San Diego, CA
What's the point? This simple question is what drives nearly every creative decision Jeff makes. For Jeff, great design is much more than creating a pretty picture; it's about telling a story in the most simple and elegant way possible. Never shying away from a design challenge, Jeff draws upon his 20+ years of design experience to visually communicate, reinforce the brand, and convey the proper tone on every project he undertakes.
Prior to joining the Slide UX, Jeff founded Tribe Creative, a brand development and digital design agency in San Diego, CA. He and his team created experiences for national and local brands like Lamkin Golf Grips, Jimbo’s…Naturally!, First American, CoreLogic, Anthem, and ClosingCorp. Jeff always knew he wanted a career in design, beginning with his BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. He then honed his design experience within a variety of industries including music, toy manufacturing, financial, and advertising.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys competing in intense UNO battles with his wife and son. When not in the heat of battle, Jeff can be found paddling out into any one of SoCal's beautiful coast lines or just relaxing outside with the greatest invention since sliced bread — the Zero G chair.
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
Megan is our team's go-to for user research. When she's not in the field talking to users, she's either resolving usability problems through interaction design, or she's talking about how much she loves her cat. Get to know what Megan thinks about the UX field and working at Slide UX.