Motivated to create better things for people, I have learned that it is better to discover something new than be right. Solving for a given user need requires an understanding of how to iterate based on usage patterns and apply design elements and interaction models that improve the user experience.
I believe it is the primary goal of design to meet the direct needs of the user while delivering a solution that provides a positive and memorable experience "reward". In this way design provides a direct competitive advantage for business and should drive strategic decision making across an organization.
Kelly has a vigor about him that I really enjoy. His energy is visible in his leadership style and creative work. He embraces design like the world depends on it and every project is better for it. I always appreciated his direct nature and knew that I could count on him.
He is a go to guy. While working together, I regularly sought out his advice regarding design, user experience, clients, process and products. He is reliable and someone I trust. He is a driven self-starter who takes initiative. Plus, he is very talented.
Kelly is a great guy with an impressive combination of skills. I highly recommend Kelly and look forward to working with him again.
October 4, 2010, Jason managed Kelly at Local Matters, Inc.