RJ brings a hybrid developer/designer perspective to his role as Director of User Experience. Having started his career as a developer, RJ's love for people won him over through user research and he's been a designer ever since.
Prior to joining Universal Mind, RJ leveraged his MBA as the Director of Product Management at Convercent and led ethnographic research and customer insight efforts as part of the UX team at EffectiveUI. RJ is a problem-solver and works alongside businesses and their customers to help identify better ways to serve each other.
RJ is a frequent speaker at industry events and especially loves thinking about how interaction with the made world changes people. Additionally, he hosts Denver's chapter of CreativeMornings – a breakfast club and lecture series for local creatives.
Denver Startup Week: The Power Glove: A Case Study in Design Research
Join us during Denver Startup Week for a presentation to talk about why we do research the way it changes the design process, and how to get past the hurdles.