My name is Jason Beaird and I’m a husband, dad, experience designer, front-end dev, and nerd. I first encountered the Internet through a Lynx text browser in a dial-up bulletin board. I’ve been fascinated by it ever since. I studied Graphic Design and Digital Media at The University of Central Florida and started working as a professional web designer back in 2003. Believing that everyone should know basic design concepts, I wrote The Principles of Beautiful Webdesign which has sold more than 100k copies over 3 editions.

While I love great design and designing things myself, I’m also a tinkerer. I enjoy making things work and tend to end up in that gray area between design and engineering. From 2010 until 2016, I helped build MailChimp with some of the brightest and most creative folks in the industry. In the Summer of 2016, I moved to Orlando to be closer to family and joined another great SaaS development team at PowerDMS as a User Experience Designer.

You might also find me tweeting about my own user experiences, instagramming way too many pictures of my kids, running (quite infrequently), or sipping on a craft brew.

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