About

I’m a product designer with an academic background in human development. Drawing upon a wide range of experiences, ranging from education reform to technical support to digital marketing, I'm a user advocate, and I'm no stranger to working directly alongside product team members to deliver thoughtful, intuitive experiences.

In my work, I aim to build trust, design intentionally, and keep inclusivity at the forefront. I’m a people-first designer with a love for data and a never-ending thirst for learning. Technology can do so much good for the world, and at the end of the day, my goal will always be to make long-lasting, useful products.

When I’m not designing, you can find me running along Lake Michigan, trying to harmonize with 90s hits, or looking for a good slice of pizza. 🍕 

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I'm currently working on:
💡 Illustration & Italian language
I'm currently reading:
📖. The User Experience Team of One
I currently have on repeat:
🎧. Oh, Miles - Lane 8, Julia ChurchFinal

Values

Design sustainably.
For all projects, ever, always, it's important to think long-term when designing. Like, the really long-term. Does it make sense to create a product that only has a shelf life of 3 months? 
Be thorough, not perfect.
Striving for "perfection" is literally impossible. Instead, be thorough and strive for greatness, and then iterate based on that great product's performance.
Don't forget to have fun!
My first job out of undergrad was in an education reform program, where I tutored and mentored a classroom of sixth graders on Chicago's west side. One of the program's values was "Don't forget to have fun!", and years later, I still apply that to my work. Fun builds community across teams and increases productivity over the long run, whether you're working with sixth graders or with a team developers and product managers.

© charlie weber 2021