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Let's talk about a revolution...

 

Welcome to my site and thanks for checking out my work! 

As a passionate professional with over 5 years experience in UX, mobile and web interface design, and a growing expertise in front-end development, crafting beautifully simple digital products has become quite frankly an obsession of mine!

I believe the web is in the midst of a revolution. 

A movement influenced by those who work in the experience, development and engineering fields to redesign the online world and bring clarity, simplicity, and an overall improvement to the daily lives of the people who use our websites, apps and digital products.  In every corner of the digital space we're seeing redesign after redesign that makes processes quicker and cleaner, interfaces that become more interactive and crisp, and tools that work more seamlessly and intuitively than ever before.

This kind of environment makes an experience evangelist like myself wickedly excited for the possibilities to come, and inspires a relentless drive to learn more and expand my knowledge and abilities so that I can empower myself to be an agent of change and contribute as much as possible to this beautiful digital revolution that's taking place around us.

 

Let's talk about process...

 

It all starts with a solid process. 

One that amplifies and prioritizes a user or consumer's experience with a product or brand.  Bringing multidisciplinary teams together who share information and ideas in an effort to tear down the imaginary walls of departments and prolonged approval processes.  Opting instead for rapid prototyping, open dialogue and a willingness to try new concepts (and maybe even fail).

One that invests in the time and effort to research the characteristics and needs of those who will eventually use the product being developed.  And a readiness to test its usability and reiterate when needed through a variety of analytical and feedback mechanisms.

One that dedicates itself to delivering clean and elegant interface designs to the final product that meet or exceed current standards and make people love clicking or tapping through its experience, easily wanting to return again and again.

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If you share these views and are looking for someone who's dedicated to bringing exceptional experiences to life, let's talk.

 

Recommendations

I worked with Drew for over three years and it doesn’t take long to realize that he is pure talent. The value he brings to the table is equaled only by his passion to create excellence. The user experiences and designs that he forges are meticulously done. Any company would be lucky to have Drew focus his attention on their products. It has been an honor to have him on my team and I wish him all success in his career.
— Jason Cox, Product Manager at Voice Media Group
Drew is an enthusiastic young UX designer. He worked on several projects at the New Media Innovation Lab at the Cronkite School of Journalism and I have hired him to do several other projects. Drew works quickly and efficiently. He is a good communicator and picks up new skills quickly.
— Retha Hill, Executive Director, Digital Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, ASU
Drew’s creative mind makes him a great asset to any work environment. His conceptual design skills are formidable, and he always has plenty of ideas at the ready to improve a project. His professional attitude combined with his friendly enthusiasm make him a pleasure to work with all around.
— Erynn Elizabeth Reitmayer, Colleague @ New Media Innovation Lab, ASU

SKills

Expertise:

User experience best practices, wireframing and interactive prototyping, user testing, responsive web design, style guides, mobile interface design, content strategy, site mapping, interaction design, user research and statistical analysis, contextual inquiry, multivariate testing, project management and implementation,  agile/SCRUM development methods, tree mapping, data  and information architecture, user personas and card sorting, rapid prototyping, visual design, customer journey maps, user surveys, competitive intelligence research, app development planning

 

Apps and Knowledge:

HTML5/CSS3, Javascript (learning), Swift mobile development (learning), Xcode Storyboard, GitHub, Sketch 3, Adobe CC Master Collection, Axure, Google Analytics, JIRA, Basecamp, InVision, OmniGraffle, Demandware (e-commerce platform), MS Office