Jason's Family at the 2020 Audubon Park Lantern Jubilee

My name is Jason Beaird, nice to meet you! 👋 I’m a designer, UX leader, front-end developer, user researcher, and general web nerd located in Orlando, Florida. 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 solving problems and tend to find myself in the gray area between design and engineering. I’ve been working with digital product teams for over a decade at Mailchimp, PowerDMS, Paylocity, and currently as a Product Design Manager at Sprout Social.

You might also find me tweeting (or tooting) about my own user experiences, sharing family adventures, running, organizing UX meetups, riding my Onewheel, or sipping on a craft brew.

 

Latest Journal Entries

 

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 4th edition, The Principles of Beautiful Web Design has sold over 100k 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 proceeds were contributed to RailsBridge.

 

Public Speaking

UX Job Search Real Talk (panelist) – February 16th, 2021
Downtown UX Meetup, Orlando, FL

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

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