Fred Yates

UX Designer/Color Nerd

I’m an energetic, friendly designer that cares about all the small things and tries to communicate like a normal human being. On the off chance I have a thought worth sharing, I write about it.

If you’d like to talk about anything at all, please get in touch. 🖖

I don't stay in one place for very long. Right now you can find me in Connecticut .
2018

Cyclops

2018

RubyConf

2018

Federacy

2018

LinkSquares

2018

AdHawk

2018

Car Climate Control

2016-2017

Mylestone

2014-2015

Pluralsight

Spent a few years working on Assessments here, carried over from Smarterer. Had a lot of fun during my only experience as part of a large product team.

2014

Smarterer Acquired

After two years of being the sole designer at Smarterer, I was fortunate enough to be part of the acquisition by Pluralsight.

2013-2014

Smarterer

After being a solo artist for years I was happy to join a team again. This is when I started to learn about customer research.

2011-2014

Freelance

This was a huge growth period for me. I learned how to self start, be effective as a remote designer, manage my time very efficiently, and run a business.

2009-2011

Thoughtbot

My first and only agency experience thus far. I got to work on a wide variety of projects during my time here.

2008

YouCastr

I’ll be forever grateful to these guys for giving a college dropout his first chance. Fond memories of debugging IE6 abound.

2008

I left school

After three semesters of college, I came to the realization that I was paying too much for design knowledge I had aready taught myself.

2007

I attended The New England Institute of Art

A few years after I graduated high school, I decided to take steps towards turning my design hobby into a career.

2000

The beginning

Towards the end of middle school I developed an interest in web design. My learning process began when I started deconstructing sites that I loved.