I'm a UX&UI designer with over five years of professional experience making applications and web sites more fun, intuitive, and effective.
You can flip through a small sampling of my work below, and if you're interested in working together, let's talk!
Epiphany is a self-directed project created with the goal of changing the way web design and development skills are taught online.
Visitors to the online school can freely partake in member-created courses. Often requiring student participation in the form of code-writing exercises, these interactive courses ensure more meaningful learning of web design and development concepts.
I was approached by residents of the Gore Road with the task of creating a web site to communicate their opposition to the installation of a cell-tower in their neighbourhood.
I worked with leaders of the opposition to craft a web site that would help them communicate their concerns, objectives, and progress to interested community members.
The site has enabled them to easily post new developments and receive community feedback.
I created Mirage out of necessity for a content management system that did not require instruction. Once logged in, content editors can browse their site as they normally would. Editable content is marked with a simple circular button that, when clicked, reveals controls that act directly and immediately on the page.
Accidental changes (edits and deletes) can be easily undone, and all changes can be instantly previewed before publishing live.
The interface is unintrusive, and there is no separate "administration area" with features to learn or sections to navigate. It simply does one job, and does it well.
A prototype to demonstrate how the process of finding and enrolling in courses at York University could be much improved. The new application addresses a number of key problems, such as having to juggle too many open windows at once; needing to copy, paste, and keep track of cryptic course codes; "false enrollments" in which student would hoard courses and decide which to drop later; and a number of others.
The result: A more attractive and, more importantly, more usable experience that would (hypothetically) lower student anxiety and stress during the busy scheduling period every year. York faculty has expressed interest in the project.
The caption of this 11 × 17 info graphic, found in its lower-right corner, reads as follows:
These are each of the 92,536 characters typed in MSN conversations over the course of a two-week period in February, sorted in the order they appear on my keyboard.
This 24 × 36 inch two-sided poster was created to typographically convey the meaning of the word "intelligence".
My solution demonstrates its meaning by forcing my audience to apply their own intelligence to visually parse the letterforms from a complex grid of colours and shapes.
On the reverse, I provide viewers with an explanation of the complexity of the human visual system, and explain how even today scientists are confounded by the way the human brain can recognize patterns and faces in extremely harsh lighting conditions and through all kinds of visual obstructions.
My goal with this solution was to get viewers to recognize and contemplate how much work their brains are doing even when they feel they may not be doing anything at all.