"[Eric] has Glenn Gould's fingers --- on the keyboard, he's a master. And, as a bonus, he's tart and funny; if he's having a tough day, that's his secret." - Jesse Kornbluth, Editor of Headbutler.com
Hello! My name is Eric P. Rhodes.
A hybrid designer working at the intersection of human-centered design and customer experience with a background in visual design, marketing, and project management. A Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) who believes in creating simple, intuitive human-centered experience solutions. I've worked with influential brands like Google, HarperCollins, Major League Baseball, and #1 New York Times bestselling authors.
I’m at my best when pulling apart complex business problems, figuring out what’s going on, and using design to solve those problems. I believe in a simple, straightforward, user-centered approach to experience design; focusing on intuitively delighting people.
What makes me different?
Drawing is the fundamental way by which I engage with the world. Software and tools are great for refining ideas and prototyping, but if someone can't draw, they find pre-existing material to demonstrate their ideas. Clearly, this "inside the box" approach is not the best way to start when designing solutions for "outside of the box" companies, services, products, and users. I'm an outside of the box doer.
How I like to work.
In a collaborative environment with other creative people on small multi-disciplinary teams. The team is inspiring and the company's culture promotes pushing the boundaries of what's capable while having fun doing it.