"Who's behind this?"
My name is Samuel Hulick. I'm a UX designer from beautiful Portland, OR, USA.
Here's what I look like:
You can follow me on Twitter at @SamuelHulick, where I tweet about life, design, and user onboarding.
While we're rolling here, you might as well follow @UserOnboard proper as well, where I only tweet about onboarding.
"Do you do this for a living?"
I do! UserOnboard is my full-time occupation, and user onboarding as a topic is by far the biggest area of professional passion in my life.
"Good for you! Are you credible?"
I sure hope so! I've been working on software for over a decade now, with an explicit focus on UX for many years, and an explicit-er focus on User Onboarding for a couple.
Here are some very attractive logos of some very nice companies I've had the pleasure of working with:
I've also had my work and/or thoughts featured in such august media institutions as the following:
- WIRED: Someone Came to Your Site! User Onboarders Get Them to Stay
- The Washington Post: Redesigning That First Encounter with Online Government
- The Intercom blog: Talking User Onboarding with Samuel Hulick
- The Buffer blog: People Don't Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves
- The Olark blog: Samuel Hulick: All Onboard
- The Learndot blog: Interview with Samuel Hulick: User Onboarding
If you'd like me to be interviewed for something you do, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I also, you know... wrote an entire book on the subject.
"Holy shit! You wrote a whole book on User Onboarding?"
Yep! It's called The Elements of User Onboarding.
I'm told it's a breezy, fun, and informative read. If you click this link, you get 15% off, just because I like you and "why not".
"Have you written any other things about User Onboarding?"
Goodness gracious, yes. Some of my favorites:
- The Intercom blog: Killer User Onboarding Starts with a Story
- The Help Scout blog: User Onboarding Isn't a Feature
- The Help Scout blog: Lifecycle Emails: Magic Pixie Dust for User Onboarding
You may also be interested in my Medium.com collection, Designing for Results.
"Interesting! Would you like to write something for our blog?"
Probably not. I find writing to be crazy laborious, so I do it only rarely.
You can always email me at email@example.com and see if fortune smiles, though!
"Fair enough. How about podcasts, do you ever do those?"
Heck yes I do! Here are some favorites, in reverse-chronological order:
And yep, if you want me to be on your podcast, I am IN. I love podcasts. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh! And I used to have a podcast of my own: Successful Users
"Interesting! Do you ever speak at, like, conferences or for companies or whatever?"
Yep! I've spoken all around the world. I really love speaking.
Here's a picture of me looking super suave when I spoke at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam:
And here are videos of three talks I've given, also in reverse-chronological order:
- Warm Gun: Growing Your Userbase with Better Onboarding
- Heavybit: Designing for User Adoption
- MicroConf: UX Basics That Convert Users into Customers
If you'd like me to speak at your conference, meetup, or company, we can totally make that happen. Email me at email@example.com to get the ball rolling re: rate, dates, etc.
"How do you make the teardowns, btw?"
Oh, do I ever have the thing for you:
"Wow, that looks like a lot of work. Do you ever provide private teardowns?"
Yes! I have a whole consulting package for it, and everything: Onboarding Expert Review.
"Awesome! I feel like I know you so well, now!"
And I you, friend. And I you.