Duncan Schouten

I'm Duncan, a user experience strategist in Vancouver, BC.

Systems-thinker with an eye for the details. I work across channels to help solve the right problems, at the right time, for the right people.

About Me

Structure and form. Collaboration and curiosity. The big picture and the details. And, above all, a passion for the creation of meaningful experiences.

A designer by practice and composer by training, these concerns have guided me through both halves of my career. Together, they form the backbone of my design philosophy:

  • Respect the user. If someone has given you their time, you owe them the best experience you can provide.

  • Know your business before serving others. Without a clear strategic vision, your products will suffer.

  • Solve the right problems. Don’t stop digging until you understand the "why" for every “what”.

I believe that the best teams are made of people who whose work doesn’t fit neatly into a single box. This has motivated me to build a broad skillset—from research and strategy through design, development, and launch.

Away from the computer, I try to spend as much time as I can in the mountains. When I’m at home, though, you can often find me using my musical training to write and perform songs for, and about, my cats.

Please get in touch if you’d like to talk about a project, or maybe want to hear one of the songs.