Chad is currently a UX designer focusing on user research and interaction design for Oracle Bare Metal Cloud. In the past, he's worked with various small businesses to improve their understanding of their users and encourage core problem solving through Design Thinking. He graduated from The Art Institute of Seattle with a BFA in Media Arts & Animation, then graduated from General Assembly's (GA) UX Design Immersive (UXDI) program. Chad is also a passionate teacher - most notably, he taught UXDI after graduating from the course. He keeps a lively classroom, encouraging a strong atmosphere of group participation through activities, critiques and conversations. His favorite animal is the giraffe.