Meet the Team: Luke Hertzler

mainsail_lukeHWhat is your role at Gravity UX?

I am a designer, developer and co-founder at Gravity UX.  I do everything from from UI/UX design to front-end coding to back-end CMS modifications.  Recently I’ve been working on a lot of WordPress customizations for clients’ marketing departments, allowing them to manage their site in a more intuitive way.

What college/university did you attend?

I went to CSU, Chico majoring in Music Industry & Technology.  Later I found myself in Silicon Valley doing Marketing and managing corporate websites.  I taught myself how to build the sites I was managing which led me to what I am doing today.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Surfing, hiking, playing guitar, recording music, bike rides.  I spend a lot of time in the ocean or the forest with my dog.  I also run a recording studio, Anchorhead Recording, when I find the time.

What are you listening to when working?

Punk, metal, rock, classical or something ambient/abstract.  My all time favorite band is The Flatliners.  I’ve also been getting into podcasts lately too.   Marek vs. Wyshnyski and Off The Lip are a few I listen to.

Favorite Sport?

Hockey and Surfing.  I’m a big Sharks fan.

Favorite Artist?

Jim Phillips obviously.

Favorite TV show and movie?

The Office and Wayne’s World.

What is your dream vacation?

A surf trip bungalow somewhere in Bali.

Favorite Food?

Seafood – sushi, fish, calamari.

What did you want to be when you grow up?

Baseball player.

Favorite App?

Magic Seaweed, TeamViewer, Instagram.

You can view Luke’s personal portfolio at lukehertzler.com