Brian Clayton

Brian Clayton

UX Designer


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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
After High School I went into the US Navy as a Quatermaster
After I left the military, I tried a lot of different jobs such as building windows, and delivering food from a truck.
Eventually I fell into a job of being a loan office for a small mortgage company
After being in the mortgage industry I realized that I didn't like sales but instead enjoyed education so using my knowledge as a loan office I transitioned into a training role within the compnay
While training loan offices I had a chance to not just facilitate trainings but also creating learning curriculum
Then I began creating learning curriculum on the internet for people to complete online. This was my first introduction into UX
I left the mortgage industry after the 2008 situation and started working with a variety of companies outside of finance doing UX full time.
I am currently do UX in the education industry which combines my interests and loving it!
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Carlisle High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Human Computer Interaction
UCLA
Career

Career

UX Designer

I work with product manager to create solutions to user and Business needs

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Design
Technology
Technology
Being Creative
Being Creative

Day to Day

I work with product managers who have identified a problem or goal (user or business) and together we create and test solutions that help us meet the goal or reduce the problem.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Behavioral economics and why people behave the way they do and what they are really trying to accomplish.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Attend networking events by using sites like Meetup.com

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Human Computer Interaction
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"you could never be successful in UX because you are not creative"