Randy is a life-long entrepreneur who has advocated the importance of design. With ambition and the desire to help others succeed. Randy founded his first online marketplace in 2013 receiving seed funding and notoriety for his vision in the local merchant space. He has had the privilege to consult for leading companies, most notably Edwards Life-sciences and Red Bull North America, Inc.
As an aspiring thought leader, Randy has spoken on UX/UI and entrepreneurship as a panelist at Research Park - University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Mobile Development Day, Tribeca Flashpoint, and Technori.
His new venture, 5ivehat Digital Agency, Randy has refocused his methods of product design and UX/UI strategies to help his clients become successful and leaders in their industry. When he’s not obsessed with design and startups you can find him reading, being a self-proclaimed foodie, and quoting his favorite It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes.
Intro to UX Design
This is an introduction to user experience design. Whether you understand the basics or have just heard the term, you'll explore the topic and how to learn more.
User Experience Design Bootcamp
Immerse yourself in a full day of user experience design fundamentals and walk away with an actual mobile prototype.
User Experience Design
In this course, students learn to build wireframes, implement best practices for common design patterns and analyze business goals from a user perspective.
UX Design 101
This is an introduction to user experience design. Whether you understand the basics or have just heard the term, this interactive class explores the topic and how to learn more.
User Research Methods
Learn research methods for understanding what is important to your users and techniques for using those insights effectively.
Introduction to the Chicago Design Community
Join General Assembly for a free orientation to the Chicago design scene.
Design Thinking Bootcamp
Foster your ability to think differently in your quest to develop innovative products, services and organizations.
Why a Portfolio Matters + How to Make a Great One
Hear from a panel of expert designers on how to show your best self through your work and your ideas, both online and offline.
Introduction to Prototyping with InVision
Learn the benefits of wireframing and how you can use it to get quick, actionable results.
Wine & Wireframes: Intro to UX
Brush up on your skills, learn new ones, and help others in a supportive environment, with a GA instructor on hand for help.
Day in the Life of a UX Designer
Join us for a panel to learn more about the day-to-day challenges, joys & huge perks of being a UX Designer.
GA Lunch Break: What is Design Thinking?
This hands-on workshop will lead you through the design thinking process, taught by design thinking professionals that live and breathe in this space.