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Jon Hadden

Product Designer & Frontend Developer

The best experiences simply get out of the users way. Regardless of channel, an understanding of intent, context and content drives structure and experience. I follow a user-centered and collaborative design process, using research as a benchmark to understanding how people expect to find their way through content. I tend to design in a hybrid flow between sketching on paper, using Sketch and writing clean, semantic HTML, CSS and JS.

I've primarily have worked remote (design and dev) from Minnesota across multiple timezones for the past 5 years. I highly value the face-to-face collaborative work and travel to facilitate collaborative design workshops, during critical times of projects, or to lecture at organizations and schools about effective and efficient product design.

Jon is an amazingly talented and dedicated front-end designer and developer. He stepped in to help the IA Summit volunteer team when we were in need, and very quickly dug us out of a mess. Flawlessly tackling the refactoring of existing code, implementing new development workflows, and coming up with new design ideas - all so much better than we could have conceived of.
Jon's tireless effort, positive demeanor, technical expertise and creative flair make him the very model of a volunteer. Sadly we couldn't pay him, but you totally should.

Mike Atherton, Content Strategist at Facebook


  1. Product Manager, Founder at Simple CMMS

    June 2015 - Present

    Manage teams across design, development, customer service and sales of the Simple CMMS product. We service all types of organizations across the US from one user with one location to hundreds spread across multiple locations with an easy to use preventative maintenance management tool.

  2. Product Designer & Frontend Engineer, Founder at NiceUX

    January 2012 - Present

    NiceUX is a user experience design and development firm in Minneapolis. We love to create beautiful, usable products and services that help drive our customers business goals.

    We've worked with many companies as an extension of their team, including: Intertech, Olson, Lattice Engines, Happy Cog, Future Draft, Tangible UX, Thomson Reuters, Best Buy, Polaris, among many others.

    We've produced solutions for small to large companies including: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lattice Engines, Harvard Business School, Intuit, Polaris, Thomson Reuters, among many others.

  3. Advisory Board at Minneapolis Community & Technical College

    October 2012 - Present

    Provide guidance on direction of the web design and development program.

  4. Adjunct Professor at Miami Ad School

    June 2015 - September 2015

    Define curriculum and teach Strategy, Information Architecture, Interaction Design and Research to up and coming advertising students. Trying to influence good IA/UX practices in the Advertising world, one student at a time.

  5. VP, Director of UX & Development at Martin Williams

    September 2013 - May 2014

    Managing and facilitating a user-centered design team and standards based development group for Martin Williams.

    He works to properly understand client opportunities, set clear expectations among stakeholders and team members, work alongside user/ethnographic researchers, while creating an efficient process. He managed teams responsible for user experience strategy, information architecture, and engineering.

  6. View work history on LinkedIn/in/JonHadden

Notable Projects

US Department of Energy & Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Advanced Manufacturing Tool Suite
Lattice Engines
Angular JS & Salesforce Applications
QuickBooks Checks & Supplies
Harvard Business School MBA Program Website