We're excited to announce that the creative team of Cat and Jeff Battson have joined us as Senior Producer and Creative Director, respectively. With a combined 45 years' experience in the design industry, Cat and Jeff will quickly boost our capacity to execute sophisticated design project.
As San Diegans (that's what people from San Diego call themselves), The Battsons establish Slide UX's presence in California — our first outside of Austin!
- Cat will focus on client care, partnering with customers to solve business problems through strategic design thinking.
- Jeff will generate original, inspired communication and interaction design concepts.
Before joining us, Cat and Jeff founded and operated Tribe Creative, an agency focusing on brand development and digital design. Together they created experiences for brands like Lamkin Golf Grips, Jimbo’s…Naturally!, First American, CoreLogic, Anthem, and ClosingCorp.
They also have a history with Slide UX that led naturally to their addition to the team. As Tribe Creative, Cat and Jeff often partnered with Slide UX to add creative capacity for large design projects involving brand and marketing design.
“After working with Slide UX on several projects,” Cat says, “we began to recognize our shared values and work styles. We enjoyed such innate collaboration that coming together now feels like an obvious and advantageous next step for all of us.”
"Creative people want to work with other creative people," Jeff adds. “We're excited to be joining a team that's as passionate about creative quality as we are. We expect colorful and productive workdays ahead.”
They're arriving right on time too. Cat and Jeff are joining us during a period of steady growth. In the past year, we've added new brands like Sysco and ICF International to our roster, while continuing to maintain longtime client relationships like Planview, SolarWinds, and A Place for Mom.
On top of new bookings, we've seen an increased demand for new services required by our clients:
“As software increasingly becomes the cornerstone of our clients' business, they often need our help beyond traditional user experience research and design,” says Erin (our founder).
“They want digital-first brand and marketing strategies that deliver a compelling story in every channel. The lines between product, marketing, and content are dissolving. Adding Cat and Jeff to our team ensures we're staffed with talent to serve every type of digital business.”
“Plus, they're just great human beings," adds Erin. "For me it's all about relationships and choosing to work with teammates and clients I enjoy. ”