Tomorrow around this time, I’ll be on a plane to Charlotte, NC, and when I return it’ll be time to ring in 2012. What can I say, I’m going to miss 2011! As I sit here and reflect on what this year has meant to me and my career as an Independent UX Consultant, I can’t help but get a little teary-eyed. It has been an amazing year, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t feel lucky to be in this industry with the likes of so many wonderful people. I also can’t help but be thankful to have so much support and inspiration within my field. I owe every one of you a huge amount of thanks for pushing me forward each day. Thus, without further ado, here are the things from UX 2011 that I’m most proud of, and will most surely look back on in thanks:
- I got to partner with amazingly talented clients on some of the best projects of my career.
- I gave my first conference presentation at Midwest UX this spring, then went on to speak at the Big Redux in DC, the Big Apple Redux in NYC and the Future of Web Design conference in NYC.
- I was able to begin writing for UXMag, continued my guest blogging at the Women in Tech UK site, and was able to contribute to the Web Designer Depot site. You can see all of my contributions on the Writing page of this site.
- I wrote some of my most read blog posts in the entirety of my website (est. in 2007). Including:
And those are just a few of the opportunities that I have been given. Again, I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for coming here and participating in my thoughts and musings, for inspiring me with your comments and your work, and for supporting me along this journey. I hope that 2012 brings many wonderful things to you all. But for now… here’s to 2011!