Brian Bailey is a San Francisco-based interaction designer.

In his travels, he's studied economics at West Point and Georgetown and been fortunate to serve on the design teams of Pew Research Center and Google.

He is currently designing interfaces at Matter.

Feel free to say hi.

Pew Research Center

Data Visualizations

A nonpartisan think tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.
— Pew Research Center

The Future of the Global Muslim Population

These maps allow users to select a country, a region or the world — as well as decade — and see the size of the Muslim population in that place and time.

The feature covers 232 countries and territories over five decades, including population estimates for 1990-2010 and estimates for 2020 and 2030.

role: user interface design and information architecture

The Global Christian Population

These maps allow users to select a country, a region or the world to see the size of the Christian population in 2010. Users can also filter data to see the 2010 population of major Christian traditions.

This feature covers 232 countries and territories.

role: user interface design and information architecture

Logo Animation

Design and animation of the Pew Research Center’s logo, which serves as a branding bumper for video content.

role: animation

Political Typology

We assigned individuals to one of the nine core typology groups, based primarily on their position on nine scales of social and political values as well as their party identification. The typology groups are created using cluster analysis, a statistical procedure which accounts for respondents' scores to sort them into relatively homogeneous groups.

role: project managment, user interface design and information architecture

Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Database

This interactive database allows users to explore public opinion in 19 sub-Saharan African nations on topics ranging from religious beliefs and practices to views on religious extremism and morality.

The findings come from more than 25,000 face-to-face interviews in more than 60 languages or dialects in 19 countries, representing 75% of the total population of sub-Saharan Africa.

role: project managment, interaction design, prototyping and information architecture

Religious Knowledge Quiz

This short, 15-question quiz, allows users to compare themselves with 3,412 randomly sampled adults who were asked these and other questions about religion in a national telephone poll.

Users can see how they compare with the overall population as well as with people of various religious traditions, people who attend worship services frequently or less often, men and women, and college graduates as well as those who did not attend college.

role: project managment, interaction design, prototyping and information architecture


Native iOS Apps (Swift)

A design intensive for professional designers.
— CodePath

I spent the winter of 2015 with a number of Bay Area designers to learn Swift and design in Xcode, leveraging views, view properties, and events to create high fidelity prototypes that are difficult to distinguish from production apps.

By incorporating advantages of the Model View Controller architectural pattern in our design explorations we're able to better utilize different gestures such as tap, long press, and pan, along with animating various view properties such as position, size, rotation, and alpha.

As a result, we're able to tackle some of the more advanced features in gestures and animations that are used in modern iOS apps. Specifically, many of the more polished iOS apps often have custom transitions between view controllers as well as visual elements that move between view controllers.


Focus is a proof of concept app that explores iOS' Photos Framework, which allows us to request assets and commit edits to the photo library.

Together with fellow designers Patrick Wong and Nico Bories, we fetched, presented, and stored images in a custom collection using a nondestructive image adjustment process that allows users to revert or alter their edits.

Our custom editing workflow controls for brightness, saturation, contrast, cropping, rotation, and temperature.


Gratuity is a twin-view iOS tip calculator built with Swift, which revisits part of my prework for selection to CodePath.

The calculator allows users to enter a numeric amount, select from a range of tip amounts, and calculate the result. It also allows for users to split the bill, sharing the costs with a party two, three, or four others.

Data is updated in realtime, passed between views, and displayed numerically and as text, as if talking to a friend.

Wells Fargo

Mobile Accessibility and SMS

Our vision has nothing to do with transactions, selling products, or getting bigger for the sake of bigness. It’s about building lifelong relationships one customer at a time.
— Wells Fargo

SMS Fraud Alerts

Creating a text-heavy system of commands, responses, and conditionals is a funner design exercise that I first thought it'd be.

This project for Wells Fargo focused creating a SMS messaging solution that'd alert customers when we detected fraudulent activity in their account.

We hit a number of constraints, the least of which was the 160 character text message limit imposed by SMS, as we focused on word choice and tone of voice.

Voice Verification

For several years, Wells Fargo has been researching how to use biometrics to both increase the security of its offerings and also decrease the amount of tokens, PINs, and passwords customers have to handle. New York-based SpeechPro helped Wells Fargo with developing the biometric tech and we designers got a chance to test and integrate the product through development.

I had a rare onscreen appearance, and got to play the role of a husband checking the status of his mortgage with Wells Fargo's voice verification. Kudos to my sherpa, Sara Kalinoski, for pitching in for this.

Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

I participated in Wells Fargo's mobile accessibility documentation effort by revisiting our then recently released Home Lending Calculator in a design sprint.


CMS Redesign

Focus on the user and all else will follow.
— Google

Material Design

Google's Material design guidelines lends itself to dynamic sites on modern frameworks.

Our team used elements from Material, along with a creative use of media queries to tease out visual updates on sites with older frameworks.