I’m Vitorio, and I'm a user experience designer in Austin, TX.
Perhaps you got one of these snazzy instant photos with my card on the back, or perhaps it was busy and you only got a card (so sorry). I’m sure I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with you, either way! (If you arrived here some other way, please allow me to summarize.)
I have four years of professional interaction design experience,
primarily in web sites, web applications and browser-based interfaces for oddball hardware products.
I have many years background in web design and development,
primarily content management systems and sites for developers, publishers and large online communities. My current development expertise is around general Python development and serious Drupal theming and development.
I am currently a Web Interaction Designer for BioWare Austin, designing the user experience for their Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO web site (a Drupal site). Most of the work I’m doing are for features that won’t go live for several months to a year, but it’s all wireframes and prototypes all the time.
I also have a (possibly outdated) resume with links to other interesting things.
I am currently employed, but looking for:
- interesting weekend work, and
- full-time employment (contract or hire) to start mid-June or end of July.
I also run a UX design workshop every other week.
I’m told they’re a lot of fun to attend, and we do brainstorming, wireframing and critiquing exercises to practice areas of our craft we might not otherwise get a chance to. I hope the critiquing exercises will eventually develop into standard ways to critique information architectures and interaction designs (I'm a big fan of Jesse James Garrett's 2009 IA Summit plenary). If you’re in Austin, TX, you should attend!
You can reach me all sorts of ways.
- I have a mobile phone, which you are welcome to call: 631.871.4864. (If I am unable to answer, please consider texting me instead of leaving a voicemail.)
- I am on my.SXSW, Twitter, Foursquare, Gowalla, Facebook and LinkedIn, should you have a preference for a particular service.
- I also have an email address.
I hope I was interesting in person. If you have an opening around the end of July, a project you’d like to discuss for occasional or weekend work, or just want to talk about user experience, interaction design, Drupal, sewable Arduinos, data mining or game mechanics in non-games, I hope you’ll be in touch.