Jim Kalbach

167 Wayne St, #401

Jersey City, NJ

jim DOT kalbach AT gmail DOT com

View Resume [pdf] or click on CV to the right

I’m am a freelance experience design consultant currently working with Mural.ly, a virtual whiteboard. Previously I was a Principal User Experience Designer at Citrix. Previously I was a consultant with USEEDS°, a Berlin-based design and innovation agency. Prior to that I was a User Experience Consultant with LexisNexis, a leading provider of legal information, where I developed interfaces for web-based search applications. I was also Head of Information Architecture with Razorfish, Germany. I hold a degree in library and information science from Rutgers University, as well as a Master’s degree in music theory and composition.

Before moving back to the US from Germany, I was the co-founder and long-time organizer of the European Information Architecture conferences (www.euroia.org). I also co-founded the IA Konferenz, a leading UX design event in Germany. Previously I was an assistant editor with Boxes and Arrows for a many years, a leading online journal for user experience information (www.boxesandarrows.com). I also served on the advisory board of the Information Architecture Institute in 2007 and 2005.

Music is a main creative outlet outside of work. I played bass in a local jazz combo in Hamburg Germany, where I used to live with my wife, Nathalie, and our cat, Niles. See the website for The Lampshades. Now I am involved in the local jazz scene in NJ and NY, primarily with the jam session at the Brightside Tavern in Jersey City.

I’m also a craft beer aficionado and regularly contribute ratings and stories to RateBeer.com, a leading online beer community, under the user name pivo.

In 2007 I published my first full-length book, Designing Web Navigation (O’Reilly, 2007). See the link on the right for more information about the book.

Here are some links to more information about me:
My profile page on LinkedIn.com

My profile on Xing

– a list of my music compositions


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