Raetz Steve

Steve Raetz



"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely."

- E.O. Wilson

Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile







American Express

American Express

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Baker University

Bachelor's in Business Administration

University of Colorado

Master's in Creative Technology


July 2018 - present

Cognizant Accelerator (CTSH)

Senior Product Designer

Design Lead for the Launchpad Program, an incubator for Cognizant’s internal products:

  • Q1 2019 || Cognizant KYC Accelerator // Funding decision pending
    Verticals: Banking (KYC, AML & CTF)

    • MVP prototype showcasing a BPaaS solution focused on creating efficiencies in the KYC remediation process
      Technologies: Machine Learning, AI
  • Q4 2018 || Cognizant Quote Accelerator // $2M funding secured
    Vertical: Insurance

    • MVP prototype showcasing a pre-fill SaaS solution delivering a streamlined application process for insurance agents writing property and casualty products within the small business vertical
      Technologies: Machine Learning, AI, NLP
2017 - 2018

Sprint (S)

Human Factors Engineer


  • Design of a customer self service portal that resulted in annual customer care headcount and operational savings of $15M
  • Redesign and ownership of the Virgin Mobile (VMU) native iOS experience, an App Store top 100 utilities app (currently 4.0 stars)
  • Design ownership of the Boost Mobile iOS experience, an App Store top 50 utilities app and Android experience (currently 4.0 and 4.1 stars)
2015 - 2017

Ogilvy (WPP)

UX Designer


  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Promontory Financial Group
  • Vail Resorts
  • American Express
  • Trizetto (A Cognizant Company)
  • Securian Financial/Minnesota Life
  • PwC: PricewaterhouseCoopers


  • Responsive Web Design
  • iOS Native UX and Interaction Design
  • Android Native UX and Interaction Design
  • Generative Research and Usability Testing
  • Screener and Protocol Creation
  • Animation
  • Rapid Prototyping
2014 - 2015

Boulder Digital Works

UX Designer

Graduate school co-op

UX Skills: Researching, synthesizing, prototyping, testing

Front-End Skills: HTML5, CSS3

Brands Steve worked with:

  • Uber
  • Allstate
  • Jarden
  • ESRI
  • Copper Mountain/Sherpa App
  • Fireside TV
2012 - 2013

Leek Media, Inc

UX Designer

Leek Media was attempting to create a conglomerate of comedy based websites competing with the likes of Funny or Die, The Onion,, The Chive, Cracked, etc. Despite best efforts, the company ran out of funding.

Products launched: & (both sites auctioned and decommissioned).

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