Tom Schneider is a former VP of The Usability Professionals Association (Philadelphia) and Experience Design Director at Rosetta (now a Publicis agency) where he's been for the past five-and-half years helping the agency grow from an 85 person company one with over 1,200 employees. He has helped acquire and grow accounts across multiple verticals winning over 25 advertising awards in the process. He is the creator of UserXman (the user experience super-hero) and is currently completing an informative and fun book entitled UserXman's Guide to Experience Design.
Tom studied philosophy and painting before he was hired at Boeing as an artist. There he was tasked with designing Boeing's first corporate intranet. He helped establish some of the first information architecture best practices used in Web design and continued as a Art Director, Web Designer, and user experience advocate. He has spent the past 12-plus years in the advertising industry serving clients in aerospace, transportation, hospitality, B2B, healthcare, and consumer products. While at Rosetta he helped standardize the practice of Program Architecture and experience design while focusing on personalized experiences and designing experience programs to drive users through the marketing continuum of awareness, engagement, conversion, loyalty, and advocacy.
Tom spent a year in Moscow where he wrote the first of several screenplays and recently has undertaken songwriting much to the dismay of his kids; Mack, Ava, and Lydia.