Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has worked in the web industry for over two decades. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research for web and mobile.
Nick has created web and mobile experiences for Fortune 500 companies including Adobe, Intel, REI, Boeing, Google, and Oprah.com. He lives and plays in Seattle, Washington, where he’s the CXO at Craft & Rigor and a User Experience Design Immersive Instructor at General Assembly.
Prior to working at General Assembly Nick was a Product Design Manager for the Platform team at Facebook. Before that he was the Head of User Experience at Amazon Web Services. Prior to working at Amazon he was the Director of User Experience at a number of agencies including Ubermind, Deloitte Digital, projekt202, and was founder of Blue Flavor, a user experience consultancy that launched one of the very first web applications for the iPhone.
Nick was the publisher of Digital Web Magazine, an online publication for web professionals, for ten years. His is a founding backer of projects such as Center Center and We Make Seattle. He is actively involved in the web community, helping as adviser to such events as SXSW Interactive, the Information Architecture Summit, WebVisions, and InfoCamp Seattle. He contributed to the WaSP InterAct Curriculum and has advised UW on their iSchool curriculum. Nick has also judged The Webby Awards, the SXSW Web Awards, and more.
He has built a reputation as a community volunteer, promoting growth within the web industry both locally and abroad. You can find Nick giving workshops for leading organizations such as Microsoft, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Seattle Public Library. He has presented at most major conferences including SXSW, CHI, MIX, and more. Nick has also helped create an open source curriculum for web professionals and has lectured for and advised universities on their educational programs.