience and marketing goals set by the client while also meeting WCAG 2.0 compliance. Gathered design requirements from clients and presented concepts, wireframes, and mockups. Created UI mockups and documentation for the developers to take to production. Produced HTML, CSS templates, and other code necessary for interface appearance and functionality.

Contracted by: Millipore Sigma

UX/UI Designer
March 2017 - May 2017

Created journey maps, user flows, and UI mockups according to user personas. Optimized UX/UI designs through review and analysis of user needs and provided technical assistance and guidance to designers, developers, and QA. Recommend new and emerging assistive technology solutions to increase accessibility by WCAG 2.0.

Contracted by: Boston College

UX/UI Designer
May 2016 - February 2017

Defined and prepared UI features within the product, both new and updates to the existing software. Designed and created annotated screen mockups, wireframes, and interactive prototypes demonstrating the end-user experience. Participated in engineering scrum meetings to promote best Agile UX practices and interacted with the engineering team during the build process.

Contracted by: ERT

UX Designer & Front-End Developer
January 2016 - May 2016

Designed, architected, developed, tested, and deployed EE (Expression Engine) based solutions. Served as a design lead for the Product Development team.

Contracted by: UMASS Boston

UX Designer & Front-End Developer
July 2015 - November 2015

Maintained and updated corporate websites built with Drupal.

UX Designer & Front-End Developer
July 2014 - May 2015

Led team through new Beta Application launch.

UX Designer & Applications Developer
October 2012 - April 2014

Designed User-Friendly Interfaces and Developed ColdFusion, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript Websites.

User Experience Designer
April 2012 - Aug 2012

Design Intern for a Social Media Start Up.

Bachelors of Science
December 2009 - Aug 2012

Studied Web Design and Interacitve Media at the New England Institute of Art.

Senior Field Service Engineer
November 2004 - February 2010

Field Service Engineer for Medtronic Cardiovascular assigned to the North East Region.

Avionics Technician AV8B Harrier
June 1999 - June 2004 (Honorably Discharged)

Trained pilots and technicians on aircraft systems, and operational procedures. Performed aircraft maintenance.

Certificate Electrical Engineering

Studied Avionics Technician AE Level Class at Naval Aviation School Pensacola.

Studied Fine Arts

Studied Fine Arts at the Montseratt College of Art.