Brian Hogue

UX Engineer

Brian annoys me with all his relevant questions and smart suggestions — why does he have to be so smart all of the time?

I am a UX Engineer at Oomph, where I work on client sites and on our own Oomph site. I embrace the challenge of web development and the constant learning it requires, and I’m excited to be a part of such a talented team.

When I was 13, I got hooked on technology by an infomercial, and I in turn convinced my parents to buy our first computer, an Apple. It came with a program called Hypercard that let you string together images and text using hyperlinks to go from one page to the next. What I didn’t realize at the time—in the days of 28.8 dial-up—was that I was basically building a website.

Twenty-three years later, wanting a career change, I decided to learn how to do it all over again. I transitioned to development after a career in layout and copy editing for newspapers. I also did some freelance print design and started the Lowell Ghost Sign Project, in which I sought to digitally restore and preserve that city’s large number of quickly fading painted signs by recreating them in Illustrator.

Outside of work, I most look forward to spending time with my fiancée, my two cats, and my large extended family. I also belong to a board game group and love trying out new games and discovering new favorites.

Recently Worked on

  • Providence Equity
  • VLS
  • UWRI