17 Years Experience

    Adaptive problem solver, strategic thinker delivers tailored, innovative and creative solutions appropriate to the industry and audience.

    Design Leadership

    Build user centric design teams, culture and methods. Work with executives, stakeholders and clients to zero in on optimal solutions.

    Product Management

    Generate ideas, define MVP and roadmap. Direct cross functional and agile teams. Juggle axes and herd cats. Work across silos to GSD!


    I am a proficient design leader and creative manager based in San Francisco with a specialty in UX. I have been directing teams using collaborative and agile (iterative, incremental) methods for over 10 years. I keep the end goal in sight, mind the details and work within evolving constraints to achieve success. I believe in inspiring excellence through example, in helping others discover and achieve their best. I bring energy, determination and endless curiosity to each pursuit. My design inspiration comes from the real world, not just the screen. When I’m not advocating for usability or creating user interfaces, my other interests include: motorcycles, travel, yoga, cooking and triathlons.


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    • Apr, 21


      I joined Etops to jumpstart efforts to establish definition and process for design of the company’s first cloud based SaaS product, a B2B investment platform for professional wealth managers. They had vision and a deep understanding of the industry, but needed help with design best practices. As a member of the executive team, working closely with the founders and the Head of Technology, I made significant headway on strategic initiatives, including: product definition, design process and rebranding.

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      Jan, 19

      Adobe Design Challenge

      A business known as Global-Corp has recently taken a charitable initiative to help more children learn history. To accomplish this goal Global-Corp has donated a smartphone to every child within a given school, and equipped the smartphone with a time traveling app.

      Design an app to facilitate hands-on learning for children aged 10-12 by allowing them to travel through time and space.

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    • Oct, 30

      Using Sketch for Vector Illustration: Guitars, Unicorns and Swiss Army Knives

      This case study highlights my vector based illustration and visual design skills. It took me ~5 hours to create this illustration of my newest guitar: the Yamaha NTX700. It also gave me a chance to dust off my Wacom tablet 🙂 You can scroll down to see the artwork, or read on for some narrative […]

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      Oct, 21

      Glassdoor UX Design Challenge: Data Visualization

      Glassdoor provides company ratings and reviews by anonymous employees. Founded in 2008, they currently have more than 8 million reviews for over 400,000 companies. I recently had the pleasure of presenting my proposal for redesigning the search results page for salaries on glassdoor.com to UX and Product senior leadership. It took me 4 hours to […]

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    • Oct, 13

      I am on the first page of Google for “ux case study”

      peterspannagle.com is on the first page of Google for “ux case study” Let’s dive into the data a little to better understand what this means. Keyword page rank is complex and subtle. As most of you know, what comes up #1 for me may not be #1 for you.

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      Sep, 14

      Creative Team Project Management

      Here is a handy tool for tracking creative deliverables. I worked as both Project Manager and UX Architect on two projects over the last 3 months. We had an informal system of verbal check-ins to understand the status of a given item. While this worked just fine for our small team, we had no “big […]

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