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Colin Budd
Creative Lead // UX Design

Hi there. I'm Colin.

Creative Lead // UX Designer //
Explorer of Emerging Tech

A recent graduate of Cornell University with degrees in Information Science (BA) and Fine Arts (BFA), I combine my passions for design, technology, business, and psychology to create forward-thinking solutions to the higher-level problems latent in current and emerging technologies.

I seek to help others identify the right problem to solve, leveraging the best practices of Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking, while remaining user-centric in theory and implementation.

I create better things.

Bridging Design & Development

With an endless passion for design and development, I utilize my backgrounds in fine arts and computer science to act as an essential bridge between designers, developers, business leaders, and clients while also aiding in the creation of key considerations for improving industry practices and tools. My passion is defining the yet unexplored spaces of experiences across emerging technologies while grounding theories, designs, and principles in the very real needs and desires of the users of today paired with the conceptual tools and technologies of tomorrow.

Engagement & Education

In workshops and team settings, my talents in public speaking, leadership, and facilitation enable me to ensure that regardless of role, background, or existing understandings, every person is able to learn and grow as an individual in novel directions - encouraging and strengthening the desire to be uncomfortable: always learning and striving for more. From transforming team dynamics to building client relationships, I greatly value the ability to connect with others and act as catalyst to encourage meaningful change.

Emerging Technology

From defining the best practices for user experiences in cognitive/AI and VR/AR domains to designing the next version of IBM's leading enterprise solutions, my skills and interests are best applied when working with others in fast-paced environments that emphasize rapid thinking, communication, and creative problem solving - seeing the bigger picture and helping connect the dots.

And Beyond

A restless drive to innovate leads me to always want to learn, grow, experience, and do more. In addition to my passions above, I enjoy photography, videography, writing, digital art/animation, web design, and tinkering with technologies old and new - you can explore such works in the external work links below.

Let's Make Together.



Rapid/Creative Thinking, UX/UI Design, Systems Thinking, Product Design, Public Speaking, Client Engagement, Facilitation, Team Management, Communication, Programming, Creative Writing, Research, Agile/Lean/Design Thinking Methodologies


Java, Processing, Swift, Python, HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript


Interested in learning more? Want to chat projects? Fan mail? Feel free to reach out to me and I'll be sure to get in touch.

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