My name is Jason Beaird, nice to meet you! I’m a designer, UX team leader, front-end developer, user researcher, and general web 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.

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. For 6 years, I worked at MailChimp with some of the brightest and most creative folks in the industry. While I was there, I helped conceive and evolve The MailChimp Pattern Library. Since then, I moved from Atlanta to Orlando and now work as a remote UX team lead and product designer at Paylocity.

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


Latest Journal Entries

A Decade in Product – January 4th, 2020
Cookie Monster Trunk or Treat – November 8th, 2019
Still Running – August 20th, 2019
UX in Remote-First Organizations – January 25th, 2019


Articles & Publications

Employing Heuristics to Anticipate and Prevent Errors
November 29th, 2017 – UX Booth

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design – I wrote this book in 2007 to teach fundamental design principles to non-designers. Now in it’s 3rd edition, The Principles of Beautiful Web Design has sold more than 92k copies and has been translated into 8 other languages.

The UX Reader – A collection of the most popular articles from MailChimp’s UX Newsletter. I contributed 2 articles and oversaw the publication and sale of the eBook. All of the proceed were contributed to RailsBridge.


Public Speaking

UX in Remote-First Organizations (moderator) – January 15th, 2019
Downtown UX Meetup, Orlando, FL

Beyond the Empathy Map – January 16th, 2018
Downtown UX Meetup, Orlando, FL

Latest Tweet
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The Whole Nine Yards