User experience design
Branding & identity
Brian Jackson is an interactive and visual designer based in Seattle. His background in film editing, sociology, bartending, espresso machine repair, and printmaking has strongly influenced his ability to develop compelling narratives for creative communication. Jackson’s design aesthetic is rugged, purposeful, confident, and well-spiced.
Saunter magazine is a Northwest outdoor lifestyle publication. It offers suggestions of places to explore that are off the beaten trail, along with carefully curated and resourced products that are rugged and fashionable. The fully responsive online magazine utilizes a freemium subscription business model, drawing in new customers with free limited content, and creating value with paid premium content. Utilizing ACFs in each WordPress article template, content is easily interchanged by the user.
Delving into the interests and lifestyles of the people in the service industry, Industry is a 64-page magazine exploring design and long format layout. All copy was derived from interviews that I conducted and transcribed. In a collaboration with photographer Nelle Clark, I art directed photo shoots to create the perfect images. The result is an intimate perspective into the lives of the people who interact with us over the service counter.
Transmission is a platform that creates peer to peer connections, and performs as a conduit for social discovery and youth education. Transmission responds to the needs of transgender youth including their need to safely and responsibly gather information. Transmission is designed with meaningful UX communication for an audience that is gaining a stronger public voice. The project deliverables include research, wireframes, prototyping, videography, motion graphics, high fidelity skins, empathy mapping, and user testing.