Hey, I'm Tom, welcome to my corner of the interwebs. First, let me give you a little background on me; I'm an Atlanta-based designer with aspirations to one day own my very own face-towel steamer and gain the ability to independently move my eyebrows. I’ve worked in print, promotional, experience, digital, web, and app design.
Currently I'm managing user experience design at Intradiem, where I design desktop, web, and mobile applications by day, but I consult and design for clients by night. What type of work do I do? Keep scrolling and I'll give you the details and a little bit of explanation into my thought process and the value that I can bring to your projects.
If you're here just because it's 3AM and you've got nothing better to do, I've got some case studies and glimpses into past work scattered throughout my site. If you have any questions, or just want to chat, there's a little Facebook chat thing in the lower right hand corner that I'm sure you've noticed by now. If you don't feel comfortable using that method, then feel free to contact me the old fashioned way.
I've worked with a number of startups, in and outside of the tech industry. I've found that the most difficult part of design that startups run into is trying too many things at once. Without a clear focus in your designs, your precious first adopters can begin to get frustrated and leave. Why are they leaving? Is it because your value prop isn't right, or is it because your users are encountering slow, or confusing interfaces?I can take the time to interview those users, or help with cutting out the fat with your interface, so that the experience you want your users to have always comes through.
Designing logos, websites, or a brand for your business can be difficult and confusing. My first priority with business clients is to try and find them the cost-effective solutions, not just the ones that are popular or flashy. Do you need a custom built website? Perhaps, but often there are much cheaper and quicker options that will better suit your needs.Those options can give you quicker turnarounds and great results, but choosing and learning a new platform can be frustrating. I help you sort through all of that noise and find the solutions that work best for your business, not for my wallet, often only in the matter of a few hours of consultation.
Design and UX are treated like buzzwords, and they shouldn't be. Design is a pragmatic approach that puts a focus on clear information, and is not about making things pretty. UX design is an objective practice that looks at what your users experience when using your products, and seeks to make it as delightful and easy as possible.
This is not even close to everything, as I like to keep this place pretty tidy, and much of my more recent work is under NDA. If you want to see snapshots of what I'm working on now, head over to my dribbble account.