Hello! I’m Ted Kessler. I grew up in the Bay Area of California and attended University of California, Santa Cruz for 2 years and then University of Oregon for 2 years to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Digital Arts in 2015.
Through part of high school and college (2011-2014) I worked seasonally with a company called Apollo Future Technologies. My roles included graphic designer, web designer/front-end programmer, product photographer, and marketing strategist.
After graduating in 2015, I started working with HeartFlow, a revolutionary company in the personalized medicine space leveraging cutting-edge technology and machine learning to help doctors treat patients with coronary artery disease. Both of my positions at HeartFlow (Case Analyst I-II and Product Investigator I-III) were deeply analytical, focused on high-quality output, and deadline-driven. I also helped develop process improvement projects with Lean methodologies across multiple teams, developed special reporting tools/methods to improve my team’s work, developed training materials, and mentored new hires.
This was fascinating and important work, but after a while I found myself wanting to get back to the art/design world. In 2021 I decided I wanted to switch careers, and I am currently enrolled in a UX/UI design bootcamp program. I’m excited to get back to work and do some great things!
People enjoy working with me because I’m empathetic, easy-going, diligent, attentive to details, and thorough. I picture myself working as a UX/UI or Product Designer with either a company or a design agency that does good in the world. If I sound like a good fit for your company, I’d love to hear from you!