Hello, World

I'm Wes.
Product + Design + Creative veteran.

I believe in building simple technology and tools and excel at communication, healthy relationships, strategic thinking, and understanding archetypes.

As the production director of a multimedia studio for 6 years, I produced close to 1,000 digital entertainment products landing on the shelves of Target and Walmart, in Redbox kiosks and Amazon stores, pitched to major entertainment executives, and had 100% satisfaction across 100s of clients (never lost a client).

Experience with 2 SaaS platforms and 2 mobile product startups, copywriting for traditional and online advertising, deep-dive professional development in UX, and roles as a UX director, full stack UXer, and senior product manager have given me a 360° perspective on software + brand development and the intuition to gauge market demand.

With early roots as a behavioral research scholar and management of a 200+ person adult soccer club, I appreciate how leadership is about inspiring belief, facilitating talent, delegating responsibility, thriving on diversity, activating strengths, and making sure people understand the collective mission and have what they need.

13 years in digital product, interactive media, creative production, advertising, and branding. Over 2,000 projects shipped. I've produced content, products, and campaigns for hundred million dollar entertainment portfolios, major global brands, hypergrowth tech companies, and the 24th largest university in the U.S.

companies and brands I've produced digital products for

Full Stack?

Interactive Media
13 Years

User Experience
6 Years

UI & Interaction Design
11 Years

Product Development
6 Years

Branding & Copywriting
6 Years

Digital Advertising
3 Years

Video Editing & Post
12 Years

I've worked with this guy

to produce simple, educational interactive games for kids.

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Helped 1,000s of workers

find work and better their lives.

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image of user persona

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Researched user fear

and turned it into empowerment for a medical wearable.

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image of Pulseband iOS app

image of the design principles behind the Pulseband system and service

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Designed & concepted

for both social media and interpersonal media.

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* I'm also a master prototyper

Written award-winning ads

for video, web, print, and outdoor.

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Crafted brands

for small businesses, tech startups, and multimillion dollar companies.

samples of logos I've designed

And had lots of fun

all along the way.

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my design philosophy

Make People Feel Good

my product approach

1) Identify the proper target

2) Talk to and learn from them

3) Build something simple to use

4) Analyze usage

[ repeat ]

I love helping organizations research their user base, craft product and brand experiences, or improve their culture. Feel free to contact me if your company, nonprofit, or startup needs help in any of these areas.

I've recently moved to Dallas-Fort Worth from Chicago and currently focused on freelance work, but please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you know of any exciting, progressive, and innovative opportunities.

I geek out over UI and product design, writing and branding, experience and service design, leadership, talent management, organizational culture, and mentoring young designers, so feel free to contact me.