I'm Adam Ruf, SF-based full-stack UX Designer, and member of the Design team at Twitch where I help people save time and have fun achieving their streaming goals.
After hours, when I'm not mentoring the next generation of UX designers, I support entrepreneurs with freelance UX strategy and end-to-end design support.
I help teams achieve their product or service design goals through lean user research and design strategy, focusing on rapid prototype development to quickly learn what works, what doesn't, and why.
I also provide mentorship for startups and individual designers growing their design cultures and careers, respectively.
Join me this Saturday, August 5th for my first ever 24-hour live design stream on Twitch! Design chat, AMA, project work, reviews, design surgery, giveaways, raids, and more!
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I started UX Design Contest to provide designers with a fun way to practice full-stack UX design skills and writing good case studies. Oh yeah, and win prizes, too!
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Inspired by my friend Pablo Stanley's success running design contests with his Sketch Together community, I started UX Design Contest to provide a structured and fun way for designers to practice the full variety of UX Design skills and grow their portfolios.
When we decided to use the 16:9 aspect ratio standard for the Twitch Events feature my team and I launched, I built a simple 16:9 dimensions calculator to help me get the proper dimensions for displaying user-generated images at high-quality.
I wanted a faster way to create attractive user dialogue flows than using Sketch, so I built a simple MVP that allows UX designers to create a dialogue flow between a user and an app and then print to PDF or paper to share with stakeholders.