Hello, I’m Nick,
User Experience and Interaction Designer based in Chicago. I find opportunities to understand, assist, shape, or change people's behavior.
I love smart scrappy research and prototyping to understand, developing ideas that spark conversations and push people to think and act differently.
I don't have the answers...users do. And it is my duty to bring those to life in a way that is widely adopted.
I have worked wide range of exploratory design work in areas from tech startup to social innovation for non-profits and from healthcare to culinary design. The more difficult a problem is and the more regulated industry it is a part of, the more rewarding the design challenge.
Some things change and some things stay the same. The pursuit of perfection has followed me from grade school -where I thought I would become a Disney animation- to high school -where I bought my first Mac and discovered the Photoshop Shrink Wrap filter- to college at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Looking back, it was blind luck that the A+D program there is heavily based in the Swiss design aesthetic. Over four years I studied under great professors such as: Dietmar Winkler, Jennifer Gunji, John Jennings, Robb Springfield and Alan Mette. Not knowing it at the time I had found the perfection I was looking for. A great design foundation was laid and I received a BFA in Graphic Design in the process.
Define the problem and collect information.
Brainstorm and diagram solutions.
Make to learn, test and repeat.
Flesh out visuals and copy according to brand.
Code and push live before starting the next round.
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