Reese McLean
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Hi, I'm Reese.
I build great Experiences.

About Me

I am passionate about building tools and systems that make it easier for developers to build great experiences.

I am currently the Sr. Director of UI/UX at Transact Campus, where I lead a team of designers and frontend developers helping to build the next generation of campus transaction systems.

My Work

Transact Campus

2017 - Present

  • Led frontend development of the rewrite for student tuition payments where billions of dollars in payments are processed annually.
  • After spin-off from Blackboard, grew remote UX/UI team from 1 designer to 5 designers and 1 frontend developer across the United States and Ireland.
  • Built modern component library used by 7 teams across over 10 products, cutting down on development time and increasing consistency across products.


2014 - 2017

  • Developed multiple iPad apps leading to millions of dollars in revenue.
  • Led transition of web app development to Angular.
  • Mentored and coached Junior Developers.

High School Math Teacher

2009 - 2014

  • Taught all levels of High School Math.
  • Piloted the first year of online math classes for the school district.
  • Volunteer basketball coach.
  • Represented school as part of equity team and coaching.

Lunchbox Apps

2008 - 2016

  • Indie iOS app development focused on educational tools and games.
  • Over 300,000 downloads including school district purchases for iPad initiatives.
  • Winner of SmarTots' "Quest for the Best Kids' Apps" contest.