Joe Myers User Experience Design

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I am a Design Director in the Product Design & UX group at Gannett. Sorry, I am not currently accepting freelance work.

Based in Park City, Utah, I have been designing for the web since 1998, and have experience working at branding agencies, private companies, and as a contractor. After earning a design degree from Northeastern University, I worked in Boston for several years before moving to Utah, the ultimate playground. My passion is front-end design; that means look-and-feel, user experience usability, typography, branding, and high-impact messaging.

“So... What would you say you do here?”

I specialize in user experience design. That means that I make every effort to use best practices to produce usable, accessible, readable, standards-compliant and (hopefully) beautiful websites and native apps that earn measurable results.

Soap Box

On rare occasions, I stand in front of people in a public forum and say things. On even rarer occasions, they might listen.

2018, DC What is SMG? Delivered to the Gannett CET team to provide a better understanding of the portfolio and structure of USA TODAY Sports Media Group
2017, Las Vegas UX Trends in Publishing USA TODAY Sports Media Group Publishers Summit for property owners and affiliate partner publishers
2016, Gannett CET Team Ad Meter Gender Input An internal proposal to provide a more inclusive gender input pattern for the Ad Meter registration form
2015, Las Vegas UX Tuneup A look at the state of design and the emergence of UX as a cultural and business imperative
2015, Las Vegas FTW Launch Demo Previewing the design and product improvements for a large scale release of For The Win, soon to be rolled out platform-wide
2015, New York Designing FOR UX Internal presentation to the SMG Product division setting expectations for UX and quality as a global priority
2015, Denver Living Responsively A guide for resort and destination marketers planning to transition to a responsive site with a small web team
2014, Lake Tahoe Emailing Your Brand A guide for resort and destination marketers looking to improve their HTML email communication design
  • 2019 – present

    Gannett + USA TODAY NETWORK, Remote

    Design Director, Product Design and User Experience
    Helping a talented team of designers discover and build new product experiences on web and native platforms for USA TODAY and asssociated Gannett publishing properties. Working with cross-fucntional leaders to guide Gannett's digital evolution and USA TODAY's transition from an ad-driven model to a premium digital subscription product.
  • 2015 – 2019

    USA TODAY Sports Media Group and Gannett, LA, NYC, DC

    Director of User Experience and User Interface Design
    Designing new digital properties and overseeing user experience design for web and native products.
  • Ongoing

    Joe Myers Web Design, Inc. Heber City, UT

    Interactive Designer / Independent Contractor
    Specializing in desktop and mobile web design within the outdoor, adventure and hospitality industries. I am NOT currently accepting freelance projects.
  • 2007 - 2009

    FetchDog, Portland, ME

    Senior Interactive Designer
    Responsible for overall site and UI design, graphic production and initial code deployment. Worked remotely with corporate team to build an ambitious shopping site with infinite resource materials, viral content, and social networking capabilities for dog-lovers.
  • 2006 – 2007

    American Skiing Company, Park City, UT

    New Media Designer
    Specializing in Flash design for unique user experiences, product demos, and microsites. Also responsible for the redesign of resort sites as well as overseeing day-to-day graphical maintenance at 8 resorts and their respective properties.
  • 2001 - 2005

    Benes Brand Imaging, Lexington, MA

    Interactive Design Lead / New Media Specialist
    Created web sites and multimedia, specializing in usability, site architecture, animation, and overall user experience. Worked with top developers to integrate scripting and robust content management solutions. Contributed to overall branding campaigns as an integral member of an energetic team.
  • 2000 - 2001

    Mindseye, Inc., Boston, MA

    Interactive Designer
    Designed web sites and produced graphics at all levels.
  • 1997 - 1999

    Dodo Unlimited, Boston, MA

    Graphic Designer / Gen-X Consultant
    Designed print, display, and interactive materials as well as apparel for unique, theme-based merchandising startup. Also managed personnel and promotional marketing ventures.
  • 1998

    Educational Technology Center at Northeastern University, Boston, MA

    Assistant Design Technology Instructor
    Taught and assisted in teaching HTML and graphics software to faculty, staff, and students at Northeastern University.