About

Craig MoserCraig Moser is a senior user experience leader with extensive, hands-on experience designing for a broad set of UI platforms including web, desktop and mobile. Currently Director of UX @ Civitas Learning in Austin Tx. Strong interest in mobile, social and big data design challenges. Expert knowledge in all aspects of user experience and visual design.

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I’ve been fortunate to have worked at some of the most exciting and dynamic software companies in Austin over the past several years. I’m passionate about software usability… excited about the opportunities of social and mobile computing… and driven to improve the world by excellence in design.

  • Expert at recruiting, mentoring and nurturing highly engaged and passionate UX design teams
  • Fostering collaborative partnerships between design and other areas of the business
  • Passion for product design with deep knowledge of leading methodologies, tools and best practices
  • Strong track record of high performance in fast-paced, technical environments
  • Excellent leadership & creative product design skills
  • Experience designing solutions for big data challenges
  • Extensive experience working directly with users and customers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Fanatical attention to detail
  • At home working in highly technical, collaborative, agile environments

My expertise and interests are in the areas of user interface and interaction design, information architecture, visual communications, and software usability. I have experience working in highly collaborative, iterative, and agile development environments. Characterized as highly creative, motivated, and innovative.

I’m also an abstract painter. My fascination with art began at an early age and I specialize in abstract paintings. My work has been displayed in exhibits across Central Texas and in private collections across the US. I’m a member of the Austin Creative Arts Society. You can view my paintings at craigmoserart.com.

Tools I use daily:

Adobe Creative Cloud: expertise in Photoshop & Illustrator
Invision: simply the best web prototyping tool
Marvel: UX prototyping tool. Especially useful for transitions and tapping.
Sketch: UI design tool for quick wire framing.
Jira: project & issue tracking
Confluence: documentation/specs

Awesome sites I frequent:

Codrops: Useful resources & inspiration for creative minds
Product Hunt: The best new digital products, everyday
Sidebar: the 5 best design links, everyday
Dribbble: show & tell for designers
Themeforest: great site for design template inspiration
Information is Beautiful: data visualization and information design
Codepen: front end designer playground
LittleBigDetails: Daily dose of design inspiration

Apps I Admire for Good Design

Virgin America: Elegant & clean user experience.
Warby Parker: Have you tried their search?
Evernote: Simple, clean & drop dead simple note taking.
Asana: Beautiful team collaboration & communication
Dropbox: Cloud storage done right
VangoArt: Innovative way to buy art using your phone or tablet
Google Inbox: Email rethought following Material guidelines
EasilyDo: Excellent productivity tool
Leo’s Fortune: An amazing iOS game
Procreate: Excellent art & illustration tool for tablets
Haze: weather app for iPhone with beautiful animated design
Paper: virtual sketchbook for tablets

Books I’m reading now:

Creativity, Inc.: Just started it.
Mobile First: Why sites & apps should increasingly be designed mobile first
“Starving” to Successful: The Fine Artist’s Guide to Getting Into Galleries and Selling More Art
Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems
Sketching User Experiences – Getting the design right and the right design
Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid

20+ interesting facts about Craig:

Love peanut butter (on just about anything)
Have been drawing & painting since I was a small child
I’m a mac
Play the drums
Frequently put things off for later
Married to my best friend
Vegan (20+ yrs)
Obsess over the tiniest design details
Basquiat is one of my favorite painters
Went to college intent on becoming a veterinarian
More technical than I let on
Would rather be sitting on a beach right now
Raced bicycles for a brief period of time
Typos drive me batty (especially on resumes)
Would love to own a motorcycle someday Ride a 2012 Harley Fat Bob
Find it damn near impossible to keep my office organized
Prefer the color green, except when I paint
Not a morning person
Believe the world can be made better by art & good design
Love to listen to music when I paint
Collect toys (monsters, sci-fi, horror)