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.

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About Me…

Check out my portfolio, case studies, and resume at mariethacker.com. Write to me at marie.thacker@gmail.com

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.