Photo me visiting Gatineau park

A bit about myself...

Hi! My name is Eric Plourde and I'm a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa having earned my Bachelor of Commerce studying Management Information Systems, and Analytics.

"But wait! Information Systems? That's not design!"

Let me explain. Most of my initial practical work experience in both the public, and private sector was in the field of visual analytics. The target of my work was always to design dashboards in such a way so that stakeholders could understand what they are seeing instantly for quick analysis. Creating dashboards and working with data was something that appealed to me, but I came to the realization that what I really loved was the design and human interactions involved in the process. This realization made a career in UI/UX a perfect fit for both my interests and professional skill set. Ever since then, I have been spending almost all my free time learning about UI/UX Design through self-taught techniques and readings. Most recently I was employed as a Conversational User Experience Design Intern at Nuance Communications creating Interactive Voice Response Systems. With no visual interface to rely on, my time developing IVR systems gave me a deep appreciation for the UX side of the profession. In February of 2021, I will be taking on my first full time role as a UI/UX Designer working remotely for Logistik Unicorp located just outside of Montreal in the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Moreover, I also plan on pursuing part-time graduate studies in the field of UX to further educate myself as a Designer.

In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, as well as playing sports like hockey and golf. If you want to learn more about my background experience, or if just want to get to know me better, please feel free to reach out to me at ericplourde14@gmail.com

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