UX: Background/Process

I have been creating user experiences in both the digital and in the physical world for over a decade-and-a-half.

User experience design has been a field that is constantly evolving, but it is a multi-disciplinary field that I have been working in from the web, creative, to the marketing field. involving aspects of industrial design, graphic design, to marketing.

002_problem-solver

It is too easy to shoot down an idea, and it takes a lot more to come up with a solution which is where I would rather focus my energy on doing.

003_what-I-do

Contracting for a variety of companies early in my career gave me a big picture view of how businesses operate, but the one thing I appreciated from that experience was the number of skills I learned from my co-workers.

004_my-skills

I have always pursued everything that I was passionate about, but what I did not know, I went out and learned (which is a lot of things). Having that approach was critical when contracting for various businesses in all sorts of industries.

005_my-experience

A giant whiteboard, sketching out ideas, and getting everybody involved and collaborating early on in the process is something I learned early on as an industrial design student and while working with a co-worker who was Cal Berkeley graduate in architecture.

006_my-process

I believe that in order to be effective, you have to be a team player who knows how to collaborate, and you have to know how to pull things out of people. If you can, your results will show, and I can even point to areas of anything I have done where it was somebody elses contribution.