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About

Designer + Photographer + Adventurer

Professional and Personal

Background

Beau Wade is forty-something designer with a background in digital media design in the fields of Graphic Art design, Web Design, Multimedia design, User Experience (UX) design, User Interface (UI) design, Front-End development, and a portfolio of Travel and Landscape photography.

Originally from Oklahoma, Beau has lived in Colorado, New York, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, and Aviano AB, Italy.

In the buildup to the Gulf War in 1991, I enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in a Tactical Fighter Unit of F-16’s in a munitions loading crew. After returning to University, I was a cadet in the United States Army ROTC program, later I served as an Executive Officer in a Drill Sergeant Training School. After my commitment to the Army, I worked in various design agencies from Oklahoma City, Colorado Springs, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne, Australia. Eventually returning to the states in New York City where I lived for five years before retuning back to Oklahoma.

 

Currently, Leading a UX/UI team in Norman, Oklahoma for a NYC based financial services firm.

It should be stated that all of the opinions shared on this website are my own and have no bearing on my employers’ positions.

 

The Roo

I grew up in Oklahoma, for the most part, but also grew up in Colorado and call all of these places home. In my thirties, I moved to Australia where I lived in Sydney and Melbourne. Eventually I repatriated back to New York City and lived in lower Manhattan. In 2009, I relocated back to Oklahoma City where I currently work as a VP In UX Design.

The Traveler

I have visited 48 out of the 50 U.S. states. I have also traveled across the globe several times over for work and play and always a love of capturing the different scenery, the culture, and the people. I'm very fortunate in the relationships I've made with friends in those travels.

The Creative

National and International published photographer with a focus on travel and landscape photography. I have worked as a creative director for several marketing and advertising agencies and eventually transitioned into the field of User Experience (UX) design.

 

 

What is

User Experience (UX) Design

 

User experience (UX) design is the process design teams use to create products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. This involves the design of the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product, including aspects of branding, design, usability and function.

 

User Experience Design” is often used interchangeably with terms such as “User Interface Design” and “Usability”. However, while usability and user interface (UI) design are important aspects of UX design, they are subsets of it – UX design covers a vast array of other areas, too. A UX designer is concerned with the entire process of acquiring and integrating a product, including aspects of branding, design, usability and function. It is a story that begins before the device is even in the user’s hands.

 

 

Donald Trump

President / The United States of America

I don't care much for this guy. He talks about me a lot and uses big words. Sad.

Harrison Ford

Actor

Look, If you don't stop calling me, I am going to call the police. Do you understand?

Richard Nixon

President / The United States of America

I don't know this guy, also, I'm dead.

Henry Winker

Actor

I have never personally known anyone named Beau, you have the wrong number.