With more than two decades as a user-centered design and research professional, Bram Wessel believes that technology should enable natural experiences for real people. Bram has developed human-centered digital experience designs and strategies for such high-impact brands as Adobe, Amazon, the City of Seattle, Disney, Expedia, GE, Group Health, Intel, Lionsgate, MasterCard, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Real, Safeco, Sony, Starbucks, THX, Volvo, Vulcan, UW Medicine, and Warner Brothers.
A tireless advocate for the IA/UX discipline, with many articles to his credit, Bram is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Information Architecture Summit, UX Week, Lavacon, Webvisions, ConveyUX, Seattle Design Festival, Taxonomy Bootcamp, and regional meetups and workshops. He is committed to educating the next generation of practitioners through his advanced User Experience classes at the School of Visual Concepts and as a guest lecturer at the University of Washington’s MCDM and MLIS programs.
Bram is a member of the Information Architecture Institute (IAI) and the Seattle chapter of the international Interaction Design Association (IxDA), serving as its sponsorship director and on a task force seeking to bring Interactions, the international interaction design conference, to Seattle in 2017.
Bram is a founding partner at Factor.
In his spare time, Bram enjoys fly-fishing and making wine.
- Co-facilitator for the IAI’s Introduction to Information Architecture workshop at the 2016 Information Architecture Summit in Atlanta
- Board member and host of InfoCamp, helping to bring world-class speakers, such as Seattle City Librarian, Marcellus Turner, to the Seattle information professional community
- Speaker at the Information Architecture Summit, Minneapolis, 2015
- Speaker at ConveyUX, Seattle 2015