PARTNER & User EXperience Architect
Seasoned and well-rounded, Brant can take a user story from whiteboards to wireframes and from comps to code. His thorough execution is the stuff of legend. Best of all, he’s a collaborator who never fails to ask teammates and users the questions that need to be asked. Brant often leads visual design, prototyping, and front-end development.
Before joining Slide UX, Brant honed his visual design, development, and marketing skills in-house with Austin's own National Instruments (B2B) and Golfsmith (B2C). His interest in user behavior led him to Interaction Design role with SolarWinds where he led UI design for weekly A/B tests. Eventually, he took a User Experience Architect position with The Advisory Board Company / Crimson where he was focused on making data actionable through insightful dashboards for medical practice managers.
When Brant joined Erin's independent consulting practice, Slide UX was officially formed. Whereas Erin's focus had been on information architecture, analytics, wireframes, interactive prototyping, and research, Brant's skillset opened new doors to a more full-service offering of visual design and even front-end code.
In his spare time, Brant often competes with his 2 young sons to see who does the best "monster". When they're not working on monster development, the entire crew enjoys exploring the Austin hill country for new hiking trails, freshwater swim spots, and authentic burger joints.
In April of 2017 I left to go hike the Pacific Crest Trail and learned a few things along the way.
We made Clutch's Top User Experience Agencies list for the second year in a row. That's especially cool to us because Clutch uses real customer interviews to make their picks.
Longtime partners and friends, Cat and Jeff Battson, have officially joined Slide UX. Their arrival expands our capacity for delivering interesting creative work — and extends our presence into San Diego, California!
For UX designers just starting out, narrow your focus and develop your pitch to prospective employers. Analyze the UX work you've done so far with this 8 step self-assessment guide. Use our handy Google Doc to get you started.
Improv can sharpen communication skills, creativity, and presentation skills. It also improves teamwork and helps to create a positive work environment. Here are some practical tips we took away from our team's improv training.
We’re proud of the team members that make up Slide UX and want to give you a chance to meet them. Our Meet a Slider series continues with a profile of Lindsay Winters, a user experience designer who specializes in interactive & visual design - not to mention, damn good note taking during usability.
In a session All Things Open 2016 in Raleigh, NC, Erin shared specifics on how to spin up quick and inexpensive mobile usability tests that your entire team can watch in real time. She covered recruiting and schedule, streaming and recording, fielding real-time observations from the team, and turning around an analysis within hours or days instead of weeks. Attendees learned how, with a minimal upfront investment, their teams can fulfill the Agile/Lean vision of continuous, user-centered improvement.
Prior to joining Slide UX, Chad co-founded Smith & Robot, a creative technology agency building digital-first brands for ThoughtWorks and National Instruments. Prior to Smith & Robot, he was VP, Group Creative Director at T3. We were thrilled to announce that he joined the team in 2015. With his expertise, our capabilities expanded into brand development and concepting.
Learn how to use Axure to produce rapid prototypes that seem more like a finished product. You can allow users to input data, carry user data from one screen to another, or do different things depending on conditions you set.
Once you've engaged a UX partner, it's time to organize your own team. A well-chosen group of internal stakeholders will build a productive agency relationship that yields great results. Here's how