User Experience Consultant
David Parmelee is the owner of Thrill & Create, a business-minded user experience strategy and design consultancy located in the Washington, D.C., metro region.
Previously, David worked in software development and testing in the financial, aerospace, and customer care industries. His previous companies include an IT consulting firm in the Fortune 500, a mid-sized aerospace company, and two small businesses.
As an independent UX consultant since 2012, David has worked on websites, mobile apps, and web applications for clients ranging from large global companies to county governments and new startups. He helps his clients define their products’ audiences and build the right products for the right people. Drawing on his past experience in development, he now focuses on helping bridge the gap between development and user-centered design.
David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. His writing about UX in the amusement industry has been published by a leading UX software company and a well-established themed entertainment blog, and he is currently writing his first UX book.