I am Juan Ugarte,
a Ui / Ux Designer

and I make the complex beautifully simple.


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BACKGROUND

About Juan

I help build products from idea to launch.
I cover many aspects of web, mobile, user interface and user experience design.

Why did I become a Ux / Ui designer?
  • Juan Ugarte

    Ux / Ui Design

    I love crafting beautiful, fun experiences. I've been an artist|techie all my life, both lobes fully engaged, integrated and neuroplastic.

Resume (PDF)

O ne of my earliest memories is as a 2 year old walking up the aisle of an airliner to the cockpit and gazing up at all those dials and knobs. I was transfixed. I'm told that at that age I would stop and straighten out rugs. Early indicators of someone who enjoys solving complex problems. Fast foward to college: I built a full-sized cockpit mock-up for my Industrial Design Master's thesis. Earned my instrument rating and commercial pilot licence while I did it.

I love learning and observing how people interact with objects. And while I'm a minimalist at heart, I love gadgets. I fixate when I see a cool dashboard. I gaze lustfully at good info graphics, especially data driven. I love seeing the big picture when it's put together like a photo mosiac. I've learned the common elements of good user-centered design across several mediums.

I listen, really listen. There's a reason why humans have 2 highly specialized ears and only 1 multi-tasking mouth. I absorb the stakeholder's concerns, align them with user expectations, then craft a user experience that will gratify and delight.

Understanding how users respond to interfaces has been a life long passion. UX and UI pull all of my innate traits, interests, and design experience together.

Skills

User Experience means different things depending on the context.
Here's a chart to map areas of my expertise.

 

Web

Responsive CMS include Joomla, Ektron and Workpress

User Interface

Expert in HTML, CSS.
Familiar with Jquery, Ajax, PHP

User Experience

Personas, Journey Maps, User Flow, Wireframe, Site maps, Mockups,

Visual

Info Graphics, Icons, Layout, Epub

Product

Concept through Production Drawings

       Portfolio       

Resume (PDF)

Here's some of my work.

Rovr

Personal Electric Vehicles

TipOff

a crime fighting app

Hedgerow Studio

custom patio umbrellas

Self Realization Fellowship

Ektron CMS

Product

Leapfrog Systems

Smart Irrigation Control

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

- Leonardo da Vinci -

Testimonials

I worked with some awesome people. Here's what they are saying:

  • "Juan's approach to design is (literally) multidimensional."


    Barry Gottlieb, UX Architect & Design Director for Client Services IT at Merck

  • "Juan is a clear and concise communicator...."


    Dana Terrell, LCSW, EAC

  • "I have worked with Juan for many years and can confidently attest to his exceptional work ethic and capabilities. He is constantly striving for excellence..."


    Stephanie Wise, Writer/Producer/Digital Strategy

  • "Juan is one of the most versatile and creative designers I know."


    Craig Marshall, Co-Founder of GAPzip

  • "He was a delight to work with, highly professional and proficient."


    Eli Kuslansky, interactive media

  • "Juan has the unique blend of drive and attention to detail. His enthusiasm for new projects was only outmatched by his technical skills and application methodology."


    Frank Marquette Sculptor - Faux Bois and Abstract

1000 Cordova St., Pasadena, California USA

T. 323.528.9442
E. juan@oaxa.biz
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