Hi, I am Tony Blessander, a UX Designer from Sweden. I have 20+ years' experience working as designer in startups, corporations, agencies and as a consultant. I am currently Senior UX Designer and Team Lead at Pingdom where I work with my team on making the complex and always changing life of IT and technology professionals easier.
“As a designer, I’m passionate about participating in all phases of a project, from discovery and ideation, to prototyping, testing and iterating.”
I have spent a large part of the last decade in the messy and sometimes peculiar world of enterprise UX, designing software that makes businesses run smoothly and help people do their job efficiently and effectively. It is not sexy or cool but I love the intellectual challenge, I'm always learning and I have the opportunity to make a real impact on people's lives.
Reflecting on life and past experiences has helped me come to understand what kind of designer I want to be. Recently I sat down and wrote down some of the values and principles that I try to practice and work into my day-to-day. I hope that by sharing them with you, you can understand me better and we can work better together.
Outside of work I read a lot of books and spend time in nature with my camera. I also practice the gentle art of folding clothes while people are still in them.
2017 – Present I currently work as Senior UX Designer and Team Lead at Pingdom, a cloud-based web performance and digital experience monitoring solution.
In 2014 – 2017 I worked as Product Designer at Automile, a cloud-based fleet management system and electronic trip logger.
In 2012 – 2014 I worked as UX Designer at AgilOne, a cloud-based predictive marketing intelligence and customer analytics platform.
In 1999 – 2012 I worked as UI Designer on projects for EA, SolidWork, Unibet, IKEA, Nortel, Panasonic, ATI, Warner Bros, Alienware, Microsoft and HP.
In 2005 – 2006 I worked as Senior Designer at Fantasy Interactive, on projects for Time Warner Cable, Ford and LIFE magazine.