Contact David LaFontaine
I live in Los Angeles (when I’m not sampling wonderful airport cuisine – stale Starbucks paninis? Yum!).
The best way to reach me is email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, I know. Email is “the cockroach of the internet,” and if we’re connected via any of the social platforms, you can IM or DM, poke, prod or wave at me to your heart’s content. But email still provides a means of communicating that we all pay attention to, and that provides us with a way to compose complex thoughts and narratives.
Fun fact: the original name for this fascinating city was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula,” which we now rather arrogantly shorten to “El-Lay.” Usually followed by a drawn-out “Duuuuuude” (simultaneously wiggling hand with index and pinky fingers extended at about shoulder level).
As a designer, writer and all-round “creative type,” I find Los Angeles to be endlessly fascinating and inspiring. It’s like the whole city is a giant open-air laboratory, where every conceivable quirk, flavor, essence, trend and element of humanity is smushed together in a Pyrex beaker. The results may be insipid, or stinky, or even spontaneously combustible. But pay attention folks. What happens to L.A. happens to the rest of America.
If you’re looking for more information about the UX Professionals Association of Los Angeles, we are in the process of launching a new & improved site. We are always open to design help, submissions, content or other materials we can use to help UX designers in the Southern California area. We also have a Meetup page where you can see some of the conferences we’re planning in the Los Angeles area (and maybe even network with other design geeks – hint, hint!).
You can find me on social media:
Besides “the Big Two,” I frequently post images, videos. and other stuff I run across that catches my eye to YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, and Prisma, and I have sold and licensed my content to publishers and agencies. If you see something that tickles your fancy, drop me a line. Or send me some of your creations.
‘Snail Mail’ Address
While I’m not really all that freaked out by the prospect of hordes of stalkers descending on me (the Google machine and the repeated data breaches at supposedly trustworthy institutions have pretty much let that cat outta the bag anyway), the sad fact is that I’m on too many mailing lists already. So I prefer not to publish my ‘snail mail’ address on my personal site. Look elsewhere, scraper bots!
If you really must send me something that exists in three dimensions, email me and I’ll be happy to send my address, or we can meet up in a darkened parking garage like in the X-Files … but only if you promise there are no space aliens involved.