Problems: Wild Gift's website features multiple pages with little information, redundancy between product information and shop page, and a shop that requires clicking through multiple pages just to add an item to one's cart.
Solutions: Consolidate all non-shop pages to one page that scrolls. Have a clear CTA at home guiding users to the shop page. The shop is always one click away. On the mobile site, this is achieved by having a link to the shop separate from the drop down menu.
The shop page allows users to add different items to cart without leaving the full inventory. Expanding an item to reveal more information does not take user away from full inventory.
From top to bottom:
• New Era, art and wallcovering for interior designers. Designed while working for New Era, 2017.
• Dress United, custom t-shirts. Name was eventually changed to Allied Shirts. Designed while working for BuildASign.com, 2012.
• Something Shared, custom greeting cards. Designed while working for BuildASign.com, 2012.
• Crown, men's apparel. Designed while studying at Texas State University, 2008.
New Era Collateral
As part of the New Era rebranding effort, I took the initiative to design and copy write regularly scheduled look books for new artwork.
New Era Email Redesign
Problems: The design department was not involved in email creation. While marketing was well thought out, the layout of the emails lacked clear CTAs or hierarchy.
Solutions: Improved type hierarchy and CTAs along with a visual design consistent with the overall rebranding made the emails more appealing and easier to navigate.
This required me to coordinate with marketing to plan a calendar of promotions, learn the ins and outs of Hubspot, and oftentimes code the thing myself.
This was entirely the result of my own initiative to improve our brand's image.
Results: Revenue from email went up 80%.
Email splash images for BuildASign.com and related brands.
Ceiling Fan Interface - UX
An exercise in UX design that required me to improve the interface of a tool we regularly use and take for granted. I chose to redesign the controls of the common ceiling fan to be more intuitive, provide better feedback, and make all functions of the fan (cooling and heating) obvious to the user.
Waze Cab Option Mockup - UX
A project that required me to add a cab hailing feature to Waze. I decided on two user flows: an explicit "call cab" button on the main menu, and a cab option during general navigation.
From top to bottom:
-Li'l Mascots, for a series of babies' rompers promoting various universities. Designed while working for ViaTran Inc., 2011.
-Chuy's Tex Mex. Designed while working for ViaTran Inc., 2010.
-Jargon Word Cloud, a collection of industry terms for a team of phone/internet technicians. Designed freelance, 2015.
Wallcovering - Austin Airport
The South Terminal of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was looking to invoke the midcentury "golden age" of air travel. I achieved this with stylized illustrations of Austin vistas.
Wall decals for home decor. Designed while working at BuildASign.com, 2012.
Wall art designed for New Era Portfolio and West Elm.
Sharon, Lois, and Bram
From Latin American folklore, they can change into various animals and people.
A cryptic passage in Genesis that has inspired many ancient alien theories.
A (completely scientifically accurate) illustration of a theoretical interstellar ship proposed by physicist Robert W. Bussard. It collects stray hydrogen ions to use as fuel rather than weighing itself down with a fuel tank.