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Colin Budd

What I'm Known For

A ceaseless drive to innovate, lead, and help grow the communities, technologies, and design spaces that define our future.


Balancing between what is and what could be is where I most enjoy working. Innovation has never seemed quite so effortless nor boundless.


An artist at heart, I combine my passions for art, technology, and psychology in order to design with consideration to the users of today and the needs of tomorrow.


Front-end Web Design, App Development, Object-Oriented Programming: my creativity extends far beyond the visual and into the worlds of engineering and implementation.


Bridging the worlds of design, business, and development, I pride myself in the ability to effectively lead and communicate not only verbally but visually and technically.

Who I am

Colin Budd: Student/Designer/Leader

Colin Budd


Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Colin has always been drawn to design, technology, psychology, and leadership. From directing project teams to spearheading forward-thinking design work, Colin finds that his skills and passions are best applied when working with others in fast-paced environments that emphasize rapid thinking, communication, and creative problem solving.

Fresh out of Cornell University – where he received degrees in Information Science (BA) and Fine Arts (BFA) as part of a uniquely designed Concurrent Degree Program - Colin is currently a User Experience Designer at IBM. Based in Austin, TX, Colin is busy crafting next-generation, cognitive experiences for IBM's wide-range of collaborative enterprise solutions, including IBM's signature email service, Verse.

With a blend of hard work, ambition, and boundless passion, Colin looks forward to furthering his career as a designer and leader within the exciting cross-section of design, innovation, and technology. (Alternatively, he would also really enjoy working as Brad Pitt's understudy, but with absolutely zero resemblance this one seems a bit less likely.)

Fan mail, questions, comments, and interested clients can reach Colin through the nifty contact form...

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Skills & Tools

Select a category to see the associated courses, skills, and tools in the table below.

Courses Skills Tools
Object-Oriented Programming & Data Structures Java, Java Applet, Java Error Testing Eclipse
Computing Using Python Python, Python Bug Testing Komodo Edit
Design & Programming for the Web HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP TextWrangler, Transmit
Intermediate Design &
Programming for the Web
HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, SQL, AJAX BBEdit, Transmit, GitHub
Designing Technology for Social Impact Objective-C Xcode
Additional Tools Wordpress, Adobe Dreamweaver, MAMP, WAMP
Courses Skills Tools
Advanced Human Computer Interaction UX Design, UX Research, Critical Design/Thinking Axure, Balsamiq, Sketch 3, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects
Human Computer Interaction Storyboarding, UX Design, UI Design, Research Gathering, User Testing, Communication, Group Work, Idea Generation MockFlow, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash
Designing Technology for Social Impact UX Design, UI Design, Adversarial Design, Graphic Design, Group Work, Idea Generation Quartz Composer, Sketch, InVision, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Illustrator
Digital Media & Hybrid Digital Media Video Production, Digital Animation, Stop-Motion Animation, Audio Editing, Motion Sensor Engineering Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition
Drawing & Drawing: The Pictorial Language Traditional Rendering, Conceptual Design, Speed Sketching, 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, Graphic Design Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3DS, Rhino, Blender, Autodesk Sketchbook, Adobe Photoshop
Painting & Painting in Film Oil & Acrylic Painting, Digital Painting Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter
Print Media Traditional Techniques, Graphic Design, Layout Design Adobe Photoshop, Adobe inDesign, iWork Pages
Additional Tools Adobe Creative Cloud (all, latest), Photography, Video Production, Sound Engineering
Courses Skills Tools
Networks Network Theory, Game Theory, Social Dynamic Optimization MATLAB
Discrete Structures Graph Theory, Public-Key Cryptography (RSA), Number Theory, Predicate Calculus, Finite State Machines -
Communication and Technology Computer-Mediated Communication, Human-Computer-Interaction, Social Structure Theory -
Human Perception: Computer Graphics, Art & Visual Displays Screen & Graphic Optimization, Perception, Virtual Reality Design, Augmented Reality Design Oculus Rift
Social Psychology Behavioral Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Theory -
Computing in the Arts Behavioral Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Theory, Game Theory, Markov Matrices Microsoft Excel
Cognitive Science Perception, Behavioral Psychology, Developmental Psychology -
Additional Tools Microsoft Office Suite, iWork Suite


If you are interested in reaching me regarding questions or work please send a message using the form provided here.
Alternatively, please feel free to contact me at cmb434@cornell.edu.