The Seeker product and analytics team required a set location to see all of the statistics coming through the pipeline, thus was birthed the dashboard. However, the initial design wasn't flexible--it couldn't scale with the constant additions and editions. I took it upon myself to work into some proper user experience and break down the long initial dashboard into digestible parts.
This allowed a simple section of navigation (rather than scrolling an impossibly long page of data and charts) and segmenting proper information into their respective pages. And as the data and additions grow, the dashboard can flex and reorganize properly for any user to view and easily digest the information.
I found a lot of help through a Medium post about the best ways to present data, and data tables.
Discovery Digital Networks (aka DDN, an owner of several content-creating networks under Discovery Communications) decided to merge three of their major websites together under one umbrella, the Seeker network. This merge consisted of TestTube, Discovery News, and the pre-existing Seeker. In the span of a short 7 months, Seeker was rebranded and the three networks were moved on to a single third-party CMS.
I was mainly in charge of putting together the content and category feed pages; I was fortunate enough to work with the talented Discovery Communications product design team, and experience the process that lead major design decisions for Discovery on a daily basis.
Created some illustrations for Seeker to be printed as stickers! They were sent to Seeker hosts and influencers with Instax cameras as thank-yous for collaborating with us via educational and inspiration videos. Stylistic inspirations came from Nick Slater.
I was mostly given artistic freedom, but we really wanted to emphasize Science, Adventure, and the curiosities of the world. I've mixed in travel, observation, hiking, space, etc.
I worked with the marketing team at Discovery Digital Networks to create a Mexico analysis infographic for TestTube, a technology infographic for Seeker and a series of endangered species infographics for Animalist. They were posted on various social media.
The two were used to promote Racing Extinction, a documentary that premiered on Discovery Channel.
This was a quick design of the Beta Beta chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau Initiation Ceremony Program my alma mater. It was requested by a close professor and I took it up as a fun side project. I've included a variant illustration that was not used.
This was a graduation card I gave to my boyfriend. I was inspired by assembling manuals and the blocky people from Katamari Damacy.
Boredom during long months of post-college job searching lead me to experiment with screen printing. And through this hobby I created Hellvetica, a simple cheeky pun on the legendary Swiss typeface Helvetica. Friends created demand for prints so I could sustain rent during my times of unemployment; I created buttons to give out when I go to concerts and music shows to promote myself. I do everything from home, and I don't have a particularly interesting set up since I live in an small old apartment. Old shoeboxes and large surfaces work well enough (I used my computer desk).
I also finally ordered some stickers; I find it incredibly satisfying to be able to hold a physical product in your hand. This really convinces me that I still love print even though my career trajectory is directing me to the digital product path. I'm not sure if this is a personal brand, or a future clothing brand that I want to develop further. Definitely a fun hobby to have around!
A couple designs for DNews Merch. They're representing #tbt ("hashtag throwback to"), a joking reminder of what happened in the past. Because DNews is a science and tech web show, the Dodo bird and Pangaea were perfect examples of this hashtag.
You can purchase these shirts at ForHumanPeoples.com
This was a final senior project with complete design research. It was done over the span of four months. You can view my book detailing my complete research and process here.
Female players are degraded within the video game community, which deters females from participating.
The solution was to re-design the report system in the popular MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game, League of Legends.
Its population is growing quickly and the amount of trash talk, harassment, negative attitudes and trolling (not taking the game seriously, and hindering players’ game play) is increasing with it. The purpose of this solution is to prevent continuous virtual harassment, teaching the offender empathy and giving the victim a means to defend themselves within video game environments.
I came up with a system that included a form of feedback to the reporter (where it did not exist) by enabling toxic player identification, a jury duty-like system that allows internal judgment by multiple players based on a recent reported case, a reward system and incentive for honor and judgment, a regulation of toxic players in game matches, a form of regulation for major reports sent to game moderators, and a complete report card sent to the offender (to enable empathy, and understand consequences to their actions).
I focused mainly on the popular MOBA game, League of Legends.
This is the complete research and process of a final senior project at San Francisco State University. It was done over the span of four months.
You can see the main project here.
The Project Management Dashboard that I initially created did not have a brand. So in order to expand upon that concept project, I designed the brand "MANGO" [Management. Progressively going], the mango vector logo illustration, and the landing page UI design.
As a design intern, I created type samples for the weekly New Fonts FontShop blog posts. I was able to play around with different fonts to really show off specific ligatures, stylistic letterforms, and practice kerning and leading for display.
I eventually went on to work on larger assignments near the end of my internship. I designed a quick postcard featuring upcoming TYPO Design Conference 2015, a motion graphic "slideshow" ad featuring NextFontShop, and a static digital ad for NextFontShop. These were shown at the Brand New Conference 2014 in Chicago.
I worked with Discovery Digital Networks on the release of SeekerNetwork.com. "Chase Wonder" used for the "Coming Soon" page before Seeker's release, and the 404 page is still currently used as the error page.
Worked with SF State as a Graphic Designer in the StudentLife Marketing Team; we created event marketing/branding collateral in print and digital forms. These were some examples that were used on campus.