Fred Beecher has been working in user experience since 1998. In that time he’s seen UX mature from a field struggling to prove its value to one driving an explosion of innovation and economic growth. To help feed the ever-increasing demand this explosion has sparked, Fred designed and implemented the UX apprenticeship program at The Nerdery in Minneapolis, MN where he is currently the director of user experience and design. Fred has also been co-chair of the Interaction Design Education Summit since 2016.

Fred is an established contributor in the UX world. In 2007, he authored the first official Axure training program. He has written and spoken extensively about design education, prototyping, iterative design, and UX career development.