Braden Pate



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A little about me

I'm a transplant from a small town in South Carolina to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Currently, I’m a Senior Designer on the brand team at Mendix, a platform that enables anyone to make powerful apps without coding experience. Previously, I spent nearly 8 years at EF Ultimate Break (formerly EF College Break) designing intuitive interfaces and compelling campaigns for the fast growing young adult travel company. 

In my spare time, I love cooking almost anything from the Barefoot Contessa, drinking a glass of wine and traveling with my husband Isaiah.


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Senior Designer, Mendix
2018 - Present

At Mendix, I focus predominately on web and digital design serving as the lead designer on a web redesign project that coincided with the a total brand overhaul. As a senior member of the team, I establish design standards for web and help guide more junior members in creating designs that adhere to these guidelines. In addition, I work with the CEO and CMO to craft compelling keynotes for large scale events including our semi-annual conference, Mendix World, the largest low-code conference ever.

Senior Designer, EF Ultimate Break
2013 - 2018

At EF Ultimate Break, I lead the design work of a small creative/marketing team. We produce digital projects to inspire potential travelers and promote sales. My primary focus is the UX/UI of our e-commerce website, from browsing to checkout, as well as the online customer-account experience. In addition, I manage and work closely with a designer and design intern to create digital assets, including email, display ads (Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc.), video, and more.

Visual Designer, EF College Break
2010 - 2013

Executed web and print designs for brand as sole designer. Collaborated with a copywriter and marketing director to create campaigns that spanned email, display ads, run of site content, and more.

2010 - Present

Produce wide array of customized digital and print content for assorted clients. 


Web design
User interface design
User experience design
Digital ad design (Facebook, Instagram, Google)
Email design


Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
Coastal Carolina University / Conway, SC