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My Story

Hi, I'm Gareth. I'm a product designer with a sound design and professional theater background. I currently work on travel tech products as a designer for BLADE in New York City and education products with The Brick Factory design agency based in Washington DC.

I've always loved figuring out puzzles and problems, and that, combined with my passion for design, led me to pursue a career in UX. My background in design for theater helps me look at user experience through narrative storytelling and what makes experiences engaging and understandable. I have been a part of many design projects where I have contributed to creating something from the ground up, which is exactly where I want to be. I'm excited to continue working on UX projects where I can have a personal impact and build something that improves people's everyday lives.

When I'm not working, I love to travel, get into the outdoors, play music, or tick another backpacking trip off my bucket list.

Send me a message with any work opportunities, design ideas, or just to connect!

Skills and Tools

Relevant Skills:

  • Lean UX / Design thinking / UCD
  • UI and visual design
  • Frontend development (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
  • Affinity mapping
  • 2x2 strategy workshopping
  • Analytic problem-solving
  • Competitive analysis
  • User research
  • User personas
  • User flows
  • Usability testing
  • Prototyping animation
  • Wireframing / Prototyping
  • Design systems
  • Sound design

Tools Used:

  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • Miro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Balsamiq
  • Invision
  • Atom