A little bit about me
I’ve been designing and building consumer web and enterprise solutions as a consultant and a corporate professional for over 20 years. Several years ago, I transitioned from the successful career in software design and development to become a full-time User Experience Designer, focusing on the end-user experience. I also like to lead a design team and love to mentor others where applicable.
I’ve played different roles in the design spectrum, including the role of a creative technical manager, web designer consultant, UX Researcher and Strategist, a “UX Team of One”, an Interactive Designer, Visual Designer, and prototyper. I enjoy the challenge to make things more useful and simple for end users, especially when I can use innovative new approaches.
I further studied UX Design (General Assembly) and Graphic Design principals, and continue to attend many workshops & meetups. I’m always thinking of better user experiences in the things I see every day (not just the web). Mentoring others, whether it’s stakeholders, product owners, other co-workers and clients, to build better understanding is important to me as well.
In my personal time, I enjoy quite a bit of reading, traveling (hiking/kayaking/sailing), pencil drawing, digital art, and have spent much of my life being a songwriter, performer, and music producer. I’ve produced several albums and music projects and released two CDs of my own original music. See antonroolaart.com.
User Experience Designer, Graphic Designer, Creative Technologist, Artist