Ian's Resume

Skills check boxes. Many applications these days use some form of electronic process to parse through all the resumes being submitted. I get it. There are a lot of applicants, and you have a need for a specific set of skills. If you have made it here, you are likely to find the abilities you need to tackle your challenges down in the skills section of my resume. But I hope you take a moment to think about the higher-level combination of skills, experience, and personality as well. I'm always adding new skills to my repertoire to keep my mind sharp and agile. My experience and personality always keep me moving, finding new ways to reframe challenges and better ways to accomplish shared goals. Whether a new programming language, design system, industry, or scuba diving, I'm always primed for a new adventure.

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Ian Thomas Wilson

Creative Technologist & User Experience Designer

Ian Wilson




The Georgia Institute of Technology

Masters of Human Computer Interaction

Industrial Design Track

Class of 2015

Iowa State University

Bachelors of Industrial Design

Minor in General Business
Minor in Music Technology

Class of 2013


Fjord Makeshop

Fjord Chicago

Design and build of innovative wearables, Internet of Things devices, and environments for clients and internal initiatives

2015 - 2021

Interactive Product Development Lab

The Georgia Institute of Technology

Soft and hard wearable technology, supporting lab research through research protocol design and technology experimentation. Arduino, Intel Edison and Galileo, Raspberry Pi.

2013 - 2015

Sonification Lab

The Georgia Institute of Technology

Designed and conducted user acceptance testing on an accessible fantasy football website for the visually impaired

2013 - 2014


Transforming Data with Intelligence Best Practice Award
GaTech Convergence in Innovation Competition Finalist
2014, 2015 Campus Movie Fest Georgia Tech Best Picture Winner
Calphalon Best Process Award
President's Award for Competitive Excellence

Work Experience



Lead Software Developer

Lead core product development team through major feature launches and kick-started a new Ai enabled analysis product


Thrivent Financial

Senior Creative Technologist

Led effort to define and prototype the new post-login tech stack, environment, and experience.


Fjord / Accenture

Senior User Experience Designer

Co-leader and participant of teams providing design, innovation, and strategy for clients in healthcare, hospitality, consumer products, energy, insurance, and finance. Fjord Chicago data and design ambassador and Fjord Makeshop physical prototyping guru. Conducted user experience research, defined strategy, ideated concepts and wireframes, built prototypes, and guided and participated in production.



User Experience Design Intern

Led and managed a project team of interns and full-time employees through ideation, wireframing, visual design, user acceptance, and prototyping for an information visualization system. Helped transform the user experience capability at Epic from merely visual design to design led innovation.


Iowa State University

Audio/Visual Recording Engineer

Recording audio and operating remote cameras for broadcasting concerts for live streaming over the Internet.

Industry Experience

Financial Services

Business to Business Transactions, Consumer Credit, Auto Loan Originations, Auto Insurance


Electronic Medical Records, Healthcare Analytics, Nursing Excellence, Employee Experience, Veterinary Health


ADA and WCAG Compliance Evaluation, Government Healthcare, Population Analytics, Population Census, Large Scale Program Management

Consumer Goods and Services

Beverage Distribution Analytics, Restaurant, Call Centers, Travel Booking Sites

Communications and Media

Employee Experience, Strategy

Energy and Resources

Production Management, Production Measurement, Consumer Energy



  • Contextual User Research
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Task Analysis & User Experience Evaluation
  • Market Research & Competitive Analysis
  • Personas & Archetypes
  • Data Analysis


  • Product Strategy
  • Interaction Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Wireframing
  • Visual Design
  • Prototyping
  • Design Systems
  • Figma


  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, Typescript, SASS, Tailwind
  • React, Redux, NextJS, Angular, NodeJS, D3, GraphQL, MongoDB, SQL
  • Python, scikit-learn
  • OpenAi ChatGPT
  • Git, CircleCI, Jest
  • Arduino, Processing