Howdy, I'm Lars

I love design, Kansas City, and am searching for freelance design work.

I have been working as a professional UX designer since 2019, and I am a board of directors of the KC UXPA

While at KU, I learned a lot about communication, design, and worked alongside some great professors and students.

I am currently learning Figma and Webflow. This site is built in Webflow!

I believe it is important to live generously. These thoughtful companies are changing the world!

A conversation can change everything. I would love to connect with you. If there is anyway I can help you, please reach out!

Professional Profile

I am an Interaction and User Experience designer. I have both corporate and agency experience. I have worked on services and products within a variety of industries. I am naturally curious and aesthetically driven with an ability to learn and work at a fast pace.

I am actively searching for new opportunities and freelance work.

UX

Experience

User Experience Design Assoc.

Useagility

January 2020 - Current

Working amongst cross functional teams to deliver human-centered design (HCD) strategy and user experience (UX) solutions to clients across all industries. I am currently working with clients in the transportation, finance, and non-profit industries.

Freelance Web/ UI Designer

larserickson.design

August 2020 - Current

Delivering HCD and UXD solutions through web design. I work in Figma, Webflow, and Wordpress. Contact me to get started.

Director of Communications

User Experience Professionals Kansas City

January 2020 - Current

I manage the website, social media channels, and locate guest speakers for webinars.

User Experience Design Intern

DST Systems Inc.

May 2018 - August 2018

Interviewed clients to identify new software user requirements and work flow, designed low fidelity and high fidelity wire-frames of B2B and B2C (finance software & IVR software), built design system in UXPin for crafting new or re-skinning legacy software, and worked with multiple multidisciplinary teams simultaneously to direct projects through the agile pipeline.

Education

M.A. Interaction and User Experience Design

KU | Arch.D

Achieved May 2019

Collaborative work environment in which I led several experimental projects. One such project was with Google Open Authorization. We applied behavioral economic principles in order to create high level strategies for them to increase their user confidence.

B.A. English Literature

KU | Department of English

Achieved May 2017

Focus towards industrial design and interaction design.

Software

  • Axure
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Suite
  • Sketch
  • Figma
  • Webflow
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Solidworks
  • Balsamiq

Extraneous

Barista

Cause Coffee KC

Cause Coffee KC is a volunteer run non-profit coffee shop in De Soto, Kansas. Profits are donated to charitable missions around the globe.

Cross Country Cyclist

Bike and Build

I rode my bicycle 3,660 miles from Outer-banks, NC to San Diego, CA. On a team with 28 young adults, we journeyed for 72 days. During this time, we raised over $170,000 for the affordable housing crisis in America. This money was distributed by the group through a competitive grant program. For 11 days of our journey we volunteered with various affordable housing groups to build homes. It was an incredible experience and a lot of hard work. It was life changing!