I am an experienced Senior User Experience Designer with more than 22 years designing successful web sites and web applications. My natural-born artistic talents coupled with studies in graphic design and visual presentation allow me to break projects down to their basic visual needs and build from there. I possess years of programming experience that also allows me to understand the limitations of a chosen platform and work within those limitations to deliver a solid, usable interface. Combining these skills provides me a unique advantage in my field. An advantage that offers clients the knowledge and experience of three user interface disciplines in a single resource.
During my career I have worked in the education, healthcare, hospitality, and data management industries acquiring knowledge and experience across UX disciplines including but not limited to: visual design, information architecture, user research, usability, testing, prototyping, product discovery, and code structure. My design approach is simple... "think for the user so they don't have to". They are the entire point of my craft. I prefer to be involved from the very beginning of product discovery all the way through to launch.
My overall UX process is fairly straight-forward with established best practices. I approach each phase with an open mind and look to determine the best methodologies to use. It may be a simple whiteboard design session, a full rapid design lab, based on persona strategies, based solely on user research, or perhaps based on documented business requirements. While the tools within each phase may vary between projects, the phases themselves are consistent across all projects.
Scott is a talented designer, an exceptional communicator and always flexible and available to provide design advice. Not only are his designs crisp and clean, and he is lightning fast with design tools, but he is also able to clearly explain his design decisions and articulate what would make a good UX and why. He was always available to offer his counsel and advice to our team - whether it was providing feedback on designs, or sharing Sketch tips and tricks or answering questions or whipping together concepts really quickly to help the team think through something. This one time I was asking him for feedback on some icons I designed and not only did he provide feedback, but he actually went the extra step to create a few icons that I might want to consider from a direction POV, all while we were working on an extremely tight deadline! His work ethic, design skills, teamwork and amazing sense of humor make him a valuable Designer to any company. Thanks for all your help Scott!
Scott is a highly-skilled designer, team-player, and respected colleague of every person he works with. He’s a tactical wizard and go-to for designers who want to learn more about design as well as an insightful partner in helping solve challenging problems. His deep insight paired with noticeable work ethic brings great solutions to life with efficient execution and is an invaluable combination that will bring success to any team. If you have an opportunity to work with Scott, I’d strongly suggest you don’t pass it up!
I had the pleasure of having Scott as the primary UX designer for our project. Scott is a very talented, hard-working, dedicated and resourceful UX designer. Scott developed an incredible sketch foundation for our designers, making their ability to mock up applications easier and to enforce consistency across applications. His knowledge and experience was integral to making our project successful. Great work Scott, I hope or paths cross again in the future.
I had the pleasure to work as a program manager with Scott for more than a year on an internal UX project at Veritas. During that time, Scott demonstrated his ability to step up and lead by example - volunteering to help with challenging aspects of the project, proactively working and engaging with others effectively, and most importantly, doing the hard work to move our project forward even if it meant independently taking initiative and putting in the time. He reads and collaborates with engineering groups effectively, and is an outstanding UX participant on cross-functional teams. Scott is someone I would love to work with again.
Scott is incredibly talented. His insight and artistic ability are equally sharp. He was instrumental in my team being able to document, with precision, just from his wireframes ... it was a great partnership!!!
Scott is one of the most brilliant and adaptable designers in the industry. His core skills in design and technology are strengthened by his ability to communicate and convince stakeholders of the merit and value of his ideas. He has both the ability to define compelling strategy as well as structure efficient execution of challenging projects. Scott is an excellent collaborator, insightful and principled designer, and a well-respected colleague to the many teams that he's helped lead to success.
I've been very lucky to get to work with Scott over the past 4 years, not only at Veritas Technologies but also at Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Scott is one of my favorite people to collaborate with, as his open minded approach to complex use cases, amazing compositional skills and attention to detail, helped to create a more engaging user experience. Scott also possesses the uncanny ability to quickly calm the surliest of clients and get them moving in the right direction for the sake of the project. Scott is an asset to any team that wants an elegant and intuitive user experience, and I hope that I have the very good fortune to work with again.
Scott is an amazing talent! I really enjoyed working with him on the design team at Veritas. He is a strong team player and always inspired the greatest creativity in others. He is often the last one in the office making sure everything is pixel perfect. I miss working with him and any team would be lucky to have him.p>
Anything is possible when working with Scott. He’s ego-less, curious, and communicative. A problem solver at heart with badass design skills that makes it all work. He’s leads discussions around his process, explorations, and conclusions with developers, product managers, and C-suite with ease. Scott has transformed ideas that started on paper into million dollar products at an enterprise level…twice! What more do you want?
Scott is an entire UX department rolled into one. User-centered and developer-minded, his creativity is without bound and his consistency to deliver is legendary. He prides himself on communication and documentation to facilitate stakeholder awareness and speed development. For this and other reasons, he is in-demand for just about every project at the company and somehow finds the time to be available to address every ask.
Scott's impact is far-reaching. As a principal contributor/coordinator of the corporate design and implementation system, his work will have a lasting effect on future generations of products at Veritas. It is an absolute pleasure to work with him. He encapsulates all of the best qualities of a true, results-oriented UX professional.
I had the opportunity to work with Scott as the other UI guy at Wyndham. Scott is a wealth of knowledge and he has a complete grasp of creativity and design when relating to business needs. I learned a great deal from Scott and look forward to working with him some day in the future again. I would highly recommend Scott for any creative position that might come his way.
WESLEY SCOTT WILLIAMS
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I was brought on board to work on Veritas’s Velocity product, but quickly transitioned to a more enterprise level user experience contributor. In my short time with Veritas I have grown to be one of a handful of subject matter experts for user experience. During my tenure my responsibilities have included:
I began as a front end web developer and over the years have transitioned to be the single, full-time User Experience Designer for Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO). During my tenure my responsibilities have included:
The World Wide Web was in its infancy when I was hired to be one of three Webmasters. I quickly became the single Webmaster. As the Web matured I transitioned to be the Senior Web Designer/Developer. During my tenure my responsibilities included:
Fresh out of college I was hired as a freelance graphics designer and web developer. At the time web development was very basic. Restricted to 256 colors, tables, and images for engaging web design I was able to help Harcourt deploy web-based, educational, supplement applications for their printed schoolbook products. During my tenure my responsibilities included:
Taught the first web design class offered at Valencia. It was a chance to develop curriculum to take the field of Graphic Design into the new realm of the Internet.