I thrive in finding answers to quandaries. I strive to understand the sources of the problem and find solutions that deliver positive outcomes for the user and the business. I had a mature career in design as a hybrid mechanical engineer/industrial designer before taking a class in Ruby on Rails. I found myself elated in the digital world. However, it was not until I really delved into User Experience Design that the “bulb came on”. UX had all of the traits that I loved about my current role (user studies, research, and ideation) and nothing I didn’t (materialism, designing without the end user in mind). I knew I had to transition my career…
Fast forward to today and I have been practicing UX for over 6 years as a Lead Product Designer and loving every bit! My wife says I used to wake up in the middle of the night to write song lyrics, and now they’ve been replaced by wireframes!
When I’m not wearing my UX cap, I enjoy hiking and finding “champion trees” with my family, playing drums, and eating food from all cultures (though I do have a penchant for Asian soups).
"...a member of a cross-functional team, Ernest shaped Product direction and collaborated well with engineers to assure his work was successfully delivered to the end customer."full recommendation
"...Ernest has a knack for identifying elusive problems and soliciting pivotal insights from users that other product people tend to miss...I can't recommend him highly enough."full recommendation
"...Ernest approached our product development with a strategic mindset and was able to hone in on the minute details...his humble, collaborative style was essential to our success."full recommendation