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Nicholas Pappas, MSc

Product Designer

Seattle, WA



When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.


Hello! I'm Nicholas Pappas, a product designer with over 25 years of experience designing professional and enterprise systems. Throughout my design journey I've nurtured a core belief in the power of design systems and accessibility as catalysts for innovation and inclusivity, developing a passion for building the foundations that bring success to our users.



Staff 2 Product Designer

VMware (now Broadcom)

2021 - present

Defined strategy, research needs, and accessibility standards, for design and development of a comprehensive design system through code complete.

Principal UX Engineer

F5 Networks

2013 - 2021

Drove UX across multiple products, reducing both design and development inconsistency, and increasing accessibility.

Human Factors and Usability Engineer


2005 - 2013

Contributed to multiple R&D projects, playing a key role in enhancing UX, operational efficiency and innovation across various aerospace systems.

Frontend Software Engineer

Lucent Technologies

1998 - 2002

Pioneered the design and development of frontend framework, empowering teams to explore unique interaction methodologies, while maintaining a consistent experience.



Master in Cognitive Systems Engineering

Ohio State University

Bachelor in Computer Science

Purdue University