Gordon Barlow — UX Designer

I am a user advocate. I design, develop, and own the user experience to serve the user best. I enjoy creating solutions and simplifying processes. My creative thinking, honest disposition, and persistent drive to unite all in a common vision shows in the teams I work with and in the results I produce. I take joy in converting complex, difficult experiences into clear, simple flows that users don’t even have to think about—they just use.

RECOMMENDATIONS for work at GordonBarlow.com

“Gordon is a very thorough, passionate, and creative designer, and a pristine programmer. We only had him for a short time, but we would take him back in a heartbeat if we could afford his skill level. Not only is he a very pleasant, friendly person to work with, but he is also undoubtedly an integral asset to any team. I already know that he excels in web design, graphic design, and web programming, but I also whole–heartedly believe that he would succeed at absolutely anything he set his mind to.” – Mikelle Despain, Assistant Marketing Director, Five Star Franchises

RECOMMENDATIONS for work at Novell

“Gordon has this incredible ability to step back from a specific UX interaction and consider the entire context of the interaction to propose the best solution to the problem. Whereas certain designers are content to just tweak colors and pixels, Gordon likes to ask, ‘Why is the user here?’, ‘What are they trying to do?’, and ‘How can we make it easier or more natural for the user?’ As an engineer, Gordon's approach would sometimes force me to rethink (and even re-code) certain interactions but it always lead to a better experience for the user.” – Daniel Christensen, Software Engineer, Novell, Inc.

“Gordon is an exceptional designer with a great eye for detail. He is great to work with and can be counted on to deliver excellent results in a timely manner. I have always been impressed by Gordon's ability to understand the design needs of our products completely and provide great input back to management and engineering to improve the user experience. Gordon would be an excellent asset for any company looking for a top designer that is personable and works well with others.” – Brad Dayley, Consulting Software Engineer, Novell, Inc.

“I worked with Gordon for three years on various projects. I was the project manager and Gordon was the User Experience (UX) lead on those projects.

Gordon did a great job in helping us improve the look-and-feel and user-interaction for products that have millions of end-users. Gordon is talented, deadline-conscious, and a very fun and pleasing person to work with. I enjoyed our association immensely.” – Tom Urquhart, Project Manager, Novell, Inc.

“Gordon is a passionate designer. I am amazed by his ability to jump between projects and contribute in a significant manner. Gordon has helped me in building good UI solutions and I would recommend Gordon for any UX position.” – Rajesh Anandalai, Software Engineer, Novell, Inc.


“Gordon is a user experience expert! He understands what it takes to manage business, technology, and user constraints and elaborate the best user experience in the form of wireframes, mockups, and fully functional html/css prototypes. Gordon has shown an amazing ability to adjust to change and deliver quality UIs and user experiences. I will recommend Gordon to any company and will be more than happy to take a call on his behalf.” – Omar Filippelli, Senior UX Design Manager, Mobile Productivity, Inc.

“Working with Gordon has been a truly pleasure...not only because of the expertise he has proved in this short time, but for his good will, hard working and being always in good humor. I look forward to keep working with him for a long time.” – Pablo Benítez Barreto, Senior Web Developer, Service Repair Solutions

RECOMMENDATIONS for work at AxisPointe

“Gordon is an integral part of our application development at AxisPointe. Most designers I have worked with have a good eye for print design, but few have the mindset for UI development. Applications are interactive and need to be useful at delivering information dynamically to it’s end users. This is something Gordon understands well in addition to his design skills. He is a dependable hardworking employee and has added much value to our company.” – Brandon Pack, Vice President of Technology, AxisPointe

“Gordon has a fantastic eye for detail and has always gone the extra mile to ensure that the quality of work he produces is exceptional. He has always asked intelligent questions to understand the problems at hand. Gordon has a great personality and fantastic work ethic, he is easy–going and very easy to work with. He seeks out challenges in order to gain new knowledge and better himself.” – Travis Workman, Senior Software Engineer

“I have worked with Gordon Barlow for about a half of a year. He has extensive knowledge when it comes to user interfaces and a superlative command of graphic design layout. He has been an essential part of the AxisPointe work force. He strives to improve himself at every angle in order to achieve maximum results on any project. He is hardworking and loyal to the tasks he is given.” – Cortland Johnson, Graphic Designer, Axispointe

“I do not hesitate in recommending Gordon. He consistently does a fantastic job and has an impressive work ethic. I know of many weekends he sacrificed to make sure things were done right and on time. He is also a great communicator, always letting you know exactly where things are at. When you have a project with a lot of moving parts you want him on your team.” – Fred Chaney, Director, AxisPointe

“Gordon consistently exemplified an outstanding work ethic and willingness to do whatever was required to complete a task. Gordon has a great attitude and works extremely well under tight deadlines. He is an asset to any firm, not only professionally, but also personally by positively influencing a company culture.” – Cameron Stewart, EVP of Corporate Sales, AxisPointe

“Gordon is talented and skilled. He is attentive to detail, understands the nuances of good user–oriented design, and communicates well with all parties involved in order to achieve the desired objectives. His designs are aesthetically pleasing, technically correct, and user–oriented.” – Roberto Mello, Senior Systems Manager and Database Administrator, AxisPointe

“Gordon has been a great employee for AxisPointe, Inc. He is very responsive and gets his projects done in a timely manner while paying attention to detail. As a designer, he has helped to engineer a very inviting and easy to understand graphical interface for our clients and partners.” – Aaron Smith, Director of Client Services, AxisPointe


“Gordon is a very detail–oriented and conscientious individual who is a delight to work with. His ability to grasp a projects inner–most details and bring them to life is one of his greatest assets. I highly recommend Gordon Barlow and believe him to be an asset to any project he is entrusted with.” – Regi Milán, Manager, Graphics Department, DHI

“Gordon is one of the most passionate people I have ever met and had the pleasure to work with. I would recommend him highly for anyone looking for a person with integrity, strong work ethic, and a passion for digging into the details and figuring things out.” – Thomas Denton, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, DHI

“Gordon is a dedicated and passionate worker and has a strong desire for success. Gordon enjoys improving his skills where he thrives from learning everything possible. He has a very diplomatic approach when working with team members.” – Brandon Fullmer, Manager, Multimedia Communications, DHI

“I worked with Gordon for several years and was always impressed with the work he did. On a few occasions I went to him to get technical help and he was always willing and capable. Gordon was a good employee and we miss his contributions to our company.” – Gilbert Porter, AVP Tech Support, DHI

“Gordon does excellent quality of work. When he helped us out with a project, he was very accommodating and put forth a lot of effort to make sure that our needs from him were met. He’s easy to work with and is very knowledgeable in his field.” – Steve Webster, Programmer, DHI