It's funny, as I get back into the saddle at working outside the home and educating myself as to the work environment out there. As a graphic designer, I have noticed a term called UX designer and wanted to find out more about it. I found a great website called vitamintalent.com that explained exactly what a UX designer is.
According to this website a UX designer has the following traits: • Comps • High-fidelity wireframes • Prototypes • Pattern libraries (for items like navigation elements, links, calendars, etc.) • Font selection.
I have been creating interactive designs since I took Industrial Design (which included how people interact with technology) and after graduation, creating screen designs for kiosks for 3 years for a software company in London. Add to that brochure designs, logo design, website design and story boarding, and yes, I have been doing this for a long time.
For the last 13 years, I may not have worked outside the home but I haven't stopped designing and creating various projects where user interaction was top priority.
I have a lot of experience behind me and am hoping there is an opportunity to utilize all that I have learned so far. I am a life long learner and am always interested in new technology and shifting paradigms.
Well the my last post I waxed on about training and lately I have been pulled back to my graphic/web design background. Hmmmm, isn't life interesting. I have been a graphic designer since I was 16 years old and I sold a design to Mother's Pizza. I also have been web designing since 1993 when I worked on EasyWeb for Canada Trust. I created screen designs for kiosks from 1991-1994 for AutoData (as well as being tier in house graphic designer).
Through the years, I haven't stopped either with graphic design or web design. As well as my own site, I have created and maintain conradhomes.ca (2012). I also created and maintained the website for Forest City Gymnastics from 2002-2012. As well I did all their graphic design for their Emerald Cup meets and general needs throughout the years.
Ok, I guess this happens when you have a wide skill set. Fair enough, let's see where the next few months take me, let the games begin...
This blog is to showcase my ongoing work.