About Me

Hello…I’m a fun loving and outgoing person who loves life. I enjoy spending time with friends and family. If I’m not at work, out with friends, on the Golf Course or driving range [7 – Handicap], or with the family…then I’m out trying a new craft beer & restaurant with my girlfriend.

Professionally, I’m a User Experience Consultant at Improving (IT Consultant Company) for over the last 5 years. I have worked for several clients on a wide range of projects. I have worked in the Financial, Oil & Gas, Medical, Hospitality, Insurance, Telecom, and Entertainment fields. As a consultant, I am a capable User Researcher, Information Architect, and Designer including UI, Visual and Front End. I have a willingness to keep up to date with software applications and new techniques in a rapidly changing profession.

My Guiding Principles

No one is perfect, but we should strive for growth and the pursuit to “Be Better”. This is a NEW list of principles I am working to live by and strive to achieve daily. You have to challenge yourself, to grow yourself, in all areas of human endeavor.

  • Seek Excellence Everywhere
  • Be a Coach, a Mentor, and "Sparring Partner"
  • Build Self-Awareness and Check the Ego
  • Have a Clear Vision and Goals
  • Exhibit Passion
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Self-Motivated
  • Spread Joy & Laughter

My services

User Experience

An appreciation of user psychology and an understanding of how language and design resonate with users.

Strategy

A proven approach to mapping user needs, experiences and customer journeys to an application flow and process that works.

Visual & Frontend Design

The ability to clearly present and articulate design decisions, participate in peer design critiques, and turn that design into HTML & Responsive CSS.

A student of Design Thinking

UNDERSTAND

From all perspectives view the issues and define the problem.
• EMPATHIZE
• DEFINE

EXPLORE

Brainstorm out of the box solutions and create quick models.
• IDEATE
• PROTOTYPE

MATERIALIZE

Take outcomes from exploration, and test them to form solutions or create new questions to solve. Then put that vision into effect.
• TEST
• IMPLEMENT

Design Thinking 101

What my clients say

Vaughn came in and kicked #%!@ . We had a short window to work in, and he hit the ground running. Discovered not only a better design for us, but fixed the current functionality to work better in the new design.

Randy
IT Manager

Vaughn's a super hero! He came onto our project for only 2 weeks and totally fixed the design and gave great input on the work flow. Kudos!

Brian
Applications Manager

Who I am

A loyal friend and coworker that loves to work hard and play harder! You go on this ride 1 time, so make the most of it. There is no such thing as an extra life in this world. Go out, create, empower, uplift, enjoy and have no regrets!!! 

STRENGTH FINDERS TOP 5

  • RELATOR
  • LEARNER
  • WOO
  • POSITIVITY
  • ACHIEVER
Design
Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite 85%
Development
HTML, CSS3, Javascript 87%
Strategy
Discovery, Stakeholder/User Interviews, Problem Solving, Planning 90%
Golf
86%

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