Stephen Bolen

User Experience and Product Design

About Stephen

Stephen is a Senior User Interface, Interaction, and User Experience Designer with over 16 years of experience in research, design, and management of complex applications, from desktop to mobile, for Fortune 500 clients and the United States Department of Defense.

Currently, Stephen is the Director of Digital Operations at Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, where he is responsible for working with Business Units and Platform Marketing to clearly define customer experience, business requirements, and user requirements for Emerson’s website. Previously, he was the User Experience Leader at Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, where he was responsible for the experience design of Sensi, a top-rated Wi-Fi thermostat on Amazon and winner of the 2016 J.D. Power Smart Thermostat Satisfaction Award.

Previously, Stephen was a Design Lead at Monsanto, where he built and managed a team of User Interface Designers and Front-end Developers for web and mobile applications. Before joining the team at Monsanto, Stephen was a Senior User Experience Designer with Asynchrony, where he worked to bring simple, clear design solutions to clients like Sotheby’s International Realty, The United States Army, and Kaiser Permanente.

Stephen has an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and two children.

What they're saying

Stephen was fantastic to work with forward-thinking ideas, constant positive enthusiasm, an excellent eye for design from 10,000 ft to fit and finish, remarkable interpersonal relationships, and was an all around fun person to have around.

John SullivanUX Architect & Strategist

Perhaps even more important is Stephen's casual approach. He is able to handle large workloads and tight deadlines while also being innovative, yet he maintains one of the best attitudes that I've seen. It was refreshing.

Jeff StevensonSolutions Architect

Quick with a joke as well as a professional answer, Stephen made every day at work something to look forward to. Because he was so easy going and buoyant, he got along famously with colleagues in all departments, from the delivery guy to the owner of the company and everyone in-between.

Nicholas BondContent Specialist

Stephen is the cornerstone of the web content team. Not only does he maintain, correct and write a massive amount of code, he does so with a critical thinking skill set second to none. By constantly seeking to improve processes and procedures he has increased our workflow efficiency immensely.

Andrew BrickerAgile Software Engineer