Jackson Carson

  
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Biography

UX designer (GUI guru), scrum product owner and pixelosopher by day.
Photographer (Flickr junky) by evening.
Musician and gypsy jazz poseur (gadjo) by night.

 

Work experience

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- Present,

 

I’m a social media savvy UI and interaction design guru who’s been combining striking design with usability since the dawn of the World Wide Web. I’ve got deep experience in interaction design for online communities, ecommerce/database-driven sites and web applications. As a social media enthusiast, I pride myself in designing functional and beautiful environments - with the user in mind at all times. I enjoy large and complex creative challenges and I relish the moment when the needs of all key players on a project have been met.

Currently, I am Senior User Experience Designer at RightNow Technologies in Boulder. Additionally, I'm a Certified Scrum Product Owner for the team and work with product management and web application developers to scope, design, prototype and test interface mockups, interaction flows, information architecture, and visual designs for new features in the RightNow Social platform.

Prior to my current position, I was Senior Web Art Director at Gaiam, Inc. where I designed web sites, Flash apps, user-centered web application UI and much more. I have two decades of electronic media experience and have run my own successful new media and traditional creative design business (Wavelength Media) for fifteen years.

Prior to Wavelength Media, I taught graduate level 3D and 2D animation at the University of Massachusetts. During that time, I designed the revolutionary animation interface for the award-winning 3D application, Infini-D. My breakthrough "timeline" interface spawned a usability revolution: time-based animation. The UI features event marks and bars representing change through time. This interface was the first true time-based (and event-based) animation interface and has become what Adobe now calls an "industry standard". First adapted to Adobe After Effects, my interface can now be found in Swift 3D, Lightwave 3D, Cinema 4D, MindAvenue AXEL, Anark Studio, and many, many other popular animation and 3D applications and even Photoshop.