Web and app designer
My professional title is Lead User Experience Designer, and I work on the Mobile Team at Bazaarvoice, Inc. I love my job for three reasons:
- I work with really smart, friendly people that are good at what they do
- The subject matter is super interesting to me
- The initials of my title, LUED sounds like "lewd" phonetically
I don't have a design portfolio anywhere online, but I do have this handbook on mobile design strategy I'm writing. It's a work in progress, so your feedback is appreciated.
Oh, and I love web development and design so much that I tutor people for fun.
Weekends and evenings I organize community art events through my LLC, Urban Skep. Currently I'm working on a beard-themed group art show and craft fair called BYOBeard. It takes place June 22nd at Pump Project in Austin, TX. You're invited!
I was an artist before I got into web stuff, and occasionally I still take on little freelance illustration projects. For freelance, I stick to storyboarding and simple, black and white, cartoonish drawings. Probably once per year I'll paint something, but just for a show or as a gift. Paintings are too much work to be sold.
It's great living in Austin, TX because so many people enjoy music as a pass-time. I'm just a hobbyist really: good enough to know my chords, but not skillful enough for most bands. I got one paying gig to create music for a toilet-themed iPhone app. That was super fun to work on. Otherwise, I just make up little songs on my Tascam cassette tape recorder or play with friends.
Comedy is totally just a hobby thing. When I have the time, I'll go to Kick Butt Coffee and practice a routine, and if people laugh, I promote it to Cap City Comedy Club. I've had mixed success, but I enjoy the game of it. Each time I figure some stuff out and believe I can do better.