Aaron Weyenberg designs web & mobile apps and writes about interaction design.
I’m a designer that loves to code — or a front end developer armed with sharp design sensibilities. I’m a dualist. Binary. A fence-sitter if you like. Whatever you call me, I’ve spent the last dozen years helping emerging startups to big media brands transform ideas into thoughtfully designed products.
In January 1999 a small web design studio in Boulder, Colorado took a chance on a college kid from Wisconsin with zero experience. There I got the chance to build cool things for clients like HP and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
In 2002 SpireMedia hired me to lead Flash projects. I delivered successful initiatives for a range of outdoor recreation clients including Spyder, Steamboat and Colorado Ski Country.
Two years later I joined ESPN to lead all sorts of projects in an Art Director role. At ESPN I guided best practices, developed core UI components and designed pioneering real time scoring and live game applications. From 2007 to 2011 I served as Creative Director for Fanzter, a small, profitable New England based startup. Currently I’m enjoying my role as User Experience Lead for TED Conferences.
My academic background spans three fields of study at three different universities, finally settling into a B.S. in Scientific and Technical Communication from Michigan Tech University. Offline I like to learn about social psychology and human behavior, photography, and continuing my epic quest to find the perfect iPhone/iPod earphones.*
* The search is over. I’m using a pair of Klipsch Image S4i’s — the best in-ear headphones I’ve ever had.