Jaimie Teekell

UX DESIGNER

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I was one of those kids that didn’t know what they wanted to major in, but I knew it needed to be something about people. Communications was a good fit; I’m a fan of psychology to this day. After college, I taught myself design because I had a knack for information hierarchy and organization. Web design eventually followed: I took a night class while working full time.

There’s a popular T-shirt that reads, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.” That’s how I feel about UXD. I’ve migrated here slowly, bit by bit. If you’re curious about my work experience, I elaborate on the homepage

In my spare time, I like to write fiction. I’ve written several novels, but I’m still working towards “the one.” I’ve traveled to 5 continents. I’ve parachuted through the sky and swam between tectonic plates. I like to think seeing the world from all these angles has developed my sense of empathy. Understanding people is the path to solving their problems. That’s UXD to me.

UX Philosophy

Discover
Learn about user needs, business needs, competition and constraints.
Define
Accurately frame the design challenge. 
Develop
Improve design ideas through prototyping and testing.
Deliver
Finalize the solution. Sometimes more testing may be needed.
Credit: "the Double Diamond" from the British Design Council. 

testimonials

Jaimie is wildly intelligent, driven and fun to work with. She is willing to listen and implement your ideas but allowing her creative license to pull it all together is what will really set your project apart. Her ability to see all the angles and quickly understand purpose makes for a fun, collaborative environment.
Drew Williams
President,
Allied Outdoor Solutions
"Jaimie possesses the empathy to understand user needs and the business experience to put those needs into a real-world context. Over time I've observed that she's not only a talented designer but a very thoughtful planner."
Jeff Stevenson
Associate Director of UX,
Kaleidoscope
"I have worked with Jaimie on websites and writing projects for over 10 years. She has a great deal of common sense about solving creative problems and will be an invaluable member of any team she joins."
Peter Yoder
COO,
Rocksauce Studios