Hello! I’m Patrick Wujcik. I’m a UX designer and creative professional who has had success in a variety of creative disciplines.
Besides good end-user design, my passions include family, a lifelong love affair with cycling (see images above;) film, gaming and learning new things.
For the past decade, I have been solving high level design challenges as a Microsoft designer. I have been very fortunate to work with great partners and have the opportunity to apply my passion and an easy-to-use approach to user experience on many Microsoft products.
After 6 years with the Windows Design team, I am seeking new challenges. Have a look at my diverse career path and Resume on this page, and recent work in the Portfolio section.
” Patrick works to understand the problem domain, asks follow-up questions and reflects his learning in new designs. He also challenges the PM team to reduce concepts and creates greater consistency with the rest of the product line. He has been a great [design} partner. ”
Recruited out of the College for Creative Studies to work with one of the premiere design studios in Metro Detroit (AGA Studios). Apprenticed in layout, illustration, paste-up/keyline, design, photography, and photographic retouching. Later traded my airbrush for an account management position to support AGA primary clients.
Recruited by AGA’s principle client (Campbell-Ewald IPG) for a hybrid Creative/Art Procurement role. Directly responsible for all national print advertising creative for Chevrolet Truck, Magnavox, Goodyear, AC Delco and National Car Rental accounts.
Transitioned from a Mad Men like agency experience with Campbell-Ewald to become a skilled restorer of art collectibles for the House Of Renew in Birmingham, MI.
Developed restoration skills, then explored and refined techniques using my graphic design skills that enhanced the quality of our work. Taught these techniques to other artists and evolved into a proficient restorer of ceramic, porcelain, jade, ivory, crystal and silver metals (no paintings or furniture).
Considered by peers as one of the top art restoration specialists in Michigan, specializing in the most extensively damaged pieces. Worked exclusively with museums, galleries, auction houses, and private collectors.
Transitioned from an art restorer to a web designer when I became fascinated by the advancement of computer technology and it’s effect on the design discipline.
Hired by Cendant Online Services where I supervised 5-person production and support team that created banner ads and small business web sites in preparation of the joint Cendant-Microsoft partnership launch of MSN Sidewalk.
After launch, I supported a transition team that relocated Sidewalk responsibilities from Troy, MI to Redmond, WA and continued as a senior ad designer producing small business online advertising for the MSN Sidewalk – Yellow Pages group. My 2015 resume picks up the story from here.