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, Backcountry, the City of Seattle, Crate & Barrel, Disney, Expedia, GE, Group Health, Intel, Lionsgate, MasterCard, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Real, Safeco, Sony, Starbucks, Volvo, 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 and certificate Information Architecture 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).
Bram is a founding partner at Factor.
In his spare time, Bram enjoys fly-fishing. shellfish farming, and making wine.
Information Architecture Summit
Speaker • 2015 & 2017 • Minneapolis & Vancouver BC
Board Member, Speaker, & Host • 2011-2014 • Seattle, WA , helping to bring world-class speakers to the Seattle information professional community
UX/IA & IxDA Events
Speaker • 2010-2016 • Seattle, WA & Vancouver BC
Speaker • 2015 • Seattle, WA
Speaker • 2014 • Portland, OR
Speaker • 2011 • Portland, OR