I met Paul a few years ago and he’s an intelligent design leader who is approachable and fun to talk to. Paul co-hosted a podcast with Whitney Hess called Designing Yourself and is highly engaged in the design community. The initial idea was that Paul and I would have a conversation about music. However, this episode turned out to be a great conversation about design, facilitation, the impostor syndrome and so much more. Conversations like this is why I started this podcast.
Paul McAleer is a designer, writer, information architect, and fan of awesome things. Paul has 33 years of experience in technology and design. Paul’s initial focus in developing high-quality websites uncovered a passion for creating thoughtful interfaces and, later still, defining holistic strategies and experiences for people, non-profits, and companies. Paul built the UX practice at Gogo, and has helped other organizations plan and staff for effective design work. Paul’s clients include Orbitz, Expedia, UnitedHealthcare, and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition, Paul is an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equality in the digital design field. A noted writer, speaker, and photographer, Paul’s speaking engagements include repeat performances at SXSW Interactive and WebVisions. Paul also spoke at Design & Content, CreativeMornings Denver, UX STRAT, and World IA Day Chicago. Paul’s writing has been published in UX Matters, and Paul’s photography was featured in the book Communicating with Pattern: Stripes. A Chicago native, Paul now lives with family in beautiful Colorado.