about me

the long version... go to Linkedin for specifics...


Devise. Design. Deliver.

In 2007 between jobs I started Aerial Perspective, giving my design work a brand that potential clients would be comfortable with. Since then I have mostly worked full time for larger companies in various design roles, and Aerial Perspective has remained as my personal portfolio. However, the tag line I came up with of devise, design, deliver has always been a mantra that I use on every project.

From the very beginning I use proven research and analysis methods to provide a road map for success. Working closely with clients, business partners, developers, project managers, and stakeholders I am able to gain insights from all perspectives and move things in the right direction. From the very first sketches to high fidelity mockups, and pixel perfect prototypes I craft a unique experience for every project based off the needs and wants of those involved--but more importantly for those who will view or use the final product. The end result is a product that I guarantee you will be satisfied with 100%.

With more than 7 years of professional, and an additional 6 years of study, internships, and amateur design experience, I have been able to work in every facet of the industry. Print design, web design, UI design, UX design, research, analytics, marketing, consulting, project management, art direction, front end development, copy writing, comparative analysis, and the list goes on. I have worked on solo and personal projects, created websites for small and mid-sized companies, worked in the trenches helping redefine and redesign the online presence for a $1 billion annual revenue online retailer, and currently dabble in all aspects of software, from mobile, to web, and iOs apps for a leader in the multi-family housing industry.

My experience is as varied as the companies I have worked for, and in every instance I have provided quality solutions to the problems placed in my way.

Me.

My name is Tim Avery, I am Aerial Perspective, if that makes sense. I'm a 30 year old UX guru, married to a beautiful wife--Sam; and we have a 2 1/2 year old pitbull x boxer mix named Bruce (because giving a dog a human name makes them somewhat more human? I don't know).

I graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2001, before moving to Beloit, Wisconsin to play baseball at Beloit College.

I graduated from Beloit in 2005 with a B.a. in Studio Art with an emphasis on graphic design and photography, earning departmental honors along the way.

And when not being a husband, designer, photographer, etc, I spend quite a bit of time bird watching, and making delicious salsa (at least that's what others tell me).

Utah.

"This is the Place!" A statement at true today as it was when pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.

Located in Sandy, Utah at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, on the footsteps of the Wasatch Mountains, and the outskirts of Salt Lake City my surroundings can be described in one word--inspiring.

Growing up in Utah the outdoors were never in short supply, and my family made sure I experienced as much as possible, instilling an adventurous and exploratory spirit in me.

Hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, bird watching, photography, and an appreciation for everything wild influence me not only in my day to day life, but in how I look at design and interaction between people and the products I work on.

Birds.

The first serious website I built in 2004 was a personal site to host photos I took of birds. My obsession with a hobby that has at times been more of a lifestyle, has led me to the Amazon jungle in Peru, the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu, Volcanoes and pristine beaches in Costa Rica, and to almost every corner of the U.S. I started birding at age 12, and have since seen more than 1000 different species, including 399 in Utah.

In 2007 I set out to see more birds in Utah during a calendar year than any other person previously--a competition called a Big Year, and made famous by a full length feature film of the same name starring Jack Black. By the end of the year I recorded 355 species, beating the previous best by 23.

Since then I have slowed down, and try to spend more time photographing then trying to set records!