February 13, 2020
By Laura Escobar
Earlier this year we relaunched our website to give you the experience you have today. Not only did we update our brand and expand our course offerings, but we also did extensive research to better understand the needs of our audience and re-engineered our product to make sure it was as user-friendly as possible.
With that in mind, we want to give a special staff spotlight to our one and only Product Design Manager, Zach Webb, who helped lead these efforts. His unique background and skills make him an invaluable addition to the NDTC team — and we are proud of everything he does for the organization.
What has your professional life looked like before NDTC?
I spent the first two years of my career in the banking industry working as a marketing specialist and graphic designer followed by eight years in the health insurance industry, first as a graphic designer and then moving to UX/UI design and web development.
What first interests you about working for NDTC?
I have always been the type of person that has wanted to make a positive impact in whatever my career was. After years in healthcare and banking, I was ready to work for an organization that reflected my personal values. After meeting with Ashby and Kelly, it was clear to me that this is an organization that truly cares about their employees and one that is providing an invaluable service to our communities; a service that I am very proud of.
How would you describe what you do?
I make sure the website looks good and works well. I handle most of the front-end development and oversee our user experience team.
What do you hope to accomplish at NDTC?
Getting Democrats elected by providing them with a seamless website experience!
How do you practice self-care?
I play a lot of board games, listen to/play lots of music, and nap whenever possible.
Coffee or tea?
Favorite tv show?
Maybe The Office?
What are you currently reading?
I haven’t found a ton of time to read new books now that I have a toddler running around, so most of my reading revolves around political and tech news.
If you weren’t working at NDTC, what would you be doing?
Based on current skills, probably web development and UX somewhere else. If skills and money were not a barrier, I’d probably spend all my time playing music or learning to be a woodworker. Or professional Lego builder.
Biggest pet peeve?
People with no self-awareness. For example, a group of people walking very slowly and taking up the entire width of the sidewalk.
What is the theme song for your life?
The theme music from the original Legend of Zelda.
Any vacations/trips you’re looking forward to? Elaborate!
I just got back from a stay-cation where I sat around and played video games. I’m good with that.