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The UX Team is a centralized source for requirements gathering, prototyping, technical writing and user testing. Our goals are to advocate for the needs of the users and stakeholders while supporting the work of development teams.

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Full-time UX Designers

Joann Vogtmann

Team Director

Joann directed the creation of the UX Team and functions as the contact point and supervisor for all project work. She has a BA from Smith College, MBA from BYU, and a UX Master Certificate from Nielsen Norman Group. Joann has previously been a Project Manager and Corporate Trainer.
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Rebecca Bean

UX/UI Designer

Rebecca has an AAS in Graphic Design, a BA in Design, and is Master UX Certified with NN/g. She loves web design and developing sites in Drupal.

Mike Lindberg

UX/UI Designer

Mike has an MS from ASU in Graphic Information Tech emphasizing in UX/UI design & development. He enjoys spending quality time with his family.
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Melinda Blackham

UX/UI Designer

Melinda has a BS in Digital Media from UVU and received her UX certification through the V school in Salt Lake City, UT.

Student Designers and Technical Writers

Bowen Byers

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UX/UI Designer

Bowen is an Industrial Design major preparing to attend medical school. In his free time, he enjoys reading Vietnamese literature, slappin' the bass guitar, and cooking.

Brianna Clayton


UX/UI Designer

Brianna is pursuing an Industrial Design major and a Design Thinking minor. She loves small animals (especially dogs), casual gaming, and going on walks with her husband.

Hannah Christiansen

Hannah Christiansen

Technical Writer

Hannah is an English major with an emphasis in professional writing and communication and a minor in editing. She loves being social, but if everyone around her is busy, she will most likely be watching British dramas.

Hale Croft


Technical Writer

Hale is an Information Systems major minoring in Computer Science. He enjoys cooking, reading, and learning new skills.

Miranda Morris


UX/UI Designer

Miranda is a Design BA major with a minor in Design Thinking. She loves scenic bike rides, rock climbing, and games nights with her friends.

Rebecca Thaden


UX/UI Designer

Rebecca is an Industrial Design major. She enjoys traveling, playing sports, painting, and spending time on the beach.

Samantha Windley


UX/UI Designer

Samantha is an Illustration BFA major and an Art History and Curatorial Studies minor. In addition to her love of design, she loves to trail run, hike, and backpack with her husband and dog.

Samantha Schmiedel


Technical Writer

Sam is an English major with an emphasis in professional writing. She loves riding ATVs, exploring nature, and picking up shiny things.

Reina Jones


UX/UI Designer

Reina is a Business major with an emphasis in Experience and Design and a minor in Nonprofit Management. With her free time, she is either out playing tennis or learning new cooking techniques.

Derek Norby


UX/UI Designer

Derek is double majoring in Industrial Design & Mandarin Chinese. He enjoys traveling to see new places and trying new experiences.