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 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

Latest Tweet
The Whole Nine Yards