About Zak Weiland
I'm an interaction / user experience designer and developer with over nine years experience in designing for healthcare, finance, IT, education, and e-commerce.
I'm currently living in beautiful Austin, TX.
I've helped build products for clients ranging anywhere from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
I help strategize user experience and user-centric design with clients, stakeholders, product/project managers, engineers, and designers through group discussions, interviews, and workshops with the goal of finding the most effective balance between user and business needs.
Before making the transition to UX, I was a Visual Designer & Front-End Developer. This has helped emmensely when there is a need to rapidly create html/css/js prototypes or animated UIs. It also comes in handy when communicating with front-end and back-end developers alike.
I grew up in Wisconsin and received a Bachelors in Web & Digital Media Development from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.
When I'm not researching the mating rituals of interaction design and psychology, I'm an obsessed road cyclist, music lover, and comedy nerd. Not surpisingly, I also have a semi-inappropriate love affair with coffee.
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