Making products delightfully usable.

Essential UX is a digital product consultancy led by me – Marie Thacker.

I work with companies of all sizes to design an engaging, scalable, intuitive user experience. Let’s talk, and create something amazing.

Discovery + Strategy

Jump start your project with a new perspective. I will assess your existing product and provide clear direction to establish a strong, scalable solution.

This involves user research, identifying pain points and feature gaps, UX direction, content strategy, and an action plan.

You’ll get tangible deliverables and solid UX strategy.

Blueprint + Prototyping

I’ll attack your project and design a beautiful, thoughtful experience.

The Blueprint phase covers all aspects of design including IA, flows, wireframes, visual design, and user testing.

You’ll get deliverables that your engineers can immediately integrate.

  • IAy
  • Personas
  • User Journeys
  • User Testing
  • Style Guide Definition
  • Wireframes
  • Prototypes
  • Visual Design
  • Design Definition
  • Redlines

Onsite Workshops

This is an intense, onsite, interactive session working with your internal team. Let’s hash out issues and identify an amazing solution.

Brainstorming, concept ideation, scope definition, planning – these are some of the pieces we’ll touch. You’ll get a clarity in a UX direction we all agree upon, and actionable next steps.

Productive collaboration to set your team in the right direction.


About Me…

Check out my portfolio, case studies, and resume at Write to me at

A designer and front-end dev by trade, I’ve spent my 20 year career exclusively in the digital creative field. I’ve successfully led 7 UX and design teams as a Creative and UX Director, in agencies and in-house.

Quantitive/qualitative research, A/B testing, sketching, prototyping are all central to my creative approach & process, as well as an empathetic approach toward both the user, and the business. This results in excellent experiences that cover UI, UX, branding, interactive media and more.