Joe Bergantine


Joe Bergantine is an independent experience design consultant, working with startups to utilize design thinking to discover, create, and bring to market new products and services.

Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana. Established 1983.


I designed and developed a Cribbage board iOS App for the iPhone and iPad the design of which emulates the act of pegging on a physical board.

I have contributed to open source signal processing projects in the Python language: SampEn and PyEEG.

Much of the client project work I do utilizes the Django Web framework. I have open sourced some of the common functionality I add into many of these projects including a contact form, robots.txt generator, a variety of templatetags and an events calendar.

I wrote a script to conduct a 5-second usability test and another to create a clickable website for client presentations from a series of static comps.

I designed a couple of very popular code syntax highlighting color schemes by the names of Specials Board and Birds of Paradise for the Panic Coda text editor which were included in the 2.0 release. I have since ported them respectively to Apple Xcode and Sublime Text.

I take a lot of photos.

I've written a few technical articles.

Portfolio Highlights

Agency Work

Montana Office of Tourism Get Lost Web and Mobile application. Designed and developed at MercuryCSC in my role as Interactive Producer. I conceived, pitched and managed the design and development of a massive Web and mobile application campaign intended to drive in-state tourism.

Clarisonic website. Designed and developed at OC|Brand in my role as Interactive Director. I lead the development of the website, supporting e-commerce platform, and earned media marketing materials in the build up to the feature of the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush on Oprah’s Favorite Things, expansion into multiple product offerings, and the internationalization of distribution into the United Kingdom and Australia.

Schnee’s Winter Catalog. Designed as part of my role as Graphic Designer at Thibeault Studios. I lead and provided much of the the art direction, layout, and visual merchandising of this massive mail-order catalog for Schnee’s Powder Horn, a Bozeman-based sporting goods retailer.

For short-term freelance or project work including…

Résumé available on LinkedIn and GitHub.