Founded in 2014, SeaLab is a diverse team of human-centered creatives who use our talents for good to better the digital and physical world one human experience at a time.
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Courtney is motivated by establishing and celebrating human connections and keeping that person to person connection alive and well in all business endeavors. Clear communication and a flair for the whimsical are her specialties. She enjoys the human-centered element of honing in on the needs of clients and community in a sea of automation, alerts, and data.
When not writing & editing, sharing on social media, or maintaining a well-oiled CRM, she can be found hanging out with her family, enjoying in-home art projects and yoga, snuggling with pets, and working on crochet creations.
Heather is fascinated with a human-centric psychological approach to interface design. Whether she’s working to create an experience from scratch for a Fortune 100 company or consulting with a start-up on their roadmap forward, her goal is always to advocate for the user and keep usability in the forefront of every decision.
When not working through creative solutions, she can usually be found posting photos of world travels on Instagram, running around with her dog, or hand lettering notes to clients and friends.
SeaLab's very own man in Japan. Michael is a strategic, multidisciplinary designer, originally hailing from the UK, and with 15 years industry experience in his utility belt. Although his skills are broad, Michael's expertise lies in UI, illustration and brand identity design- balancing business objectives with user needs to create compelling, human-centric and emotionally engaging design solutions.
Michael is also a passionate dog lover and professional photographer. When he's not juggling his love for design, illustration, photography, and dogs, he'll usually be found hanging out with his family or expanding his broad music collection and filling dancefloors- because you just can't have too many creative outlets in life.
Ashley takes fully-thought-out, pretty designs and turns them into cold, hard (well clean, usable) code. She’s been known to take her own photos, write here & there, and design a thing or two, but mainly sticks to behind-the-scenes magic. She strives to create pixel perfect, user-friendly versions of great human-centric design, and loves learning new things.
When not slinging HTML and CSS, Ashley can be found trying out new and delicious food around town, swimming in a hole, doing yoga in an unusual place (thanks for all the free and weird yoga, Austin), or spending time with her family. She usually has a book in her hand. She’s also a lover of travel, animals, and making many varied forms of art. ¡Viva la creatividad!
Ryan resides in Erie, Pennsylvania and holds a computer science degree from Edinboro University. Ryan loves programming and feels incredibly fortunate to have a hobby that is also a career. Deleting code gives him just as much joy as writing it. Programming languages are Ryan’s favorite thing to study because they force him to think about familiar problems in different ways.
Kelly sees the beauty in efficiency. Whether she’s brainstorming how to make a user experience flow even smoother, or working to simplify a complex design problem, she always brings value to the table.
Kelly is also an outdoorsy Austinite who loves to be out in the elements with her canine and human companions whenever she is not working. It’s not uncommon to find her rock climbing to new heights, camping with friends, or just enjoying time at the greenbelt with her dog.