The primary goal given to me for this project was to drive new user signups by creating a profile/resume that any IT pro could instantly find useful.
Long story short - I took the resume one step further by creating a portfolio. Much like designers use Behance, IT pros can use this to showcase projects they have done. With a simple wizard, you can create visually rich and informative project briefs using images, video, descriptions, tagged products, maps, stats, and more. Watch the video at the top for further information.
Role: Original Idea, UX, Visual Design, Interaction Design
Spiceworks started as an all-in-one application, but after years of rapid growth and new features, the simple app turned into a very bloated piece of software. We needed to improve user experience and build a framework that could house more tools to come. So I architected and designed a new platform.
Rather than Spiceworks being one app, it is now a platform that hosts several. I surveyed our app and took the core features and unbundled them into individual apps. I then built a global navigation structure that lets you easily navigate between apps. Once in an app, it has a uniform domestic navigation and page framework.
This change now allows us to build more apps without sacrificing user experience. We can also revisit our existing apps and create a better user experience without being dependent on other features.
Block Print Shirts
Recently I tried block printing for the first time. I saw some work by Derrick Castle and was instantly inspired to give this medium a try. I thought the results were pretty awesome and I can't wait to do more.
I designed this poster while taking a Skill Share class taught by DKNG. It was an awesome class and taught me how to design for screen printing. Unfortunately I never got a chance to print this... maybe someday!
Project Creation Flow
IT projects are very complicated in nature. So when designing our project creation flow, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for someone to publish a quality project in under a few minutes.
To achieve this, we made most of the required fields multiple choice so that they didn't have to do as much thinking and writing. We also included neat tools like: drag and drop image uploader, video URL processing from youtube/vimeo, type ahead from Google Maps, and a calendar date picker.
This is an internal site where designers and developers can find documentation and guidelines for the proper use of our toolkit. This is an ongoing project that is in early stages. As the UX Lead, I am currently organizing a small team dedicated to improving the toolkit and making sure it is implemented correctly across our suite of products.
I don't do as much print these days, but here are a few older examples.
Here is a collection of logos and identity marks that I have created over the course of my career. I don't get the chance to do many lately, but I always like to include some in my portfolio because I think they are very telling when evaluating a designer.
Here's a sample of illustrations I have done. I like to work with all sorts of mediums, but a lot of my illustrations start with pen and ink as the foundation.
New York Times
This was a project I did for fun. Stay tuned for further updates!
The design lends itself to a more personalized reading experience. At the homepage there is an infinite scroll of stories, with the New York Times masthead docked to the bottom. When you click on a tile, the masthead slides up revealing the article. You can still browse traditionally by clicking the menu icon for a slide out list of all the sections.