Brian Edgin: User Experience Architect
Brian joined The Richards Group and Click Here Labs in 2012. In previous jobs, he helped invent two user-interface-related patents and led all aspects of user experience design, from iOS front-end development to mobile planning and social strategy to search engine management.
At Click Here Labs, Brian acts as the voice of the user during all phases of projects for clients including Ahold USA, Biltmore, and TGI Fridays. He also leads the information architecture, generates site maps and wireframes, and conducts usability testing – all to ensure the best possible experience for the user.
In his spare time, Brian writes iPhone and iPad apps. He also loves to play Minecraft and maintains a Minecraft server for his son and his son’s friends.
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