Listening with the intention to understand, rather than to respond. Let’s hold hands and do some UXing.
Fostering personal relationships with the user in order to build successful product relationships.
Creating delightful layers between humans and the machines they use.
As a Visionary, I have the ability to look at the big picture, spot patterns or trends, and turn them into creative plans.
In high school I saved up to buy a brand new Mac, flatbed scanner, and color printer simply because I wanted to spend all of my time designing and creating…stuff. This was back with Adobe Photoshop 1.0 amazingly, still my favorite product – though it’s finally being properly challenged. What I found with my design was that I always wanted to use it to make people happy, or to persuade them in some way.
At this same time I also discovered the internet – very slowly – on my 9600baud modem. It was tough to find anything at the time and I remember having to use E-World to discover pretty much anything (there wasn’t much there), but I did discover my love for technology.
Put the two of these together and I started discovering user centered design and development before I knew it was UX. Soon after I jumped in head first and have never looked back. I have flourished in all disciplines of UX having both a strong analytical as well as creative mind. I’m generally fairly modest, but because I have found something that fits so well with the person I am and the experience I’ve had, I feel comfortable saying me and UX are like peas in a pod.
My extensive track record consists of finding consumer & business value through creating highly usable products and processes with efficiency in mind. I have solved complex business problems for companies across many disciplines from start-ups to multiple fortune 100 businesses. I have personally built 2 successful businesses from the ground up, and created teams within companies, showing a strong entrepreneurial drive and dedication to growth, innovation, and quality. In user experience, I found a niche that fit incredibly well with my background in design, sales, business, and development, and I have thrived in a new and incredibly complex field. I’m now able to take my vast portfolio of experience and turn it into great communication and collaboration across multiple disciplines.
When not working, I spend most of my time with my family enjoying Colorado. I’m an avid runner, clocking over 20 miles most weeks, and love spending summers hiking and golfing, and winters up in Breckenridge on my snowboard or soaking in a hot tub. My other passion is creating stuff. Whether it’s new spices like Brad’s Burnt, new apps like Tempos, World Music, SunTimer or Picari, or painting and playing music. Please feel free to ask and I would love to discuss any of these with you.