Brian Orlando | Product + UX Designer
Brian Orlando

Microsoft | Simplifying complex workflows for developers and partners

Making complex experience simple for Microsoft partners.



Simplifying Complex Workflows for Developers and Partners


Product design contract role at Microsoft

My Role
R&D, UX design, Visual design, Ideation workshops and Design consultant

Oct 2017 - Present (16 months)

This work is under NDA, therefore I cannot share it publicly. Please contact me directly for more information.


The Microsoft partner ecosystem is one of the fastest growing sectors of the company. As a product designer, I work closely with program managers, content strategists, and engineers to research and design cutting-edge experiences to empower thousands of businesses across the world. All projects have involved transforming complex workflows into simple, engaging and elegant dashboard interfaces.


Process varies from project to project depending on the stakeholders involved. One of my favorite processes I’ve used thus far is a variation of Jeff Gothelf’s Lean UX. This method has helped teams I work with hone in on developing testable hypothesized solutions that target key problem(s) before committing engineering resources.



I’m still gathering my thoughts. Come back again soon!