Sometimes you just fall into the right spot and, for me, that spot is UI/UX Design. After graduating from Western Illinois University (1996) I began my career as a graphic designer working for an automotive aftermarket company that made its name selling Peak Antifreeze.
Old World Industries, Inc. allowed me to design everything from trade show displays to packaging to apparel to point of purchase. However, the electronic world was calling my name and after what seemed like a short time, I was the Internet Manager in charge of 8 websites.
Fast forward and it's wireframes, use case documents, testing, modeling users and devices, more testing, the IoT, surveys, connectivity, overcoming error cases and more testing. With the help of tools like Axure, Balsamiq, JIRA, and the full suite of Adobe products, my career revolves around getting in the head of others . . . and I love it!