Walt grew up in Nashville, Tennessee before it was cool, and — according to Walt — when the country music was just as bad.
Walt didn't start out as most UX designers. His education focused in anthropology, where he earned advanced degrees from both the University of Notre Dame and John's Hopkins University. He spent nearly a decade in the academic world, studying ancient civilizations and tablets made of clay!
Walt then made a career change that would eventually lead him to design user experiences at Chasm. He shifted his focus and became an iOS developer where he quickly learned that he enjoyed user research and experience design far more than he enjoyed asynchronous threading or writing switch statements.
His background in academic research, coupled with his development acumen, greatly positioned Walt for success at Chasm as a UI/UX Designer.
Outside of design life, he’s probably on the tennis courts or knee-deep in a stack of books, whether it's poetry, literature, or a graphic novel. He loves good bourbon and coffee, but never together, and can talk about music, movies, and TV shows until he’s politely asked to leave.