I am a UX Designer crafting clear solutions to complex problems that can be used by real people.
I have 11 years of hands-on work experience in UI, IxD, UX, IA, rapid prototyping, and front-end development for rich web applications and mobile devices. I practice user centered design principles basing design decisions on user needs, business goals and heuristics.
I am a practitioner with a focus on creating delightful experiences, bringing order to complicated problems and architecting information.
I’ve spent most of my life deeply interested in music, technology and creativity. I love playing video games. My faves include the following series; Fallout, COD, Halo, Destiny, and Titan Fall. If I’m in a family-friendly mood I like Zelda, Mario Kart and Sonic with my family. I have been playing guitar since I was a kid but have also been known to dabble in mandolin and piano. But, those things only make up a fraction of who I am, they only scratch the surface. The things that drive and motivate me to be who I am are knowing and following God, loving and leading my wife and children and investing in others. I am a follower of Jesus Christ.
I aim to be honest and treat people with respect. I believe it’s important to listen, understand and empathize with others. I do like to have fun too, joke around and if possible cheer-up people when they are down. It’s important to me to work hard, show up early and always give everything I have. People, like me, are inherently flawed and it’s not fair to expect people to always be on the same page. So it’s important to focus on what people “hear” rather than what You picking up what I’m dropping? I think it’s important for me to meet people where they are and not expect everyone to adjust to me. I am naturally a wooer. I love learning and also love teaching. I think it’s important for individuals to take risks, make mistakes and learn from them. If I make a mistake but don’t learn from it and then make that mistake again and again then I’ve failed.
Some other note-worthy things. I am bi-vocational. When I’m not designing, I’m planting churches. My role typically includes leading worship music, working with students and leading Bible studies. Eventually, I plan on going to seminary for a Masters in Divinity. However, having 4 small children has pushed that back just a little bit. Also, I am married to my best friend and partner in ministry. It’s awesome!
That’s all I have for now. If you want to know more you can check out my random stuff.