Ben Bleikamp

About

I'm a product designer based in the Midwest. I spent over a decade in San Francisco leading teams and building products at Facebook, GitHub, Yelp, and Bleacher Report.

As a consultant I've worked with New York Times best-selling authors Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi as well as world-class companies including LinkedIn, Eventbrite, and Mint.

Currently I'm working with small to mid-sized start ups to design and prototype new products and advise on organization, management, and hiring at growing companies.

Work

Facebook

Jun 2017Nov 2018

At Facebook I managed the Design Tools team, a group of senior designers and engineers responsible for building new, custom tools and infrastructure for Facebook's designers, content strategists, and researchers — a team of well over 1,000 people.

GitHub

Apr 2011Jun 2017

As an early employee at GitHub I had a chance to design new products, lead new initiatives like GitHub Mobile and Projects, start the Product Management team as Director of Product, and lead the design team as the Director of Product Design.

Yelp

Nov 2009Mar 2011

At Yelp I was a product manager on the Consumer team, the group responsible for all of Yelp's user facing features. I led growth for Yelp's Deals product and was the lead for partnerships with Facebook, OpenTable, and Restaurants.com.

Bleacher Report

Sep 2008Nov 2009

As Bleacher Report's first full-time design hire I designed and developed new features in the Rails application. My work spanned everything from designing new content formats for writers to designing new experiments to drive growth in our email list subscriptions.