Randy Ellis

Chicago, Illinois, US

Agency Owner, UX Consultant and, UX Instructor
Randy's Skills
Design
Product Management
Business Development
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Sales
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About Randy

Randy is a lifelong entrepreneur who has advocated the importance of design. With ambition and the desire to help others succeed. Randy founded his first online marketplace in 2013 receiving seed funding and notoriety for his vision in the local merchant space. He has had the privilege to consult for leading companies, most notably Echo Logistics and Red Bull North America, Inc. As an aspiring thought leader and aspiring angel investor. Randy has spoken on UX/UI and entrepreneurship as a panelist at Research Park - University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Mobile Development Day, Tribeca Flashpoint, and Technori. His new venture, 5ivehat Digital UX Agency, Randy has refocused his methods of product design and UX/UI strategies to help his clients become successful and leaders in their industry. He is currently a lead instructor of user experience design at General Assembly.

Quote

Design to achieve simplicity, not eye candy. - Me

Work Experience

Founder/CEO

5ivehat Digital UX Agency

March 2015 - Today

Co-founded by designers, 5iveHat is a digital UX studio based in Chicago, IL. Solving problems with clarity, simplicity, and honesty, we combine digital craftsmanship with innovative thinking to deliver beautifully built solutions on a global scale. Whether we are crafting a new brand identity or developing a new digital platform, we explore a wide range of possible outcomes in order to make the best product. We will scrutinize the functionality of all digital projects to the finest detail.

Education

International Academy of Design & Technology

BA in Design

1999 - 2002

Accelerator/Incubator

StraightShot

2

Co-working Space

ICSTARS

2013 - Today