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A brief intro

What’s up, my name is Andre' D. Williams, or Dre for short. I was born, raised and still reside in Atlanta, Georgia. I received my BA in Sociology and Anthropology in 2011 and more recently, completed General Assembly's UX Immersive Course in 2020 (another bootcamp, I know lol).

I'm the father of an overly-opinionated 4 year old girl (Amara) and my son (Ashton) just joined us February 2023. Last but not least, I’m the “personal assistant” to my beautiful wife, Claudia.

I enjoy painting, playing golf & basketball and trying the same dishes at different restaurants around Atlanta. I almost forgot the most cliche item, I also enjoy travel (not the plane ride).

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How I met... UX

My background starts with social work, making a stop in behavioral healthcare and then another stop legal services. Intertwine all that with my moonlighting as a painter and visual artist, and that should sum up the major stuff (again, keeping this concise).

I was always a curious child, to my own detriment at times. I'd wonder stuff like, "who decided to name dogs 'dogs' or what's the rationale behind number 5 looking the way it does."

There was also an abundance of drawing tools my dad (an architect) used to create blueprints for the different projects he was working on. So I had an early exposure to design systems and technical writing (I wasn't conscious of at the time). But those two things lead me to practicing visual arts and I would eventually study Sociology and Anthropology, to further question what makes us human and how humans interact with each other.

Fast forward to Spring 2020 - The Dawn of COVID, like others, I had to reflect on what I truly enjoyed and how I could leverage that passion into a career I enjoyed. Again, art and my curiosity with human behavior reared their glorious heads. I googled "careers that involve are and research," and design is what I found. From there, I talked to anybody that would talk to me in the Product and UX Design fields. Those conversations lead me to signing up for General Assembly.

After completing the course, I applied for ever and any position I could find (regardless of title or experience). Using my UX brain: I figured if I interviewed with and spoke to enough design professionals, then I'd become more proficient at articulating myself and the design decisions. Well it worked out and I landed an internship, which turned into a full-time position.This concludes my TED-Talk.



UX Designer @ | August 2022 to present date
Product Designer @ CBORD | June 2021 to August 2022
UX Designer @ Budget Collector | February 2021 to March 2021


General Assembly UX Design Immersive
  • December 2020 to March 2021
Valdosta State University - BA in Sociology & Anthropology
  • Graduated December 2011
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