User Experience and Interaction Designer
Ian is a User Experience (UX) and Interaction Designer (IxD) in Seattle, WA and is available for freelance work!
I make complex systems into enjoyable interactions with user-centered design and design thinking methodologies. I am fascinated with how people interact with technology. After innumerable hours supporting clients in the use of a wide range of software and hardware, I have an intuitive understanding of user stumbling blocks and expectations.
I am knowledgeable in many platforms and tools, have observation, analysis, collaboration, design and technical skills. After 20+ years of design experience, I can create in any style and use any tools. I use my technology knowledge to make the best use of the platforms at hand, and can recommend directions and technologies to move towards.
I have worked in agile environments, collaborated with engineering, stakeholders, and subject matter experts to research, wireframe, prototype, design, and build technology products.
I have a passion for exploring human interactions with technology from cobbled together technology art installations to high end virtual reality and spatial computing.
- Masters Degree in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington
- User-Centered Design Certificate from the Human Centered Design & Engineering Department at the University of Washington
- Bachelors in Environmental Design and architecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Heavy experience with Figma, Sketch, InVision, UXPin, Axure, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut, as well as video software like Final Cut Pro, VR and game creation software like Unity 3D, font creation, GIS image software, and almost everything else over the years. The question is which tools are right for the project?