About David Sparks

My name is David Sparks. I'm a lover of science, usability, color, equality, art, sculpting, sketching, basketball and ideas. How people use things is my passion.

 

My Background:

Born and raised in Memphis, TN. I have developed my skills as a User Experience professional through 11+ years of interactive marketing experience. I'm driven by a desire to make things usable and accessible.

I started making websites at age 17 because of my activity in the local underground music scene in the early to late 2000's. I have been obsessed with creating websites and applications ever since.

From 2006-2011, I held Interactive Developer positions at three companies, and since 2013 I've been a User Experience Architect at Archer Malmo.

I’m responsible for usability, user research, user interface design, information architecture, prototyping and other information design responsibilities.

At Archer Malmo, I oversee a wide range of user-focused tasks on multiple digital projects and clients. Discovery, flows, diagrams, wireframing, testing and research to name a few. I also work across departments to keep user needs and business goals front and center.

Skills

  • User Experience Processes
  • Information Architecture
  • User Interface Design
  • Branding
  • Social Media
  • Front End Development
  • Illustration
  • Music Production
  • Skulpting

Software

  • Axure RP
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Coda/Sublime Text
  • Procreate
  • Ableton
  • Maschine

Clients I've Worked With:

FedEx, NexAir, Nufarm, Valent, iBank, Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union (MATCU Now Orion), Phizer, Zoetis, Veterinary Pet Insurance, Kestra Financial, Quire, Juice Plus+, Evergreen Packaging, Stoller USA, Palm Beach Tan, Whitmor, University of Memphis, PIKE, Hilton Hotels, Embassy Suites and others large and small.

 

Some of My Interests

  • My dog Munny

  • Basketball

  • Sculpting

  • Theoretical Physics

  • Technology

  • Design

  • Art

  • Painting

  • Making Things

  • Usability

  • User Experience

  • Chalk Walls

  • Sarcasm/Nonsense

  • Mexican Flavors

  • Memphis, TN

  • Freedom

  • camelCase

  • User Interface Design

  • Metal, HipHop, Synth-Hop, Rap, RnB, and some other types of electronic music. 

  • Outer Space

  • Alien (the Movie)

  • Development Technologies

  • Drawing/Sketching

  • Video Games

  • The Memphis Grizzlies

  • Liberty

  • The Pursuit of Happiness