Let's start with who I'm not. I am not the ex-FBI agent/street racer from Fast & Furious. That's Brian O'Conner. I, on the other hand, am Brian O'Connor, and my profession is far cooler—and usually far less dangerous. I'm a user experience and product designer.
I was born and raised just outside of New York City. I received my Bachelor's degree at Cornell in 2016, and I just finished my Master's in Human-Computer Interaction Design at Indiana University.
What led me to design was realizing that I was not only fascinated by technology, but also the ways in which people use it and the effect it has on their lives. When I worked at a summer program for children with disabilities, I was amazed by how fluently they navigated through tablets to watch YouTube videos and play educational games.
Moments like this have inspired my strive to not only design products that are more engaging and easier to use but also positively affect people's lives. In general, I want to build products that fit seamlessly into users' lives, support users in things they already do, and empower them to do more.
Aside from design, I'm a big fan of dogs (pics of mine available upon request). I also love running (and had the fortune of testing out some really cool running watches during my design internship at Garmin this past summer!)
Currently, I'm looking for a position at a company that's as excited about design as I am. Whether you are hiring or just want to chat, I'd love to get in touch! Email me at email@example.com. While you're at it, feel free to check out my Medium and connect with me on LinkedIn.
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