Nate Eaton joins UXRS
We are delighted to have Nate join the team as a Graphic Designer
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Work-wise, I have been a graphic designer since the early 2000s, having earned my Bachelor's degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. I have worked as a copy center technician, an in-house designer for a non-profit camp and retreat center, and as a full-time freelancer, working in both paid and volunteer capacities for numerous non-profits.
Personal-wise, I have been married since 2007 and have 5 kids, one of whom we adopted in 2013. My life experiences have led me to become an advocate for adoption, Down syndrome awareness, and Leukemia survivors. I care about people and their stories and what led them to where they are right now. On the lighter hobby side, I enjoy playing music (guitar and drums), reading, gardening, and building things (Legos, Woodwork, Ikea furniture).
2. What attracted you to get involved with UXRS?
As a freelancer, I have to be intentional about finding community to connect with in my field. I've been pivoting more into the world of user experience design and research and seeking out events where I could create genuine connection with people who have been in that world for a while. After attending a UXRS event with Heidi Glynn from User Interviews, I logged off feeling that I had found a place where that connection with others could happen.
3. What was your favorite thing about UXRS and why?
I've touched on it a little already, but UXRS struck me as straightforward and genuine in its pursuit to connect people and provide resources around user research. That's what I've been looking for and I look forward to growing within the UXRS community.
4. What would you like to see in UXRS's future?
I would love to see more and more events featuring voices from the margins of society—women of color, people working within the disability community, people working in low income communities, people working in elderly communities, people working within the criminal justice system. There are a lot of areas within user research and strategy that I think these voices could and should be amplified, and I think UXRS has a unique platform for such a purpose.
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