Design before you code. Research before you design. LeoVogel.com
Thank you for your interest in having a conversation with me about a potential career opportunity. So that we can make the best use of our time I've put together some information about my current career goals. There is a link to schedule a call with me at the bottom of this page.
Contract-to-Hire or Direct-Hire
I am only interested in full-time, direct hire positions at this time.
I will consider short-term, part-time (15-20 hours per week max) freelance and contract projects.
Locations I am interested in living/working from
Remote vs In Person
Open to fully remote, fully in-person, and hybrid positions.
- Experienced as a productive remote worker for 7+ years.
- Employers requiring fully in-person should have a vaccination requirement.
Notice Period / Start Date Availability
2 weeks from accepting an offer
Depends on market and opportunity.
San Diego: $80k+/year
San Francisco: $100k+/year
- Good culture fit + work/life balance
- Focused on design, not research or development
Strongly Preferred Qualities
- At least one senior UX Designer I can learn from
- Must have Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- 401k with employer contribution match
- Growth opportunity
- Product with high positive impact in lives of users
Work Rights / Sponsorship
I am a full US citizen—born in New York State.
Dream Companies / Industries / Products
- Ebooks (especially Amazon Kindle)
- VR (especially Oculus Quest)
I'm generally open to all industries but would need to carefully evaluate a finance product.
I travel as frequently as possible as I grow every time I experience a new culture. I can schedule phone and video interviews from wherever I am. In-person interviews will require more advanced notice.
More About Leo
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I discovered the field through Springboard.com at the start of my second year working at UniversityTickets. As it was a small company, no one was working on UX, and I had already demonstrated a talent for design + strong attention to detail my manager supported me in starting to take on the role of UX Designer. I attended conferences, took online courses, read books, and attended local meetups—anything I could to learn.
In high school, due to an entrepreneurial mindset and passion for the art, I worked as a magician for children’s birthday parties and community events. During this time I got interested in graphic design through a friend, took a class in graphic design, and in my senior year participated in a career exploration program in new media. My design skills and interest grew but I hadn’t discovered the UX field yet.
In university, where I got my bachelor’s in marketing, I was known for my presentation design skills. Upon graduating I was hired at UniversityTickets in a customer support role where they quickly saw my attention to detail. I was given the additional responsibility of Quality Assurance. In my QA testing role I made numerous requests for UI and UX improvements. I learned the term “UX” meant “User Experience” but didn’t know it was what I was trying to improve through my QA feedback.
At the start of my second year I discovered the field of UX through Springboard.com through ProductHunt. My manager supported my request to transition to a UX role and over the following 5 years I successfully transformed my employer’s live-event ticketing platform from a desktop-focused, unfriendly, enterprise-looking product into an easy-to-use, intuitive, responsive, and visually attractive platform loved by clients and customers.
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