Erik has experience working in many different kinds of environments, ranging from chaotic startups to quiet design firms. He is analytical, and always looking to create designs that are simultaneously intuitive and fun. Most recently, he created a study on the role of dignity in the hospital environment, and how design could be applied to improve hospital gowns. While studying abroad in London, he worked at the startup DINEIN.CO.UK where he worked with programmers to overhaul their existing food ordering interface. By providing visual mockups and UI wireframes to the programmers, he streamlined the site design process.
In New York, he has interned at several branding firms, including MSLK. At the firm, he assisted with graphic design related tasks for clients. He was also given the job of creating a promotional site for Sheri Koetting, one of the heads of the firm. By working directly with Sheri, Erik helped to establish a site design that embodied Sheri’s aesthetic and abilities as a designer. Despite the fact that most of Erik’s professional work is UX and branding related, he has a passion for building and construction. He has experience with everything from molded slip cast porcelain and traditional wood-working to automated CNC operation.
Erik is a born cinephile, and is obsessed with all things tech. He may be found sailing a Sunfish during the Summer.