Presenter, AxureWorld 2012, 2011
Nicholas Paredes is a design strategist, manager, and architect
focusing on mobile behavior. He has developed mobile and
cross-platform products for education, m-health, and e-commerce
markets. Currently, Manager of Mobile User Experience at Grainger, a
global industrial supply retailer, and the 15th largest web e-com
property, he has contributed to their mobile web site, as well as
recently launched iPhone and Android apps.
Nicholas studied at the Institute of Design in Chicago and Hochschule
für Gestaltung und Kunst in Basel. He was a partner at Simple
Interfaces, which developed content for most of the major educational
publishers in the primary market. His first mobile start-up was
Modoku, which developed a CMS build process for template based iOS
applications, and launched several projects for independent music
labels and small e-commerce efforts. As Lead Experience Designer for
Walgreens, he launched their iPhone, Android, and both
internally-facing and consumer iPad apps. And, now at Grainger he
manages a team devoted to mobile e-commerce efforts.
Nicholas is a certified yoga instructor, and enjoys making enormous
paellas for dozens of friends. He lives in Chicago, and is actively
interested in start-ups and developing his skills in design and
business. Feel free to connect on LinkedIn.