Mark Decker

Mark Decker

About me

With 13+ years of experience in UX and a MBA from University of Texas at Dallas, I deliver a unique advantage to my teams and to my end users. I've worked in startups and Fortune 10 companies. I can orchestrate cross-functional disciples to deliver ROI on user experience.

Guiding Questions

  • My first move in UX was at a bootstrap startup that I helped to bring to a 100 Million dollar valuation.

  • I recruited, trained, and retained new college hires in User Experience teams.

  • I am passionate about human centered design.

  • I want to build larger teams, mentor young designers, and help UX teams thrive.

Qualitative Research

I started my career at a FinTech startup, which allowed me to gain a great deal of experience conducting in-depth interviews and qualitative research methods developing a completely new product in the industry.

Prototyping

At General Motors, I spurred the development of a platform solution in the service engineering space by partnering with a trusted developer and building a working prototype. My favorite tools are Adobe XD and Figma.

Design Process

Over my 13 years of experience in design, I have refined a design process and set of standards of UX excellence that I bring to every product team.

MS 150 - Houston to Austin

MS 150 - Houston to Austin

What I do when I'm not working

If you can't find me at my computer, I'm usually cycling. I enjoy both mountain biking and road biking. I helped GM start a cycling team which raised over $50,000 toward MS research.

Other Interests

  • I also enjoy product design and 3D printing

  • As a hobby, I've developed a number of useful niche products.