Alexis Clyburn: Designer, Artist, Dog Owner.
My first internship was all I needed to taste what it meant to be on the other side of a website.
You can say my design journey began at Silverpoint, where I was an intern in 2009. I say it began when I was 13-years-old, creating web pages for my Neopets.
Once the veil was lifted, and I transitioned from user to designer, I realized that defining the user experience is not only a way of thinking, but a way of life.
Becoming a designer has taught me to embrace change, and to also become a part of that change. It has encouraged me to be a better artist, and a better human being.
responsive websites • device-specific applications • enterprise applications • framework design
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Over the course of my professional career, I have gained 10 years of UI/UX Design Experience. In this ever-changing field, I'm constantly researching the latest practices and patterns, as well as familiarizing myself with new tools and programs.
In many of my roles, I've learned how to lead, inspire, and motivate designers to take the reins in completely new territory. The best example of this was during my time at Photon, where our team was challenged to take on Windows 8 design during its first introduction to the world.
I have also been responsible for managing design processes and ensuring the best use of design practices, from templates and libraries, to documentation formats and delivery. One of my design philosophies is to always consider feasibility. I see the user as not only the end-user or the customer, but also the developer, the tester, and my fellow designer.
Working with marketing, product teams, development teams, and business owners is a challenge - a welcome one. Such multi-faceted teamwork keeps me on my toes, and inspires me to think critically and design for consistency and usability.
My approach is direct: I enjoy the in-depth conversations with the multitudes of people involved in the projects. The reward of finding a common language amongst the moving parts is priceless. Especially when it encourages collaboration, synergy, and FUN!
When it's time to unwind from my day job, you can find me sculpting, drawing, painting, knitting, sewing...
Any excuse to be creative!
Check out some of the other ways I keep those proverbial juices flowing.
Everyone's got a best friend. For me, there is Serendipity. Meet my charismatic Australian Shepherd, the good boy that reminds me to welcome each day as my best self.Coming Soon!