Hello! My name is Zac, I am a designer and software industry pro from Seattle. I earned a BFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Washington in 2005. I love making abstract concepts intuitive and enjoyable for users. Consider me equal parts scientist and artist.
Technology is a medium, like oil paint, that I have enjoyed working in since grade school. My professional work has been user-centered from the onset; as user experience designer and recently as application development manager.
I have a keen mind for complicated problems and can fill many industry roles as needed to craft the best possible user experience. My design education provides me with a unique perspective for resolving abstract problems into concrete deliverables and I have enjoyed that process daily.
Please contact me if your company could benefit from my experience, energy, and skills.
I am currently looking for a healthy company where I can contribute my design expertise and utilize my many other business strengths.
Selected items for conversation
Webtrends Infinity Reporting is an Analytics reporting interface for enterprise businesses. This UX is a seemless integration of several independent apps behind a single proxied URL: app.webtrends.com.
As Dev Team manager, I lead all the application and services development, UX design, and product testing needed to "get data out" of Webtrends.
All Webtrends UI must pass my desk.
Optimize™ Visual Editor is a content testing app. It is the latest generation of the optimization workflow I originally designed in 2009.
My role in this project has evolved in that time from individual contributor UX to dev team owner. Optimize was invented at the startup Widemile where I was the sole designer.
I love to draw!
Art has been the primary focus of my life and I always jump at the chance to create original work.
An export of the main 'sketchpad' Illustrator layer. Each symbol was handcrafted, now most are readily availabe through resources like FontAwesome.
Small Business Server 2008 and Home Server 2008, UI in the time of CD installation and box packaging.
This is some old stuff now but it serves me well to represent how much UI craft has changed in the past decade!