UX Design

You might have come to this page to learn a little about my trade: UX Design. What is user experience (UX) design, and what is it for?

A UX designer is like an architect and a therapist, all rolled into one.

I have three essential questions when wearing the UX Designer hat and vest:

  1. Who are you talking to?
  2. Are they finding what they came for?
  3. Are telling your story in an integral, useful, and engaging way?

Whether you’re moving to a new house or redesigning your website, you’re going to find dusty forgotten boxes and other strange items that you’re not sure what to do with. You’ll need to sort some things into piles of “keep”, “discard”, and “replace”, and not everyone will agree where things should go.

Box of Photos - Photo by Christopher Flynn on Unsplash

These are the kinds of things that I guide you through so that your new home gets the best of the old and the best of the new. I help you place each item where they’re the most useful for you, the residents, and for your honored guests.

I’ve been doing this a while.

In terms of my user experience experience, here are some notes. I’ve been working in web design and development for over 10 years. The last five have been primarily user experience in an agency setting. A few of the brands I have worked with are Grove City College, The Art Institutes, Smucker’s, and NestlĂ©.

For those who would like a picture in terms of capabilities and deliverables, here’s a handy list of things I have done:

  • Website UX best practices assessment
  • Content audits (quantitative and qualitative)
  • User personas
  • Baseline user experience testing
  • Sitemaps
  • Information architecture diagrams
  • Content strategy
  • User and application flow charts
  • Wireframes with annotations
  • Front-end prototypes
  • UI design

I work remotely as an independent consultant. In 2018, I have taken some time off from full-time work, but I am still accepting work on an individual basis. Please contact me if you’d like to discuss my rates and availability.

Most of the recent work I have done is not possible to display publicly. Private viewings of work may be available upon request.

If you’d like to know even more, I also have one of those fancy LinkedIn things.