“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works”
– Steve Jobs.
WHO I AM
The key difference between UI and UX is that the UI is how it looks, and the UX is how it works.
User Experience (UX) Designer
I’m a UX design expert currently working with high level clients via TopTal, a global network of freelance experts. I am a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades who has extensive experience in psychology, design and technology. I’ve worked with clients from huge brands ( Visa, Intel, Apple ) to tiny startups, on consumer and enterprise products used by as many as tens of thousands of people worldwide.
In-House Mentor & Coach for Aspiring (mostly young women) UX Designers at the 6 month intensive DesignLab UX Academy. I help them prepare and understand the challenges, rewards and nuances of everyday life as a designer.
User Interaction (UI) Designer
I am also a UI design expert concerned with the effective layout of visual elements on a user interface, including branding, color schemes and fonts. UI is how you interact with a product via clicks, taps, and voice interactions.
MY UX DESIGN PROCESS
Design is about solving problems that users face.
If we’re not designing with a user in mind, then there is no problem to be solved.
MY LATEST WORK
“It’s rare that you come across designers like Deb. She not only has an amazing personality, she’s also a great design mentor. Her passion for UX/UI design is inspirational and she’s always active in the community. Design seems to come perfectly natural to her. Deb is the best mentor I have ever had and I am very thankful she has been a part of my life. She would be an asset to any design team and I would wholeheartedly recommend her any day!”
“Deb is an experienced interaction designer who is a good collaborator, detailed oriented, and delivers quality work. At Visa, Deb was extremely flexible in contributing with what the project needed at every point: For several months, she drove the communications with Product and Technology while maintaining the detailed design specs. Her calm and consistent approach were critical in providing stability and continuity to the project.”
“Deborah is an exceedingly knowledgeable and experienced User Experience Designer. She is equally adept at both big picture, and fine detail work. I have enjoyed working alongside her, and learning from her while at Intel. While here, I have watched her take the reigns on floundering project, organize with stakeholders and team members, and provide the necessary leadership and skills put the project on track for timely client delivery. On a interpersonal level – she is a great listener and learner, with a wonderfully calming demeanor.”
MORE CREATIVE PARTS OF ME
Co-Founder & COO @World Village
As a startup entrepreneur, I designed a robust B2B SaaS application from the ground up for a vacation rental property e-commerce management platform. I created the entire suite of deliverables, including the information architecture, product features, wireframes, interactive high fidelity mockups, visual design & usability testing with clients.
I have tracked black rhinos, chased lions in the Okavango Delta, rafted down the Zambezi River, hiked up Machu Picchu, got lost in rain forests in Thailand, dove the Great White Wall in Fiji, sea kayaked in Baja, & raced outrigger canoes in British Columbia to get my photographs.
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