About Me

I’m curious, driven and passionate about problem solving.

I’ve always been drawn to communication, people (what makes them tick) and fixing things are broken. I was lucky enough to find a career that contains these attributes and more. Like many people in User Experience, I didn’t intitially intend to have a career in this field. While going to school for journalism, I became interested in graphic design and later became very interested in technology, which led me to User Experience and digital product design.

As a designer and problem solver, I’m not just interested in designing interfaces. I’m interested in designing systems, frameworks, processes and companies. Anything to help people and businesses operate better and more efficiently, in a way that makes individuals happy, feel appreciated, valued and empowered.

Teaching at General Assembly in New York City

Let’s Build Something Together!

Designing and building anything is a collaborative process and good ideas can come from anywhere. There are a few exceptions, but I don’t believe in the solo genius; no one does great things alone. How I work is together, with people — using the right tools and employing the right ativities at the right times to get great results.

By trade I design, help build and implement digital products but what User Experience is really great at — is being a business tool. Users are customers who use your software or digital products to interact with your company. Great user experience is good business. UX can make or break a company, let’s make one.

Personal Notes

I love to eat, cook take photos and have recently taken up strength training afer reading this book. I love to play basketball and ride bikes as well as restore 80’s BMX bikes. The first bike I restored is a 1985 Redline 500a. Restoring bikes is fun because you can make something new again and taking something apart and putting it together again gives you a mental model for how something works. I also love to explore and see new things and places.

I have taught UX and am a mentor and really enjoy sharing the knowledge I've amassed over the years and helping others succeed.

You can find some of my writing on Medium as well as my personal blog.

Contact Me

Email: jess@jesseddy.com  //  Australian Phone: 0468 390 978  //  American Phone: 347-822-6471

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“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”