portfolio & resumé of peter roman

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Senior Product Designer at Apple since October 2010

UI Designer at Google March 2010 to September 2010

Brought on as Design Director for Picnik via acquisition. Continued Picnik responsibilities post-acquisition as well as broadening job scope to include driving the design for an unreleased project.

Design Director at Picnik May 2006 to September 2010

As Picnik’s first employee, worked alongside the co-founders to craft branding, user experience, user interface, and visual design along with Picnik’s custom Flex skin and MXML layout. The position evolved to include the management of a growing creative team, while still remaining hands-on.

Picnik's photo editing user interface

Picnik’s photo editing user interface

Picnik's Exposure adjustment interface

Exposure adjustment interface

Picnik's Effects UI and zoom/navigator

Effects UI and zoom/navigator

Picnik Premium upsell dialog

Picnik Premium upsell dialog

Senior Designer at Real Networks October 2003 through May 2006

Worked as creative lead on many Real Networks properties, including the Mac OS X desktop Real Player application, Windows Real Player, Linux Helix and Real Players, RealGuide, and both internal and external facing marketing materials.

RealPlayer for Mac OS X

RealPlayer for Mac OS X


RealPlayer & Helix Player application icons

RealPlayer OS X document icons

RealPlayer OS X document icons

Helix Player document icons

Helix Player document icons

RealPlayer 10 foot UI

RealPlayer 10 foot UI

Intermittent Freelance since 1998

Clients include: Tierney Communications, fabGORGON, 160over90, Seattle Times / NWSource,, Brandhammer, Shift Strategic, Errandboy, Macrosystems, Quantum Think, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010


Bachelors Degree from Drexel University September 1999 through March 2003

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Drexel University, attaining a Bachelors of Science in Digital Media, a hybrid of graphic design, computer science, computer animation and human computer interaction.


Seattle 2.0 Best Startup Product Designer for 2009
Nominated in SXSW Classic Category for 2009
Best of Interactive Category in the 2008 I.D. Annual Design Review for
TIME 50 Best Websites 2008
Pixel Awards 2008 Geek Winner
Honorary Webby Award for Visual Design, 2008
W3 Silver Winner, Best Structure and Navigation for a Web Site, 2008
2008 Stevie Award for Best Overall Web Design
Macworld “Eddy” Editor’s Choice Awards for Picnik, 2007
2005 Oneclub Showcase for
2004 Silver Addy Award for Fairly Painless Advertising
2003 Webby Nomination for website
Dini Jones Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement at Drexel University