About Wes

Hi. I’m UX designer at Red Hat; living, working, permaculturing, and familying in Vermont.

I’ve spent the past decade and a half helping small businesses tell their story and achieve their goals using digital marketing. Now, at , I’m putting my energy towards marketing at the enterprise level.

Wes smiling on a mountain-top with a baby on his chest.


Sailing themed HVAC website and style guide screenshots

User interface design

As part of an award-winning marketing agency I designed literally hundreds of websites. Data-informed and creative, the sites pumped life into existing brands and improved their bottom-line.

Sailing themed HVAC website and style guide screenshots

User experience design

Because following best practices and nervously hitting launch is only part of the game. As the design-voice of an internal think-tank for how to use data more, I’ve improved conversions using user research and testing.

Career highlights

  1. First designer at marketing agency. Helped grow to 3-person design team.
  2. Helped create an unbranded pattern library for agency. Strong interest in scaling design.
  3. Sat in developer roles and aided communications between design and engineering.
  4. Introduced critique to agency.
  5. Cut teeth in graphic design. I practiced typography, layout, and print at my first job out of college.
  6. Freelance work in the gift-economy.

Core competencies

  • User experience
  • User interface
  • User research
  • Graphic design
  • Design systems
  • Pattern libraries
  • Personalization
  • Documentation
  • Frontend development
  • Design critique
  • Social media
  • Email marketing