Information Architect & Taxonomist
Sherrard is an advocate for improving user experience through well thought-out information architecture; a passion he held long before he knew these terms existed. After repeatedly outstepping his responsibilities in previous roles by advocating for better findability, he was nudged into pursuing a Library and Information Science degree.
Now, holding a Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Washington Information School, Sherrard has practiced taxonomy on commercial projects for more than eight years. He is currently enrolled in the User Experience Design Certificate Program at the School of Visual Concepts. Sherrard is fascinated by the intersection of information architecture, interaction design and accessibility as well as the burgeoning applications for semantic technologies and linked data on voice interfaces and analytics.
Sherrard is an avid distance runner and also the proud father to a rambunctious toddler. When he’s not running or parenting, he is plumbing the depths of 80’s post-punk and trying to unlearn the post-punctuation double space.