What I Can do for You

UX Strategy & Visual Design

I'm a UX Architect who follows user-centered design principles to achieve results. Great results flow from great process including research, strategy, visuals, consistency and iterative improvement. I love designing better user experiences that achieve goals.

Wireframing & Prototyping

I create lean research-based wireframes and prototypes to solve design problems with minimal investment. I use a combination of low-med def wireframes & high-def clickable prototypes to streamline developer time around great design.

Design to Acquire, Convert & Retain

I focus on tactical flows to maximize results and help users get things done. Customer acquisition, onboarding, conversion/sales and retention are some of the key behaviors I design for.

Most Relevant Skills

20+ years of experience in product design and development. UX design, product strategy, architecture and development guided by empathy for users and their needs. Designer of world class products. Inventor of screensavers, live wallpaper and patented homescreen widgets. ------------- I have an off-beat sense of humor and enjoy kung fu, dancing, scuba diving and creative exploration.
ux architecture, strategic design:
analysis, wireframing:
clickable prototypes:
tactics, teamwork, gamification:
content strategy, jquery, css:

Portfolio

Clients & Awards

My Clients Like My Work

Bill is a pleasure to work with. The quality of his work in UX and persona development for Beanstream & Bambora is top notch. Bill is a hard worker, very quick to deliver meaningful value to projects, and does not shy away from challenging convention in order to create experiences that delight users.

Grant Storry

Grant Storry

Director of Mobile Products, Beanstream Internet Commerce

Bill has had an immediate, dramatic effect on our user experience strategy. Living up to his reputation, Bill came in to revamp significant products that touch 100% of our users. He delivered a simplified and delightful user experience across all of our user personas while balancing the security that is critical to payments and fintech. Bill is an ever positive presence, a pleasure to work with, and absolutely delivers on anything he is tasked with.

Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart

Head of Product - North America - Bambora Payments

Bill takes big complex problems & creates innovative, effective, scalable, solutions. He has deep, powerful insights into design and UX.

Bill has the capacity to embrace strategy and brand, and embed them in products. He executes efficiently with a great attitude that allows for intelligent evolution.

Mark How

Mark How

Shopswell Co-founder

A clear communicator, Bill is a trusted member of our user experience team who can handle both the technical and written side of content management. Clients feel well taken care of and he’s been able to navigate through the needs of a variety of perspectives to deliver a solid product.

Gillian Ruemke-Douglas

Gillian Ruemke-Douglas

UX Content Strategist, CSNR

Bill has an exceptional ability to turn a concept into something spectacular – A true software visionary. Bill continues to be at the top of his game, inspiring those around him.

Ryan Fransen

Ryan Fransen

Senior Dev, KIXEYE

Bill authored massively successful apps and later did great work with us for Microsoft and Netscape. His creativity and innovative creative skills are superlative to anyone I’ve come across.

Joel Diamond

Joel Diamond

Assoc of Software Professionals

I enjoyed working with Bill, and would do so again. He’s very good at actual development and team integration. He’s one of the professionals, and it shows in the way he gets the work done.

Aaron Greengrass

Aaron Greengrass

Senior DevOps Engineer, Sys Admin

In all the projects on which we worked together, Bill’s contributions were never anything less than perfect.

Larry McJunkin

Larry McJunkin

Rose City Software

Bill always produces world class products and software. He IS the resource for products and utilities.

John Rafuse

John Rafuse

Mitnick Security

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Effective UX is my Passion

Great user experience design is my passion. - Results are my focus. - Repeated success is the result of good process, experience and relentless drive. I enjoy working with teams to harmonize business goals with user-centered design.
Bill Stewart

Recent Thoughts on UX

#7 UX lessons from designing After Dark (screensavers II)

How I learned that features and functions don’t matter if the quality of experience isn’t great. I am known as the designer of over 80 screensaver animations, two different product lines, several […]

#7 UX lessons from designing After Dark

How I learned that features and functions don’t matter if the quality of experience isn’t great. I am known as the designer of over 80 screensaver animations, two different product lines, several […]

#6 UX lessons from the Magic of Screensavers part 1

How listening to users turned a freeware side project into the #1 selling software in the world. Great design is about developing value. My experience creating screensavers shows how users helped […]

My thoughts on effective UX

Work Experience

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