LECTURER since 2015
BA University of Washington
Motion and Interactive
I have a range of experience from researching online community interface design, to designing physical interfaces of instruments for highly technical users. I really enjoy researching users' backgrounds and learning their current practices by observing them in action. Once I have an understanding of the person I am designing for, I strive to design new experiences that are elegant, easy to understand, and enjoyable. I have found that making the human connection with users during the research phase makes my design process that much more rewarding! I am eager to see my designs in action and I spread my enthusiasm among my project teams, by reminding them of the end user and how we affect their lives with our products.
LECTURER since 2015
BA Western Washington University
Illustration and Drawing Courses
Jim Henterly studied drawing at Ohio State University and the University of Washington (studying with Norman Lundin) and completed his first published book illustrations while earning a BA in English and Secondary Education at WWU in 1982. That began a 30-year career as Jamichael Henterly, a free-lance illustrator of picture books, textbooks, cards and other products. His book illustration has been published internationally with several major publishing houses and has garnered many awards, including children’s choice awards across the country, the WA Library Media Association’s picture book award (Heart of a Tiger) and the Giverny Award for Best Science Picture Book (Forest Bright, Forest Night). He has also worked as an art and science educator of students of all ages. Publishers include: E.P. Dutton; Dial Publications; Doubleday; Little, Brown & Co.; G.P. Putnam; Dawn Publications; Henry Holt; Scholastic; D.C. Heath; Houghton Mifflin; Portal Publications; Sunrise Publications and Marcel Schurman. He has a WA K-12 teaching certificate and has taught Illustration and Drawing classes at WWU in both the Art and Design Departments since 2005. He also serves actively as a volunteer firefighter, EMT and trainer in his rural Whatcom County community and has worked 20 fire seasons as a Forest Service fire lookout.