Hey there, my name is Daryle Maciocha*.
Product & digital designer with wide-ranging professional experience. Empathy, teamwork, and understanding of the user problem are central to the design process, resulting in accessible design solutions.
I bring a passionate, data-driven, customer-first approach to my design solutions while clearly demonstrating the application of UX design principles. From research to ideation to prototype to final product, I aspire to be a full-stack designer.
I enjoy creating cleanly-designed digital things that a.) communicate complex problems simply, and b.) delight users in pursuit of solving a specific set of problems. As a designer, I’ve made a routine of sweating the small stuff. I obsess over design details and microinteractions that compose a unified whole, and I thrive working with a likeminded team toward that goal.
Recently, my design team participated in a positive round robin, where we focused on the very best in one another. Here are some of the generous things my amazing teammates said about me:
- “passionate critical thinker who spots the gaps and opportunities”
- “always seeking to make things better”
- “possess an ability to think through all user scenarios”
- “develops a vision for his product”
- “brings genuine and unique experience”
- “seeks resolution through accountability”
- “resilient, always moving forward”
- “always bringing a sense of humor”
I currently live in Washington, DC with my beautiful potter wife, two wonderful children, and a barely manageable vinyl collection. I am a design minimalist and a musical maximalist: I am also a DJ and the proprietor of DJ D-Mac & Associates, a successful DJ collective. I effectively manage a team of eight talented subcontractors. I developed and maintain a strong brand identity within a highly competitive major metropolitan market, providing design and art direction of complete media kit, including web site, print material, photography and promotional videos. Running a small business also means I am a site developer, blogger, content creator, editor, and social media manager.
*Maciocha is a Polish surname. It is pronounced mah-cho’-ka. In Poland, it is pronounced mah-sho’-ha, but no one ever gets that right over here, except my colleague and dear friend Melvin Johnson (who delights in the old world pronunciation whenever the opportunity presents itself).