Brendon Smith is a young professional visual and UX designer with a passion for design. He currently works for the Keck School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute in addition to freelancing for a variety of web and graphic design projects.
A UX graduate enters an unexpected field and shares the lessons gleaned from experiences in healthcare, recruitment, and more specifically Alzheimer’s research. The importance of messaging unencumbered by jargon or complexity is eye-opening. Helping people means that careful thought and effort must be taken to meet the requirements from institutional stakeholders on their timelines. It is a continual process of learning, much of which isn’t covered in formal education.