When people ask about my background. I always tell them I’m a recovering Graphic Designer who put down the bottle of photoshop and picked up a case of Adobe XD and Sketch. Old habits die hard. I’ve spent the last 10 years of my career making things look pretty, for the sake of looking pretty. Over my career, I learned a lot about: Marketing, Sales, Motion Graphics, Photography, Videography, Financing, Taxes, even how to run a small business. When I think about all the skills I developed, I realized those skills could transfer to a career in User Experience (UX Design).
I became a UX Designer because I wanted a change in my life. I wanted to design products that people actually wanted. Once I became a UX Designer, I knew I wanted to give back to the community because people helped me along the way. I wanted to be a source of inspiration and knowledge for all those FreshUXers™ out there. I now run a YouTube Channel, Podcast, and the occasional speaker to do my part in giving back.
What is your UX Super Power? Mine… mmmm, let’s talk about it.
Very seldom do you get a person that is adroit in visual design, hyper-organized, and has a 360 view and understanding of marketing—Eric is that person. I had the pleasure of working alongside Eric and found his level of design and problem solving was at a high level. In fact, I was looking to pull Eric into the Hartmann Studios design team. I would highly recommend Eric for a range of design and UX roles at any agency and other organization.
Josh BarrettCreative Director
I really enjoyed working with Eric. He is a very talented designer! He has a great ability to take minimal direction and execute flawlessly. He is attentive to detail and really helped bring our brands to life in a unique way. He is very collaborative and I appreciated his willingness to bring forward new ideas and perspectives. Regardless of the creative work he was tasked with, he always had a positive attitude and I hope to work with him in the future.
Sara StoneMarketing Manager
Eric is one of my favorite designers to collaborate with. From brainstorming to execution, his creativity never faults, and nor does this attitude. He is detail-oriented, dedicated to putting out a great product, and is able to jump through numerous hoops amid crazy deadlines, all with a sense of humor. His design skills are impeccable and I have a tremendous amount of respect for his ability to think outside of the box. 10/10 Would love to work with him again.
Skate Bradfield New Business Communications Designer
Leading with Energy, Urgency, and Endurance. Leading by Being Positively Honest.
Eric, aka. The Unicorn has been fantastic to work with. His ideas and innovative spirit are inspiring. He has been able to really dig into LIFE and continues to cultivate and foster a THINK USER FIRST Culture.
Eric has been consistent in his facilitation and interview style. He has established a good rapport with the RVP’s and Reps along with the Business Stakeholders.
Eric leads with positive honesty - he says what he thinks and means what he says. Something this might be painful for the business to hear. However, it is a true mark of a leader.