About Me

Hello…I’m a fun loving 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 [6 Handicap], or with the family… Then I’m out trying a new restaurant and craft beer with my Fiance.

Professionally, I’m a Principal UX Consultant at Improving (IT Consultant Company) for over the last 6+ years. I have worked for several clients on a wide range of projects in Finance, Oil & Gas, Medical, Hospitality, Insurance, Telecom, and Entertainment fields.

As a Principal UX Consultant, I follow the Design Thinking Methodology to quickly come to great solutions and goals for the next steps in a products growth. I keep up to date with NEW software applications and smarter 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.

  • Be a Coach, a Mentor, and "Sparring Partner"
  • Build Self-Awareness and Learn From it
  • Have a Clear Vision and Goals
  • Be Excellent Everywhere
  • Spread Joy & Laughter
  • Be Self-Motivated
  • Be Responsible
  • Exhibit Passion
  • There is no spoon

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!
Go out, create, empower, uplift, enjoy and have no regrets!!!
My new goal is to live with the openess of: “Yes, And…”.

STRENGTH FINDERS TOP 5

  • RELATOR
  • LEARNER
  • WOO
  • POSITIVITY
  • ACHIEVER
Strategy
Discovery, Stakeholder/User Interviews, Problem Solving, Planning 95%
Design
Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite 93%
Development
HTML, CSS3, jQuery & UI javascript 91%
Golf
90%

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Latest Work & Experiments

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