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.

Design

The ability to clearly present and articulate design decisions, participate in peer design critiques, and incorporate feedback into the next iteration.

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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