Andy Van Fleet
Andy has a passion for building businesses, cultures and user experiences. He believes creating a culture which fosters collaboration, creative freedom and honest interactions directly influences the quality of user experience solutions.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the UX field, he has worked on hundreds of solutions for customers in a variety of industries including: agriculture, military, gaming, financial, insurance and e-commerce. One of his most memorable projects was creating a touch-screen interface for an armored vehicle used to detect plastic IEDs.
A designer at heart, Andy is energized every time he opens Photoshop, Illustrator or his Faber-Castell colored pencil case. A family history of entrepreneurship drew him to start his own business in 2001. The ability to think creatively and understand complex business challenges has helped him and his business partner grow VLG to over 20 people and land a spot on the prestigious Inc. 500 list.
When not at VLG, Andy loves to travel, exercise and spend time outdoors with his wife, Holly, and their two children, Mac and Bella. If Andy could be anywhere right now, he’d be on a deep-sea fishing boat.
Was once on the longest commercial flight in history, from Newark to Singapore. Over 18 hours and 9,500 miles!
Sometimes dreams in pixels if working in Photoshop for too long. Has actually awakened to solutions for unsolved challenges from the day before.
Would spend hours and hours meticulously drawing futuristic cars as a kid.
Latest blog posts from Andy:
The UX Brain: How To Understand Users
The human brain is made up of separate parts, each responsible for performing its unique function: the hippocampus...
Is It Too Late to Bring in UX?
Is your customer service call center flooded with calls? Is your product getting bad reviews online? Does it...