Hi there. I’m James Callan. I practice content strategy and user experience design, focusing on those spaces where the two dovetail and influence each other.

I’ve made it easier for people to buy gift cards, find spatulas, decide which frying pan they’d like to buy, visit Oregon, and reconnect with high school friends. (On that gift card project, I helped quintuple online sales year-over-year, which was a huge win.)

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I’ve given presentations on taxonomy and vocabulary work, and why self-proclaimed “grammar Nazis” are mistaken about how the English language works.

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Much of my recent work has been as the sole UX professional working with larger teams — designers, developers, QAs, writers, project managers, and stakeholders. I’ve addressed design problems with a variety of skills and tactics, including usability research, wireframing, writing, page tables, and content modeling.

Clients and employers have included Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (as part of an agency), Sur La Table, Allrecipes, Maritime Training Services, Panopto, and Classmates.com.

I’d love to help you reach your business goals and solve your design problems.