About Emblaze Design

Emblaze Design is the creative outlet of Bryan Wachs. That’s me. I am passionate about all aspects of User Experience, but particularly with designing and building interfaces for highly enjoyable web, mobile and social media experiences.

I am currently the UX Visual Design Director at a large financial services firm in New York where I’m leading a design team, and overseeing an evolving set of design standards for a growing list of applications and mobile experiences.

This site is a collection of select projects and work that represents the solutions, and results that I’ve produced and delivered for my clients over the years. This site may also evolve into the place where I discuss design and all things that interest and inspire me.

About Bryan Wachs

Bryan Wachs is an influential Creative Director, hands-on User Experience professional whose creations have pushed him to the forefront of his field. Mr. Wachs is an experienced, energetic, solutions-focused creative designer and team leader who has been intimately involved with Internet development since its inception and who has been responsible for a significant number of its defining business applications, assisting businesses understand and develop their digital presence.

Through Emblaze Design, Mr. Wachs has spent close to 5 years working with leading design Agencies such as Razorfish and more recently, has spent 4 years working client-side for a large financial services institution.

Prior to Emblaze Design, Mr. Wachs was Design Lead at Scient/iXL. His responsibilities included developing strategically-driven interactive solutions that combined business objectives and customer needs into complex and highly effective branded online interfaces. During his 3-year tenure at Scient/iXL, Bryan Wachs worked with high profile clients such as GE Capital, GE Financial Assurance, America Online, TD Bank Financial Group, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and HSBC. His responsibilities included art direction and design, and the creation of documentation such as creative briefs and visual standards guides.

Prior to joining Scient, Mr. Wachs spent 2 years as Art Director at CMP Media. In this role, he was responsible for all art direction, design, storyboarding, planning, coordination, graphics production, and client side coding for many of CMP’s online properties including NetGuide, CMPnet, TechWeb, PlanetIT and custom content websites for Lotus and IBM.

Before entering the website design field, Mr. Wachs worked at Chemical Bank, now JPMorgan Chase, in their Information Technology and Operations Training department where he designed educational multimedia presentations for bank personnel.

Mr. Wachs is an active member of the IXDA (Interactive Design Association) and the NYCUPA (New York City Usability Professionals’ Association).

Bryan received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Arizona, Tucson.

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