“Approach everything with the mind of a beginner.”

Paul McAleer

Associate UX Director

People first, always.

Paul McAleer is a UX leader with 16 years of experience in the space. As Rightpoint's Associate UX Director in Denver, Paul is responsible for driving success for Rightpoint, its clients, and its team members.

Paul takes a holistic approach to defining the experience, starting with direct user research – needs analysis, contextual interviews, and ethnography – and balancing user needs with business goals. He then articulates that research through activities such as product roadmaps, information architecture, interactive prototypes, and journey mapping. Paul has extensive experience in the healthcare, travel, financial, and consumer electronics industries. He has built and managed UX and UI teams, crafted cross-platform experiences, and led UX workshops for Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to his UX work, Paul has spoken at conferences including SXSW Interactive, WebVisions, and World IA Day. Paul wrote and recorded the web-based Designing for Mobile class for O’Reilly Media, and is a design instructor with General Assembly.

A Chicago native, Paul lives in beautiful Denver, Colorado with his wife, son, and dog.

Education

Columbia College Chicago, Bachelor of Arts

What Matters to Paul

  • Helping my colleagues be the best they can be
  • Asking the right questions
  • Enjoying time with my family