Social Distancing Meditation

Things are finally coming to a close for 2020 and as I write this, I remember about all the big events that have happened over the year. I’ve been job searching for full time work as well as freelancing as a UX designer during this whole time. It’s been difficult, as for many people across the world. To be honest there are times when I become overwhelmed with the challenge ahead. I compare the sensation to that of looking up at a steep mountain trail and knowing you have to climb it. …


As I navigate life in the world of UX I seek for constant growth. This time has given me the chance to contemplate on my work. I’m a user experience designer and researcher and it’s my passion to improve the experiences that users go through on the web and mobile. I’m always pushing myself to learn more and to be a designer that brings meaningful work to the table. To be meaningful, the first thing that comes to mind is the research that I do in my work. I set parameters, talk to users, and audit similar websites, amongst much…


I enrolled in a User Experience design bootcamp in the city of Chicago. It was a 6 month program divided into two 3 month halves. During the first half of the program I gained an introduction into the world of UX. The second half was in person and I worked on teams of other students.

This article will discuss my time creating a case study and its challenges. My first exposure to case study came near the end of the program. Our instructors described case studies as a visual narrative that showed to the world how I utilized design thinking…


Before I changed the course my career to user experience design, I was an English language educator abroad. As I traverse the UX industry in search of opportunities, I want to highlight a field where I feel can benefit from being examined by UX design standards.

Since the outbreak of Covid, public and private school systems have experienced a sudden push into taking the classroom online. I know that this is only going to grow more given current circumstances.

E-learning is defined as any education experience where the majority of the learning content exists online. A couple of years ago…

Thomas Southall

UX/UI Designer from Chicago. Striving to translate complex processes into enjoyable interactions.

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