Design is simplifying complexity and creatively solving a problem.

I stand at the intersection of UX planning, UI design, front-end development, and content strategy. Call me a hybrid user-focused designer and front-end web developer. I speak fluent "creative" and "engineer" and I bridge the gap between these teams.

I intuitively understand the user's perspective and naturally see the big picture to understand how the content, look & feel, and interactivity work together to create a cohesive message. Then, I hand-code HTML, CSS, and dabble in Javascript and JQuery.

 

Design is simplifying complexity and creatively solving a problem.

I stand at the intersection of UX planning, UI design, front-end development, and content strategy. Call me a hybrid user-focused designer and front-end web developer. I speak fluent "creative" and "engineer" and I bridge the gap between these teams.

I intuitively understand the user's perspective and naturally see the big picture to understand how the content, look & feel, and interactivity work together to create a cohesive message. Then, I hand-code HTML, CSS, and dabble in Javascript and JQuery.

Featured Work

A few projects that highlight my versatility

Adoption Creative

Product Design & Responsive Front-End Web Development

An example of my holistic approach in blending UX planning, UI design, front-end web development, and content strategy/copywriting.

I conceptualized & developed a creative service for adopting families. I think like a user and am the voice of the customer. I created a brand experience, visual design, and content strategy, then hand-coded HTML, CSS/Sass, and Javascript/JQuery on Foundation 5 to build a responsive web site with clean, semantic markup.

Product design Visual design UI/UX Branding HTML CSS Responsive JQuery Front-End Development
 
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Girljournalist

Visual Design

Girljournalist is a tech-savvy social media expert whose breadth of work varies across mediums. I used a masonry style board to bring visual cohesion to her various projects and chose a slab-serif combined with bright, trendy colors to represent her journalism background blending with her high-energy proximity to the tech space.

I planned the site architecture, designed and implemented the first iteration on Wordpress. Plus, I interviewed her to write the original About Me page and provided her headshot. She has taken over management of the site.

Visual design Information architecture UI/UX Qualitative research Wireframe Prototype Content Strategy Copywriting Photography Responsive Wordpress
 
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Kimberly Mitchell Photography

Product Design & Visual Design

Kimberly Mitchell Photography became a household brand within two years through user-centric prouduct iteration and marketing-focused creative.

I designed the product to provide the best possible experience from beginning to end. In the web site you can see my work from planning the site architecture, and designing the look & feel, to strategizing and writing content then implementing on Wordpress. In my portrait work you can see more of my style and my ability to put people at ease and earn their trust to capture them looking relaxed and natural.

Product design Visual design UI/UX Branding Content Strategy Copywriting Photography Wordpress Market research Social media & email campaigns
 
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Dr. Lee Kao

Responsive Front-End Web Development

Dr. Kao has a reputation for providing excellent patient care and is one of the only fertility specialists in the area who speaks Chinese. He consulted me when opening a solo practice to help reach a large Chinese patient base.

I performed requirements gathering and provided the site architecture and initial design within a limited scope. This site is responsive and multi-lingual. Dr. Kao has relocated and closed this practice.

Requirements gathering Wordpress Visual design Information architecture Multi-lingual accessibility Wordpress Technical consulting Responsive

Okinawa Hai

Product Design

Okinawa Hai is an informational community web site for expats moving overseas. I was a key team member for the original product and web site design and helped shape the direction of the site in it's early years. I provided the technical development to launch on MovableType and later migrate to WordPress. I'm no longer involved in the management or maintenance of this project.

Product design Web design UI/UX Branding Information architecture Site structure Technical consulting Display advertising Promotions