FROM JOURNALISM TO UX

This much you've probably figured out by now: I'm Jeremy, and this is my website.

I'm an information architect and UX designer on a journey that started with a career in journalism, where I reported on community life, politics, and crime (sometimes simultaneously) for publications in New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

Today, I still carry with me many of the skills that made me an effective journalist — storytelling, research, empathy, asking questions, structuring information. I excel at bringing order to complex problems and facilitating between the big picture and small details. I believe in designing for progress, for understanding, for people. And I believe that information architects increasingly have an important role to play as bridge builders between wicked problems and their urgent solutions.

 

COMMUNITY

I am also active in the local design and technology communities. Currently, I am serving as co-organizer of UX Pittsburgh, content editor for IA Summit 2015, co-organizer for Startup Weekend Pittsburgh, and a committee lead for a bid to bring Midwest UX to Pittsburgh next year.

 

FURTHERMORE

When I'm not working, I'm usually with my indestructible fiancee and Lionel, a corduroy lion who prowls our apartment and has vocal affinities for strong whiskey and international travel.

Oh, and you’re also wondering about that "Jeremy In Flight" name? It’s a reference to John H. White, a renowned photojournalist and teacher who has spent a career encouraging his students to "Keep in flight." White has explained it like this: "I'm faithful to my purpose, my mission, my assignment, my work, my dreams. I stay focused on what I'm doing and what’s important. And I keep in flight — I spread my wings and do it."

 

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