User experience design
I'm fascinated by what you can create when you combine design and technology. Over the past two years, I've developed my design and coding skills to create engaging products that solve real problems for real people. When I graduate, I plan to design and develop digital experiences for small businesses and startups.
Convex is an example of long-form journalism that has become popular on sites like Medium, Pitchfork, and the New York Times. I was tasked to create a website about video games; something I don't know much about. I decided to develop a site for women gamers who are often overlooked in the gaming world.
At the time, Gamergate was in full swing and I wanted to design something to combat all the slander against women. I interviewed my women gamer friends to find out what was lacking from most game websites and to learn what they were interested in reading about. The result is Convex, a website that focuses on game reviews and news about games with strong female characters.
Pairing sports heroes with sponsors is a long-standing tradition that helps promote an athlete's career as well as sell a great deal of sports gear. I designed a landing page for Carmelita Jeter aka the "Fastest Woman Alive." Not only does Carmelita have the fastest 100m time for any living woman but she is a promising contender for the 2016 Olympics.
To tell the story of Carmelita's life and career, I put facts about her achievements and training into data visualizations that allow viewers to quickly scan the information. While the emphasis is on selling sports gear, this money will help Carmelita earn crucial dollars for her training program and promote the important work that Susan G. Komen is doing to fight against breast cancer.
Mary Poppins can flip between the real world and the fantasy world in the blink of an eye. "Fantasy vs. reality" was my concept because Mary can exist in both worlds almost simultaneously. The continuous lines between Mary and the London rooftops further emphasize her connection between the two worlds.
The penguin poster was part of a student and alumni poster show representing the seven deadly sins. The lesser penguins are envious of the penguin god's ability to fly. He rises above the colony clearly surprised by his new talent. They look up to him hoping that one day they too can rise closer to the moon.