Welcome to the portfolio and digital home of Beau Wade, a Designer with a background in Graphic Design, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Front End Development and a background as a Photography Artist. Currently I am a full time UX Designer, building software platform designs.
For the most part, I grew up in Oklahoma, but also lived for a time in Colorado and Texas and call all of these places home to an extent. In my thirties, I moved to Australia where I lived for a few years in Perth and Sydney. Eventually I repatriated back to New York and lived in lower Manhattan. In 2009, I relocated back to Oklahoma City where I currently work as a UX Designer.
I am a published photographer with a focus on travel and landscape photography. My passion in this field eventually branched out from my love in design as a hobby and eventually evolved into a professional venture. I have worked as a creative director for several national and international marketing and advertising agencies and eventually transitioned into the field of user experience design.
In my home country, The United States, I have currently visited 48 out of the 50 states. I have also traveled a great deal across the globe from every state in Australia, Both islands of New Zealand, France, England, Scotland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Vienna, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, Azores Islands of Portugal, and more. I have many more plans to travel in the years ahead of me.
In 1991, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and worked as an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist for the F-16 Aircraft. I served in Both Aviano AB in northern Italy as well as Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City. After returning to college after my service I joined the Army ROTC program and served as a company Executive Officer in a Drill Sergeant Training Unit.
collected quotes that seemed appropriate
It’s the inspired student that continues to learn on their own. That’s what separates the real achievers in the world from those who pedal along, finishing assignments.
Companies I have worked with
ISS | Institutional Shareholder Services, Devon Energy, Our365, American Express, Inkata Marketing (Western Australia), Hyundai, Williams Energy, RiskMetrics, Phizer, Jeep, New York Magazine, Icon Nicholson, Mountain Board Sports, Ackerman McQueen, and LeapFrog Toys.
User Experience Design
what is UX design?
User experience (UX) design is the process of creating products that provide meaningful and personally relevant experiences. This involves the careful design of both a product’s usability and the pleasure consumers will derive from using it. It is also concerned with the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product, including aspects of branding, design, usability, and function.
Photography Published In
Jeep, Inc., Ogilvy and Mather Advertising, American Express, Finance, American Express, Publishing (Travel), New York Magazine, Time Out, New York Magazine, Ackerman McQueen Advertising, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, Western Australian Tourism Council, Skyscraper Museum, HGTV, GLIMPSE magazine, Stanford Scientific Magazine, Mirage Productions, Design Sponge Online.com, New West Magazine, Panraven Inc., Taylor and Francis Publishing, BannerCaswell Productions, Veria TV / DISH network, University of North Carolina, University of Oklahoma, Google, Yahoo!
User Interface Design
what is UI design?
User interface (UI) design is the design of user interfaces for software or machines, such as the look of a mobile app, with a focus on ease of use and pleasurability for the user. UI design usually refers to the design of graphical user interfaces—but can also refer to others, such as natural and voice user interfaces.
In 1997, I cofounded the Outland Design Group, a New Media company with the title of Partner and Creative Director. Outland Design pioneered early projects such as gaffmag.com with great success and recognition in it’s day. Today, Outland is comprised of Designers, Artists, Developers and Consultants from all over the world that work together on projects of various sizes and scope.