Hi. I'm Gary Bacon. I am a UX Lead who has worked as a UX designer, UX researcher, and front-end developer. Rapid prototyping, iterative design, data-informed decisions, and human centered design thinking are at the core of what I do.
Most of all, I’m a lifelong learner. I read about 20-30 books a year. Subjects range from business to user experience and everything in between. I also continue to stay sharp with courses at Treehouse, blogs such as UX Booth & Smashing Magazine, and learning by practicing my craft via side projects.
I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects including:
User Interface Designer for Monster Government Solutions ( monster.com ) including producing valid 508 compliant front-end code, and general design consultation.
Created the 2008-2011 design for ThinkProgress.org, a WordPress based blog, which has approximately 2.4 million unique visitors a month. Awards the design went on to win: 2009 Webby Awards Official Honoree, and 2009 W3 Gold Award.
Performed front-end web development work for CrowdFusion, a premium online publishing platform.
Launched a bacon stickers app, Mister Bacon, which has been used by thousands in over 42 countries. It contains over 100 hand drawn illustrations that I created.
Designed for startups and businesses in NY, DC, VA, MD, FL, PA, and Canada.