I am a bit process and strategy nut who loves solving big design problems in an iterative and systematic fashion.
My background is in creative, and progressing from Print to Web to Brand Development, Marketing, Coding, and finally in my current home of UX Design and Strategy. A while ago, I quit becoming obsessed with messaging and brand development and became obsessed with creating applications based on my innate desire to systemize everything, making sure every detail of the system is accounted for. My obsessiveness with optimization and systemization has translated into design that balances the need to maximize efficiency, brutal simplicity for task oriented behaviour and engagement for content consumption.
I ran my own agency for from 2003-2011, and have been doing consulting since 2011 for several agencies and product side. In addition, I am a contributor to several publications including Smashing Magazine, and UX booth, as well as a speaker on UX strategy, for Interactive and e-Commerce events.
Currently, I am really excited about how experience strategy can help to all areas of business – not only product, but marketing, and operations as well.
A few other things about me:
- I cringe at the phrase, “that’s the way we’ve always done it.”
- I know a little about a lot of things, but I am really good at connecting the dots.
- I believe in the power of design and technology to change the world .
- I believe God is the source of all strength.
- I have a Chinese daughter I am extremely proud of (pictured right)
- I am an avid yogi with almost 20 years of practice
Companies I’ve worked with:
- Survey Monkey*
- Get Satisfaction
- Adobe Analytics
- Google Analytics*
- Microsoft Office
“We are incredibly impressed with your work, unhealthy creativity, and most of all how smoothly you handle your projects.”
—Lee Zoppa, SVP of Marketing, Hair Club
“Stuart is a tireless and creative user experience designer. He is thorough in his approach and his energy and enthusiasm is infectious. The entire team rallied around him and was inspired by his insights and motivation.”
—Dena Siegal, VP of UX, Take Part
“Stuart is one of the most gifted user experience designers that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. His breadth of knowledge, ambulance irresistible enthusiasm, ailment and ability to examine problems from multiple perspectives made him an extremely valuable asset to the team... I cannot recommend him enough.”
—Ernest Li, UX Designer, Hulu
“I really don't know how he does it but they guy has ideas oozing out of his head non stop. He is a delight to work with, full of integrity and makes even the most boring tasks fun.”
—Peleg Top, Author/ Speaker
“Stuart is an exceptional user experience lead. He consistently delivers thinking above and beyond what is asked of him, case with thoroughly thought out solutions that suprise and delight. He brings a wealth of experience with him, and he will raise your expectations of what to expect from UX.”
—Charles Truett, Creative Director, Heartbeat Ideas
“Stuart has a creative approach to user experience and is also a production master. He understands each step of the process, link and he has lots of ideas about how to keep improving. He’d be an asset to any organization that is trying to advance its UX strategy and practices.”
—Carolyn Gawkowski, Senior UX Lead, NFL