About David Sparks

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

 

My Background:

Born and raised in Memphis, TN. I have honed my skills as a User Experience professional through eight years of interactive marketing experience. I'm guided by a desire to make things usable and accessible, with a background in front-end development. 

I started making websites at age 17 because of my activity in the local music scene in the early to late 2000's. I have been obsessed with creating web-based products 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/wireframes and other UX/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/prototyping, testing and research to name a few. I also work across departments to keep user needs and business goals front and center.

 

Clients I've Worked With:

FedEx, NexAir, EverGreen, Nufarm, Valent, iBank, Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union (MATCU Now Orion), Phizer, Zoetis, Veterinary Pet Insurance, Kestra Financial, Quire, Juice Plus+, iBank, Evergreen Packaging, NexAir, Stoller USA, Veterinary Pet Insurance,  Palm Beach Tan, Whitmor, Pizza Ranch, 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