"It was a pleasure to have Jessie with us this past year as a motion graphics designer practicum in Media and Production at the Banff Centre. From the start, he was involved with some of our most challenging projects and was consistently a solid team member. Hard-working, creative and always dependable. He will be a valuable member of the next team he chooses to join."

Todd Langille, Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity

"It was a pleasure to have Jessie with us this past year as a motion graphics designer practicum in Media and Production at the Banff Centre. From the start, he was involved with some of our most challenging projects and was consistently a solid team member. Hard-working, creative and always dependable. He will be a valuable member of the next team he chooses to join."

Todd Langille, Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity

Hi! I'm Jessie, an expert jack of all trades passionate about human-centred design
After exploring various interests - Artist, UX Design, Motion Graphic Design, and Photography - I am looking for opportunities to solve problems that drive company growth by understanding the human experience.
I have three years of startup experience, which started during my foray at the Centre for Digital Media, a graduate program centred around teaching innovation in technology. Since then, I've led the development of a mobile game's UX design while leading the agile process at a startup.
I'm dependable, eager to learn and create, and a great communicator and listener during teamwork. 

UX Design through a philosophical lens
UX Design is analogous to how our perception works. The UX process binds undifferentiated meaning into habitable order. In simple terms, it is the process of making sense of reality. 
Our perception separates and distinguishes one thing from another, allowing us to differentiate between different objects, ideas, and experiences. Without this process of separation and distinction, our perception of the world would be a chaotic and undifferentiated blur. 
Language is also important in shaping our perception of the world, as it allows us to name and categorize the things we perceive, giving us a way to understand and make sense of the world around us. 
The UX Process takes inspiration from the mechanism of perception. For UX to work, we must name experiences to understand the truth of the problem.

Who I am
My interests led me to study computer arts at the Alberta University of the Arts. After earning a BFA, I moved to Vancouver to research startup development and eventually earned a Master of Digital Media from UBC. I am a freelance UX designer specializing in empathy research, problem formulation, prototyping, UI design, and usability testing.
In my spare time, in the middle of monotonous work, you can find me listening to podcasts or reading books on the nature of the mind, psychology, cognitive sciences, religion, and making money.
Competencies
UX Research
Workshop Facilitation
Wireframing
Prototyping
Usability Testing
Technical Writing
Design Systems
UI Design
Motion Graphics
Agile Process
Client Management
Startup Development

Experience
Club Unity
Summer 2022 - Present
Big Shield Studios
2016-2018
Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity
2015-2016
Centre for Digital Media
2013-2015

Education
Alberta University of the Arts
BFA, Media Arts + Digital Technologies, '08-'12
University of British Columbia
Master of Digital Media, '13-'15
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Certificate of Completion, Applied UX Design Bootcamp, Spring '22
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