• { The creative outlet of Chicago-based designer Justin Dauer }

Justin is a visual communicator, author, and user advocate. You can find him designing at Nansen, writing for A List Apart, or speaking on The Big Web Show.

He prefers the finer things in life: Batman, tattoos, combing his beard, running discovery workshops, being a skinny denim elitist, or incoherently discussing all five over a pint of Guinness.

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A curated selection of online published articles and interviews. A larger breadth of work is housed within the portfolio section.

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A List Apart

Resetting Agency Culture

"The truth is this: there’s so much more to fostering investment & growth in our team than gimmicky perks."

The Big Web Show

The Dead Pixel Society

The Big Web Show № 121 is my conversation with Jeffrey Zeldman on The Dead Pixel Society project.


On Inspiration

"There is an entire world of design and inspiration beyond the context the digital world affords us."

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Usability: Resume Design

"When we think resume design, 'usability' typically isn’t one of the first things to spring to mind."

From the Folio

UX Shirts photoshoot

"I Fight for the Users"

Screen printed apparel designs for the tireless user advocates of planet Earth and beyond. Culled from the interactions, tools, and soundbites that permeate our daily process, UX Shirts is a fabric-based, Shopify-fueled love letter to creative folk the world over.

Samples of work across print, online, iconography, user experience, user interface, and well...lots of media. Papier-mâché and chain stitch en route.

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